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Achieve Commercial Swimming Pool Maintenance Success with Enzymes Image

Achieve Commercial Swimming Pool Maintenance Success with Enzymes

08.31.2017

Aquatics International | Chris Marcano | January 2017

Enzymes are well-suited for use in commercial swimming pools. And many pool professionals recommend enzymes because they are a naturally based option. These products have evolved over the years to include specific varieties that meet the needs of individual bodies of water. Today, there are two types of enzyme products available for use in pools and spas: blended and broad-spectrum. Both…

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It’s Here: The First NSF Pool Chemicals Standard

08.31.2017

Aquatics International | Blake Stark | January 2017

The first NSF International standard designed specifically for swimming pool treatment chemicals was finalized in September 2015. At that time, NSF/ANSI 50: Equipment for Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Other Recreational Water Facilities was expanded to include an updated Section 3.2 and Annex R, Toxicology Review and Evaluation Procedures for Swimming Pool Treatment Chemicals. The new pool ch…

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New Book Gives Pool Operators Legal Insight

08.31.2017

Aquatics International | Nate Traylor | July 2017

Practices and Principles of Aquatic Law, a forthcoming book from John Fletemeyer, Ph.D., discusses the legal considerations of recreational bodies of water, including public, semi-public and private commercial pools. Though geared toward legal professionals, the book offers facility operators keen insight into procedural elements that follow an accident or fatality. From a risk-management…

USA Swimming Foundation Reports Increase in Swimming Ability in U.S. Children by 5 to 10% Image

USA Swimming Foundation Reports Increase in Swimming Ability in U.S. Children by 5 to 10%

08.31.2017

Aquatics International | Rena Goldman | June 2017

A new study, conducted by University of Memphis and commissioned by the USA Swimming Foundation, found a 5- to 10% increase in overall swimming ability in U.S. children when compared with a previous study conducted in 2010. The 2017 study, called Factors Impacting Swimming Participation and Competence, which will appear in full on USA Swimming Foundation’s website in late summer, and…

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Underwater Drones Could Prove Useful in the Aquatics Industry

08.30.2017

Aquatics International | Nate Traylor | July 2017

Whether gathering footage of lifeguard drills or examining main drains, these aquatic robots could be your pool's coolest new tool. Sometimes it would be nice to inspect a main drain without all the scuba gear. For such occasions, an underwater drone may be just the thing. Several companies are producing consumer versions of the big, expensive unmanned underwater vehicles used for marine…

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World's 15 most spectacular swimming pools

08.29.2017

CNN | Anthea Gerrie | July 2017

Swimming is fun. Swimming in a pool that ranks among the most beautiful things you've ever seen ... that's unforgettable.Whether you want the tropical environs of Bali or a gold-plated pool in the Himalayas, there are swimming pools out there that are destinations in their own right. 1. Alila Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia Alila Uluwatu is a spectacular cliff-top infinity pool that appears to fl…

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Drain Cover Standard Update Nearing Completion

04.29.2017

Pool and Spa News | By Rebecca Robledo | December 2016

After several years of working involving the CPSC, the standard will contain language seeking to clarify testing and installation requirements. It’s been a while coming, but the standard that all drain covers must meet in the U.S. has been updated and will be released for public comment shortly. With this new version, the writers seek to more specifically outline testing procedures for …

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Preventing Shock in Swimming Pools

04.29.2017

Pool and Spa News | By Rebecca Robledo | November 2015

It wasn't a high-voltage light that killed a Florida child. Electrical professionals don't think they're the problem, but point to various poor practices that can place swimmers at risk. One issue should be put to rest immediately, lest it cause distraction: It was not a high-voltage light that caused the death of Chris Sloan’s son. Nor does the father make that claim. On April 13, 2014…

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Understanding ORP and PPM

04.29.2017

Pool and Spa News | By Lance Fitzsimmons | March 2017

To benefit from these measurements, professionals first must understand how they work, their strengths and limitations. Despite the fact that swimming pool ORP/pH controllers are commonplace on commercial swimming pools, users do not often fully understand how ORP works. ORP is a qualitative measurement that is constantly changing, especially outdoors. This is primarily due to varying cyanur…

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What to Know About Cyanuric Acid

04.29.2017

Pool and Spa News | By Nick Rancis | May 2016

Let’s take the confusion out of this water treatment product once and for all. A common household name, cyanuric acid now is in the toolbox of most residential and commercial service professionals who maintain outdoor pools. Since its invention in 1829, CYA has been revered as invaluable and essential to keeping chlorinated pools clean and sanitary. At the same time, scientists and lawm…

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