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A Closer Look at Corrosion in Swimming Pools & Spas Image

A Closer Look at Corrosion in Swimming Pools & Spas

01.12.2021

Pool & Spa News | Ray Engelhardt | December 2020

Corrosion is a serious and expensive problem not only for the pool industry but for mankind as a whole. Per the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, the estimated total cost for corrosion damage in the USA for 2016 was 1.1 trillion dollars. In the pool industry, corrosion destroys heat exchangers, pool lights, niches, ladders and even the rebar that supports the shell. Anyone who has b…

Avoiding Pump Room Hazards

01.12.2021

PoolPro | David Conrads

Numerous hazards lurk within the walls of the swimming pool pump room, toxic chemical fumes and carbon monoxide chief among them. In some commercial properties — apartment complexes, condominiums, hotels, country clubs and the like — the pump rooms are properly ventilated, but in far too many, this is not the case. The result is an unsafe work environment for pool maintenance techni…

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Find Out What That Blinking Light Means On Your Controller

01.12.2021

Aquatics International | Dustin Kauffman | May 2020

Who among you has ever noticed that blinking red alarm light on your controller? When this happens, do you simply clear it and continue with your day? Or do you stop, learn as many details as you can, and figure out how to prevent it from occurring again? For context, let’s look at the situation from a different perspective. Pretend you’re driving down the road, and your check engi…

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Heading Outside

01.12.2021

Aquatics International | Fortress

As families are spending nearly all their time at home, more apartment complexes and condominiums are increasing their shared outdoor spaces—particularly around the swimming pool and the rooftop decks. Not only are existing developments adding more outside amenities, new construction of multifamily buildings are adding more outdoor spaces--individual balconies and terraces, private parks…

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Non-Chlorine Shock: What It Is, What It Does

01.12.2021

Aqua | Ed Lightcap | October 2020

Throughout the history of the pool industry, chlorine has been the dominant oxidizer, and because of that position, many people in the industry remain unaware of the role non-chlorine shock can play in swimming pool water care. As part of a series of articles this year explaining major components of pool water care, this month AQUA takes a look at non-chlorine shock. Pool chemistry expert Ed L…

Three Ways to Reduce Liability at Your Pool Image

Three Ways to Reduce Liability at Your Pool

01.12.2021

Aquatics International | Fortress

Swimming pools in multifamily complexes, neighborhood HOAs and hotels are a prized amenity. But because many of these pools are smaller than a municipal pool and are on private property, they often fall into different categories of local safety requirements. In many instances, these regulations are less strict than at public municipalities. Owners and management companies need to ensure these p…

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Aquatics Pros Share Lessons They've Learned from the Pandemic

11.17.2020

Aquatics International | Rebecca Robledo | October 2020

This year, COVID-19 has required aquatics managers to use their creative muscles in ways they never had to before. While we originally hoped the pandemic would be contained in 2020, it appears we will be living with the coronavirus well into 2021, probably requiring aquatics facilities to continue employing many of the procedures that were developed, and draw from the lessons learned. Here, a…

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Drain Cover Standard Sees Implementation Delay

11.17.2020

Aquatics International | Rebecca Robledo | October 2020

The newest version of ANSI/APSP/ICC-16, the standard governing drain covers, will not be enforced for another six months, in light of production challenges caused by the pandemic. Overseen by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ensure compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, the standard now requires manufacturers to test their drain covers with all compatible p…

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Find Out About State Legislation to Protect Companies from COVID Liability

11.17.2020

Pool & Spa News | Rebecca Robledo | August 2020

In addition to the highly reported efforts by Republicans in congress, several states are also seeking to pass legislation that would shield companies from COVID-19-related liability. So far, the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is tracking eight states that have introduced or passed such legislation. Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves and North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper have already signe…

Preventing Unintended Chemical Injection

11.17.2020

Aquatics International | American Chemistry Council Video |September 2019

This video explains the causes and prevention of the accidental chlorine gas exposures that have made headlines. Watch the video here!

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