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The Unheard Voice

One of the most self-defeating mistakes I can think of is our lack of willingness to listen to the voices we need to hear the most.   That’s abundantly true in the aquatic industry where facility owners and managers seemingly go deaf when it comes to the messages from their consumers about the water and air [...]

By | 2019-11-05T00:21:22+00:00 November 7th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on The Unheard Voice

Guarding Health and Safety

Effective water treatment is serious business, and that is true precisely because ineffective water treatment leads to serious consequences. The brutal logic is inescapable. Consider that in the world of public utilities, the ability to kill and otherwise manage waterborne diseases is a cornerstone of public health and safety. Our very lives depend on it. We do not function as a [...]

By | 2019-11-04T23:48:23+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Guarding Health and Safety

The Expert Advantage

If you need a wedding cake, you don’t hire a plumber. As obvious as that may seem, in the world of aquatic maintenance, that is in effect what many people choose to do. Rather than turn to a water quality professional, an expert, they play guessing games without the benefit of professional guidance.   As a result, the “cake” [...]

By | 2019-11-19T00:27:50+00:00 October 22nd, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Service, Water|Comments Off on The Expert Advantage

Water Quality and the Aquatic Athlete

I’ve always enjoyed watching aquatic athletes do their thing. Whether they are competitive swimmers, water polo players, divers, or synchronized swimmers, it’s amazing what these talented young people can achieve in the water. I also deeply admire the culture that surrounds aquatic sports and how these programs vest participants with tremendous physical fitness, discipline, and the confidence that comes with doing something most other [...]

By | 2019-10-23T15:44:47+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Water|Comments Off on Water Quality and the Aquatic Athlete

Why We Are Who We Are

I’ve been asked what sets us apart from other pool builders. Why are we so different?    The short answer is because we are obsessed with excellence and cannot stand mediocrity. We are not pool builders; we are HydroZone 3™ designers. Exactly what that means cuts to the heart of how and why we at SRK Pools strive to deliver the absolute best aquatic experience available anywhere!    HydroZone 3  HydroZone 3 [...]

By | 2019-11-19T00:32:01+00:00 September 19th, 2019|Service|Comments Off on Why We Are Who We Are

Indoor Air Quality and HydroZone 3™: A Higher Standard

Anyone who’s ever been inside a building that houses an indoor swimming pool most likely remembers how it smells, and it’s not usually a pleasant memory. The familiar “chlorine smell” can be overwhelming, and the foul air quality at the vast majority of indoor pool facilities can burn the eyes and even restrict breathing. When I look at lifeguards who spend hours in these environments, I [...]

By | 2019-10-25T16:52:47+00:00 September 12th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Indoor Air Quality and HydroZone 3™: A Higher Standard

Troubled Waters: Part II – Building the Solution

…continued from part I  Previously, I described one of the most disastrous installations imaginable: a six-figure residential pool installed in sand on a bluff overlooking the ocean, with no soils report, no foundational structure of any kind, and a system that was basically unconscionable.   Now, we’ll leave all that bad stuff behind and talk about what we did to set [...]

By | 2019-11-11T10:44:37+00:00 August 22nd, 2019|Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Troubled Waters: Part II – Building the Solution

Troubled Waters: Part I

It’s a sad fact, but there’s no denying that the pool and spa industry has a questionable if not outright bad reputation. Ever since I can remember, fly-by-night companies have tainted the industry and, all too often, have left homeowners with serious to severe unresolved problems.   The following story is one of those situations, maybe the worst I’ve ever seen. Fortunately, it does have [...]

By | 2019-11-11T10:45:19+00:00 July 29th, 2019|Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Troubled Waters: Part I

Embrace the Future Today

There’s something terribly exciting about being ahead of the curve, out of the box, or on the cutting edge. Whichever adage you prefer, the idea is the same: thinking and acting differently from the status quo brings both thrills and risks. At Modern Pool Solutions, we wouldn’t want it any other way.    The thrills for us come with the advent [...]

By | 2019-10-25T16:50:55+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Embrace the Future Today

Shutting Down the Sh*t Show

On June 28, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a comprehensive report on the rise of Cryptosporidium (crypto) outbreaks. It stated that from 2009–2017, 444 cryptosporidiosis outbreaks, resulting in 7,465 cases were reported by 40 states and Puerto Rico.   “Exposure to treated recreational water (e.g., in pools and water playgrounds) was associated with 156 (35.1%) outbreaks resulting in 4,232 (56.7%) cases. Other [...]

By | 2019-10-25T16:49:24+00:00 July 12th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Shutting Down the Sh*t Show