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 | 2019-10-02T11:42:01+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Water|0 Comments

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 | 2019-09-10T15:23:35+00:00 September 12th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Indoor Air Quality and HydroZone 3™: A Higher Standard

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 | 2019-07-10T17:13:38+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 | 2019-07-10T17:49:12+00:00 July 12th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Shutting Down the Sh*t Show

What is a HydroZone 3™ Pool?

It’s a fair question that deserves a straight answer. When we talk to homeowners, businesses owners, architects, and builders, we tell them we don’t build swimming pools, we create HydroZone 3™ Pools. That statement invariably leads to any number of reasonable questions: How is it different from a regular swimming pool? What makes it [...]

By | 2019-06-28T15:28:19+00:00 July 3rd, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on What is a HydroZone 3™ Pool?

Stitches and Tiles in Time

It’s only human nature to put off today what can be done tomorrow. That’s especially true when procrastinating saves money in the short run. As we all know, the problem with that approach is that it can result in much bigger problems and exponentially larger costs over time. Bandages on bullet wounds only stop [...]

By | 2019-06-11T17:23:43+00:00 June 13th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Residential Pools|Comments Off on Stitches and Tiles in Time

The Safe Use of Ozone

I’ve long thought that ozone is arguably the pool industry’s most underused technology, primarily because of the perception that it’s difficult to control and potentially dangerous. One of the biggest hurdles of using ozone in a commercial pool is that, in most situations, you can’t run it 24 hours a day. The reason is [...]

By | 2019-04-10T16:42:01+00:00 April 11th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on The Safe Use of Ozone

HydroZone 3™ Treatment Comparisons

Both consumers and fellow professionals often ask me what’s so special about the HydroZone 3 treatment system? It’s a valid question. After all, the market is flush with chemistry solutions that claim they are the best way to treat pool and spa water. What differentiates HydroZone 3 water from other solutions? For starters, HydroZone [...]

By | 2019-04-03T11:44:25+00:00 April 5th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on HydroZone 3™ Treatment Comparisons

Safety Always

Whether in a swimming pool, the ocean or even a bathtub, immersing your body in water always comes with an inherent set of risks. In swimming pools, those risks include not only drowning but also diving accidents, suction entrapment, slipping and falling, electrical shock, and waterborne illnesses. That’s quite a list and, unfortunately, every [...]

By | 2019-03-13T14:35:13+00:00 March 7th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Safety Always

Pool Your Senses

Humans are the ultimate water sensors. We may not be able to precisely measure pH, oxidation reduction potential (ORP), or calcium hardness without testing technology, but when it comes to overall water quality, there is no better measure than the subjective sensory data we otherwise know as experience. The key to tapping into our [...]

By | 2019-03-20T13:46:54+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Pool Your Senses