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

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

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

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 | 2019-11-11T10:45:48+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 | 2019-10-25T16:48:07+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 | 2019-10-25T16:45:56+00:00 April 11th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on The Safe Use of Ozone