Testing the Waters

It always circles back to chemistry. Managing water quality is always, very much, an exercise in manipulating chemical values so that water remains sanitized, balanced and appealing. The only way to do that—to ply the trade of the water quality professional—is to be proficient in water testing. Whether it’s through traditional reagent-based tests in vials, [...]

By | 2017-10-25T10:50:37+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Articles, Commercial, Residential, Water Chemistry|Comments Off on Testing the Waters

Aquatic Facility Water Management: Extending a Hand

Water treatment and the resulting water quality it does—or does not—provide are issues at the very heart of all aquatic facilities. The water is the essence, the lifeblood of places where people take the plunge. But there’s far more to it than simply managing the rigors of chemistry, hydraulics, filtration and control. Water quality professionals [...]

By | 2017-10-10T10:34:36+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Articles, Commercial, Water Chemistry, Wellness Water|Comments Off on Aquatic Facility Water Management: Extending a Hand

Is There a “Feel” to Fresh, Clean Water?

As I’ve written in another blog, pool surfaces and components are created to be smooth and easy on the touch. Swimmers should never feel rough patches on the surface or abrasive edges on rails or ladders. And something is definitely not right when a swimmer feels dry, rough or itchy skin, or has red and [...]

By | 2017-10-04T09:16:43+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Commercial, Residential, Wellness Soaking, Wellness Water|Comments Off on Is There a “Feel” to Fresh, Clean Water?

Healthy Water in the Realm of the Senses

As is true of most endeavors in which us humans diligently apply ourselves, the art and science of recreational water treatment become more complex and sophisticated as time goes along. Yet, for all of the sanitizing, filtration, balance and testing methods at our disposal these days, you don’t really need to know anything about those [...]

By | 2017-10-04T09:17:24+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Commercial, Residential, Wellness Soaking, Wellness Water|Comments Off on Healthy Water in the Realm of the Senses

Imagine a World

I’ve always believed that to make something real, you first have to visualize it. It’s true in most, if not all, aspects of life. Creating a different reality requires seeing it in your mind’s eye. Only then can you begin taking the steps needed to make it real and affect positive change. That’s why when [...]

By | 2017-09-27T12:22:03+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Commercial, Residential, Wellness Water|Comments Off on Imagine a World

Meet the Water Quality Manager

  For several years, I’ve promoted the idea of establishing a new type of aquatic professional – the water quality manager (WQM). Because water quality is the key factor for any type of aquatic facility, commercial or residential, I believe it makes sense that our industry provides a class of professional who goes beyond the [...]

By | 2017-09-14T13:43:13+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Commercial, Residential, Wellness Water|Comments Off on Meet the Water Quality Manager