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

Why Use Advanced Oxidation Processes?

For the past few years, the aquatics industry has adopted a new concept known as advanced oxidation processes (AOPs). The term, which was first coined in 1987 by research scientist William Glaze, refers to a set of chemical reactions that produce a chemical species known as hydroxyl radicals (OH) or sometimes incorrectly referred to [...]

By | 2019-11-11T10:48:27+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Why Use Advanced Oxidation Processes?

Relieving Parents’ Aquatic Concerns

All parents worry about their kids, it’s what we do. I fret every day over every aspect of my three kids’ lives. So much so, I’ve grown to accept that worry as a kind of life sentence, the price we pay for the greatest love we’ll ever experience. In fact, my impassioned journey into [...]

By | 2019-10-25T14:09:23+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Water|Comments Off on Relieving Parents’ Aquatic Concerns

The Price of Progress: Understanding the Value of Superior Water Quality

Recently, a prospective client asked a very telling question. We were discussing the benefits of using our system, which combines ozone, UV, and small amounts of chlorine, when the client asked, “What is the return on investment for our system as compared to using traditional chlorine-only sanitation?” It certainly wasn’t the first time I’ve [...]

By | 2019-10-25T14:05:28+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Commercial Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on The Price of Progress: Understanding the Value of Superior Water Quality

A Kid’s Eye View of Pool and Spa Water Quality

“My dad was a chef, until he met water.” — Georgia Kenny In one of my previous blogs, I briefly mentioned how important and useful it is to listen to what people using a particular pool or spa say about their experience in the water. If they’re complaining about the smell, or if their [...]

By | 2019-10-25T14:01:02+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Health, Water|Comments Off on A Kid’s Eye View of Pool and Spa Water Quality

Sand Filtration: Tried and True

As I’ve written several times in these blogs, I’m a huge proponent of modern water-treatment technology. I believe we’re seeing developments right now that may have far-reaching impacts on how we manage water quality, both in pools and in public utilities and other applications. With all those big ideas in mind, it may come [...]

By | 2019-10-25T13:59:23+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Commercial Pools, Residential Pools, Water|Comments Off on Sand Filtration: Tried and True

Building and Designing Pools with Water Quality in Mind

A well-designed, installed, and maintained pool can truly be a thing of beauty. So much so it’s not surprising at all that homeowners and property owners tend to concentrate on aesthetics when they’re in the planning stages of purchasing a new pool or remodeling an old one. We humans are, after all, visual creatures [...]

By | 2019-10-25T13:58:19+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Commercial Pools, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Building and Designing Pools with Water Quality in Mind

Artisan Chemistry

NOTE: This article was originally published in the October 2012 issue of AQUA Magazine. Maintaining superior water quality requires knowledge, skill and an enlightened perspective says veteran builder and servicer Steve Kenny of SRK Pool Services in East Hampton, N.Y. Heavily influenced by his prior career in the culinary arts, Kenny approaches water chemistry [...]

By | 2019-03-21T15:28:52+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Commercial Pools, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Artisan Chemistry

Water Quality Goes Mobile

NOTE: This article was originally published in the August 2015 issue of AQUA Magazine. By Eric Herman Outbreaks of waterborne illnesses—in particular, those caused by chloramine formation in pools—continue to cause concern. As a result, public interest in alternative sanitizers like ozone and UV has increased. Builder and water-quality advocate Steve Kenny recently decided [...]

By | 2019-03-21T15:28:05+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Water Quality Goes Mobile

Combined Effort: Mixing state-of-the-art technology with old-fashioned chlorine is key to proper water treatment in aquatic facilities

NOTE: This article was originally published in the January 2014 issue of Athletic Business magazine. Perfectly polished water contained in a public or commercial swimming pool can be wonderfully inviting. It’s ultimately the reason pools and spas exist; humans feel good in clean water. Unfortunately, water that’s left insufficiently treated can have the opposite [...]

By | 2019-03-21T15:27:31+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Water|Comments Off on Combined Effort: Mixing state-of-the-art technology with old-fashioned chlorine is key to proper water treatment in aquatic facilities