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

Chlorine’s Appropriate Role: Consider it as Just One Layer when Maintaining Water Quality

For more than 100 years, chlorine has been the primary chemical used to treat swimming pool water and public drinking water. It remains in widespread use in spite of the fact that it has stiff competition from so-called alternative sanitizers. For all of its water-treatment supremacy, chlorine is poorly misunderstood. To a large extent, [...]

By | 2019-10-25T13:57:23+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Chlorine’s Appropriate Role: Consider it as Just One Layer when Maintaining Water Quality

Ultraviolet Water Treatment: The Case for Using UV

Ultraviolet (UV) water treatment is both an exciting and somewhat mysterious way to sanitize water. In recent years, it’s become widely used in managing swimming pool water because it’s been proven an effective way to control pathogens without adding any chemicals to the water whatsoever. It also offers other benefits such as destroying chloramines [...]

By | 2019-11-18T10:33:07+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Commercial Pools, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Ultraviolet Water Treatment: The Case for Using UV

Ozone Technology: Completely Changing How You Think about Water Quality

If you look at the original plans for many commercial aquatic facilities, it’s surprising the number of them that were designed with plumbing and electrical systems meant to accommodate ozone systems. Yet, many never had the systems installed. Likewise, when I talk to facility managers and pool operators, they may know some things about [...]

By | 2019-10-25T13:55:36+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Commercial Pools, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Ozone Technology: Completely Changing How You Think about Water Quality

Building Toward Clarity

NOTE: This article was originally published in the May 2011 issue of WaterShapes magazine. Having begun his career decades ago as a residential pool/spa service technician on Long Island, N.Y., watershaper Steve Kenny has a profound appreciation of superior water quality – one he developed, he says, despite a near vacuum when it came [...]

By | 2019-03-21T15:26:02+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Building Toward Clarity