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

Keeping an Open Mind when Managing Water Quality

New information can open your eyes and sometimes even present fresh opportunities. That’s why keeping an open mind is so important and why curiosity is such a powerful mental tool. We miss stuff when we’re not paying attention. However, I was not feeling that way as I made the four-hour drive to Newark, New [...]

By | 2019-10-25T16:46:40+00:00 April 18th, 2019|Health, Service, Water|Comments Off on Keeping an Open Mind when Managing Water Quality

Meet the Water Quality Professional

For the past several years, a number of people in my life have told me that I should write a book about my approach to water quality management. It always seemed like a good idea given how much I talk about the subject and the passion it stirs in me. For the past 20-plus [...]

By | 2019-10-25T16:44:40+00:00 March 15th, 2019|Water|Comments Off on Meet the Water Quality Professional

The Value of Camaraderie

The great 17th-century British poet and writer, John Donne, was probably most famous for his quote, “No man is an island.” As is true of many challenging endeavors, that statement is entirely applicable in the world of aquatic design, engineering, construction, service, and ultimately, water quality management. Indeed, no one person can do it [...]

By | 2019-10-25T14:22:08+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Service, Water|Comments Off on The Value of Camaraderie

Effective Water Quality Management through Preventing Future Problems (Not Reacting to Them)

One of the key distinctions of professional water quality management is that it’s based on preventive planning instead of reactive crisis response. When applied correctly, the science and the art of water quality management are ultimately about avoiding problems before they happen, not after the fact. Or at least they should be. Sounds simple [...]

By | 2019-10-25T14:18:31+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Effective Water Quality Management through Preventing Future Problems (Not Reacting to Them)

Water Quality Management Costs: Change Your Mindset

One of the biggest obstacles standing in the way of widespread acceptance of advanced water treatment technology — and indeed the entire approach to water quality management — is price. It’s a familiar refrain heard for as long as I can remember in this industry, and many other types of businesses: too many property [...]

By | 2019-10-25T14:17:31+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Commercial Pools, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Water Quality Management Costs: Change Your Mindset

The Role of Skimmers

There’s a yin and a yang to the art of building and maintaining pools and spas. On one hand, the water chemistry can be fairly complex. I realize that there are many people who make the case that water quality maintenance is not rocket science, which of course is true, but that should not [...]

By | 2019-10-25T14:15:36+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Water|Comments Off on The Role of Skimmers

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 [...]

By | 2019-10-25T13:44:59+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Commercial Pools, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Aquatic Facility Water Management: Extending a Hand