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April 2012 Blog Posts (5)

Have you attended a World Aquatic Health Conference? There's a whole lot of WaterWisdom to be shared at the 2012 WAHC in Norfolk

Just sent out our the latest news on the 2012 World Aquatic Health Conference in Norfolk this October. We're excited about the lineup of seminars and have 27 new speakers this year. There is no other educational conference that offers the diversity of topics and thinking and exposes attendees to all aspects of research and subject matter affecting the aquatic industry. Now in it's ninth consecutive year, if you haven't made it to one, this is the year. And don't forget, if travel is an…

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Added by Laurie Batter on April 26, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments

spa spillover to pool

Have a spa installed higher than a pool with one system....the spa overflows into a resevoir and then thru an equalizing line to the pool.....the difficulty is the equalizing line is too small 1 1/2" and the resevoir overflows...there has been a suggestion to do a water exchange at the equipment; I know you can do with 2 systems .... can you do the water exchange from pool to spa at the equipment pad using one system?..the underground equalizing line is not big enough and leafs are jamming…

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Added by Dennis Gunter on April 18, 2012 at 7:51am — 6 Comments

National Swimming Pool Foundation on YouTube

If you haven't checked it out, National Swimming Pool Foundation has a YouTube channel.  We are posting seminars from past World Aquatic Health Conferences, including seminars on the MAHC, and a series of Healthy Body seminars from Dr. Bruce Becker's talks.

Check them out, subscribe to the channel, we are uploading new content all the time!

http://www.youtube.com/user/NSPFSwimPoolFnd?feature=watch

Added by Laurie Batter on April 13, 2012 at 1:52pm — No Comments

NPC Contradictions - What's a Service Tech to do?

On one hand, the National Plasterers Council (NPC) claims that alkaline (positive SI) water during start-up causes a blotchy and smooth gray discoloration you sometimes see in new white plaster pools,1 and that an acid treatment (zero alkalinity) for a week is necessary to lighten the discoloration.2 Yet, hundreds (maybe thousands) of new pools are filled with hard tap water every year and don’t turn gray.  

On the other hand, the NPC also says that aggressive…

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Added by Kim Skinner on April 13, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Aquafin Solution Delaminates Plaster in Pool

Last spring we used the Aquafin 1K - 2K waterproofing solution on a replaster.  This spring the whole pool delaminated and all the plaster came off in sheets.  We contacted the manufacturer and sent samples to them asking for root cause analysis.  The samples were inconclusive and we were requested to provide core samples.  The Field Application Manager told us the reason for the failure of the bond was our application was not thick enough.  It would seem that it is not very forgiving; have…

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Added by Brian McGarry, CBP on April 9, 2012 at 5:38pm — 6 Comments

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