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…Continue
Added by Laurie Batter on April 26, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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!
Added by Laurie Batter on April 13, 2012 at 1:52pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue