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May 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Today, an exciting new initiative was announced by National Swimming Pool Foundation. A 10-year campaign, Step Into Swim, was launched, in an effort to improve health, reduce healthcare costs, and re…

Today, an exciting new initiative was announced by National Swimming Pool Foundation. A 10-year campaign, Step Into Swim, was launched, in an effort to improve health, reduce healthcare costs, and reduce drowning. The campaign will initially partner with nine organizations that teach children, adults, and minority populations to…

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Added by Laurie Batter on May 31, 2012 at 10:49am — No Comments

Loose scale in heat exchanger

I was called out to a MasterTemp pool heater that was knocking and shutting off after running for just a couple of minutes. I assumed I might have to replace the unitherm governor, but found that the header was plugged with flakes of white scale which seemed to have a rounded green side like it used to be coating the inside of the copper heat exchanger. There were 1 to 2 cups…

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Added by Clint Combs on May 25, 2012 at 9:48pm — 2 Comments

Can Balanced Water "Attack" Pool Plaster?

The fact that “plaster dust” forms in newly plastered swimming pools when filled with balanced tap water is evidence that balanced pool water can “attack” (meaning “is aggressive to”) and dissolve certain cement compounds from a pool plaster surface.

Even “scale forming” water, with a Langelier Saturation Index (LSI) as high as +0.5 to +1.0, can attack  (dissolve) soluble calcium hydroxide and calcium sulfate, which comprises about 20 percent of a plaster mix. Calcium chloride, an…

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Added by Kim Skinner on May 23, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Backyard renovations Where to start?

Very new to the renovation gig. Just kinda rolling with equipment repairs, deck repairs and pool resurfacing, and new tile.

I was on a leak detection service call today and the best fix here is resurfacing the pool.  I asked her how she felt about having the pool resurfaced instead of patching the jets, skimmers, etc, and maybe even repainting the deck.  Boy did I open up a can of, "OMG what did I just get myself into."  She goes inside and comes back with a picture she took of a…

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Added by Jeremy Hine on May 17, 2012 at 7:56pm — 2 Comments

20 Ways To Increase Your Brain Power

If you want to grow in life…

increasing your mental capacity is a must.

Increasing your “Brain Power” is much like increasing your physical capability to lift weight in exercise. People with greater physical capability will be able to lift heavier weight effortlessly while those with less capability will tire themselves out or even not be able to lift it at…

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Added by Rex Richard on May 16, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments

Saving our Energy and Heating a Pool

             As we are all becoming aware of the importance of energy conservation many steps are being taken by the government and also the swimming pool industry to become more “green”.  This gives the consumer a greater efficiency in heating and also lowers the cost to heat their pools.  This direction has led many manufacturers to bring new…

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Added by Wendy Purser on May 12, 2012 at 8:19am — 2 Comments

Spanish Speakers will like NSPF's Aquatic Risk Management Course, now available in Spanish!

Last week National Swimming Pool Foundation launched yet another course in Spanish, the Aquatic Risk Management online training.  This is one in a series of products available in Spanish from NSPF, in addition to the Spanish twin of it's website.

Here's the latest press release announcing the course (the release is in Spanish, then English, below)

Curso de capacitación virtual Control de Riesgos Acuáticos  …

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Added by Laurie Batter on May 7, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments

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