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October 2010 Blog Posts (16)

Is Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Filtration Causing Cancer?

Dear fellow Pool Geniuses,

My friend and water chemistry researcher, Alan Lewis, just published this alert relating to the potential dangers of "GAC" filtration.

You can read the information posted here:


This is important as many of you have "GAC" filters on your home purifying your drinking water, and some of you may use "GAC" in conjuction… Continue

Added by Rex Richard on October 30, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments


The following article is published with permission by it's author Alan Lewis.

An overview of recent research and knowledge by Alan Lewis

Pool and Spa owners and maintenance people are concerned about the need to keep the pool

water safe and healthy at all times. Most know that…


Added by Rex Richard on October 30, 2010 at 8:48am — 6 Comments

Do you change sand in your pool filters in the US?

Just interested in what you do in the US, its an interesting subject in the UK, where the old pool guys did it during the winter months to generate work.

Added by Mark Pitts on October 30, 2010 at 6:19am — 7 Comments

Learning What NOT to Do from Michael, Jim and Dwight of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company

Did you happen to catch last week's episode of The Office? (It played on Oct 21, 2010)

If you are a fan and haven't watched it yet, stop reading this email and refer back to it when you have watched the episode — spoiler alert!

For those of you who watched it, or those of you who will never watch it, here is a very…


Added by Monique Nelson on October 28, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Social Media. Bah, back in my day...

If your reading this you probably have an infatuation with social media! Don't be ashamed, everyone's doing it. Don't kid yourself either, you are addicted and you can't stop at anytime! That's fine, social media is here and its here to stay. I currently have five apps running on my Android phone to help me keep up with Twitter, Facebook, Buzz, Linked In, and Blogger for both my personal and professional accounts. As a person in business…


Added by Don Parish on October 22, 2010 at 9:08am — 1 Comment

Inspiration to Keep Your Sights Aimed HIGH

Last night I was lucky enough to meet the eloquent Ms. Diana…


Added by Monique Nelson on October 21, 2010 at 9:37am — 2 Comments

NPC's Decree on the Saturation Index

Are you aware that the National Plasterers Council (NPC) has rejected APSP’s long-time Saturation Index (SI) standard of -0.3 to +0.5 for water balance? The NPC decreed in 2008 that pool water must be maintained within a…


Added by Kim Skinner on October 20, 2010 at 4:27pm — 3 Comments

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Added by Beth Bowman on October 18, 2010 at 9:12am — 1 Comment

Aquatic Therapy: Scientific Foundations and Clinical Rehabilitation Applications

The aquatic environment has broad rehabilitative potential, extending from the treatment of acute injuries through health maintenance in the face of chronic diseases, yet it remains an underused modality. by Bruce E. Becker, MD, MS

There is an extensive research base supporting aquatic therapy, both within the basic science literature and clinical literature. This article describes… Continue

Added by Rex Richard on October 15, 2010 at 9:09am — No Comments

Crypto and Giardia - Filters Play An Important Role

Health research and the prevention of waterborne disease.

by Alan Lewis

I just received a letter and an article from my dear friend Alan Lewis in Australia. If you know Alan you know he is one of those special people who has a brilliant mind, controlled by a tender heart. I have included a copy of the letter below, and attached the article as a download-able file. …


Added by Rex Richard on October 15, 2010 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

The Effects of a Salt Pool on Sandstone Coping and Stone Work.

One of the most colorful types of stone for pools is Crab Orchard stone from Tennessee.Its is a sandstone which can range-in the same pallet- from soft to hard. the grays are typically the hardest and the pinkish color the softest. Most people prefer the brown to tan color range with small amounts of pink and gray. We have used this stone for coping,decks and stacked walls on many pools with salt chlorine generators and didn't have any problems to start

with but now we have had several… Continue

Added by Ken Whitlow on October 14, 2010 at 12:35pm — 1 Comment

Is Your Personality Translating into Cyber Space?

Last week I emphasized the importance of personalizing your business, online and offline. One of the quickest and easiest ways to garner a feeling of trust from your customers is to offer up a piece of yourself for the taking. If you let them see you as a person, not a

corporation, they will begin to realize that you are not…


Added by Monique Nelson on October 14, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Do you know your competition, and are you best friends?

In every facet of life we deal with a form of competition. From the time we are born we compete for attention, athletic supremacy, promotions, raises, bigger houses, nicer cars, for bigger and better stuff. Competition is everywhere and is part of our daily lives, what varies from person to person is how we decide to handle competition.…


Added by Don Parish on October 12, 2010 at 1:03pm — 4 Comments

Another Look at Hydroxyl Radicals

The following is posted with permission of the author "Alan Lewis".

Though I had previously communicated via email, I had the pleasure of meeting Alan in person at the 2010 World Aquatic Health Conference. We had dinner together and spent an entire evening talking. He has much to share and I hope you will take a brief moment to read his article. I have found it both thought provoking and informative.

Hydroxyl Radicals… Continue

Added by Rex Richard on October 9, 2010 at 4:19pm — 7 Comments

Bring Some Life To Your Business

One of the lessons that is repeatedly emphasized by all of the Sales trainers and Marketing masters out there is the importance of personalizing your business.

As the world started to convert more and more time to online interactions 2 things happened:

1) everything became easier…


Added by Monique Nelson on October 7, 2010 at 5:43am — 2 Comments

How much is that sandwich worth to you?

My daughter started school this week. Instead of providing her lunch money to buy food from the cafeteria, my wife and I agreed it would be healthy for us to pack her lunch. Yesterday I packed a turkey sandwich for her, some stringed cheese, and a flavored water (first time daddy made lunch for her). Probably not the most delectable meal, but healthier than fried chicken Wednesday. During dinner and the normal round of conversation, I asked my daughter how her day was, and what she…


Added by Don Parish on October 4, 2010 at 10:05am — 1 Comment

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