My Pool is Humid – Do I need a fan? Q: Anybody have recommendations about what fans to use in pool areas to circulate the air? A: It is not so much a question of what fan you need but rather how you manage your indoor air. The following is an excerpt from the Aquatic Facility Operator Manual: “Air Temperature Control – …Read More
Chlorine and Cancer
Does Chlorine Cause Cancer? Q: Any thoughts that constant exposure to chlorine might be a contributing environmental factor to cause cancer? A: The science says chlorine in of itself isn’t the problem. The problem is disinfection by-products (DBPs) and the worst of the worst are caused by urine and body fluids containing ammonia, forming chloramines. Chlorine consumes …Read More
Swimming Operator Pool Certifications: AFO vs. CPO vs. CPT etc.
Q: Should I take the CPO, LAFT, CPT, PPM+ or AFO certification? A: The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification is recognized by the CDC and all fifty states to satisfy the recommended requirement to operate a public swimming pool in the USA and beyond. There are tons of great educational opportunities and Aquatic Media Group encourages you …Read More
Sick Patient in the Pool
Question: Emergency respond please!! Just had a patient call to tell me she has an outbreak of shingles. She was in the pool Wednesday! My question is: DOES CHLORINE KILL THIS TYPE OF VIRUS?? Should I increase chlorine levels? #2 We have a new patient sent to us by an orthopedic physician asking for …Read More
Solar Heaters – Are they worth it?
Most modern swimming pools are now being built with solar heating exchange solutions. A solar heater is a device that catches the sun’s rays and transfers their warmth into circulation using conduction and gravity. In the previous five years commercial versions of the solar pool heater were unviable because the product was too expensive. With …Read More
Aquatic Wellness in Geriatrics – The Real Life Fountain of Youth
Open Here in PDF FORMAT: Are aquatic wellness exercises a good solution for the aging population’s mental health? Check out this article about the magic that happens when the elderly come into contact with aquatics.Read More
Salt Water Swimming Pools Vs. Chlorine Swimming Pools
Q: My facility has used chlorine in our pools with patients. (we have had very little complaints since our facility checks the water 3x daily and makes adjustments) The facility is now looking at the new trend of rehab facilities changing to salt water pools for their patients. Does anyone have experience of using salt …Read More
Manitou Springs, Colorado – Hot Springs – White Paper
Buying a resort property with a cold water spring for bathing used to be less than profitable unless you are in a warm climate. The high mineral content quickly breaks down the equipment used to heat the water. Our copyrighted process allows cold spring water to be used turned into hot springs. Your organization could …Read More