Guest Column - July 2013
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Water Clarity Saves Lives

By Terry Arko

Many important layers of safety are needed at public pools—everything from a well-trained, vigilant lifeguard staff to proper equipment, signage and barriers of entry for small children. However, one of the most important aspects of swimmer safety is clear water and the ability to see all swimmers beneath the surface of the water. Water clarity saves lives!

Terry Arko has more than 30 years of experience in the swimming pool and spa industry, working in service, repair, retail sales, chemical manufacturing, customer service, sales and product development. A certified pool operator (CPO) and CPO Instructor through the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), Arko is currently water specialist for SeaKlear Pool and Spa Products, including products that treat cloudy water. SeaKlear is a subsidiary of Halosource Inc. For more information, visit: