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Keep Your Pool Water Safe and Clear

Problem Solver - August 2012

To ensure consistent water quality and clarity, you must strictly adhere to the maintenance practices that suit your pool and its filtration and chlorination systems. Keep detailed records of everything you do at your pool, including regular maintenance. And finally, if you notice changes in your pool water, address the problem immediately. Especially during peak times, it doesn't take long for a minor issue to develop into a big problem.

Ensure Safer Swimming

Problem Solver - August 2012

From a lifeguard's perspective, water clarity is essential. Anything that disrupts the view to the bottom of the pool makes it more difficult for lifeguards to see swimmers in trouble.

Ensure Your UV System's Effectiveness

Problem Solver - August 2012


Boost Your RWI Knowledge

New Course, Handbook Help Aqua Pros Prevent Problems

Web Exclusive - July 2012

Aquatic facility managers must stay on top of the latest news and tools to fight the good fight against recreational water illnesses. The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) has some new resources available to help you meet these challenges head on.


Keep an Eye on Your Pool
The Case for Phosphate Control in Swimming Pools

Guest Column - May 2012

Calcium phosphate scale is a new problem that has been creeping into the swimming pool industry. Learn more about how to tell if it's a problem for your pool, and what you can do to prevent the damage it causes.

Cleaning the Water, Clearing the Air

How UV Water Treatment Improves Water and Air Quality

Web Exclusive - April 2012

UV treatment is a great way to sanitize your pool's water, but it also helps improve air quality around swimming pools—especially indoors. This article explores the use of UV treatment in pools to help improve water and air quality.

Maintain Water Quality at Your Pool

Problem Solver - August 2011

To ensure your water quality is consistent, you need to do several things. First of all, you need to find systems that work in the context of your pool. You also need to be sure you are strictly following required maintenance practices, and keeping detailed records of everything you do to your pool. Finally, when problems do arise, you need to be sure to address them immediately.

Prevent RWIs at Your Pool

Problem Solver - August 2011

On top of this, many facilities have had to deal with issues that arise when chlorine combines with various outside factors, such as skin, urine, sweat and more, to create chloramines. Chloramines have been connected with asthma among competitive swimmers. In addition, the use of dangerous chemicals and constant inhalation of air tainted with chloramines is a health risk for employees.

Simplify Chlorine Generation

Problem Solver - August 2011

Traditional forms of chlorine (Cal-hypo, bleach and trichlor) are used extensively throughout the world with success, but many facilities are looking for easier, more sustainable options.

Prevent Pool Shutdowns

Problem Solver - August 2011

It is critically important to use the right amount of chlorine, and other water treatment solutions, if you want to protect swimmers from this and other RWIs. For example, cyanuric acid increases the amount of time it takes for chlorine to kill harmful microorganisms. And as the level of cyanuric acid goes up, the activity of free chlorine is slowed. Being aware of the correct levels and procedures for treating pool water is essential.