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NSPF honored its instructors for their performance over the past year with an award ceremony at the 14th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference in Denver, Colo. Representatives from NSPF presented the awards during the International Instructor Update Meeting.
“It is the efforts of NSPF instructors that allow us to work towards our mission,” says Michelle Kavanaugh, mission development director. “All instructors contribute to the betterment of the industry by educating those that can prevent bad things from happening in public and backyard pools. The instructors honored this year represent those that have excelled in their respective areas.”
Enduring Instructors are those recognized for delivering the most consecutive years of outstanding instruction. Recipients are: • Kurt Carmen (Aquatic Council), who has been an active NSPF Instructor for 32 years and has certified 8,889 students.
• Gilbert Daws (Gil Dawes & Associates), who also instructed for 32 years with 4,173 students certified.
Exceptional NSPF Instructors are individuals who have demonstrated teaching methods and student support at an exceptional level. Recipients are: • Rudy Stankowitz | Aquatic Facility Training & Consultants
• Rick Stewart | Pool Training Academy
• Wayne Ivusichof | Taylor Technologies
Most Certified Individuals in their First Year as an Instructor • Katrina Campbell | Pool Operation Management
• Michael Piciulo | Pool Operator Training
• Jeffrey Kopp | Horizon Commercial Pool Supply
Most Certified Individuals in their Second Year as an Instructor • Jordan DiGuardi | Pool Operation Management
• Brian Goldojarb | HD Supply Facilities Maintenance
• John Donovan | NV Pools
Most Certified Individuals by an Instructor in the Last Year • Timothy Auerhahn | Aquatic Council
• Steve Scheuer | Certified Pool Trainers
• Robert Freligh | Nationwide Aquatic Consulting
Biggest Supporter of Pool Operator Primer • Terry Hommel and Richard Deyo (both of Ecolab) together certified a total of 190 students
Most Students Certified in the Spanish Language in the United States • José Miguel Torres | Paraiso Pools
• Josep Vecian | Hines Pool & Spa
Most Students Certified in the Spanish Language International (Outside of the United States) • Hugo Diaz | Area de Piscina
Most Certified Individuals in French • Jean-Pierre Lajoie | Distributions ASI
Most Certified Individuals by a Company • Leslie’s Poolmart | 2,005 students certified
• Pool Operation Management | 1,683 students certified
Most Certified Individuals by a Company Internationally • Alberta Health Services | 486 students certified
• The City of Ottawa | 239 students certified
Most Students Certified in the Spanish Language by a Company • Asociación de Profesionales de la Piscina (Mexico) | 300 students certified
Pentair has been named a 2018 Energy Star Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. This is the fifth year Pentair has earned this recognition.
"More than a decade ago, we began a journey to help our customers enjoy their pools while saving energy,” says Jerome Pedretti, Aquatic Systems vice president, Pentair. “Progress continues as we now mark five years as an Energy Star Partner of the Year. We’re proud to be the only...
Last month, IPSSA’s Menifee Valley Chapter hosted a drowning prevention booth at a festival hosted by the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District. The booth featured a fitting for children’s life vests, interactive children’s books, coloring books, water watcher tags and information about drowning prevention and local swimming...
Last August when Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Houston area, Jennifer and Tom Parison, owners of Texas Tom's Pool Supply in Kingwood, Texas, were among the thousands dramatically impacted as chest-high floodwaters wrecked their business.
"We walked into...
APSP announces the formation of its new Commercial Council, a group dedicated to tackling key issues, risks and opportunities facing the design, construction, operation and servicing of commercial pools and spas.
“As APSP sharpens our focus on advancing the industry and its interest, we look forward to strengthening the commercial pool and spa industry segment,” says APSP president and CEO Lawrence Caniglia. “The creation of this council helps us keep moving the industry...