The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance announced this week that a supplement to the ANSI/APSP/ICC/NPC-12 2016...
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance has awarded the 2019 Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant to the Pueblo Department...
The Texas legislature has passed HB 2858, which allows municipalities in the state to require...
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
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance announced this week that a supplement to the ANSI/APSP/ICC/NPC-12 2016 Standard for the Plastering of Swimming Pools and Spas was approved by the American National Standards Institute on May 10. The new supplement impacts the way that industry professionals plaster pools and spas.
"We are excited that our PHTA Standard Writing Committee for the Plastering of Pools and Spas was able to address plastering applications in cold temperatures and further...
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance has awarded the 2019 Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant to the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment at the National Environmental Health Association’s 2019 Annual Education Conference & Exhibition awards ceremony in Nashville, Tenn.
Given in the memory of Dr. Robert Neil Lowry, a...
The Texas legislature has passed HB 2858, which allows municipalities in the state to require model standards for building, remodeling and repairing pools and spas. The legislature adopted the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, which was developed by the International Code Council in partnership with the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (formerly the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals and the National Swimming Pool Foundation). It is the only model code that addresses design and...
On Monday, April 15, 2019, the Team Horner Group, an integrated manufacturer, wholesale distributor and global exporter of swimming pool equipment and supplies, celebrated worldwide in honor of 50 years in business.