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...
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals welcomes its fifth cadre of Fellows. These individuals may be nominated from any segment of the industry and may be honored posthumously. The peer-nominated honor was developed by the APSP Board of Directors to recognize leaders whose contributions have enhanced the professionalism of the pool, spa and hot tub industry through teaching, research and/or exemplary service to others.
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Frank J. Borrelle IIIFrank served in every volunteer leadership capacity for the Penn Jersey Pool & Spa Association and taught CST and CMS courses for many years. He dedicated the final years of his life to seeing the first pool contractors licenses enacted for the state of New Jersey all predicated on industry training and education and a robust continuing education requirement for license maintenance.
Dennis Chapman As a 40-year veteran of the industry, Dennis has served in various leadership positions with professional organizations, including president of NSPI in 1991. His work in pool chemistry and surface technology spans several decades, with one of his most notable contributions being presenting research on the science of dissolved metals in pool water in a way that was easily understandable to the pool professional.
Ed Cohen, CBP, CSPFor decades, Ed has been among the most visible proponents of professional development, sharing his knowledge and experience in the fields of pool service and leak detection. He has dedicated his time to the widespread growth of professional development by developing curriculum and teaching classes throughout the country.
Noel Conley, CSPNoel has served as an instructor for decades and is a subject matter expert for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. While serving the industry through the North Texas Chapter, he has been instrumental in the Chapter's Dive into Recovery program.
Dr. William A. KentFor over 40 years, Dr. Kent has been active in industry associations, and served as NSPI President in 1996. He is well recognized through the industry for his leadership, volunteer service and philanthropy and has written numerous technical and non-technical publications and holds a patent. His personal motto is, "The best is yet to come!"
Guy Larsen, CBP, CSPFor more than 25 years, Guy has served in leadership capacities on numerous industry boards and committees including NSPI, APSP and FPSIE. He is known for his dedication in promoting APSP education and certification and demonstrates it by being one of only a few holding both CBP and CSP certifications.
Dr. Stanley PickensOver his career, Stan has been granted over 22 U.S. patents. His command of the science of this industry has been shared through his numerous volunteer positions, namely with the APSP Recreational Water Quality Committee from 1997-2016. He is Six Sigma/Lean white belt certified.
Shawn StillIn addition to being a leading and legal expert on plaster surface finishes, Shawn has proven to be an advocate for the industry and for public safety. Through his influence and tireless effort in government affairs with the Georgia Chapter and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the state legislature mandated the International Swimming Pool & Spa Code.
Gene WellsGene was one of the initial pioneers that paved the way for the APSP standards program. Starting as early as the mid- 1980's he had the foresight, vision and leadership attributes as chair of APSP's Technical committee to put into place the building blocks for the International Swimming Pool & Spa Code that now leads us to the advent of licensing.
Donald H. WitteDon's contribution to the APSP technical and standards program spans over 40 years. He served as technical Committee chairman for many years, successfully bringing the vinyl liner segment into the APSP fold as an alternative marketplace choice to concrete pools. Don served on many APSP standards writing committees, steadily moving the APSP standards towards more code language that ultimately qualified them for incorporation into the successful International Swimming Pool & Spa Code.
Many of us may have had the unfortunate experience of adding soda ash "wrong" to pool water, resulting in a pool that looks like it is filled with milk. In fact, we refer to it as "milking" a pool. Why does that happen?
When we decide, for example, to raise the pH of a pool from 7.2 to 7.6, we calculate how much soda ash is required for that size pool to achieve a 0.4 pH unit increase. A solution of soda ash (sodium carbonate) has a pH of above 11, so when added to pool water the pH...
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...
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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...