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The Northeast Spa & Pool Association recently inducted its 2016-2017 Board of Directors at the Association’s Annual Membership Meeting in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. The following members of the Executive Committee for the association were sworn into office:
PresidentIrene Insignares, Cool Pool & Spa, Nanuet, New York
Vice PresidentRonald Falcioni, Darien Pool, Darien, Connecticut
TreasurerBarry Kenny, Bel-Aqua Pool Supply, New Rochelle, New York
SecretaryMitch Katz, ELITE Landscaping, Poughkeepsie, New York
The Board is also comprised of representatives from the Northeast Spa and Pool Association’s four Chapters as well as Directors at Large.
Directors At LargeJeff McGalliard, Premier Pools & SpasJohn Lochren, Solar Pool EnclosuresRobert Blanda, Mill Bergen Pool Center
Connecticut ChapterRonald Falcioni, Darien PoolsBob Russell, Glen Gate CompanyJohn Romano, All American Pools & Spas
Long Island ChapterGeorge Kazdin, Kazdin Pools, Inc.Barry Kenny, Bel-Aqua Pool SupplyKyle Chaikin, Chaikin Ultimate Pools
Metro NY-NJ ChapterMitchell Katz, Elite Landscaping, Inc.Linda Voshardt, Bel-Aqua Pool SupplyBob Baron, Baron Pool Service
Penn-Jersey ChapterJoe Koch, Blue Wave PoolsBarb Shopf, Integrity PoolsLandon Eafrati, Jet Line Products
“As we look ahead to the coming year, I hope to focus on expanding and improving our communications within the association as well the industry as a whole,” says newly elected President Irene Insignares. “There is no better team to work with to achieve this goal than the men and women who have stepped up across our region and volunteered their time to serve on our Board this year.”
During the Annual Membership Meeting the association thanked long-time Board members, Chas Bogardus (Budd’s Pool Company) and John Migliaccio (The Pool Place). As they rotate off of the Board after many years of service, they were thanked for their time, dedication and passion for the industry.
If you are a member of NESPA and are interested in getting more involved at the regional level, please contact our office at email@example.com or 609-689-9111 to discuss the different volunteer opportunities that are available.
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...