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PPM Facility & Operational Audits

PPM Facility & Operational Audits

"Your staff was incredibly professional during the audit visit and we continue to appreciate and take action on the insight and information shared in your detailed audit report. The report has, without a doubt, made our pool a safer place for our staff and customers. Thank you!" ~Karen from Arizona Premier Pool Management LLC is pleased to offer facility and operational audit reports to pool owners and managers. Audit reports serve to validate your hard work, but also to invite fresh perspective into your operation. Our staff will visit and work closely with your staff to review the facility, facility...

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The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)

The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)

  The Model Aquatic Health Code, or MAHC (pronounced by many as MOCK), is the recreational aquatic industry's collective attempt to write the absolute best pool design and operational code (or set of pool operating rules, guidelines, procedures, design standards, etc.) based on research, expert input and committee and stakeholder collaboration.  The MAHC is not legislation and swimming pools are not required to follow MAHC rules and recommendations, unless your state has adopted it as your official pool code.  The end goal for many involved in the MAHC would be the formal adoption of the MAHC by all cities, counties, and states as their official local...

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Routine Diving Board Maintenance

Routine Diving Board Maintenance

Disclaimer: This article is written to expose operators to some potentially new ideas about diving board safety.  Every situation and installation is unique and in no way is this information to be interpreted as a complete safety plan for your unique situation.    Diving boards are a fun and entertaining attraction at a pool.  Kids love them, athletes compete on them, and risk managers hate them.  Sadly, many of the 3-meter diving boards around the country have been "risk-managed" out of facilities.  Several aquatic consultants have presented data at trade shows that indicate that the risk involved with 3m boards was overstated and exaggerated,...

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19 children sickened from pool chemical exposure - are you testing your flow switches and electrical interlocks?

19 children sickened from pool chemical exposure  - are you testing your flow switches and electrical interlocks?

On October 4, 2018, 19 children who visited a public swimming pool in California were reportedly sickened by the pool chemicals and 12 were taken to the hospital for treatment.  None of the injuries ended up being life threatening, but it could have easily been worse.  Pool chemicals were to blame, per the media anyway.  See one of the news stories here.   We were not involved in investigating this incident in any way, so this post if purely conjecture...BUT...whenever we see these types of stories, we discuss them internally and hypothesize what may have happened.  In this case, one possibility that...

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CASE STUDY: Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) using hydroxyl radicals for pool disinfection?

CASE STUDY:  Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) using hydroxyl radicals for pool disinfection?

While touring the exhibit and vendor's hall at a recent aquatic management conference, we stumbled onto a product that we had heard of, seen installed at clients' pools, but had no direct experience working with.  Appearance-wise, it had a PLC control box/cabinet similar to a VFD or UV, a strange cylinder inside the cabinet, and some flexible poly tubing coming out.  Our brains went directly to ozone, but as we approached it became clear this was not ozone.  In talking with the rep he informed us that it was an AOP device...a device that created hydroxyl radical gas (a strong oxidizer and disinfectant) in...

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