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If the question was asked to an adult can they swim, majority of the time the answer would be yes.
The previous post Indoor Air Quality vs. Water Quality: Indoor moisture and how to combat it did a good job covering the basics of indoor air quality in pools. This addendum in blog format is to expand upon that article and introduce more facts about the problem.
Safety signs are a critical part of the water safety program at your swimming pool. They help to keep swimmers safe from harm and to fulfill your legal duty to warn. Your signs may be providing a layer of protection for your guests – but are they providing an effective layer of protection?
Over the last ten years, there have been a number of accidents involving electrical shock or electrocution in pools. These accidents have occurred due to electrical faults in the residence that found ground in a pool because an underwater light was not brought up to the National Electrical Code after the pool was re-plastered.
The following information was provided by Doug Sackett, Executive Director of the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC). We thought you might find this information pertinent and interesting to you. We ask you to share this news with the appropriate people in your circle. Thank you!
Holy cow! Can you believe it #WAHC2016 is merely a week away!
Hurricane season is upon us—let’s be prepared! Check out the tips below from NSPF partner Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA).
Blog By Andrea Salzman, MS, PT of Aquatic Therapy Univeristy
Join Andrea Salzman on October 19-20th at the World Aquatic HealthTM Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Looking to Gain Your CPO® Certification? Consider a Blended Format Training
NSPF CPO Certification LogoThere are two ways to get your CPO Certification, one of the few training certifications accepted in the 24 states that require pool operator training.
Taking a course online can have many benefits for a student. At its best, taking online courses creates a self-paced learning atmosphere, and here at the National Swimming Pool Foundation, we provide many kinds of online training for aquatic professionals.
Oh my, it's nearly the middle of September and #WAHC2016 is only about a month away!
Learn More About This Year’s Renowned Speakers
This year, the World Aquatic HealthTM Conference is offering a special insight to what water can do for your body, mind, and soul with opening Keynote Speakers, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols and Bruckner Chase. B
Who Should be There?
Advanced Filtration Science is a great track for manufacturers, pool operators, CPO Certification holders, NSPF Instructors, academia, and even builders. Filtration is one of the most important components for a clean and healthy pool.
The late Zig Ziglar would often say, “You can achieve just about anything you want, if you just help enough other people achieve what they want.” This was an eloquent way to reinforce the importance to serve and collaborate with others. Of course, a relationship and trust must be created before there is an opportunity to help others achieve what they want.
Are you an aquatic professional that is interested in learning how other facilities operate on a day-to-day basis?
What is OSHA?
OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation.
Even though most of the news leading up the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Rio on Aug. 5 has been depressingly negative, many key semifinal and final swimming events will be held in prime time in the United States beginning Aug. 6.
Whoa! Where does the time go? It is now officially 12 weeks until the World Aquatic Health™ Conference!
Aquatic Therapy Day, Float Tank Workshop, and Build a Swimming Pool Slotted Before and After 2016 WAHC
As the 2016 World Aquatic Health Conference™ registration discount deadline nears, convince your boss the experience outweighs the cost!
How to Keep NSPF in your News Feed
At a recent high school graduation party, my wife and I reconnected with several other parents we met over the years because our kids swam together. The last time I saw some of them was in 2012, while I spoke with others earlier that week. In a few cases, their kids no longer swim; in others, they’re now on college teams.
This year’s Health Benefits WAHC track is a bit different than our other tracks offered. Health Benefits will be more of a compilation of several two-hour workshops led by Keynote Speakers Author Wallace J. Nichols and Professional Aquaman Bruckner Chase; they will be both the speakers and moderators for this new take on Health Benefits.
This year the World Aquatic Health Conference will take place in Music City: Nashville, Tennessee! As the weeks breeze by, keep these awesome events, activities, places, and things to do in mind when you plan for your trip in October.
On this side of life, we don’t know how broadly we influence our world. It is with sadness that we acknowledge Ray Essick’s passing.
Poster presentations are an opportunity for anyone in the aquatics field to share their knowledge and findings with the attendees of the World Aquatic HealthTM Conference.
How many times have conversations with swim-lesson parents gone something like this?
Parent: My son loves the water. I’m so glad I put him in lessons at a young age.
The Advanced Service Concepts track provides instruction on enhancing service company profitability through creating efficiency, increasing service quality, and saving customers time and money.
WAHC Attendees have until June 1st to save $50 on Registration!
It may not seem like it, but the World Aquatic HealthTM Conference is fast approaching.
Next week marks the 12th running of the Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, which focuses on simple steps that swimmers and pool operators can take to reduce the risk of RWIs. The WAHC offers a track with a strong focus on RWI Prevention. When you attend the RWI/ Advanced Chemistry Track, you can incorporate what you learn in next year’s Healthy and Safe Swimming Week!
This October, Environmental Health Officials from across the nation will be converging in Nashville, Tennessee to educate, network, and learn at the 13th annual WAHC.
Who Should Attend?
Fan favorite WAHC Track, New Industry Technology, is coming back stronger than ever this year.
Did you know that the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) offers both scholarships AND Fellowships for the furtherment of education, aquatic facilities, and sanitary conditions?
Who Should Attend?
The Model Aquatic Health Code is relevant to the entire industry, but Instructors, Environmental Health Officials, Parks and Recreation Officials, and Manufacturers should definitely attend this track.
The World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) is the aquatics industry’s leading educational conference. It is filled with seminars focused on recent scientific discoveries that...
Who Will Benefit Attending This Course? Public Health should be a main concern for the entire industry, let alone other industries. Specifically, this World Aquatic Health Conference Track can greatly benefit Environmental Health Officials, Parks and Recreation officials, Hotel and Motel Pool Operators, and Homeowners Associations.
Who Should Attend?
The Facility Management WAHC track covers topics that would be beneficial for Aquatic Directors & Facility Managers, Pool Operators, Parks and Recreational Officials, Hotel Pool Operators, and Home Owners Associations.
One spring morning in 2004, my life changed for the better. That’s the day I officially became a swim dad. Since that time, I’ve spent a good chunk of parenthood on the decks and in the stands at countless indoor and outdoor swimming facilities all over southern Wisconsin — watching my son and daughter compete at the recreation....
2016 WAHC Early Registration opens today! This is no April fool’s joke, you can save up to $150 when you register before June 1. The early registration rate is $445 between April 1 and May 31. But, you can save even more money if you are a returning attendee. A new special this year is the WAHC’s “refer a friend” campaign.