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Dec 2016
Swimming

If the question was asked to an adult can they swim, majority of the time the answer would be yes.

Dec 2016
Facility Maintenance , Air Quality, Water Quality

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.

Dec 2016
Facility Management , Aquatic Safety

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?

Dec 2016
CMAHC

The NSPF has been provided with another CMAHC update and we wanted to provide the below information to you all. This was an email provided by CMAHC Executive Director, Douglas Sackett

Nov 2016
Facility Maintenance

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. 

Nov 2016
CMAHC

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!

Oct 2016
WAHC

Holy cow! Can you believe it #WAHC2016 is merely a week away!

Oct 2016
Catastrophe Care For Pools

Hurricane season is upon us—let’s be prepared! Check out the tips below from NSPF partner Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA). 

Sep 2016
WAHC

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. 

Sep 2016
Products

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. 

Sep 2016
Products

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.

Sep 2016
WAHC

Oh my, it's nearly the middle of September and #WAHC2016 is only about a month away!

Sep 2016
WAHC

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

Aug 2016
WAHC

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. 

Aug 2016
NSPF Growing

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. 

Aug 2016
WAHC

Are you an aquatic professional that is interested in learning how other facilities operate on a day-to-day basis? 

Aug 2016
Online Learning, OSHA

What is OSHA?

OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation. 

Aug 2016
Swimming

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. 

Jul 2016
WAHC

Whoa! Where does the time go? It is now officially 12 weeks until the World Aquatic Health™ Conference! 

Jul 2016
WAHC

Aquatic Therapy Day, Float Tank Workshop, and Build a Swimming Pool Slotted Before and After 2016 WAHC

Jul 2016
WAHC

As the 2016 World Aquatic Health Conference™ registration discount deadline nears, convince your boss the experience outweighs the cost!

Jul 2016
NSPF Social

 How to Keep NSPF in your News Feed

Jul 2016
Swimming

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.

Jun 2016
WAHC

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.

Jun 2016
WAHC

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. 

Jun 2016
From the CEO

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.

Jun 2016
WAHC

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. 

Jun 2016
Swimming

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. 

Jun 2016
WAHC

The Advanced Service Concepts track provides instruction on enhancing service company profitability through creating efficiency, increasing service quality, and saving customers time and money. 

May 2016
WAHC

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.

May 2016
WAHC

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! 

May 2016
WAHC

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.

May 2016
WAHC, Industry Technology

Who Should Attend?
Fan favorite WAHC Track, New Industry Technology, is coming back stronger than ever this year.

May 2016
Education

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?

Apr 2016
MAHC, WAHC

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.

Apr 2016
WAHC

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...

Apr 2016
WAHC, Public Health

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. 

Apr 2016
WAHC, Facility Manager

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. 

Apr 2016
Swimming

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....

Mar 2016
WAHC

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.

Jan 2016
Products, Facilities, CPO Certification

Have you ever entered another aquatic facility and thought:
Wow, whoever is the pool manager at this place is doing a terrific job!
Conversely, I’m sure you’ve walked into others...