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Dec 2017
Water Quality , Aquatic Design

There’s a saying in French cooking that I’ve always loved: mise en place. Translated it means, “everything in its place,” or as I was taught in culinary school, “the state of readiness.”

Dec 2017
Guest Blog, Water Quality

It might sound surprising, but I’ve long seen a direct connection between the culinary arts and maintaining the highest standard for water quality.

Dec 2017
Partnerships, CMAHC

The 2017 Biennial Conference vote is in! See below for more information. 

Dec 2017
Partnerships, CMAHC

The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) announces that Alvaro Mendoza, co-founder and President of Commercial Energy Specialists, Inc. (CES), of Jupiter, Florida has been elected as the newest member of the CMAHC Board of Directors. 

Nov 2017
Partnerships, CMAHC

Time is running out to submit your vote on the 179 proposed changes to the MAHC-Only 3 days left before the electronic voting closes at midnight EST on November 19, 2017. To access the voting module on the CMAHC website, you must be a CMAHC member and be signed in on the website. 

Nov 2017
WAHC, Healthy Water, Guest Blog

As is true of most endeavors in which us humans diligently apply ourselves, the art and science of recreational water treatment become more complex and sophisticated as time goes along. 

Nov 2017
Partnerships, CMAHC

We just finished the two-day CMAHC Conference extravaganza going over 2017 Change Requests, Members are voting.

Oct 2017
WAHC, Guest Blog, Listening to Customers

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 14th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference in Denver, Colorado. It was the second time I’ve made it to the event, which is produced by the National Swimming Pool Foundation. Like the first time around, I found the experience incredibly stimulating and inspiring.

Oct 2017
WAHC

We want you to have the time of your life at the 14th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference! We’ve prepared a few tips for you, and if you keep these in mind, you should have a rewarding and enlightening time at the industry’s top educational conference. See you in Denver soon!

Oct 2017
WAHC

Are you interested in attending the 14th Annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference but are stuck at home because your boss didn’t approve of the expense? Or maybe it is just too far away in Denver, CO?​

Oct 2017
WAHC, Partnerships

At NSPF, we believe that everything we do helps more people live happier and healthier lives through aquatic activity and immersion.

Sep 2017
WAHC, Mental Health, Blue Mind

What is it about the way the ocean moves, reflects, glimmers and glows that mesmerizes and transfixes us?

Sep 2017
WAHC

This year the World Aquatic HealthTM Conference is taking a special interest in the professional development of the industry. 

Sep 2017
Conference

Will you be attending the International Pool Spa Patio Expo and Conference this year in Orlando, Florida? NSPF® and GENESIS® host a wealth of options for you October 29–November 3. Let’s take a peek at the 2017 offerings. 

Sep 2017
CMAHC

There has been tragic news from Texas and Louisiana and we know that some of you live in those areas hit hard by Hurricane Harvey. We hope that you and your families/aquatic facilities/health departments/companies are OK and that the road to recovery is not too arduous. 

Sep 2017
WAHC

This year the World Aquatic Health Conference will take place in the illustrious Mile High City - Denver, Colorado. The host hotel, Omni Interlocken, is located between Denver and Boulder in Broomfield, known for its beautiful scenery. As we get closer to October 18th, let’s review the top ten things to do in the area of this year’s WAHC.

Sep 2017
Facilities, Water Testing

Water chemistry in public pools and spas has regained focus in recent years as more relevant data becomes available. 

Aug 2017
CMAHC

The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) is a collaborative effort of public health, academia, and the aquatics industry, working to protect individuals, families, and communities from preventable waterborne diseases and injuries through evidence-based guidance.

Aug 2017
WAHC

It's nearly the end of August. October is only a few weeks away! We will all be attending the 14th Annual World Aquatic HealthTM  Conference, but there is so much more than just the conference taking place on October 18-20. Be sure to review our Pre- and Post-Conference Events to plan your trip accordingly. 

Aug 2017
WAHC

We're less than two months out for #WAHC2017 and our hotel block at the Omni Interlocken is filling up! We want to take a moment and remind all future attendees to book their hotel room now. If you plan on staying in the discounted room block at the Conference Hotel, you'll want to reserve your room today, the deadline is Tuesday, September 26. 

Aug 2017
CMAHC

It is just a little more than 60 days until the 2017 Biennial Conference; see the “Countdown to 2017 CMAHC Conference” on our front page for the exact number of days! 

Aug 2017
WAHC, Swimming, ADA Requirements

Over the past several years, swimming pool accessibility has become a significant factor for recreational facilities throughout the United States.

Jul 2017
WAHC

The Advanced Service Concepts track provides instruction on enhancing service company profitability through business best practices including risk management, accounting, and talent selection.

Jul 2017
WAHC

Hello, mid-summer! It is now officially 13 weeks until the World Aquatic Health™ Conference! October 18 is right around the corner - you have less than two weeks to save $100 on registration before the price rises one last time to a final $595. Monday, July 31 will be the last day to register at $495, will you save the money now?

Jun 2017
CMAHC

It is less than 120 days until the 2017 Biennial Conference; see the “Countdown to 2017 CMAHC Conference” on our front page for the exact number of days! 

Jun 2017
Facilities, Float Tanks

Although they were invented over 60 years ago, they existed in relative obscurity throughout much of their existence.

Jun 2017
WAHC, Health Benefit

Who Should Attend?

As NSPF always believes, if we create more swimmers and show the public how lives can be improved through water, the industry itself will grow.

Jun 2017
WAHC, Business Growth

Who Should Attend?

Training for Business Growth is a brand new track debuting this #WAHC2017. 

May 2017
WAHC, Business Growth

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

May 2017
WAHC

It's time to shine a spotlight on #WAHC2017 Insider's Tour, a fan favorite for pool operators, facility managers, and builders of all kinds!

May 2017
WAHC, MAHC

Who Should Attend? 
The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) has the potential to impact the entire aquatics industry, but this track will most directly benefit NSPF Instructors, environmental health officials, parks and recreation officials, and manufacturers. 

May 2017
WAHC, Public Health

Who Will Benefit Attending This Course?

Public Health is a main concern for all industries, but it is especially relevant to the aquatics industry. 

Apr 2017
WAHC

Who Should Attend?
The topics discussed in this track will grab the attention of pool operators, facility directors, NSPF Instructors, and even manufacturers! Anyone can learn about effects and benefits of water chemistry. 

Apr 2017
WAHC, Facilities

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. 

Mar 2017
Facility Maintenance

Swimming is a wonderful sport and activity. In my opinion, its benefits far outweigh the negative perception from reports that people pee in the pool

Mar 2017
CMAHC

The CMAHC greeted 2017 knowing this is a Vote on the Code Biennial Conference year. As a result, we will all be busy through December making the MAHC the most pertinent, up-to-date aquatics health and safety reference and guidance document. 

MAHC
Mar 2017
MAHC

Everyone agrees,  Colorado’s Swimming Pool and Mineral Bath regulations (5 CCR 1003-5) are woefully outdated. 

Feb 2017
Facility Maintenance

Can the often-feuding manufacturers of airside and waterside products come together to help create the ultimate indoor pool?

Jan 2017
Water Safety

Though it is a popular training technique and even seen as a feat of strength, prolonged breath holding can be extremely dangerous.  

Jan 2017
Model Aquatic Health Code

Not too long ago in the fall of 2014, aquatics enthusiasts far and wide celebrated the release of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) first edition of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), affectionately known as the “MAC,” and MAHC the Annex, the code’s supporting materials. 

Jan 2017
Our Mission, Giving, Step Into Swim

Dear Generous and Thoughtful Supporters of the Step Into Swim™ Campaign:

Happy New Year! We are pleased to report that, in 2016, the Step Into Swim (SiS) campaign has made a positive impact in two important NSPF strategic initiatives: First, creating more swimmers, and second, creating more frequent swimmers. Step Into Swim plays a pivotal role in our efforts to help more people live healthier and happier lives, reduce drowning, and as a result build demand for the health-focused pool, hot tub, and aquatic industry.