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CYA on CYA

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Is your “you know what” covered from the dangers of excess cyanuric acid (CYA)?

As a pool operator, you’re probably aware that CYA is a white, odorless chemical compound that stabilizes a pool’s chlorine and acts as a protective barrier against decomposition from the sun’s ultraviolet rays....

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Keep Swimmers in the Water, Not the Waiting Room

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When 42 people were taken to area hospitals after a poolside chemical spill at a YMCA in Durham, NC, the facility’s worst fears were realized.

Not only did the 2017 sodium hypochlorite – or bleach – spill require 11 units from the Durham Fire Department in addition to the Hazmat team, but six...

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Closing Time: Prepping for The End of Pool Season

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Pool season concludes for many when the weather cools down and school is back in session.

However, any pool operator worth their salt knows that pool season never truly ends. Ensuring that your pool is operable on Day One of pool season is a year-long endeavor that requires a commitment to your...

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What Health Inspectors are Really Inspecting

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Pool inspections conducted by local health departments can be a nerve-wracking time for aquatic facility operators.

But they don’t have to be.

By understanding the poolside features that tend to draw more scrutiny than others during a typical inspection, pool operators can better prepare when it...

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Not All Tablets Are Created Equal

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When doing research on calcium hypochlorite (or cal hypo) tablets, the most important thing to note is that all tablets are not a one size fits all proposition.

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Staying in Your Lane: Tips for Avoiding Pool Shutdowns

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While a number of important factors account for successful pool operation, when it comes down to it, keeping your pool open is the most important of them all.

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Preparing for the Start and Close of the Pool Season

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In professional sports, there really is no offseason. Sure, you can take an extended break when you’re finally away from the bright lights, but that time off will show in your performance once the season begins again.

The same is true for pool operators. A year-round job, owning and operating a...

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Safeguard Your Aquatic Facility

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It isn’t just lifeguards enforcing a “no running by the pool” policy that helps to keep aquatic facilities safe.

In addition to the common rules and regulations that swimmers have come to know for years, it’s also the recreational water standards outlined in the National Sanitation Foundation ...

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A Different Kind of Balancing Act

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As a pool operator, you understand the basics of chlorine. Keeping the right amount of chlorine in your pool ensures the elimination of bacteria. While it is important to maintain healthy chlorine levels, it is also important to be sure that pH levels do not get too steep. High pH levels can...

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Cover Your "You Know What" on CYA

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As a pool operator, you're likely aware that cyanuric acid (CYA)—also known as chlorine pool stabilizer or conditioner—is a chemical compound used to stabilize the chlorine within a pool and prevent it from being eaten away by the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

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