2014 Pool & Spa Operator Handbook Released

December 6, 2013

NSPF’s training and reference manual contains updates and sports a new look

NSPF 2014 Pool & Spa Operator Handbook
Photo courtesy of The National Swimming Pool Foundation

The 2014 edition of the Pool & Spa Operator Handbook, published by non-profit National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), is now available and includes important updates and a new look. Offered in English and Spanish with both U.S. and Metric units, this fundamental training and reference manual is valued by professionals — including operators, health officials, service technicians, retailers, property managers and manufacturers — who help keep pools safer, and open.

Important updates to the 2014 version are found in chapters 2, 6, 16, and Appendix C-3.

  • Chapter 2: Updated Material Safety Data Sheet section with information about transition to SDS (safety data sheets) terminology and the Globally Harmonized System (GHS).
  • Chapter 6: A short section about the Ryznar Stability Index (RSI), another saturation index used by some industry professionals, has been added.
  • Chapter 16: Now includes a brief section, which describes the new Swimming Pool and Spa Routine Maintenance online course from NSPF.
  • Appendix C-3: A summary on two new Module Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) modules has been added: Fecal/Blood/Vomit Contamination Response module; and Preface/User Guide/Glossary modules are now included.

The Pool & Spa Operator Handbook is also wearing a new cover with a copy of original artwork in pastel, titled “Swimmer,” created in 1997 by acclaimed artist Mela Lyman, whose passion for swimming is often reflected in her artwork.  


National Swimming Pool Foundation

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