Routine maintenance course for pool and spa service professionals and operators gives extra confidence
A new online course, Field Service Professional Training, helps new and seasoned pool operators and service professionals become masters at routine pool maintenance. The course shows how to effectively perform routine maintenance on residential and commercial swimming pools and spas. Created by the nonprofit National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), the training is loaded with how-to videos, providing interactive learning about circulation systems, filters, chemical dosing systems, heaters, cleaning and vacuuming systems, automatic controllers and acid washing.
More than 61,000 attendees registered for the 2014 AHR Expo
Despite a storm that dropped 10 in. of snow on New York City and created a state of emergency in parts of New York state, the severe weather could not stop thousands of attendees and exhibitors from filling the aisles and booths at the 2014 AHR Expo, held at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, Jan. 21 to 23.
NGWA CEO Kevin McCray explains the importance of geothermal heat pump systems
The following is a statement from National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) CEO Kevin McCray, CAE, regarding President Barack Obama's comments regarding his energy policy during his State of the Union address:
The board has new officers, division vice presidents and three new directors
The National Ground Water Assn.'s (NGWA) 2014 board features new officers, division vice presidents and three new directors.
The new officers for NGWA's national board are:
The ShowerSaver is a simple and easy-to-use device that tracks shower time and the number of gallons used. The device uses a sensor to automatically turn on when it detects someone is in the shower; has an easy-to-read, color-coded display; and can be attached to the shower wall in one minute.
All proceeds will benefit WWIF and FWQA
The Wishing Well Intl. Foundation (WWIF) and Florida Water Quality Assn. (FWQA) golf tournament will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, with signup at 8 a.m. and tee off at 8:30 a.m., at the Shingle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.
Gene Koontz will begins his role as president-elect in June 2014
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) board of directors elected Gene Koontz of Lemoyne, Pa., as its next president-elect and chose five new vice presidents and two directors-at-large.
Jim Mock of Ecolab joined the board effective Nov. 1, 2013
The board of directors for nonprofit National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) elected one new board member, Jim Mock, effective Nov. 1, 2013.
Charles Fishman will address how changing attitude about water will affect business
In a session addressing how people’s changing attitudes about water will affect business, New York Times bestselling author Charles Fishman will be the keynote speaker at WQA Aquatech USA 2014. The event, the Water Quality Assn.'s annual convention and tradeshow, will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., March 18 to 21.
Gov. Brown calls for conservation statewide, directs state to manage water for drought
With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. proclaimed a state of emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for these drought conditions.