Source: National Swimming Pool Foundation

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO/December 5, 2013 — 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 & 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.

“NSPF has once again updated the Pool & Spa Operator handbook to be the most current reference manual in the industry. This will ensure that NSPF Instructors and professionals who focus on keeping pools and spas safer, and open, are educating to the most current industry standards,” said Alex Antoniou, Ph.D., NSPF Director of Educational Programs. 

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. Lyman has been on the faculty of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the combined degree program at Tufts University for over 20 years. To see more of Mela Lyman’s art, visit www.MelaLyman.com or find her on Facebook. 

About National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®)
We believe everything we do helps people live healthier lives. We believe we can make a difference by encouraging more aquatic activity, making pools safer, and keeping them open. We do this by offering products and programs that are technically sound, convenient, and beautifully designed. We just happen to sell books, training programs, online courses, & organize conferences. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, proceeds go to fund research and to help create swimmers. NSPF Certified Instructors have trained over 350,000 professionals in 81 countries with the Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) certification. Over $4 million in grants funded by NSPF since 2003 have impacted policies and practices around the world; and we attract hundreds of professionals from around the globe to the World Aquatic Health™ Conference each year to learn of the latest advances. In 2012, we launched Step Into Swim™ Campaign, a 10-year initiative to create 1 million more swimmers. To find ways to work together, go to www.nspf.org, www.StepIntoSwim.org, or www.HomePoolEssentials.org.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.