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Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) & Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) Update, plus Review of Code Conference Proceedings
Wednesday, November 1 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
The CDC has led a national collaborative effort with public health, industry, and academic partners from across the United States to develop a national guidance document, called the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), to prevent drowning, injuries, and the spread of recreational water illnesses at public swimming pools and spas. The CMAHC, a non-profit organization, was created to keep the MAHC up-to-date. This presentation will provide an overview and status of the MAHC, an overview of the CMAHC and the update process, and a summary of the October 2017 Biennial Vote on the Code Conference proceedings.
Attendees will better navigate the MAHC requirements, understand the process to update the MAHC and know how to be part of that process, and become familiar with potential changes to the MAHC. Detailed discussions/explanations of the MAHC/CMAHC, the update process, and how to become involved and have an impact on the MAHC content will be provided.
Executive Director at CMAHC
Michael Beach, CDC
Associate Director for Healthy Water at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Operating Windows for Chlorination Sources for Pools and Spas
Wednesday, November 1 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This talk will compare the four primary sources for introducing chlorine into swimming pools; Stabilized solid chlorine, non-stabilized solid chlorine, liquid chlorine, and salt generation. It will discuss the impact of each source on pool maintenance as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. Topics to be covered include source water, overall chemistry of products, handling and storage, and regulatory. The audience should gain a better understanding of the fact that all methods and products for introducing chlorine into pools and spas also introduce something else to the water. Each method or product has advantages and disadvantages related to its impact on the water as well as in handling and storing. The talk will explore these in order for pool operators and service personnel to understand them and then to be more proactive in both utilizing the method or products and in ensure proper pool and spa operations.
James R. January
Technical Services Representative at Lonza Water Care
Understanding the Requirements of ADA and Public Pools
Thursday, November 2 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
The course would look at pool lifts, sloped entries, transfer walls and other ADA required public pool entrances and egress.
VP, Commercial Division at Van Kirk & Sons Pools
Performing Leak Detections on Commercial Pools, Spas and Splash Pads
Thursday, November 2 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Using static listening equipment to locate complex leaks in pool structures and plumbing.
Owner at LeakTronics
How Water Chemistry Effects Commercial Pool Operations
Friday, November 3 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Chlorine, pH, alkalinity, hardness, TDS, and water temperature are the key factors associated with maintaining balanced, healthy pool/spa water. Learn about the testing options, techniques, and common interferences of each of these parameters and their role in keeping pool water healthy for bathers and preventing damage to pool surfaces and equipment.
Chris Golden, CWT
VP of Sales, G&D at Taylor Technologies