Commercial Show Floor Education

This education area on the show floor (Booth #2455) offers seminars solely for commercial operators and residential professionals looking to expand into the commercial pool and spa market.

Registration is highly recommended but not required. Limited seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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.

Douglas Sackett
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.

Don Cesarone
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.

Darren Merlob
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