Presentation by Brent Miller, Automated Aquatics Canada Ltd.
Originally aired Friday, March 27, 2020
Thank you so much for joining us today! This session is meant to get you thinking about how you're going to reopen up your swimming pool once you hear the word "GO!" Expectations will be high, timelines will be short, are you ready?
Brent has 20 years of aquatic experience, starting as a lifeguard/instructor and eventually finding his passion in the mechanical room. For the past 13 years at Automated Aquatics Canada Ltd., Brent’s helped pool operators optimize their water quality. Brent was recently appointed to the Filtration & Circulation Committee for the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC).
The COVID-19 Pandemic has helped Brent spend more time at home developing his craft skills under the supervision of his toddlers, specializing in finger painting & googly eye paper monsters.
00:00 early start - webinar hangout with Katie Crysdale, Lakeview Aquatic Consultants Ltd.
39:07 Introducing chat box moderators Adrian Spencer & Jeff Hopper
40:45 Introducing Brent Miller, Automated Aquatics Canada Ltd.
42:25 Online Certified Pool Operator (CPO) training temporarily available online from the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA)
44:40 Poll Results
1:29:30 End of Presentation, Announcements
1:33:30 Q & A with Brent Miller
1:57:50 Wrap Up
Inservice training topics will be linked here - please check back Tuesday.
The Redwoods Group
Aquatic Safety Resource Library (Thee Redwoods Group)
March 23 webinar recording & show notes
March 25 webinar recording & show notes
Aquatics Tribe Crisis Connection
Scary Times Success Manual (thank you to Natalie & Ashley at ALIVE Solutions Inc. for sharing this during the March 26 Crisis Connection webinar)
Is It Ok to Pee in the Pool? (video)
How combined chlorine (CC) and chloramines form from contaminants like pee (urea).
COVID survival rates on surfaces, including Stainless Steel (New England Journal of Medicine)
Maintaining Public Aquatic Facilities (Pool & Hot Tub Alliance)
Chloramines: Safe Work Practices (WorkSafe B.C.)
Clarification re: retaining water without circulation:
- Add unstabilized chlorine to achieve FAC of 20 ppm (pH maintained during the chlorine increase) and allow circulation to run for 1 turnover before shutting down.
- Run filter circulation system and feature pumps at least one turnover per week to reduce stagnation.
- Sample chlorine/pH during this time. N.B. High chlorine DPD/phenol red interference in effective colorimetric testing and adjust accordingly.
- Shock chlorinate to 20 ppm again when FAC drops below 3 ppm.
Brent Miller would like to gratefully acknowledge the work of the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) in the development of this webinar session.
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