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Opening Season is HERE

Opening Season is HERE

We need your help as we research a significant problem.

Author: Alcide Guzman/Friday, March 1, 2019/Categories: Update Newsletters

Building and servicing pools in the Northeast, and other cold weather climates, presents unique challenges. The industry shares wide ranging opinions on admixtures for cementitious products, winterization, winter management, and opening procedures.  

An even wider array of opinions exists as to what may be causing scaling and crystallization on cementitious surfaces at a significantly higher rate than we have seen in the past.  

The Northeast Spa & Pool Association (NESPA), along with industry partners the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and National Plasterers Council (NPC), are investing in research to better understand these issues. This Task Force is striving to support our members at every level of the industry.  

The goal is for our members to have the information that will enable them to provide better service and a higher quality product to their customers.  The plan is to scientifically decipher the actual causes of these issues in hopes of creating a protocol that will allow us to prevent and/or cure the same.  
We are working with several labs to analyze samples from the field and need your help. Please CLICK HERE and download the protocol for collecting and sending in samples of these crystalline deposits. 

If you have questions or would like to learn more, please call NESPA at 609.689.9111. 




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