As Pool Start-Up Continues: We Need Your Help
Scaling on cementitious surfaces of swimming pools is occurring at a significantly higher rate than a few years ago. The Northeast Spa & Pool Association (NESPA), along with industry partners the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance and National Plasterers Council (NPC), are investing in research to work on and solve this problem--but we need your help, according to Kyle Chaikin, chairman of the Winter effects Task Force.
“Our goal with this program is to stop the finger pointing and let consumers know that there is an anomaly or a phenomenon taking place that affects certain pools over the winter,” Chaikin continued. “We need to get to the bottom of the issue: we want to find out (A) what is causing the problem and (B) how to prevent it in the future.”
The protocols that are currently in place do not prevent the problem from happening, according to the chairman. He said that what NESPA, PHTA and NPC need right now is for pool professionals, when confronted with the problem, to send samples to be tested. “We are working with several labs that will analyze samples from the field. Please CLICK HERE and download the protocol for collecting and sending in samples of these crystalline deposits,” said Chaikin. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please call NESPA at 609.689.9111.