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Got Scale? We Need Your Help

Got Scale? We Need Your Help

Author: Alcide Guzman/Sunday, March 1, 2020/Categories: Update Newsletters

Got Scale? We Need Your Help

This year’s opening season will be unique for everyone.  Whenever possible we ask that you continue to keep an eye out scaling on cementitious surfaces of swimming pools. NESPA, along with industry partners the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (formerly APSP) and National Plasterers Council (NPC), are investing in research to work on and solve this problem--but we need your help to make this a success, 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 Chaikin. 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. Naturally, if you have questions or would like to learn more, please call NESPA at 609.689.9111 or email us at


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