Two-Day CPO Class Certified Pool Operator® Course – November 13th & 14th 2018

CPO® certification course:  November 13th – 14th 2018 , Durham

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David Boyce, with over 20 years of industry experience, leads our 2-Day CPO® certification course which is designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations.

  • The certification is valid for 5 years
  • Widely accepted by local and state authorities
  • Instructor is NSPF certified
  • The certification Is recognized nationally and internationally
  • Provides a better understanding of the operator’s role in pool care, management and risk reduction
  • Proven educational tool
  • Covers topics necessary for pool operators including a section for local and state codes
  • Comprehensive handbook that is updated regularly
  • The program is now eligible for IACET Continuing Education Units

 

We also offer CPO® Certification Blended Training.

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How to Prepare Your Swimming Pool for a Hurricane

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During this hurricane talk, you’re probably securing your swimming pool furniture and equipment.  But, what about the swimming pool itself? How should you prepare it for a hurricane or any type of storm? Here are a few tips:

  • Keep your swimming pools full: Heavy rain could potentially demolish an empty pool. If your pool is going to be empty, release your hydrostatic valve or pull them. Read more here about Swimming Pool Hydrostatic Pressure Problems and Solutions https://wp.me/p5zQgm-2n
  • Practice preventive maintenance for algae and debris buildup
  • Turn off your pumps if debris clogs the skimmers and/or main drains
  • Use caution in your pump rooms. These areas could be subject to the predicted flooding which could lead to electrical shock.

 

What are the bed bug infestation signs?

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Bed bugs are becoming a common problem all over the United States. Trips to and from hotels, college & universities, homes and even businesses could result in a bed bug infestation in your own residence or business. These critters can be hard to detect as they are able to hide in cracks, crevices and folds of your mattresses, couches, luggage, rugs and more. They are also small and silent and you may not even realize that you have  a bed bug problem until you awake to find a string of bed bug bite marks.

Following are bed bug signs:

  • Small specks of blood along the seam of your mattress or your sheets
  • Small fecal spots also on the seam of your mattress or your sheets
  • Visible bed bugs either moving along the tucks and corners of your bed and/or furniture
  • Bed bug shells
  • A line of small, itchy, red bites

Once you have confirmed that you have bed bugs, you may also realize that they aren’t in open areas and they are also in areas in which insecticides would pose an issue towards humans.

In order to comfortably eliminate bed bugs, you’ll need a product, such as SteriFab, with the following features:

  • Labeled for mattresses, furniture, carpets etc
  • Kills bed bugs(but not limited to)
  • Has No Odor
  • Fast Drying
  • Non – Residual(treated area can be used after dried)
  • No staining, no dyes and no perfumes

STERI FAB FAQ SHEET

Paper Goods VS Commercial Bathroom Hand Dryers

We may have read hotel reviews by guests that were disappointed in their visits due to the quality of the bathrooms.  Some guests indicate that the place was nice, except for the bad bathroom.  These reviews are read by hundreds of people and that’s not including world of mouth.  A bad bathroom, per say could lose business.  Although, odors can be eliminated and neutralized – that’s not always where the bathroom issues lies.

We may have personally used restrooms that smelled completely pleasant but there were paper towels on the floors near the waste baskets, on the sinks etc.  This can be unpleasant to look at it and simply make the restroom seem dirty.  As always, if a person leaves a restroom due to discomfort – there’s a risk that they may not return.  In order to address this problem, you may consider adding commercial bathroom hand dryers as an additional option.  You’ll always have people that have a preference to use paper goods or hand dryers but presenting the option may reduce some of the unnecessary paper towel clutter.

What is Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizer’s Effectiveness?

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Safety hand sanitizer may be used as a hand washing substitute preferably when there isn’t a sink, soap and water immediately available. It may also be considered as a complement to hand washing.  Using Safety hand sanitizer routinely reduces the need of frequent hand washing.

Following are a few Safety hand sanitizer questions and answers:

ARE THERE ANY NOTIABLE BENEFITS?

Safety hand sanitizer assists with maintaining a natural protective barrier by keeping your skin intact, free from chapping and free from cracking.  It also reduces the drying which is caused by regular contact with water and towels.

YOU MENTIONED THAT THE PRODUCT WILL REDUCE DRYING CAUSED BY REGULAR CONTACT WITH WATER AND TOWELS. DOES THIS MEAN THAT I WILL NOT NEED WATER WITH THE PRODUCT?

It does. Safety hand sanitizer can be used without water or towels providing convenient use.

ARE THERE ANY PRODUCT FEATURES THAT I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?

The product has a pleasant fragrance, it’s cost effective and it’s non-irritating.

TO BE CLEAR, COULD I REPLACE HAND WASHING WITH THIS PRODUCT ALTOGETHER?

Safety hand sanitizer does not remove soil or grease from the hands. Considering this, you should still wash your hands with soap and water at the beginning of work and on a regular basis, prior to invasive procedures, when your hands are visibly soiled, after 10-15 uses.

PK360 Grill Now Available!

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We are excited to announce that the PK360 Cast Aluminum Charcoal Grill & Smoker is now available! The 360 SQ. IN cooking surface is almost half a size larger than the competing grills. The 4-Point Venting System  on this new PK BBQ Grill has the following features:

  • Air Flow Control
  • Heat Management

 

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This spicy new look & two-zone cooking adds unique fun and tasty enjoyment to your grilling needs.  The PK360 is sure to become a classic that is built to last!