Well – we heard it again from a facility – and we hear it all the time: “For 9 years since I got here, it wasn’t a problem.  Now all of a sudden it is.”

While the standards for pool care haven’t changed much, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has stepped up enforcement of aquatic facility regulations.  They have discovered many situations where operators have been caring for their facilities incorrectly for a long time.  In many cases, this was because of improper or inadequate training and “rule of thumb” practices that were incorrect.  Sometimes, pool suppliers and dealers were the sources of bad information, too. 

We hear many situations where “it was never a problem and now it is.”  Well, it was a problem; it’s just the facility was never caught – because it was never adequately inspected.  It’s proof that “experience” alone is not a measure of correct performance.

Lehmann Pools & Spas invests heavily in training to ensure we have the latest in regulatory and technical knowledge.  In fact, we are certified facility operator instructors.  When you choose Lehmann Pools & Spas for service, you can be assured we will have the latest knowledge and training to ensure you will be fully in compliance with all applicable regulations.

Improper operation of facilities can result in significant liability for their owners.  We’ll help you manage your risk and assure you that you will operate a safe and compliant facility.  And, since we’re a year-round operation, so you can call us anytime for assistance with critical issues.

Data in this latest report from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention says that public pool operators in even the most regulated states (New York, Florida, Texas, Arizona, California) are not successfully managing their swimming pools.

  • Most inspections of public aquatic venues (almost 80 percent) identified at least one violation.
  • 1 in 8 inspections resulted in immediate closure because of serious health and safety violations.
  • 1 in 5 kiddie/wading pools were closed—the highest proportion of closures among all inspected venues.
  • The most common violations reported were related to improper pH (15 percent), safety equipment (13 percent), and disinfectant concentration (12 percent).

Lehmann Pools & Spas helps Commercial & Public Pool Operators meet and exceed the toughest pool standards.  Check out our Commercial Products & Services page to see how we can help you manage your pool.

  • Training & Certification for Operators – including NSPF®CPO®
  • Equipment Sourcing
  • Installation & Maintenance
  • Secondary Sanitization Systems
  • Chemicals
  • Inspection and Audit Services

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