PPG Issues Advisory On Aquatic Facilities

Pittsburgh, Penn.–The Accu-Tabsystem commercial pool water treatment group of PPG Industries announces the release of “Smooth Operator: Maintenance & Training Best Practices,” the second in a series of informational advisories. Data from the survey indicates that 20 percent of pool owners and operators questioned had to shut down their facilities due to a concern over water quality. Of these owners and operators, 76 percent cited the equipment they use to regulate water quality as being difficult to operate. The advisory provides seasonal action steps that can be implemented to make pool maintenance and operator training an ongoing process. Included in the action steps are recommendations for staff-certification programs. For more information, visit


ChlorKing Generator Receives NSF-50 Certification

ChlorKing Inc. a manufacturer of commercial salt chlorinators announces that it has received NSF-50 certification on its X-GEN on-site chlorine generators for commercial swimming pools. The generators are available in 20- and 40-pound/day models and feature a pH-neutral module, which allows for the pH in the production tank to be controlled, thus delivering neutral pH chlorine to the swimming pool. For more information, call (800) 536-8180.


SCS Announces Partner For Ordering Parts

Denver, Colo.–SCS is partnering with PurePlay Waterpark Restoration Services so you can now find SCS parts on PurePlay’s new Web site. The Web site,, was created as a resource for the recreation and waterpark industries. It was designed to help simplify dealing with maintenance issues and improve the ordering new or replacement parts. Whether it’s cleaning products or splash pad elements you are looking for, or even replacement slide pads, has what you need.


May Is National Water Safety Month

Alexandria, Va.–In recognition of the popularity of swimming and other water-related recreational activities, the month of May has been designated as National Water Safety Month. The purpose is to highlight the need for ongoing public education on safe water practices and always being “water aware.” This designation has been proclaimed as a joint effort of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals, the National Recreation and Park Association, and the World Waterpark Association. National Water Safety Month can be celebrated through educational programs, public services announcements, governmental proclamations, and the distribution of water safety-themed materials, all aimed primarily at the public and designed to prevent drowning and water-related illness and injuries. For more information, visit


National Wildlife Looking For Your Best Shot

National Wildlife Federation is now accepting entries for their 40th annual contest. Cash prizes totaling more than $30,000 and other gifts will be awarded to the winners in seven categories in three separate divisions: professional, amateur and youth. Winners will be published on their Web site. The deadline for submissions is July 6, 2010. For more information, visit


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