Category Archives: Nov/Dec 09

This-N-That

News & Events Kudos For General Excellence Hello, I’m an engineer in the Properties Division of the National Office of the Boys Scouts of America. I do enjoy your magazine and get quite a lot out of it. Thank you. John Stewart Consulting Engineer, BSA Irving, Texas ——————————————————————————————————– SylvanSport Opens Online Store Cedar Mountain, N.C.–SylvanSport announces the opening of its online store, featuring GO, Mobile Adventure Gear camper. From an auxiliary awning kit to reclining camp chairs or storage containers, … Continue reading

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Competition Conundrum

“We try to emphasize safety and fun at Laney, even in competitive games and sports Although I’ve read some passionate arguments opposed to any form of competition, campers seem to enjoy our version of winning and losing. Is ’healthy competition’ an oxymoron?” –Rob Hammond, director of Camp Laney in Mentone, Ala. As a psychologist who works with summer camps across the country, I am often asked whether competition is good or bad. Proponents of competition speak fondly of their athletic … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Filters

No matter how much care is taken to operate a filtration system at its peak performance, there are times when the pool operator witnesses changes in water clarity. Additionally, the ability to see the main drain at all times is critical to safety, and is mandatory in all pool codes and regulations. Troubleshooting the filters can be accomplished through a systematic observation of various instruments in the filter room. The purpose is to understand the key indicators through careful gathering … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Filters – Test

1. Troubleshooting filters requires a knowledge of devices which indicate pressure and flow. a. true b. false 2. The gauge which records the pressure within the filter system is a. influent gauge b. effluent gauge 3. The indicator which shows the gallons per minute running through the return line is a. flow indicator b. pressure gauge 4. If the pressure gauge is reading high, the filter is a. clean b. dirty c. no issue 5. Lack of backwashing will result … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Filters – Answer Key

1. Troubleshooting filters requires a knowledge of devices which indicate pressure and flow. a. true b. false 2. The gauge which records the pressure within the filter system is a. influent gauge b. effluent gauge 3. The indicator which shows the gallons per minute running through the return line is a. flow indicator b. pressure gauge 4. If the pressure gauge is reading high, the filter is a. clean b. dirty c. no issue 5. Lack of backwashing will result … Continue reading

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