Thursday, April 20, 2006

It's a Small World (Wide Web) After All!

How many times have you been working through a particular set of circumstances and thought, "I can't be the only poor sap who's ever had to deal with this situation"? Generally, when that thought has come to my mind, I wasn't looking much past my own "back yard" for an answer. Usually my short range pursuit would come back with a solution that would do the trick, and that was good enough. What might I find if I could expand my network beyond my regional interest group?

Over the past couple of years I've had the privledge of talking with some folks around the globe about their operations from top to bottom. The thing that keeps coming back to me is that no matter where we live on this planet geographically, or how diverse our cultures have developed, within the world of Aquatics we are one in the same. Whether its lifeguard shortages, water quality concerns, liability issues, or business finances, we are all looking at a very similar set of circumstances as we put on our work hats in the morning. It is comforting, in a sick kind of way, to know that there are multitudes of people in my industry that are dealing with the same challenges as me. Blogging can be an efficient way of hooking up with likeminded individuals all over the world. My (anonymous if I want it to be) concern, when aired in this blog, becomes a "jumping off" point for discussion that not only helps me with my concern, but anyone else in the world who happens to log on and read the dialog offered as well. So, with that having been said, Bon Voyage bloggers!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

End the "Bucket Brigade"!

And away we go! This endeavor is likely to be an interesting adventure into the minds of Pool Operators. It should prove to be a valuable resource to those who participate in contributing to its content. I don't believe there is any better way to learn than to hear it from the direct source, the proverbial "horses mouth". Wouldn't you rather talk to someone who's been there and done that. In my experience, that is where the true wisdom lies.

So, you've heard that it requires special procedures, and/or remedial products to keep combined chlorine in check in in-door swimming pools. All I know is that "I'm superchlorinating every two weeks and that don't cut it!" Somebody out there is having some success and not breaking their back (and budget) to get the job done.

Wouldn't you like to hear from an unbiased source when you have a similar question. You and your peers have nothing to gain from participating in this blog, except a chance to help out a comrade and maybe pick up a pearl or two you can apply yourself. Well, you get the idea. Bookmark this address , give it a look see from time to time and please comment. What you know could make the difference for someone else.