Hi there! I have been working in a hotel for over 5 years now and take the maintenance of our pool and spa very seriously. I take care of it as if my own children would be swimming in it. I do not have a CPO but my friend at work who has moved to another department has one and I stole his book and pick his brain from time to time.
I was shown the basics and expanded upon it over the years. Not an expert by any means but I take pool chemistry seriously and look forward to taking the online CPO class and finishing it up with the actual class they hold in Montana once a year. Not having my friend in my department to streamline the process of our new indoor pool and hot tub has been very frustrating. I have found several problems with the new install and have had some of my concerns corrected but the new system is so complex that I keep finding very odd things with the build.
Aside from the basics as a helper to the pools when I started out, I learned a bunch from the Taylor test kit book that comes in the blue plastic box, I researched online and I read the CPO training book on subjects that relate to what I am experiencing with my system.
I take care of a 50,000 gallon outdoor pool that we will be closing soon, a 5,000 gallon outdoor spa, a new 14,000 gallon indoor pool with a waterfall and an 2,000 gallon spa that is also indoors.
The new seresco dehumidifier is not plumbed in to the pool filter so we are wasting a bunch of money and water not pulling it back into the pool. The waterfall evaporates a lot of 80 degree water and also increases the PH. The surface is also playing with me. It is a grouted stone and will probably raise the PH for a few months.
The one thing that is really DRIVING ME BATTY right now is the automation. Our builder put in two Pentair Intellichem controllers and I just got done reading the manual. I will ask about the problem I am having and if it was done wrong or why it was done this way.
I appreciate all your help and wisdom. My mouth and way of communicating is a bit foul in the real world. I will try to not get political, foul or offensive on this forum. If I offend you or get out of line, please let me know. I go off on tangents at times and need to be corrected.
Thanks and have a good one!