Keeping Tabs

Important Facts on Water and COVID-19

As the manufacturer of the Accu-Tab® chlorination system for use in safeguarding recreational water, wastewater, potable and process water, Westlake Water Solutions stands alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to raise awareness around water transmission and COVID-19.

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Preventing Inadvertent Chemical Mixes

Aquatic facilities are frequently challenged to safely manage their pools and spas in the face of recurrent employee turnover and part time help during the summer months.

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Seven Pointers to Help Prepare for Pool Season

Pool season doesn’t simply begin on Memorial Day. It takes weeks of dedicated preparation to ensure aquatic facilities are in good operating order once the pool cover is removed.

While it’s paramount to ensure that your water is properly chlorinated and your staff is properly trained, it’s just as important to make sure other tasks aren’t being overlooked.

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Eye-Opening Water Balance: Westlake Water Solutions Introduces Acid-Rite 450 System for Commercial Swimming Pools

Westlake Water Solutions, a Westlake Corporation business unit, today introduced the Acid-Rite® 450 pH water balancing system for use in commercial swimming pools and spas. The system is NSF/ANSI Standard 50 listed and is recommended to serve pools up to 300,000 gallons.

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Stop Walking a Tight Rope When it Comes to Water Balance.

Acid Addition Options for Commercial Pools

Control of pH in commercial swimming pools can require constant adjustment. Normal bicarbonate alkalinity provides buffering to help guard against wide fluctuations of pH in water.  Increasing the bicarbonate alkalinity, however, increases the tendency for pH to drift upwards due to loss of dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2) to the air.[i]

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Pool Season is Coming. Six Tips to Help You Prepare.

Each May, pool operators and service professionals start getting ready to reopen pools that were closed for the cold winter months. To some degree, pool opening is covered in pool operator training courses. (See for example, the “Spring Start-up” section of chapter 16 in NSPF’s “Pool & Spa Operator™ Handbook.”).

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