Tag Archives: RWI

NSF and UV – Changes throught the years

NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) was founded in 1944 to standardize sanitation and food safety requirements. Today, it has evolved into an accredited, independent third party certification body that tests and certifies products to verify that they meet public health and safety standards. The NSF is made up of many different divisions covering a wide range […]

Combined Chlorine – More than just a bad smell!

I get asked pretty frequently “what’s the big deal with combined chlorine? I know it makes the pool area smell bad but isn’t that it?”, the short answer is: No, it is not just a smell. Combined chlorine or “chloramines” are nasty D.P.B.s (disinfection by products). They cause the irritating “chlorine smell” usually associated with […]

PPG Commodity Chemicals Business Merger

Effective January 28th, 2013, PPG Industries, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) manufacturer of the Accu-Tab® Chlorination Systems separated from its commodity chemicals business which was then  merged with Georgia Gulf Corporation (Atlanta, GA) to form a  new company, Axiall Corporation.  Axiall is expected to have annual revenues of approximately $5 billion and be the third-largest chlor-alkali producer […]

Get the facts to keep your pool and hot tub safe this swimming season.

It’s  not just about cloudy water. Ten years ago the term Recreational Water Illness (RWI)  was not even a commonly used term. Based on great pool and spa industry  awareness efforts led by the CDC, when you Google the phrase RWI or Recreational Water Illness, you find 785k results. A lot has  happened in the […]