Aquatics: Axiall and NACCHO to Present at WAHC in Portland

Posted by Accu-Tab News Team
Sep 30, 2014 5:12:00 PM

Representatives from Axiall Corporation and The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) will present at the National Swimming Pool Foundation’s (NSPF) World Aquatic HealthTM Conference. 

Looking_For_Trouble_Blog_PhotoIndividuals who attend this session will get an in depth look at pool and spa facility inspections and findings.  Specifically, the presentation and will reveal hurdles associated with those inspections, areas that are most commonly cited as deficiencies at commercial pools, and ways in which best practices can be implemented to encourage pool operators to maintain their facilities within state and local aquatic health codes at all times.Conference, which is being held October 8-10, 2014 in Portland, Oregon.  Frank Schiffman, Axiall Corporation’s senior marketing manager and Jennifer Li, M.H.S., the director of environmental health and health and disability at NACCHO  will be leading a session titled “Looking for Trouble—Seeing Eye-to-Eye with Health Inspectors” on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 10 a.m.

The content for this session is based on information uncovered through an extensive  survey of city and county health inspectors across the United States, conducted earlier this year as a partnership between NACCHO and Axiall’s Water Treatment Products Group, which is the manufacturer of the Accu-Tab® Chlorination System. The survey concentrated on local health departments’ protocols and experiences in inspecting recreational water facilities in their jurisdictions. 

“For those in the Aquatics industry this will be eye-opening information that is both sobering, and full of opportunity,” said Frank Schiffman. “If you are a pool operator, you will certainly want to know what health inspectors are looking for when they conduct an inspection, commonly cited deficiencies, and how to keep your facility in compliance year round.”  

“Surveying these professionals’ protocols and experiences in inspecting thousands of recreational water facilities allowed Axiall and NACCHO to delve into the quality of pool water at a significant cross-section of  facilities  in varying geographies throughout the country, “ said Li.  “The study was designed to better understand the inspectors’ procedures and observations related to water maintenance and the chemicals used in treating  recreational water.”

The presentation of this study aligns well with the overall goals of the conference. The annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference spotlights issues and solutions to promote more people living healthier lives using pools, hot tubs, and aquatic venues and to help this field gain in relevance. Conference sessions focus on a spectrum of drowning, illness, injury and liability prevention topics and aquatic health benefits. Leading thinkers and influencers in the Aquatics industry attend the WAHC. For more information on the conference, visit To get the full study when it’s available, sign up for the Keeping Tabs blog for future blog posts on the report’s availability.



Topics: Aquatics


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