Hurricane Pool Cleanup

We all know that Hurricanes can wreak devastation. The recent floodwaters in Houston and Florida contain everything from raw sewage to chemicals. Before beginning the process of pool cleanup it is important to know details on what you could be working with. Here’s a good list from Aqua Magazine on pool cleanup after a hurricane.

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ITS | 2017 Q1-Q3 Trade Show Schedule Announced

ITS Trade show booth

Make your water quality testing smarter and faster! We are pleased to announce our annual trade show schedule for 2017. If you do water quality testing, visit our new booth or stand in Europe at the following shows.  Our friendly staff will educate you on our accurate and innovative products that save time and money.

Show NameShow LocationStart DateEnd DateBooth #
Mid-America Pool & SpaIndianapolis, IN1/18/20171/19/2017511
Southwest Pool & SpaSan Antonio, TX1/19/20171/20/2017435
Atlantic City Pool & SpaAtlantic City, NJ1/24/20171/26/20173312
International Poultry ExpoAtlanta, GA1/31/20172/2/20174210
Spatex*Coventry, UK ENGLAND1/31/20172/2/2017Stand B7
Southeast Pool & SpaNashville, TN2/2/20172/3/2017525
Queen City Brewers FestivalCharlotte, NC2/4/20172/4/2017Table
Forum Piscine*Bologna, Italy2/16/20172/18/2017N/A
Orlando Pool & SpaOrlando, FL2/17/20172/18/2017736
PittconChicago, IL3/6/20173/9/20172822
Western Pool & SpaLong Beach, CA3/9/20173/11/2017324
Beer X*Sheffield, UK3/16/20173/18/2017N/A
Wasser Berlin International*Berlin, Germany3/28/20173/31/2017N/A
WQAOrlando, FL3/29/20173/30/20171033
CBCWashington, DC4/11/20174/13/20171163
Reef-A-PaloozaOrlando, FL5/6/20175/7/2017911
Hague National Dealer ConventionColumbus, OHIO5/7/20175/9/2017N/A
Well Drillers JublieeMyrtle Beach, SC6/11/20176/12/20171712
AWWAPhiladelphia, PA6/12/20176/14/20172142
Homebrew ExpoMinneapolis, MN6/15/20176/17/2017N/A
NEHAGrand Rapids, MI7/10/20177/11/2017N/A
254th American Chemical Society National Expo (ACS)Washington, DC8/20/20178/22/2017
Southern Brewers ConferenceNashville, TN8/22/20178/25/2017N/A
MACNANew Orleans, LA8/25/20178/27/2017328
P.I.E. 2017Monterey, CA9/28/20179/30/2017304
WEFTECChicago, IL10/2/201710/4/20178205
World WaterPark (WWP)West Palm Beach, FL 10/17/201710/20/2017
Piscina Barcelona*Barcelona, Spain10/17/201710/20/2017
AQUA Telford*Telford, UK10/18/201710/19/2017
WAHCDenver, CO10/18/201710/20/2017
PMANew Orleans, LA10/20/201710/21/20173664
Aquatech Amsterdam*Amsterdam, Netherlands10/31/201711/3/2017
IPSPEOrlando, FL11/1/201711/3/2017
Aquanale*Cologne, Germany11/7/201711/10/2017
NGWANashville, TN12/6/201712/7/2017
* exhibiting as ITS Europe LTD
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The CDC recommends that people use their own test strips

PoolClosed

Periodic 2013 inspections of public pools, hot tubs, and spas in Arizona, California, Florida, New York, and Texas revealed over 80 % had at least one health or safety violation.  One of every eight of those venues had to be closed immediately because of a serious threat to public health. Kiddie pools had the highest proportion of violations that led to closures and shut down immediately following an inspection.

The most common violations were related to improper pH and faulty disinfectant concentrations. When pool water’s pH is too high, the disinfecting power of chlorine diminishes, allowing germs to proliferate. Chlorine also loses effectiveness as a sanitizing agent in higher temperatures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends swimmers be proactive and bring their own test strips and test for common parameters before entering the water. Test strips offer a quick and easy screening method that everyone can use.

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Is the Water Safe In Public Schools?

BoyDrinkingWater

Is the water safe in public schools? The water crisis in Michigan has drawn national attention to water quality and safety. Many public school districts still question their water purity. Experts say that schools nationwide have issues with lead contamination.

According to The New York Times, federal regulations on water safety apply on narrow issues. Regulations apply only to suppliers of water in case of regulating drinking water. When it comes to lead, it is difficult to assign responsibility. School districts, state city regulators, and the federal E.P.A. have all failed at every level. Michael Wines, Patrick McGeehan and John Schwartz, who cover water safety for The New York Times, reflect on their reporting. For more on the conversation – click here

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Water Woes in China

ChineseCoalPower_optA new report blames coal plants for China’s water shortage

In China, coal-fired power plants consume 7.4 billion cubic meters of water each year, enough to meet the basic needs of about 30 percent of the nation’s population. The growth of the coal-to-chemicals industry has exacerbated its water crisis. In much of northern China, people are using water faster than it will be regenerated. [Read more]

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Good Water Quality = Good Beer!

BeerPour_SMA Virginia brewery is making an effort to make residents aware of a stream that needs a cleanup. Good water quality is essential to any brewery and that is why the owners of Brothers Craft Brewing are getting the word out about the bad water quality of a local stream used to draw water for craft beer. [Story]

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ITS Q1 2016 Tradeshow schedule

We’ll be exhibiting at the following 2016 tradeshows. Stop by and visit for demonstrations on our unique line of water quality testing products and learn why we are the innovators of water quality testing.

ITS Tradeshow team

Pool and Spa tradeshows:

Water Quality tradeshows:

  • PITTCON 2016   –  Atlanta, GA Mar. 7-10 Booth #838
  • WQA Aquatech USA  – Nashville, TN March 15-16, 2013 Booth #829
  • Beer X  – Sheffield, UK March 16-18 exhibiting as ITS Europe, LTD Stand #113
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