CES realized many years ago that “Education is the Key” to efficient and painless pool operations.That is also why we are a major sponsor and educational provider for United Pool & Spa Association’s (UPSA) statewide educational programs. CES is also the largest single AFO (Aquatic Facility Operator) contractor in the US since 1995.
CES classes are approved for continuing education credit hours (CEU’s) by both the Construction Industry Licensing Board (for pool contractors and service companies) and Community Association Managers (for building managers).
CES’s love affair with training programs began in the mid 1980’s with the creation of the 2-hour Guerilla Professional Pool Management Course. It is designed to give building managers, condominium managers, and maintenance supervisors a strong foundation in swimming pool management techniques. The emphasis is placed on the identification of the major factors behind successful pool/spa operation, necessary instrumentation and paperwork required to monitor these factors, and skills to interpred findings and supervise corrective actions. This has been a favorite among building managers for many years.
Next, CES created the ORP - Oxidation Reduction Potential Course in 2001. ORP is the basis for all pool control systems, and it was widely misunderstood by DOH officials, pool operators, and pool service contractors, even though CES had been successfully applying ORP technology since 1983. Once ORP controls became DOH-mandatory on spas, wading pools, and interactive water features, the operational problems became more widespread, and CES/UPSA hit the road. The CES ORP class, first given in 2001, was later adopted by UPSA and an aggressive class schedule of statewide classes were provided to the aquatic industry between 2004 and 2009. CES has also provided this class to quite a few local Department of Health offices statewide since its inception.
Two years ago, with the successful implementation and increased popularity of Saline Chlorination in the commercial pool market, CES created the Saline Chlorination Course. This course provides building managers, certified pool & spa contractors, and pool & spa technicians with an understanding of the history, technical, and treatment information, benefits, cost comparison, usage, and overall knowledge of saline chlorination systems. A special emphasis is given to the identification of common installation pitfalls, along with surefire ways to assure a successful installation.
The latest in the CES “2-hour” series came in 2009, when CES created the Proven Green Technologies for Commercial Pools Course. Drawing on its extensive experience in energy-related technologies, CES provides simple evaluation and review of complex energy saving alternatives. The timing is perfect as higher energy costs provide an opportunity for the application of energy saving technologies in pools and spas. This course reviews and increases awareness of proven technologies for commercial pools, both older tried-and-true items like VFD’s, water-source heat pumps, and ozone, to emerging technologies like LED Lighting, Peroxolytes, and UV Sterilizers. Attendees will learn about methods of heating, disinfection, and circulation that are eco-friendly, consume less energy, and save money.