In 2016, we became instructors for the National Swimming Pool Foundation and taught all their courses, most notably, the CPO® certification course. At that time, it was decided that we needed a forum to offer these courses and AQUATIC FACILITY TRAINING OTTAWA came into being.
Rob started in the swimming pool industry full time in 2006 offering water delivery service for new pool construction. At that point he felt that higher education in the swimming pool field was needed. The first pool course taken was the Lowry course Core Water Chemistry. Which led to taking the NSPF CPO® certification course.
On the successful completion of that course, it was decided that all the NSPF courses would be beneficial as well as courses from outside organizations. By completing the 117+ courses offered by NSPF, Rob was set for becoming an instructor for the organization and gained that status in 2017.
Since education never ends, any free time during the swimming season was spent with a local pool builder to solidify the mechanics of how a good pool works. Through this builder, proper pool building practices and plumbing were learned.