The 13th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference held in Nashville October 19-22 had more attendees than ever this year, including four hundred aquatics professionals, government officials, and scientists. 13 countries were represented and five international speakers gave presentations!

Jack Manilla, president/founder of Portofino Pools, moderated a session at this year’s conference on Aquatic Equipment Energy Audits, which included information on finding hidden electrical energy cost savings in operating equipment and data collection, calculation, presentation, and installation of variable frequency drive and commercial ACU drive automation energy optimization control systems with harmonic suppression.

This year’s conference went beyond the core issues of safety and water quality. Organizers also sought to reinforce the lifestyle and health benefits of water, which fits perfectly with Portofino’s mission to enrich lives and fulfill dreams with water. The event also featured an Aquatic Therapy Day, an all-day filtration track, “listening stations” regarding the Model Aquatic Health Code, and more.

We definitely believe that this year’s event helped spread the mission of keeping pools open and safer, further and wider. We hope to continue growing on the momentum that we have this year and hope that it will be even bigger and better,” said Jackie Krumnow, public relations specialist for the National Swimming Pool Foundation.

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