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New Tablet Solution for Backwash Water Dechlorination Requirements


For years CES has helped customers comply with regulations to remove all Chlorine from filter backwash (or pool draining) water prior to discharging into the environment. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Whether the water goes to the storm drain (ends up in rivers and lakes), or to the
sanitary sewer (ends up in the local wastewater treatment plant), removal of Chlorine is important. Why? Well… fish, plants and wildlife suffer from the adverse effects of Chlorine, while Chlorine levels also negatively affect the delicate natural treatment chemistry as the local plants.
CES designed and provided a very innovative and automatic solution years ago and it has been working great. It utilizes a liquid DeChlorination chemical which is fed by a traditional chemical feeder, being activated by a special flow device triggered whenever water is being discharged, and all coordinated by a special CES RIM Relay Interface Module.

We are NOW proud to announce that we have a simpler yet equally effective tablet solution.

This new solution provides a simple 8” ABS (composite) feeder that is plumbed in the backwash line prior to going to waste, and you merely fill the feeder “stacks” with special tablets, and voila!…. Chlorine is instantly removed as it passes the feeder. The feeder can be located above ground, mounted to the wall, or even buried in the ground if desired. Each feeder is rated to remove chlorine instantly in up to 278 GPM of backwash flow, and units can be plumbed in tandem for larger systems. Feeders and tablets are in stock at CES, and shipments of this NON-TOXIC solution can be mixed and matched with your regular orders.

The new CES Tablet DeChlor Solution is ready to help you resolve your Discharge Compliance issues, and is fully supported by CES Technical Services.

Please let us know how we can assist you.

ORP class gets rave reviews, and 75% discount extended.
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How well do your really understand ORP - the “engine” behind your chemistry controller? Do you have questions on how it all comes together?

Well, the "CES Understanding (ORP) Oxidation Reduction Potential class, available at CES U, received rave reviews from operators and pool owners alike.

Haven’t taken it yet? We are proud to extend the 75% discount for the class. Here’s how you sign up!

1: Simply log on to ces.learnupon.com
2: Scroll down and Click “add” on “Understanding (ORP) Oxidation Reduction Potential”
3: Click “Proceed to Cart”, then “checkout” and
4: Click “have coupon code” and enter the 75% off coupon - CESORP75 - valid for the 1st 50 students

Are you ready to get certified?

CES Education
Do you have new staff, or does your existing staff need a refresher course on pool operation? CES offers great ways to boost the knowledge and confidence in your in-house operations. Florida DOH 64E-9 code also requires that pool operators be certified with an accredited class and CES offers two of the most popular alternatives in the market. AFO Certification: This classroom based 18-credit hour course has been one of the most popular DOH-approved educational courses since CES's first class in 1995. AquaTech Certification: A great new alternative in education. The 1st session is a fully interactive internet based, learn at your own pace course. The 2nd session is a full-day hands on training session with DOH code review and 10 hands on learning stations.

PFD program has saved well over $2-million off customer's electric bills.

In the past 5+ years, CES Motor Control Centers (both the larger MCC-VFD, and the smaller PFDx) have become a favorite among pool owners, operators, and pool builders.… and even the power company.
Why? There are several reasons, but one of the easiest to calculate is that we have CONSERVATIVELY helped save over $2-Million dollars in electrical costs for customers. This is based on having installed over 4,000 horsepower of energy saving devices all over the US and the Caribbean, saving nearly 20-million kWH of power, and applying an ultra-conservative average power cost. At our current rate, CES customers are now saving over 32,000 kWH per day.

These systems are unique in that they are the ONLY control system where you dial in the EXACT (DOH) Department of Health-required flow rate on the chemistry controller, and the system accurately and reliably provides the precise flow rate 24/7/365. This continually MINIMIZES power consumption, and the savings on clean filters are a lot more dynamic than anyone ever imagined. FPL’s review at one site showed clean-filter savings at an average of 42% of normal power. Many customers have also programmed OFF-PEAK flow rates automatically, running their pump at 12.5% of normal power, while still filtering, heating, and treating - all within approved DOH guidelines.

One customer alone is saving over $100K a year in electrical costs on their 27 pools as highlighted in a recent magazine article. Their game plan was so good, that FPL gave them $10,000 to convert their pools. How can you beat that?

What are some of the additional benefits?
Bonus savings: The power company actually has two major charges, the one based on amount of kWH used (savings calculated above), and a “demand” surcharge based on the peak consumption used which is applied against every kWH used. By limiting the peak rush with “soft start” of pumps, demand charges are dramatically reduced, thus helping saving thousands of additional dollars a year across your entire bill.
Pump Protection: All CES MCC-VFD cabinets are equipped with advanced pump protection packages including protection against low power, high power, and temporary loss of phase — all which have a track record of destroying motors, and causing expensive repairs.

On-Site Service: Many folks have been soured by energy saving “gizmos” that never performed per their unrealistic claims, but not CES customers. We provide accurate and realistic savings estimates, and have maintained responsive on-site support - stocking all the parts and technical know-how to keep your energy saving systems working great - year after year. 

Peace and Quiet: Running a pump with the precise amount of power not only saves energy, but saves heat, motor life, and noise. Your pumps hum, not scream, and you get diminished complaints of hot and loud equipment rooms.
Perfect code compliance: Besides energy savings, these pools are always maintaining the perfect flow rate, so the filters work better, the pool is cleaner with less down time. A win-win for all.
Self-funding: These programs don’t really cost much to implement, but actually save more money than they cost on a monthly basis. Many customers have implemented these on a self-funding program, and modernized their facilities, gone green, and saved tons of money all at once.

There some new wrinkles to the CES program being introduced every month, and the newest PFDx features allow you to implement self-funding programs on smaller systems and feature pumps including your spas, wading pools, Interactive Water Features (IWF’s), and more.

Ready to save some dough and protect your pumps? Contact your CES rep for more information on our self-funding energy-saving programs. Join in the fun!


National Spotlight on Crypto - What Can you do to protect yourself.


Quick, name the largest documented Crypto outbreak in US History.

It was the Milwaukee (drinking water) outbreak of 1993. There were over 400,000 people affected (25% of Milwaukee's population). Sadly 69 people lost their lives (they had weakened immune systems per Milwaukee DOH), and many others became severely ill and/or had their immune systems compromised as a result of the parasite.

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What about pools? In 2007 a large outbreak in Utah affected over 1,000 patrons over a two month period. While it originated in a few main pools, it quickly spread to other pools and sections of the state. Subsequent outbreaks in Ohio, Florida, Arizona, Georgia, and other states affected hundreds of unsuspecting patrons who were out for a good time.

While many of us have always been aware of the dangers of Crypto it seems like ALL of America is fully aware now, thanks to a recent media blitz by The Sun Sentinal, USA Today, CNN, Good Morning America and just about every newspaper and TV station in the land. 

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Why the sudden attention? It turns out the the Centers for Disease Control released a May report that the number of "outbreaks" had doubled between 2014 and 2016. That's doubled! Outbreaks doesn't mean number of people affected, it means a regional event where people are infected in a pool, go to another facility and spread the parasite. This process is assisted because it takes up to 2-weeks for the symptoms to show up, allowing plenty of time for spread of disease.

Each outbreak can have far reaching effects. Arizona brass identified 352 people sick with Crypto for July-October 2016 (a 460% increase over any one YEAR in their history), while Ohio identified 1,940 cases (a 240% increase over any one year in 2012-2015). This is not trending correctly, as the CDC and many Health Departments are working hard to REDUCE the number of outbreaks.

What the CDC notes as the "Best Way to Protect Yourself" as a bather or parent.....

  • Don’t swim or let your kids swim if sick with diarrhea.
    • If diarrhea is caused by Crypto, wait until two weeks after diarrhea has stopped to go swimming.
  • Don’t swallow the water in which you swim.
  • Rinse off in the shower before getting in the water to help remove any germs on your body that could contaminate the water.
  • Take kids on bathroom breaks often, and check diapers in a diaper-changing area and not right next to the pool. 

But what about protecting yourself as an owner or operator of a pool?

Here are a few guidelines as established by CES and customer experiences, or from industry best practices.

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  • Take Control: Many CES customers have found it most important to take direct control over all the major parameters that could affect bather welfare and safety. Chemistry control is an obvious starting point and is a delicate minute-by-minute balance that changes with each bather, each click of the chemical feeder, and each unintended discharge of from human skin and organs. Manual introduction of chemicals, a fixed rate feed system, found in many facilities, or a 3-day a week pool service contract cannot possibly keep pace with the demands.
    • Solution: Any of the affordable CES programs, starting at $69 per month, provides precise and reliable second by second control of all major water parameters so that you can be assured that the water is safe and code compliant.

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  • Stay Connected: Daily or periodic mechanical room supervision is a key component of pool operation, but it is not enough to protect the owner against mechanical mishaps that may cause the facility to stray out of compliance. Leading facilities have gravitated toward staying continually connected to their mechanical systems using CES’s Open Architecture Communications (OAC). It provides continual monitoring of all major mechanical parameters, permanent storage of pool readings, and a powerful alert notification program for any out-of-range parameter, so that the operators can resolve problems before they becomes a big customer satisfaction or liability issue. Low chlorine levels, left unchecked can cause unhealthy water, but can be quickly and easily resolved with OAC. Many CES operators stay in touch via email and text messages using smart phone app, tablets, or PC connections.
    • Solution: CES’s no-cost monitoring programs are available on all control systems that have been installed since 2006 and while first viewed as a "nicety", it has evolved into an important cornerstone to a responsible pool operation, and has proven to help resolve countless issues over the past 12 years.

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  • Circulation and Drinking Water Filtration: At the heart of every successful pool application is a properly sized and balanced circulation and filtration system that can filter up to drinking water–grade specifications and that turns over the water in relation to the bathing load. The suction and discharge piping, distribution system, filter manifold and internals, and backwash systems are carefully engineered on a project-by-project basis.
    • Solution: The proper acceleration of filtration rates is a standard feature in all CES-designed mechanical packages, often being maximized to the limits of the underground piping. Sizing is based on estimated (current and future) bathers per week, and this CES formula has experienced an 100% success rate over the past 30 years.

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  • UV or advanced oxidation treatment: Chlorine is a key component of any code-approved treatment package, but is quite limited in oxidation power. It cannot carry the full load of the tremendous oxidation requirements of a busy facility, and cannot provide relief against skin irritation and crypto issues. CES implements a wide array of advanced oxidation technologies, which are custom-designed for each swim school application. These can consist of ozone, UV, Amalgam UV, Saline, Peroxolytes, and other solutions.
    • Solution: A properly sized medium pressure UV system is EPA-validated to inactivate 99.9% of all Crypto in a single pass. Does it absolutely prevent a sick person from infecting others in your pool? No! But it is a proactive strategy that provides a strong layer of protection by continually inactivating Crypto and other pathogens, in the full recirculation flow, every minute of every day. It is supported by CES service techs, and requires only periodic on-site maintenance. 

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  • Follow new CDC guidelines: New 2016 CDC guidelines for treatment of fecal releases helped shine new light on a what was already the best practice for Florida-based operators -- where DOH mandated compliance to CDC guidelines years ago. What's new from CDC? For starters, the new guidelines recommend a maximum stabilizer level of 15 PPM - about 1/6th of the typical stabilizer level for many residential/commercial pool service companies. Why the low (15 PPM) level? CDC research uncovered that at higher levels, it would take many days of high (20+ PPM) treatment to properly (if at all) deactivate Crypto.  

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  • Other Measures:
    • New CRS™ additive targets Crypto: The popular Pulsar System, already the largest solid chlorination system in the industry, added a new wrinkle when it introduced the CRS (Crypto Remediation System). This is a filtration-based treatment that is an integral part of the new Pulsar 45, 140 and 500 feeder systems. It automatically doses a proven Crypto-capturing filter aid after each backwash, to put the filter in a 24/7 Crypto-capturing mode. In the event of a Crypto accident, the operator merely presses the "Code Brown" button on the controller face panel, and the system follows a proven regimen to help filter out the crypto remaining in the pool. Please contact us for more info on this great package.
    • Enduro keep your bottom clean: The Enduro-TurboClean robotic vacuum is gaining National attention as a reliable and powerful pool cleaning system that NEVER really leaves the pool deck. Why? All repairs, maintenance, and adjustments are made on the pool deck, so it's always on duty. But recent studies from overseas indicate that the Enduro does much more than keep your bottom clean, Danish studies show a significant removal of stubborn biofilm not captured with manual vacuuming or normal brushing. This means less bacteria and less chance of the harboring of bacteria and diseases. Is it proven to kill Crypto (heck no), but it is just another proactive step to help keep your pool operation running at peak performance. Every bit helps.


All the media hoopla on Crypto will surely fade away in the near future, but the importance of developing a winning strategy to bulletproof your facility against this potential liability should not. 

While water could look clear, inviting, and relatively harmless, it could possibly contain a host of dangerous bacteria and pathogens that can make a whole lot of people sick.... or even kill them. The added scrutiny of Crypto and other dangerous pathogens hopefully will shine a bright light on the need for facilities to invest in bather safety.

For years pool owners and operators have invested in fancy landscaping, a nice bar & restaurant, and nice deck chairs while many shunned investing in their antiquated mechanical systems. Soon adherence to the new MAHC (Model Aquatic Health Code) will encourage pool owners to update all "critical water" (including wading pools, IWF's, plunge pools, spas, and kiddie pools) with UV sterilization, and other proactive treatment devices, in order to provide better protection for their patrons and single pass inactivation of Crypto. Other facilities are adding UV on a proactive basis to help them protect their staff and patrons against the spread of disease "on their watch".

In any event, customers can follow each others' great examples by providing enhanced training, CDC protocol compliance, and eventual equipment upgrades in order to help stay out of the limelight. 

Subconsciously many might want to become famous.... just not as the owner/operator of the epicenter of a large Crypto outbreak.

Positives and negatives of making your own Chlorine on site.


For years we have been asking customers who decided to "make their own" Chlorine about their experiences, and we have heard a wide variety of responses. We heard about the financial benefits, going green, and many more. We also heard about all the negative press about Saline, the many hundreds of failed saline installations, and other issues. But they forged ahead and installed systems that manufactured chlorine on site.

How much Chlorine has this group of customers banded together to make? Are you ready for this?

Between '06 and Dec '16, CES customers have installed systems capable of making over 

7,669,155 lbs of Chlorine.

 AND, each and every day, CES systems are making up to

4,628 lbs of Chlorine.

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Why did they do it? Let's look at the positives and negatives of making your own and then you can decide if it's for you or not. Read on! 


Different ways to make your own chlorine?

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As a quick review, there are two proven ways to make you own chlorine. The first is by adding salt to the pool, and converting that saline solution into chlorine when it passes the "reaction chamber". The other is by installing a skid mounted OSEC (on-site electrolytic chlorinator) which is a skid mounted machine that makes Chlorine out of recycled pool water. The difference between the two is whether the salt goes IN the pool, or IN the process.

Negatives of Making Your Own:

Let's first look at the known negatives or roadblocks that customers encountered while setting up to make your own chlorine. 

  • Money: Literally customers were installing a Chlorine FACTORY on their sites and that costs money, sometimes LOTS of it, and this requires approval from managers, boards, and residents. That can be a real pain.
  • Risk: There are thousands of successful residential systems, but there are SO many failed commercial systems out there, so making your own chlorine on a commercial pool is considered to be a risky proposition. Consider it like open heart surgery (more on this later).

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  • Permits: Changing your DOH-permitted chlorination system normally has required engineered drawings, and pre-approval from the Department of Health. Many contractors hadn't and don't ever plan on doing this, and that places the owners' facility in violation of the law. Not good.
  • Not a complete solution: Most of the time it does not make financial sense to install a saline system large enough to handle 100% of your legal workload. So you really need to have a redundant Chlorine feeder, but HOW do you integrate the two? Do you leave the backup plugged in, do you wait for a chemical issue and then plug the backup system in? There are issues with both these strategies.

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  • One of Five: Chlorine not the only chemical that you pool needs, in fact it is only ONE of FIVE major chemical additions that need to be made. So if someone has convinced your staff that saline chlorination resolves all... they are full of guano.
  • Susceptible to issues: Saline system are reported to struggle against Equipment Corrosion as well as Phosphates and Organics, common forms of pollution that are introduced into the pool by city water, bathers, etc.
  • Adding salt and other difficulties: Adding salt to a pool manually is a real pain, especially if the pool leaks. You had to lug sometimes hundred of bags of Chlorine, add to the pool and brush until dissolved. The overall conversion to making your own can be difficult and painstaking. Especially if you partnered with the wrong company. It is much easier to keep doing what you're doing, especially since store-bought chlorine is not exorbitant.

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Yes, there were many negatives and they should be looked at first, but through a lot of hard work from CES and a handful of manufacturers, many of these have been and can be easily overcome. So let's now look at the positives.

Positives of Making Your Own Chlorine:

Here are a few positives along with innovative ways that our customers handled some of the negatives.

  • Soft Silky Water: Over and over again, we hear patrons sing praises of soft and silky water, lack of irritation, lack of chlorine odor, and much more. There is something about providing a "mineral pool' feeling that entices customer to go saline.
  • Green Technology: Some organizations are looking to integrate proven and green modernizations, and given the right program, making your own chlorine can can give you both.

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  • Less Chemical Storage: Some facilities had looked like nuclear waste dump sites, with many empty chemical containers cluttering their open spaces. Saline reduces storage requirements by over 95%, and significantly reduces liability and improves workplace safety.
  • Less Chemical Handling: Some sites require operators to transfer large amounts of chemicals from tanker to tank to jug to pool. This is TOO MUCH handling. Many customers have cut their chemical handling by the same 95%, and only handle basic salt and a small amounts of "backup" Chlorine.

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  • Proven: Flying against the grain, CES saline systems have 99% success rate. Sure there have been issues with poor electronic bonding, heavy phosphate pollution from the environment, and poor maintenance along the way, but (with the help of our customers) we have powered through all of these, and CES Saline systems are fully functional and making lots of chlorine.
  • Self Funding: Sure, a great saline system can cost lots of money, but it will save EVEN MORE. Many hundreds of CES customers have installed systems on a "self funding" program that help save more than it costs on a monthly basis. Not a couple of customers, but many hundreds. 
  • Be Legal: Contrary to the negative issues above, a complete legal solution is possible. That includes the proper DOH pre-engineering and permitting, and proper training and support. CES integrates the entire conversion into one cohesive package and handles every step of the way. 

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  • Seamless integration: The CES saline package includes a control system that provides seamless integration between the saline chlorinator and the DOH-recommended (or required) redundant feeder. The saline behaves as primary and switch back and forth to provide perfect pool water seamlessly in the event of any excessive bather load or weather event.
  • Automatic Salt addition: Along the way, we resolved that painful task of adding salt. New systems automatically monitor salinity levels, and dispense "liquid salt" to maintain the proper levels. You merely load salt into a vat, like in your home water softener.

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  • No Risk: There is really NO risk in making your own chlorine, as the systems are proven, legal, and they make lots of chlorine while being "green". 



Making your own chlorine is a "Process" that require certain steps to be taken. Leaning from everyone's mistakes over the years, we have taken all the steps and have put them in a comprehensive and affordable program that makes it easier for customers to have long term success.

One customer noted that installing saline was similar to getting open heart surgery. Sure in the early years there were surely lots of failed attempts with unprepared doctors and poor results, but there are also organizations that have a highly structured and 99% successful heart surgery program with hundreds of  thousands of success stories and happy customers. You follow their program, you have great results. Not that pool are like heart surgery, but we liked his analogy! 

So, there are now more than 7,669,155 great reasons to make your own chlorine, and you can do so with complete confidence that you too will be successful.


CES Wifi Modules turn 3 years old, solve Communication issues

Want to join the thousands of operators that are in constant touch with their pool rooms but you don’t have any internet or Wi-Fi?. Tired of waiting for your IT department to get your communications set up? There’s no need to wait any longer. The CES Precision Communication Device (PCD) connects instantly to your Precision MR2, MR3, and BECSys3, 5 or 7, and provides your valuable pool room information and alarms on your PC, Smart Phone or Tablet. You get 24/7 monitoring and remote control of your pool operations, digital log keeping for liability avoidance, and a powerful alert notification of any out of range conditions.

You pay one low monthly cost which includes hardware, software, data, and monitoring, and you’re communicating in less than an hour. Wanna try it out first? No problem. Contact your CES Rep for a 60-day test run, and see how easy pool operation can be when you’re in touch 24/7. Precision PCD’s, coming to a lamp post near you!

Top 10 Water Quality Control Trends Entering 2017


2016 was a wild and crazy year, and many are happy to see it gone. But it was a great year for the swimming pool industry, and here were some very solid new trends that developed, while some previous trends kept gaining momentum. Some trends and technologies dropped off the radar as well. Here is a quick look at the Top 10 Water Quality Control Trends entering 2017.

Self-funding Energy Modernizations:

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A strong #1 for last year, this gained even more momentum during 2016, mostly fueled by rising energy prices and the desire to "go green". Many major aquatic operations completed substantial self-funding energy modernizations in 2016. These are defined as mechanical improvements that save more money (in energy, labor, chemicals, water, and liability) on a monthly basis, than the monthly COST of the modernization based on borrowed money. Thus they earn the CES designation of being self-funding. Examples of successful implementations include:

  • Control & pumping conversions that are operating on major pools at an average of 42-65% power,
  • Packaged pool heating & pool cover conversions using Geothermal or 97% efficient Aquas heaters,
  • Saline modernizations with either CES ChlorKing "Chlor" units (pool is turned saline) or Nex-Gen (makes chlorine out of recycled pool water),
  • LED lighting conversions,
  • Hi-rate sand filtration conversion

Direct Sensing of PPM Levels in pool water

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Here is a technology that wasn't even on the radar several years ago, and now it's taking front stage. Before last year, PPM sensing was too expensive, way too flow dependent, and (in our eyes) too complicated (requiring annual changing of probe fluid, probe tips, etc.). As a result, not many of these were installed. Then came the new CES CP-1 sensor, housed in a new "lighted flow cell". The combination of these two not only made PPM sensing more accurate and forgiving, but also popular in larger installations. It also drove CES to come up with a very competitive MR3 PPM package for smaller pools and spas. 

When you monitor both ORP and PPM, a whole new world of water quality control becomes available, both on site and remotely. You can quickly predict pools that are going to have clarity issues, are going to gobble up chlorine, and are going to be unsafe very shortly. You can also activate our proprietary "bracketing" regimen that removes two nuances in ORP technology.

Remote control & Communications:

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Once again showing a huge increase in popularity, the technology that appeared to some as a gimmick when introduced in 1996 has emerged as the backbone of some of the biggest, smallest, highest profile, and lowest profile operations in Florida and the Caribbean. New for 2016 was an easier way to connect (through EZ Connect feature), 10-100 times faster speed, and a whole new list of alerts and reports at  your fingertips. All you need is access to a local Wifi signal or wired ethernet connection and you can seamlessly connect your equipment room via an ultra secure TLS protocol.

Customers are able to monitor and/or control chemistry, pumping systems, filtration, water consumption, heaters, saline, UV, and more from their PC, tablet, or smart phone. They're also keeping continuous electronic records of pool vital signs for the ultimate in liability avoidance. Finally, managers and their staff are receiving programmable and scripted text and email alerts in the event any major mechanical parameter falls outside their acceptable parameters.

The feedback from customers has been terrific. The cost savings and liability avoidance savings are huge. There are no monthly communication fees, and CES offers award-winning CyberSupport to help pinpoint and rapidly resolve previously-lingering nuances. If your IT department is too busy or hesitant to join the leading facilities in the region, then we can offer the PCD (Precision Communication Device) solution. This off-network wireless communications device, contracted on a temporary or permanent basis, is set up in minutes and funded via a nominal monthly access fee.

Taking more internal control over aquatic operations:

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A really strong showing over the past 3 years. We are seeing a marked reversal of the trends of the last decade, where some pool owners literally "handed the keys" to their pool operations to pool service or chemical companies. This is good news! As corporate control of the pool (with selective subcontracting) has proven to provide the best results over the past 35 years. Corporate control means that the overall game plan, DOH compliance, DOH-required record keeping, and ADA/VGB/OSHA/DLES certifications are being spearheaded in-house. These items pose a high liability and high exposure for your organization, and cannot or should not be subcontracted. CES supports your in-house programs with on-site operating training and technical support, DOH-required operator certification, monthly site assessments, and affordable PM programs for any mechanical equipment.

Monitoring, Controlling, and Saving Water -- Sensibly

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This technology received a bunch of new features for 2017. A growing trend over the past few years is to implement precise digital water level control, monitoring of auto-fill functions, and monitoring of overall water consumption on your pools and spas. These parameters can be monitored remotely, and when extreme water losses occur, your team will receive email and text alerts. So far these systems have uncovered several previously-undetected but severe leaks that would normally not have been discovered until a future multi-thousand dollar water bill is received. This feature is also a popular retrofit with existing BECSys5 and BECSys7 control systems. Our ultimate goal is to utilize only best practice use of water in pools and to avoid any excessive consumption.

New for 2017, you can now tell "how much" excess water is in your pool, how many inches need to be added, and there are terrific new interlocks with your filtration, UV, chemical feed systems and more.... one great reason why integrated control of water level and consumption makes the most sense. 

Direct control of circulating pumps via MCC-VFD

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New for 2017, Precision Control PFD packages now go all the way up to 100 HP. This technology, taking direct control of the pump flow (in GPM) via your CES control system, has become one of the more popular self funding modernizations with customers. Many customers are AVERAGING 42% of normal power by maintaining precise flow rate required by the DOH (Department of Health). Additional DOH-approved off-peak savings mode provides pumping cost of only 12.5% of normal power. The standard CES package also includes phase protection, surge protection, and a integral bypass switch so there is no down time and no risk. These devices definitely have help extend the life of pool and feature pumps.

The CES VFD solution for inexpensive pumps of 5 HP or less grew tremendously during 2016. The Precision PFD (Precision Flow Device) that provides an industrial grade UL-listed VFD in a water tight cabinet. It takes direct control of GPM, and displays volts, amps, KW, and electrical faults (like its big brother), but is provided without some of the additional features meant to protect larger and more expensive motors. The PFD comes in 2, 3 and 5 HP configurations and converts single phase power to highly efficient 3-phase motors.

Making your own Chlorine on Site:

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Once considered a fad, there are many examples of poorly-installed saline "wall ornaments" in the field making saline more suspect than ever in the eyes of many. But, CES industrial grade saline modernizations are over 10 years old and providing between 85-95% of our customers' annual chlorine needs depending on sizing and bathing load. New for 2016 - smaller, more efficient saline systems that costs less! That a trend! These systems maintain the salinity level in the pool water and make chlorine on demand from that saline solution. Many of the installations have been self-funding, and the average life of the replacement electrodes have averaged over 3 years, or 3-6 times the life of some residential-grade electrodes. Many systems were installed as the customer wanted soft and silky pool water, so the extreme chemical savings have been a great bonus!

For sites that do not want to add salt to the pool water, the skid-mounted Nex-Gen system uses the same basic technology to manufacture chlorine out of pool water. It is basically a small pre-plumbed Chlorine factory on a skid.

On-line inventory and order programs:

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We're all busy in our daily jobs, and sometimes you don't have time to call your CES rep during working hours. Also sometimes it's kind of a "science project" to remember which little parts go to each of your chlorinators, feeders, pumps, filters, etc. So the extremely popular CES web store combined the simplicity of 24/7 online ordering, with an inventory and order program that lets you know exactly the correct parts foe each of the devices on your pool site.

Simple log in (we'll link your web store to your CES account), click on the device you want to order parts for, and you'll see the list of recommended parts, with prices and (most) photos. Grab a pop and browse your inventory needs from the comfort of your home, anytime day or night. .

Is the CES store perfect/ Heck no!, but we're launching v2.0 that integrated some of your suggestions.

Clean your pool effortlessly for less than $10/day.

undefined Robotic Vacuum - Repairable on your pool deck? No way!

2016 saw great new features for the Enduro-TurboClean system and lots of momentum. The value of robotically vacuuming your pool cannot be questioned, as manual vacuuming is a pain in the neck and expensive too. The problem had been finding a reliable robot that you can keep on the pool deck, and keep out of the shop. The Enduro-Turbo Clean has been gaining popularity since its introduction a 4 years ago. The on-site bumper to bumper preventive maintenance and warranty administration plan is UNIQUE in the pool industry, as the vacuum literally NEVER leaves your pool deck. We are improving our service program on a daily basis as we conquer new challenges one at a time, and there is a bright future for hassle-free pool cleaning. New "Pay-as-you-Clean" plans allow you a guaranteed pool cleaning solution starting at under $300 a month, and customers have told us that there is no way to clean a pool manually for that amount.

UV and Ozone - New tools to fight Legionella and Crypto Scares:

undefined undefined New Crypto and Legionella scares popularize UV alternatives.

New for 2016, many hotels are now acknowledging Legionella as a persistent hot tub issue and have installed UV to help protect themselves. Although both Ozone and UV systems have been around for a long time, they are gaining popularity as supplemental treatment for chlorinated pools. UV provides full flow single pass treatment for chloramines, and some models are EPA certified for single pass remove of Crypto, but are not designed to save a lot of money on Chlorine. Ozone provides tremendous oxidation on overloaded pools, along with more substantial Chlorine savings, and is also gaining popularity on high end residential "chlorine free" pools. Both Ozone and UV require systematic maintenance, so do not consider installing unless you are going to make a commitment to maintain on an semi-annual or annual basis.

What's ahead in 2017?:

We have a few surprises in store for you in 2017, and they include great new tools to keep you in touch with your pool, new pool cleaning options, great new filtration options, and more. . We will also be implementing advances in preventive maintenance, on-site service, remote monitoring, electronic water testing, robotic vacuums, and more.

Stay tuned.

Thanks again for your business in 2016. 2017 is going to be a lot of fun.

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