Stephen Keifer
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  • Portland, OR
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Stephen Keifer replied to Jesse Benavidez's discussion Floating Dock for Swimming Pool
"I would be careful with this.  You do not want to create an entrapment hazard either on top of, or below the deck/dock.  Swimmers should not be able to go into the space below the device.  It should also not inhibit water…"
Apr 24, 2014
Stephen Keifer replied to erin ansley's discussion Lifeguards on Cruise Ships?
"How are they different than many hotels, apartment complexes, housing associations and others that are not required to provide lifeguards? I've visited hotels with hundreds of people in their pools at once; and no supervision or…"
Mar 18, 2014
Stephen Keifer replied to Ryan Satira's discussion Blended Learning
"Blended learning is the future.  It saves instructor time, and provides a quality multi-media product that can be designed to test the student for understanding before it moves on to new material.  It provides consistent information…"
Feb 27, 2014
Stephen Keifer replied to Beth Gaertner's discussion Lifeguard Appreciation
"What constitutes a save?  Going in the water?  Having to perform CPR? Summoning EMS? I agree with Elise.  I don't know how to legitimately recognize the responders without encouraging lots of additional water entries (especially…"
Oct 22, 2013
Stephen Keifer commented on Todd Wheeler's group ORPA Aquatics Section
"The state has revised the Pool Accident / Drowning Report to remove any specific information about the victim.  The form is public information, and it was attracting interest from people who had no need for the victim information. Please begin…"
Aug 14, 2013
Stephen Keifer replied to Sara's discussion Sodium thiosulfate screw up
"Sodium thiosulfate stays in the water until it has fully reacted with the chlorine.  This means you can actually get into a situation where you have to add chlorine to reach 0 ppm Cl.  I once had a pool that had to superchlorinate and…"
Jul 8, 2013
Stephen Keifer replied to Andrew Vaughan's discussion Cell phone use
"It is interesting we did not have these problems as often before cell phones.  I worked with a mother with a child with severe diabetes.  She sometimes called when she was on a legitimate break, but she had to work out a system so it…"
Jul 8, 2013
Stephen Keifer joined Mike Espino's group

The Association of Aquatic Professionals

The mission of the association is to bring aquatic professionals and stakeholders together to network, advocate, enrich, and improve the aquatics industry across the United States and internationally.See More
Apr 24, 2013
Stephen Keifer replied to Nick Bacon's discussion policy on patrons hitting on Guards?
"I like where Jeanne-Marie is going with her follow-up letter.  It has seemed to work in that situation.  I am concerned when that inappropriate behavior becomes sexual predatory behavior.  Do you have a stepped enforcement…"
Apr 22, 2013
Stephen Keifer commented on Tom Griffiths's blog post When it comes to your EAP - Don't Blow it!
"Hey Tom, Good topic!  I know from my observations visiting pools that a variety of whistle signals are used for the same thing, depending on the pool supervisor.  I also see that most every site I looked at on the internet had a different…"
Mar 27, 2013
Stephen Keifer joined Todd Wheeler's group

ORPA Aquatics Section

The Oregon Recreation and Park Association interest section for aquatics professionals.  We hold regular meetings throughout the year to share knowledge, provide support and to network with each other.  Currently, membership to this group is limited to dues paying ORPA members.See More
Jan 11, 2013
Todd Wheeler and Stephen Keifer are now friends
Jan 9, 2013
Stephen Keifer joined Robert Burrows's group

Professional Pool Operators of America

Professional Pool Operators of America serves and supports swimming pool and waterpark operators in the US and now the developed world. We are dedicated to the betterment and national recognition of professional pool operators. ~KW
Jan 9, 2013
Stephen Keifer and Lisa Virtue are now friends
Jan 7, 2013
Stephen Keifer replied to Lisa Virtue's discussion Algae growth in indoor pool
"Lisa, Algae is actually floating in the air (Even inside).  It can also be brought in on equipment and swim suits. It is basically ubiquitous.  Algae in an indoor pool is very possible, especially in an area with a lot of light and low…"
Nov 29, 2012
Stephen Keifer replied to Kristin Lam's discussion Sphagnum Moss Filtration???
"Sounds like you are a public pool.  If you are, I would check with the local or state health department to see if they will allow that.  I think there are only a couple states that are "testing it."  I don't think many…"
Nov 26, 2012

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