Hayward® Trainer Among Top Instructors Says NSPF®

Scott Wiegman named one of top four instructors of Pool Operator Primer


Gary Young Scales Advertising 612-247-8123

ELIZABETH, NJ (November 8, 2010) — Hayward® Pool Products takes great pride in its commitment to professional development and training of its pool product professionals.  Now, the leading pool product manufacturer is proud to announce that Hayward Eastern Regional Training Manager Scott Wiegman has been named one of the country’s top four instructors by the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®).

NSPF, a non-profit foundation and the largest worldwide aquatic education and research organization, recognized Wiegman for being one of the top four instructors offering the Pool Operator Primer course. The Pool Operator Primer online course allows students to earn a Certified Pool/Spa Operator certification by completing the online course followed by a one-day Pool Operator Fusion classroom course, saving students valuable time.

Wiegman, himself, received comprehensive training and certification to teach the CPO® certification program along with aquatic-related professionals across a variety of industry segments including health officials, service professionals, builders, manufacturers, property managers, retailers, and academicians. The training these instructors provide has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities. “The Foundation can help, but it takes leaders like Hayward to elevate our industry through education,” noted Thomas M. Lachocki, Ph.D., CEO of the NSPF.

Wiegman said, “I’m proud of this recognition because of Hayward’s history of championing the importance of training for the success and growth of our business and the industry, in general. In fact, 95 percent of our sales force has been CPO-certified within the last two years.”

The CPO certification program, in particular, focuses on government requirements, pool and spa chemistry, testing, treatment, filtration, maintenance, and automatic feeding equipment.

About the NSPF®
The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) is a non-profit organization founded in 1965, giving back $3.7 million in the past six years to fund grants to prevent illness, injury, and drowning, and to demonstrate the benefits of aquatic activity. The Foundation works towards its mission to encourage healthier living through aquatic education and research with its growing collection of bi-lingual educational products and training.  NSPF is the largest and most widely accepted educator of people who care for pools and spas and has trained over 282,000 pool operators in 64 countries.  For more information, please visit www.nspf.org and www.homepoolessentials.org.


About Hayward Pool Products
Hayward Pool Products, a division of Hayward Industries Inc., is the largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the world. Headquartered in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Hayward designs, manufactures and markets the Totally Hayward® System, a complete line of residential pool equipment including pumps, filters, heating, cleaners, sanitization, automation, lighting, safety and energy solutions.

The company, which has built its brand on innovation, energy-efficiency, safety and reliability, includes such brands as EcoStar™, TriStar®, Super Pump®, Pro Logic®, HeatPro®, ColorLogic®, Aqua Rite®, Navigator® Pro, Pool Vac XL™, TigerShark®, among others.   Hayward products are sold through a network of distributors and 3,000 Totally Hayward Dealer Partners throughout the U.S., Canada, Asia, Australia, Latin America and the Middle East. For more information, contact Hayward at (908) 351-5400 or visit www.hayward-pool.com.