The Pool Chemistry Training Institute (PCTI) provides books and courses for residential pool service technicians. We have the experience and the credentials that we impart to all of our trainees for pool chemistry certification.
Bob Lowry was technology officer for DEL Ozone an ozone generator manufacturer. He has been a consultant to numerous corporations including DuPont, Olin, Nalco, Arch and FMC and to pool industry companies such as Natural Chemistry, LaMotte, ITS, Pentair and Jacuzzi.
In Memoriam of Dr. Robert Lowry
Mr. Lowry has written 21 pool and spa water chemistry books, published more than 175 technical articles, written 29 “white” papers, written a monthly column for Pool & Spa News, given more than 500 water chemistry seminars and has certified more than 2,500 students to be CPOs (Certified Pool Operators). He wrote the 3 IPSSA training manuals which have more than 425 pages on water chemistry.
In addition, he has formulated, invented, developed and introduced more than 111 new chemical products into the pool and spa industry. His last invention was instant conditioner (quick dissolving liquid chlorine stabilizer – sometimes called liquid CYA).
In 2017 he revised, updated and re-published the IPSSA Basic Training Manual and the IPSSA Intermediate Training Manual. Also in 2017, he translated the IPSSA Basic Training Manual into Spanish.
In 2018 he published two additional books. Pool Chemistry for Service Pros which is a 28-page how-to book and a 226-page resource book called Pool Chemistry for Residential Pools.
Also in 2018 he co-founded Pool Chemistry Training Institute which offers a 1-Day Residential Pool Chemistry Certification course called Pool Chemistry Certified – Residential or PCC-R aimed primarily at service technicians but can benefit retail stores and even pool owners. It is the only pool chemistry certification course in the industry.
He has developed Pool Water Chemistry Smartphone Apps – a pH calculator for calculating acid doses and how to lower pH in pools, a pool calculator for calculating chemical doses, a pool calculator for calculating the Saturation Index, and a pool gallon calculator for calculating pool water drain amount.