Herbert Manansala came to Commercial Aquatic Services by way of the parks and recreation departments of the City of Los Alamitos and the City of Irvine. While working as an aquatics coordinator and pool manager at these cities he learned the inner and outer intricacies of the aquatic facility. His experiences have given him a firsthand education on everything from the front desk to the lifeguard tower and into the chemical room. Herbert began his career at CAS as the Customer Service Manager and has since become the Chemical Division Manager. As Chemical Division Manager Herbert handles scheduling, dispatching, and, chemical orders all while managing our fleet of delivery drivers. Herbert believes that by drawing on his previous work experiences and utilizing the support of the great team put in place that he will always work to provide Service You Can Trust.
- I got 99 sneakers but Crocs ain’t one.
- Herbert is related to Journey lead singer Arnel Pineda.
- Herbert’s favorite song is Rocket Man by Elton John.
Did you know these common pool myths?
Myth #1: Dye in the pool will show up when you pee in the pool
Although a surprising 52 percent of people believe pools can have dye in it that will show when people pee in the pool, urine indicator dye does not exist and is chemically nearly impossible to produce. Be warned, though: Even though there is no dye, if your urine is yellow due to dehydration, you may see the yellow urine color. While the pool won’t turn purple when you pee, the best and most sanitary thing to do is to get out of the pool and use the bathroom.
Myth #2: Chlorine causes the pool smell
When you walk into an indoor pool and get engulfed by the chlorine fumes, it is not actually chlorine that is causing the smell. Toxic chloramines, which are formed during the reaction of chlorine with sweat, urine, and body oils, cause the smell.
Myth #3: You must wait one hour after eating to go swimming
Many children are told that swimming on a full stomach is dangerous because you might get a cramp or stitch, leaving you unable to swim and this could lead to drowning. Though this might be a helpful parenting technique to get your child to take a break from the pool, there is no scientific evidence to support this. Eating within one hour before swimming does not increase the likelihood of getting a cramp. Getting a cramp or stitch while swimming can happen anytime, so it is best to swim only in depths where you feel comfortable and to keep an eye on all children playing in the pool.
TTENTION PUBLIC POOL OWNER OR OPERATOR The following summary of pool regulations that are enforced by Environmental Health is intended to provide information that will assist you as a swimming pool and/or spa pool owner/operator. It is not a complete list of the regulations. If you have any further questions, please contact Environmental Health at (714) 433-6000.