Rich Young has more than 35 years of municipal, public pool and waterpark experience, including operating and maintaining several public and commercial pools and waterparks with both programming and maintenance experience. In addition, he has been a sales and service representative for several major manufacturers and distributors of commercial pool equipment. Young worked as a licensed contractor and consultant for nearly 25 years and is now the principle for Aquatic Commercial Consulting, www.aquacom.solutions. Young has taught CPO for more than 16 years and AFO since its inception and was the managing editor for the 6th edition of the AFO manual. He remains the technical advisor for the Professional Pool Operators of America and a member of various ANSI, ASTM and MAHC committies. Young has been published dozens of time in industry periodicals and often speaks at regional and national conferences on water quality.