Rich Young has over 31 years of municipal, public pool and waterpark experience, including operating and maintaining many public and commercial pools in addition to several waterpark facilities with maintenance, operations and programming responsibilities. In addi- tion, he has been a sales and service representative for several major manufacturers of commercial pool equipment and distributors. For the past 20 years he has worked as a licensed contractor and consultant having worked on many public/commercial facilities and waterparks throughout the western United States and abroad. Young has taught CPO for the National Swimming Pool Foundation for over 14 years and has been an AFO instructor for the National Recreation and Park Association since its conception and recently was the managing editor for the 6th Edition of the AFO manual. He is the technical advisor and a board member for the Professional Pool Operators of America. Young has been published dozens of times in industry periodicals, often speaks at national and regional conferences and is the General Manager of Aquatic Commercial Consulting.