The National Plasterers Council (which is the National Trade Association for pool surface applicators) has been spearheading quality, honest and professional third party research into pool problems and solutions to those problems. Over the next few years, many of the controversies and opinions will become facts because of these efforts. You might have heard about the $1.2 million dollar National Pool Industry Research Center on the campus of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. No longer are pool guys & gals attempting to be researchers, but now we have professional PhD’s developing unbiased and technically sound protocol. All of this research will have a profound impact on the pool industry, helping every pool builder, service company, and surface applicator.