Gerhard Weiss, M.Sc has studied at the universities of Krems, Salzburg and Innsbruck in Austria and the University of New Orleans, LA covering science, legal, regulatory and business contents. Gerhard has been in the pool industry for 30 years, working in managing and research positions. He travels the world as a consultant and advisor, particularly to the pool and hospitality industry. As a member of several industry organizations he is deeply involved in regulatory affairs and presented at numerous national and international pool and innovation conferences including multiple presentations at WAHC, ICSPS, CIPHO and WWA conferences. He is passionate about water quality and the sustainable use of resources in the pool industry.