Thomas M. Lachocki, contributing columnist

CEO, National Swimming Pool Foundation

Thomas M. Lachocki is CEO of the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF). He earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Louisiana State University and his BS from Lock Haven University, PA. Lachocki has researched and published in diverse fields including catalysts, detergents, solvents, and recreational water. He was awarded six patents that have been issued and are practiced in at least eight countries. Prior to joining NSPF in 2003, he was responsible for product development for a leading recreational water treatment chemical and equipment company. Contact him at (719) 540-9119 or email him at

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