Robert W. Lowry
Lowry Consulting Group, LLC, owner
Pool Chemistry Training Institute, Technical Director and co-owner
During the last 46 years, Mr. Lowry has co-owned two chemical manufacturing companies - Leisure Time Chemical and Robarb - and a publishing company - Service Industry News. He was technical director for the world's largest retailer of pool and spa supplies, Leslie´s, was technology officer for an ozone manufacturer, DEL Ozone and consultant to numerous corporations from DuPont, Olin, Nalco, LaMotte, NC Brands, ITS, Jacuzzi, and Pentair to small startup companies looking to enter the pool and spa industry. He has been an independent chemist consultant and author for the past 25 years.
He has written 20 pool and spa water chemistry books, published more than 195 technical articles, written 29 “white” papers, written a monthly column for a major trade publication, given more than 500 water chemistry seminars and has certified more than 2,500 students to be CPOs. In addition, he has formulated, invented, developed and introduced more than 111 new chemical products into the pool and spa industry. He has recently revised the IPSSA Basic Training Manual and the IPSSA Intermediate Training Manual, he wrote the Pool Chemistry for Service Pros handbook and the Pool Chemistry for Residential Pools book. He has developed 4 iPhone and Smartphone Apps. He is one of the leading chemical experts in the pool industry.