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Primary Area of Expertise

Swimming Pool

Expert Witness Profile

Richard Young has over 35 years of public, institutional, commercial, waterpark and high-end residential pool experience. Rich is a California State Contractor. Rich has operated several public and commercial facilities as well as designed and renovated hundreds of public and commercial swimming pools and water parks. Rich has authored several industry manuals, has been published over 40 times and often speaks at regional and national aquatic conferences. Rich is very familiar with many state codes related to swimming pools, spas and water parks.

-Certified Pool Operator Instructor (National Swimming Pool Foundation)
-National Swimming Pool Foundation Instructor, Certified Pool Inspector and Aquatic Facility Operator (National Recreation and Park Association) Member: National
-Member of the Association of Aquatic Consultants
-Board Member &Technical Advisor for the Professional Pool Operators of America
-Member of the National Recreation and Park Association
-Member of the World Water Park Association
-Member of the National Travel Parks Association
-Member of the California Pool and spa Association
-Member of the National Aquatic Health Code task force

Legal Consultant and Expert Witness
* Pool Design and Construction Review
* Mechanical Water Systems Analysis
* Code compliance Assessments and Reports
* Aquatic Facility Assessments and Reports
* Legal Consultant and Expert Witness

Recent swimming pool-related cases include:
* Patron Injuries
* Operator Injuries
* Drowning, Near Drowning
* Diving Board Accidents
* Pool Related Accidents
* Construction Disputes