News in the “Pool Management & Lifeguards” Category

May is National Water Safety Month

By Julia Southerland May 4, 2017 , ,

Each May our nation recognizes the importance of understanding the dangers of swimming and the precautions needed to protect yourself. Swimming is a refreshing and exhilarating form of exercise, an aerobic activity that can increase endurance, decrease the risk of chronic illness, improve function for those with arthritis, and many other benefits. It is also […]

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Find out is water wings are safe

Pool Safety: Are Water Wings Safe?

By Keisha Rigby June 8, 2016 ,

It’s a question that is asked every summer: Are water wings safe? For many parents water wings are seen as a way to keep kids safe and protected at the pool, but water wings or arm floaties are not recognized as safe personal flotation devices (PFD). The CDC in particular doesn’t recommend the use of water wings […]

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Protect Your Pool From Falling Leaves

By Scott Small October 9, 2015 , , ,

Beautiful oranges, vibrant reds, and brilliant yellows… it’s the reason why autumn is the best season of the year. Not quite cold enough for heavy jackets, but far enough removed from the sweltering heat of summer — fall draws many families out of their homes for some last minute outdoor fun before winter locks us […]

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The 2015 Dog Swim at The Greens

By Scott Small September 18, 2015

This past Saturday, American Pool took part in the 2015 Dog Swim at The Greens at Schumaker Pond in Salisbury, MD. After a wonderful summer, Schumaker Pond reached out to us to help with the event. The Dog Swim was organized as one last summer celebration before the end of the season. With the help of American Pool’s […]

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Breath Holding Dangers

Make Sure Lifeguards Know the Dangers of Breath-Holding Games

By Scott Small September 8, 2015

As kids and maybe even grown-ups, many of us challenged our friends and family members to breath-holding competitions in both the shallow and deep ends of the pool. But recent research, along with recent tragedies, reveal that these seemingly fun and innocent games can lead to a silent killer known as hypoxic blackout. Don’t assume […]

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Work Culture

Prevent Lifeguard Turnover with a Strong Pool Work Culture

By Scott Small July 14, 2015

As summer kicks into full gear and attendance soars at your commercial pool, it becomes more important than ever to be fully staffed with lifeguards and other workers who are familiar with your facility, its processes, and its patrons. Avoiding mid- and late-summer turnover in staff is crucial. Fortunately, there are some easy strategies you […]

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Pool safety

Take Advantage of Advances in Pool Safety

By Scott Small June 10, 2015

For most commercial pool managers, safety is the No. 1 concern — and for good reason. Among children ages 1 to 14, drowning is a leading cause of unintentional, injury-related death (second only to motor vehicle crashes), and injuries from pool chemicals account for almost 5,000 emergency department visits each year, according to the Centers […]

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5 Tips for Scheduling Pool Staff

Five Tips for Scheduling Your Pool Staff

By Scott Small June 2, 2015

Of all the tasks that come with being a pool manager, scheduling staff has the potential to create the most headaches. Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take to make the whole process run more smoothly. 1) Hold an orientation meeting — and invite parents. Begin the summer season with an all-staff meeting […]

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