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Advances in Pool Covers

Learn the Latest in Pool Cover Technology

By Scott Small August 11, 2015

Every pool manager knows how important it is to properly manage the pool when people are in the water. Chemical levels need to be monitored, lifeguards must remain vigilant, and other measures need to be taken to ensure swimmer safety. However, it’s just as important to keep the pool properly maintained when it’s not in […]

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Pool Covers

3 Signs You Need a New Pool Cover

By Scott Small August 4, 2015

With autumn just around the corner, many commercial pool managers are thinking ahead to the long winter months ahead. Taking steps now to properly prepare your pool for winter’s “hibernation” is crucial if you want to ensure a smooth opening next spring. At the top of your list is checking the quality of your pool […]

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LED lighting pool

Cut Costs with LED Lighting for Your Pool

By Scott Small July 29, 2015

Lighting is an essential tool for commercial pool management, important not only for ensuring the safety of your guests but also for the aesthetic value. If your facility doesn’t use light-emitting diode (LED) lights, it may be time to consider the many benefits they offer. The LED “movement” Over the last six years, “LED lighting […]

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Enzymes

Use Enzyme Treatments to Keep Your Pool Crystal Clear

By Scott Small July 21, 2015

For commercial pool managers whose pools experience a high swimmer load in mid- and late-summer, enzyme treatments can be very effective in combatting scum build-up and keeping the water clear and sparkling. What are enzymes? Enzymes are biological molecules that create chemical reactions. They are helpful in pools because they can break down organic matter, […]

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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 Air and Water Quality

Three Steps to Safe Air and Water Quality at Your Pool

By Scott Small July 7, 2015

For commercial pool managers, nothing is more important than ensuring the health and safety of swimmers. Doing that successfully requires maintaining strong air and water quality. Despite their best efforts, some pool managers fall short in providing a healthy pool environment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for example, reports that in routine […]

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coping damage

The Cost Savings of Maintaining Your Pool Coping

By Scott Small June 30, 2015

As any commercial pool manager knows, it’s important to pay close attention to every aspect of your pool’s infrastructure to keep it running smoothly and to avoid costly repairs. The coping of your pool is no exception. If not properly maintained, a pool’s coping may suffer damage that could cost you many thousands of dollars […]

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Phosphate Levels and Algae

Keep Phosphate Levels Low to Prevent Algae in Your Pool

By Scott Small June 23, 2015

For managers of commercial pools, phosphates can be a big problem. If phosphate levels run too high, water in a pool can quickly turn from pristine clear to green and murky, effectively shutting down business until you can get the problem under control. Here’s what you need to know about phosphates to keep your commercial pool […]

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Backwashing Tips for a Smooth-Running Filtration System

Backwashing Tips for a Smooth-Running Filtration System

By Scott Small June 16, 2015

Keeping your commercial pool clean is critical. After all, swimming in a cloudy, particle-filled pool is not appealing to swimmers. It can also be dangerous, since opaque water makes it impossible for lifeguards to see to the pool’s bottom and ensure swimmer safety. Proper filtration is crucial for maintaining good water quality and a healthy […]

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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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