As a swimming pool facility owner, your worst nightmare won’t be a hovering lightning storm, or the lounge chair arrangement, or whether there’s enough hot dog buns for the cookout. Much like in life, a failing pool season is due to the aspects a facility manager could have controlled, but didn’t recognize (or refused) [...]
It’s what one doesn’t see that makes all the difference. This year, it could be an empty lifeguard chair. To paraphrase Don Henley, summer’s in the air but something’s out of reach. Take a closer look at the waters and you’ll start to see the ripples take effect: A lifeguard shortage, exacerbated by the restrictions [...]
The public went bonkers when the first iPhone came out in 2007 — that was 14 years ago. And here’s exactly what we went bonkers over: 3G Internet capability Multi-touch gestures Mobile Safari Web browser GPS maps powered by Google Maps HTML email Native YouTube viewing As you can see, we’ve come a long [...]
With COVID-19 slowly easing its grip on the aquatics and fitness industries, many amenity providers are excited to begin reopening their facilities to eager tenants and guests. That being said, there are still several hurdles to climb before we can get our amenities back to operating at full capacity in a safe manner. If [...]
“The harder the winter, the harder the spring.” That adage holds true for reopening your pool, especially if you live someplace with hard winters, or closed your pool without a thorough winterization. Fresh challenges are emerging as communities that never opened in 2020, due to the pandemic, are facing two seasons [...]
Just as any investment will begin to age and deteriorate with time, commercial pools will sometimes need more major repairs and remodeling.
It's common for public high school swimming pools to provide access to the general public.
When it comes to community facilities, who gets the final say in pool management?
Pool management has enough to worry about without having every member of staff becoming an expert in pool filtration technology.
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