About Matt Sutherland

Content Writer, American Pool Enterprises, LLC

3 Secrets to Ace Your Pool Opening Checklist this Summer

Pool management is a 365-days-a-year operation, even if yours may only be open for a quarter of that time.

How Freeze Damage Affects Your Pool (& What You Can Do About It)

Winter is the most taxing season on aquatics equipment. What starts as a single issue can quickly snowball (pun intended) into a disastrous plethora of damages. Of course I’m talking about freeze damage to your pool. There’s already an excess of articles on the Web (including this one of ours) that can help you [...]

Free chlorine vs. combined chlorine: Why you might not know how clean (or dirty) your pool is

Ah, good old chlorine. When it comes to swimming pool sanitation, it’s the go-to, tried-and-true method. How hard can it be to chlorinate your pool water, after all? But you don’t need to be a chemist to know this is a potentially dangerous way to think about sanitizing your pool. When testing the water [...]

Clearing Up Confusion Surrounding the 2021 Chlorine Shortage

Some outlets are calling it “Pool-mageddon.” Others are panicking over “the end of summer as we know it.” But how accurate are these statements, exactly? If you haven’t caught on yet, we’re talking about this summer’s chlorine shortage. What started as a supply breakdown for chlorine tablets has now ballooned into an all-out chlorine [...]

By |2021-06-25T11:47:53-04:00June 29th, 2021|News & Insights, Pool Maintenance & Service|

The Future of Aquatics Goes Beyond the “Smart Pool”

Renovation season begins in the fall and extends into the winter months. We like to plan out our remodels and maintenance schedules well in advance. This ensures your pool is ready for summer fun by Memorial Day. And if we learned anything from 2020, it’s that several changes will shape the [...]

The DOE’s pool pump regulations are changing. Here’s what you need to know.

The aquatics industry is getting some new swimming pool pump guidelines from the federal government. The new pool pump regulations will affect pumps of most sizes, especially in-ground pool pumps. But how much will it affect you? That depends — keep reading to find out more. What’s this all about, anyway? Beginning on July 19, [...]

American Pool Moves All Lifeguard Training and Licensing to Ellis & Associates

NEW YORK, NY — American Pool, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Amenity Collective, has moved all lifeguard training and licensing nationwide to Ellis & Associates (E&A), the recognized world leader in aquatic safety since 1983. This change is effective immediately. Dan Lawler, President of American Pool Commercial Aquatics, was adamant about his desire to [...]

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