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How to Winterize Your Water Features

Did you wake up to a sputtering, semi-frozen fountain this morning? Too concerned with winterizing your pool that your other water features have taken a back seat? As temperatures drop it's essential to take special care of your water features, even the frost resistant, to preserve your outdoor landscape. Improve the longevity of your ponds, [...]

By |2015-10-22T20:56:44+00:00October 22nd, 2015|News & Insights, Pool Maintenance & Service|

Protect Your Pool From Falling Leaves

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 [...]

Extend Your Outdoor Pool Season into Fall

Extend Your Outdoor Pool Season into Fall Labor Day weekend usually ushers in the end of outdoor pool season. However, in many parts of the country, you can keep your outdoor pool open into the early weeks of autumn, which doesn’t officially start until September 23. Temperatures can remain warm through October, prompting [...]

By |2015-09-23T13:47:12+00:00September 23rd, 2015|News & Insights, Pool Management & Lifeguards|

The 2015 Dog Swim at The Greens

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 [...]

Make Sure Lifeguards Know the Dangers of Breath-Holding Games

Make Sure Lifeguards Know the Dangers of Breath-Holding Games 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 [...]

By |2015-09-08T17:38:54+00:00September 8th, 2015|Pool Management & Lifeguards|

Renovations to Improve Pool Atmosphere

Renovations to Improve Pool Atmosphere Pool atmosphere matters to your patrons, and even small, simple renovations can make a real difference. If the atmosphere at your pool is lacking, now is the time to figure out what steps to take to create the inviting space you want — and your pool patrons will [...]

By |2015-08-25T21:20:45+00:00August 25th, 2015|Pool Construction & Renovation|

What Makes Fall the Ideal Time for Pool Renovations

What Makes Fall the Ideal Time for Pool Renovations With summer winding down and the end of peak pool season just around the corner, it’s time to begin plans for winterizing. But that’s not all you can do in the off-season. In fact, fall and winter are perfect seasons for undertaking remodeling projects [...]

By |2015-08-18T14:14:31+00:00August 18th, 2015|Pool Construction & Renovation|

Learn the Latest in Pool Cover Technology

Learn the Latest in Pool Cover Technology 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 [...]

By |2015-08-11T19:37:12+00:00August 11th, 2015|Pool Maintenance & Service|

3 Signs You Need a New Pool Cover

3 Signs You Need a New Pool Cover 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 [...]

By |2015-08-04T16:47:16+00:00August 4th, 2015|Pool Maintenance & Service|

Cut Costs with LED Lighting for Your Pool

Cut Costs with LED Lighting for Your Pool 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. [...]

By |2015-07-29T13:47:45+00:00July 29th, 2015|Pool Construction & Renovation|