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Use Enzyme Treatments to Keep Your Pool Crystal Clear

Use Enzyme Treatments to Keep Your Pool Crystal Clear 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 [...]

By |2015-07-21T13:41:40+00:00July 21st, 2015|Pool Maintenance & Service|

Prevent Lifeguard Turnover with a Strong Pool Work Culture

Prevent Lifeguard Turnover with a Strong Pool Work Culture 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 [...]

By |2015-07-14T13:37:09+00:00July 14th, 2015|Pool Management & Lifeguards, Uncategorized|

Three Steps to Safe Air and Water Quality at Your Pool

Three Steps to Safe Air and Water Quality at Your Pool 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 [...]

By |2015-07-07T14:57:57+00:00July 7th, 2015|Pool Maintenance & Service|

The Cost Savings of Maintaining Your Pool Coping

The Cost Savings of Maintaining Your Pool Coping 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 [...]

By |2015-06-30T16:55:49+00:00June 30th, 2015|Pool Maintenance & Service|

Keep Phosphate Levels Low to Prevent Algae in Your Pool

Keep Phosphate Levels Low to Prevent Algae in Your Pool 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 [...]

By |2015-06-23T17:50:50+00:00June 23rd, 2015|Pool Maintenance & Service|

Backwashing Tips for a Smooth-Running Filtration System

Backwashing Tips for a Smooth-Running Filtration System 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 [...]

By |2015-06-16T14:02:23+00:00June 16th, 2015|Pool Maintenance & Service|

Five Tips for Scheduling Your Pool Staff

Five Tips for Scheduling Your Pool Staff 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 [...]

By |2015-06-02T14:34:25+00:00June 2nd, 2015|News & Insights, Pool Management & Lifeguards|

Keep Your Pool Safe from Recreational Water Illnesses

Keep Your Pool Safe from Recreational Water Illnesses In recent years, commercial pools across the country have seen a notable uptick in the number of recreational water illnesses (RWIs) associated with swimming. This is sobering news for pool managers, since RWIs comprise a wide variety of potentially life-threatening infections, including gastrointestinal, skin, ear, respiratory, [...]

By |2015-05-26T13:07:35+00:00May 26th, 2015|News & Insights, Pool Maintenance & Service|

What Pool Operators Need to Know About the FDA’s New AED Regulations

What Pool Operators Need to Know About the FDA’s New AED Regulations Heart disease ranks as the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, according to the American Heart Association, and each year more than 350,000 people go into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital. Since 2000, government policies have been in [...]

By |2015-05-19T18:41:36+00:00May 19th, 2015|News & Insights, Pool Management & Lifeguards|