Lifeguard Appreciation Week

At American Pool, WE APPRECIATE OUR GUARDS! Our lifeguards work hard all season and deserve to be celebrated. Long hours spent under the sun patrolling the pool calls for much needed recognition. Every year at American Pool, we host Lifeguard Appreciation Week in celebration of our lifeguards. This year the celebrations will begin on July [...]

Offering Community Swimming Lessons

Water safety education is important for every community pool to implement. While flyers and informational emails on water safety are great, swimming lessons dramatically decrease the risk of potential pool fatalities. Consider offering swimming lessons at your pool to implement confidence in patrons and instill lifelong skills. The bottom line is that swimming lessons save [...]

By |2020-01-22T15:02:06+00:00July 1st, 2019|American Pool News, News & Insights, Uncategorized|

Community Pool Parties: Safety First!

Pool parties are a great way to utilize community pools after hours. However, it’s still important to establish a few restrictions to ensure patrons and their guests have a safe swimming experience. With the weather heating up, patrons will want to enjoy the pool with family and friends. Pool parties are a highlight of the [...]

Chemical Balancing 101

There’s a lot that goes into maintaining a beautiful pool, with chemical balancing being one of the most important aspects. Keeping a properly balanced pool ensures clean, clear, safe, and sanitary pool water for swimmers. Beyond sanitation and clarity, unbalanced water is a destructive force that damages pool surfaces, heaters, and pumps. Without getting into [...]

Guard for Life: Our Lifeguard Management Program

For over 30 years, American Pool has been your one-stop-shop for pool repairs, renovations, and maintenance. But did you know that we also specialize in lifeguard management? Guard for Life is the segment of American Pool that handles all of your lifeguard needs. This national program hires over 7,000 lifeguards each season! We recruit, train, [...]

Pool Algae – Causes and Ways to Prevent It

To keep your facility’s pool crystal clear and bacteria free, algae prevention must be a part of routine maintenance. Algae are photosynthetic aquatic organisms. When algae is present in a pool, the water can look cloudy and your pool can appear unclean. Although algae is initially harmless, if left untreated, it can create a dangerous [...]

Floaties – Helpful or Harmful?

Many parents believe that putting their children in inflatable flotation devices will help improve water safety. However, these devices can actually pose safety threats to young children in the water. Water wings, swim rings, pool noodles, and other similar inflatable devices can cause tragedy in the pool. It’s a good idea for your facility for [...]

By |2019-05-27T09:00:53+00:00May 27th, 2019|American Pool News, News & Insights, Uncategorized|

Pool Coping Maintenance

There are many details to take into account when managing a commercial pool. Pool coping is an aspect of your facility’s pool that is important for the safety of guests and cleanliness of pool water. It serves both functional and aesthetic purposes. Coping is the material above the tile line that generally covers the top [...]

Signs of Drowning

May is National Water Safety Month! It’s time to focus on best water safety practices, and determine what we can do to ensure guests’ safety while in the pool. According to the World Health Organization, drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional deaths. The first step to improving this statistic is to become educated [...]

By |2019-05-13T09:00:26+00:00May 13th, 2019|American Pool News, News & Insights, Uncategorized|

Pool Maintenance Checklist

After opening your facility’s pool for the season, it is important to keep up with regular maintenance. Proper maintenance and upkeep of your pool is necessary to keep it clean and safe throughout the summer. During the pool season, there are semi-weekly, weekly, and monthly pool maintenance tasks required. Here’s a checklist of the important [...]

By |2019-05-06T09:00:23+00:00May 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|