How a Lifeguard Instructor can make (or break) your pool season

Lifesaving is life-changing. I’ve been a lifeguard for 12-plus years, and I’m amazed by the number of times it’s made a difference in my life and others’. But I’m not just a lifeguard — I’m also a lifeguard instructor, meaning I’m responsible for training lifeguards. I’m also a lifeguard instructor trainer, so I’m also [...]

By |2022-01-10T11:10:04-05:00January 11th, 2022|News & Insights, Pool Management & Lifeguards|

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 [...]

The biggest mistakes you’re making with your pool management service right now

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) [...]

Explaining the 2021 National Lifeguard Shortage

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 [...]

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|

This Powerful Smart Pool Device Will Only Become More Popular With Time

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 [...]

By |2021-05-24T13:53:26-04:00May 24th, 2021|News & Insights, Pool Maintenance & Service|

How to Reopen Your Pool & Amenities Safely For An Awesome Summer

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 [...]

How to Reopen Your Pool in 2021

“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 [...]

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, [...]

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