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, [...]

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 [...]

American Pool expands U.S. presence with acquisition of Swim Club Management Group

The Amenity Collective, through its subsidiary American Pool, has acquired Swim Club Management Group, bringing the North Carolina based company into the nationwide American Pool family of companies. Mitch Friedlander, CEO of The Amenity Collective, the lead organization of American Pool, made the proud announcement - “We are thrilled to have Swim Club Management Group, [...]

By |2021-02-12T16:29:15-05:00January 5th, 2021|American Pool News, News & Insights, North Carolina|

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Swimming Pool Management

Even when the pool season starts to slow down, we’re working year-round to ensure your pool’s success. That’s because it takes 365 days to pull off a great pool season; whether that’s for the summer, or even longer in hotter climates and indoor facilities.  We take a holistic approach toward swimming pool management, which means [...]

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