Pool Management & Lifeguards

5 Ways to Keep Your Commercial Pool Safe and Secure

As your pool’s owner or operator, you love it when your guests are having a good time. But, to quote a certain famous superhero’s uncle, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Over 6,600 swimming-related accidents happen at pools annually. That doesn’t even account for non-swimming accidents. It’s your duty to keep the summer safe and [...]

How to Prevent Drowning Incidents at Your Pool

To the untrained eye, there is rarely any visible warning that someone is drowning. It doesn’t happen like it does in the movies. There’s rarely all the splashing around and yelling that Hollywood makes it out to be to maximize dramatic impact. But if you can take a few moments to learn the subtle signals [...]

Reopening Your Pool in Summer 2020: Protections for Staff

This is the fourth of four articles covering American Pool’s response to COVID-19 reopenings. We encourage you to read our other articles found here: Prevention Disinfection Physical Distance Protections for Staff --- This summer, lifeguards are adjusting to additional facility requirements so that pools can continue to operate during the pandemic. It’s only fitting that [...]

Reopening Your Pool in Summer 2020: Social Distancing

This is the third of four articles covering American Pool’s response to COVID-19 reopenings. We encourage you to read our other articles found here: Prevention Disinfection Physical Distance Protections for Staff --- It’s true that the pool will look less crowded this year, but there are a number of good reasons for that. When done [...]

Reopening Your Pool in Summer 2020: Disinfection

This is the second of four articles covering American Pool’s response to COVID-19 reopenings. We encourage you to read our other articles found here: Prevention Disinfection Physical Distance Protections for Staff --- In a COVID-19 world, your patrons are going to feel a lot like they’re dipping their toes into cold, untested waters. Decreased facility [...]

Reopening Your Pool in Summer 2020: Prevention

This is the first of four articles covering American Pool’s response to COVID-19 reopenings. We encourage you to read our other articles found here: Prevention Disinfection Physical Distance Protections for Staff --- Summer is in full swing and people are growing increasingly restless as they want to get out and enjoy the great weather. As [...]

American Pool Takes on the Polar Bear Plunge

On January 24, 2020, American Pool Maryland braved the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay in support of Special Olympics Maryland with the annual Polar Bear Plunge. Each year, the Polar Bear Plunge event raises money in support of the 8,033+ athletes of Special Olympics Maryland. By participating in the plunge, the proceeds raised support [...]

A Commitment to Continuous Improvement

As the 2019 calendar year came to a close, American Pool professionals from as far away as Texas and New York State assembled to participate in training sessions over the week of December 16 in Maryland and New Jersey. While the expansion of the organization poses logistical challenges for pulling all of the operating teams [...]

We Have 2020 Vision When It Comes To Lifeguard Recruiting

American Pool’s Guard for Life recruiting and training programs celebrated the kick-off of the 2020 lifeguard season at our annual Recruiter Summit. Our lifeguard recruiters and leaders from all over the country gathered to review the summer of 2019 and bring their 2020 vision into better focus. During this two-day summit, our recruiters reflected on [...]

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 [...]