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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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