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 [...]

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 [...]

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