Where have all the lifeguards gone? The answers are many.
Can you imagine a pool that fixes itself before there’s a problem? We can.
Pool management is a 365-days-a-year operation, even if yours may only be open for a quarter of that time.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]