Water Safety

Chemical Balancing 101

There’s a lot that goes into maintaining a beautiful pool, with chemical balancing being one of the most important aspects. Keeping a properly balanced pool ensures clean, clear, safe, and sanitary pool water for swimmers. Beyond sanitation and clarity, unbalanced water is a destructive force that damages pool surfaces, heaters, and pumps. Without getting into [...]

Guard for Life: Our Lifeguard Management Program

For over 30 years, American Pool has been your one-stop-shop for pool repairs, renovations, and maintenance. But did you know that we also specialize in lifeguard management? Guard for Life is the segment of American Pool that handles all of your lifeguard needs. This national program hires over 7,000 lifeguards each season! We recruit, train, [...]

Pool Algae – Causes and Ways to Prevent It

To keep your facility’s pool crystal clear and bacteria free, algae prevention must be a part of routine maintenance. Algae are photosynthetic aquatic organisms. When algae is present in a pool, the water can look cloudy and your pool can appear unclean. Although algae is initially harmless, if left untreated, it can create a dangerous [...]

Floaties – Helpful or Harmful?

Many parents believe that putting their children in inflatable flotation devices will help improve water safety. However, these devices can actually pose safety threats to young children in the water. Water wings, swim rings, pool noodles, and other similar inflatable devices can cause tragedy in the pool. It’s a good idea for your facility for [...]

By |2019-05-27T09:00:53+00:00May 27th, 2019|American Pool News, News & Insights, Uncategorized|

Signs of Drowning

May is National Water Safety Month! It’s time to focus on best water safety practices, and determine what we can do to ensure guests’ safety while in the pool. According to the World Health Organization, drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional deaths. The first step to improving this statistic is to become educated [...]

By |2019-05-13T09:00:26+00:00May 13th, 2019|American Pool News, News & Insights, Uncategorized|

Pool Maintenance Checklist

After opening your facility’s pool for the season, it is important to keep up with regular maintenance. Proper maintenance and upkeep of your pool is necessary to keep it clean and safe throughout the summer. During the pool season, there are semi-weekly, weekly, and monthly pool maintenance tasks required. Here’s a checklist of the important [...]

By |2019-05-06T09:00:23+00:00May 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Commercial Pools: Preparing for Opening Day

With pool weather around the corner, it’s time to begin preparing for opening day! Guests are looking forward to enjoying your pool, so make sure your facility’s pool is safe, clean, and ready to swim in. There are a few important necessary steps towards opening your pool, and our experts at American pool have got [...]

Increase Family Fun at your Aquatic Facility with Splash Pads!

Thinking about making your facility more family friendly? Consider adding a splash pad into your renovation plans! A splash pad is typically a zero depth water feature. It engages patrons through a variety of spouts. Depending on the design, the spouts can be located along the floor or incorporated into features. With many theme options [...]

American Pool Takes on the Dominican Republic! – International Lifeguard Training

At American Pool, we take pool safety and lifeguard training seriously! This past February, our very own Corporate Safety Director, Sabraya Isaacs and four American Red Cross lifeguard instructors traveled to the Dominican Republic to train lifeguards for the upcoming 2019 summer season. Together, Sabraya Isaacs, Michael Scheetz, Nicholas Vaccarello (American Pool President's Award winner), [...]

The Importance of Site Evaluations

A site evaluation is an extremely important part of the opening process for commercial pools. During a site evaluation, our Certified Pool Operator will evaluate the pool’s overall condition, inventory equipment, and safety items. An experienced  pool professional can point out areas on the premise that will need to be addressed including plumbing, electrical, and [...]