Pool News

10 Inexpensive Items No Pool Should be Without

Have a little wiggle room in your year-end budget? Here are a couple great ways to make life easier poolside, without breaking the bank. Commercial Grade Test Kits – No money is better spent poolside, period. Your test kit pays … Read more


Bad Signs and Quick Fixes – Sneaky Problems are No Match for Trained Operators

Some pool problems are sneaky, but a well-trained pool operator can spot them from a mile away. Train your senses to notice a few key indicators and you’ll stay ahead of pesky issues poolside. This month we explain the first … Read more


Swimming Pool Operator Resource Guide – Quick Access to Swimming Pool Codes, Standards and Regulations

Chances are, if you’ve got a swimming pool question, the answer exists below. We’ve compiled the most up to date swimming pool codes, standards, regulations and resources from around the country. The links and phone numbers will help you access … Read more


All About the WAHC – Earn your CPO at the Premier Aquatic Conference of 2019

Registration is open for the 2019 World Aquatic Health Conference in Williamsburg, VA. Once again, The Aquatic Council is honored to serve as the official provider of the pre-conference Certified Pool Operator training program. All class participants will receive a … Read more


5 Minute Upgrades – 6 Quick Changes for a Better Pool

In the next 30 minutes, your pool can go from good to great. This month we’ve got six no-cost changes that can make your pool more efficient, effective and safer… all in just a few minutes. Label Your Emergency Phone … Read more


Fall Flight – Are You Short Staffed Heading into August?

You know it’s coming. August presents a major staffing challenge at every outdoor pool. College guards leave, high school staff drop off the schedule for sports and essential family vacation requests seem to pop up out of thin air. If … Read more


Stronger Records, Better Pools – How Detailed Reporting Supports the Best Pool Operators

With a couple quick changes to your record keeping, you can save time, money and frustration, all while documenting your best practices poolside.   Incident and Accident Reports Why You’re Doing It – You may be prompted to complete these … Read more


It’s June – Delegate These Tasks!

Running an outdoor pool? Your life just got busy. Save your summer by spreading the workload. Here are some tasks that are easy to share…   Scheduling – Managers love to be in charge of the schedule. At big pools, … Read more


Chem Check Checkup – Don’t Forget Why You’re Testing the Water

Chemical checks at your pool have tremendous value, but with any repetitive task we often lose sight of our end goals. Here’s what you need to keep in mind next time you’re elbow deep.   Compliance – You’re likely checking … Read more


Creative Solutions to Tough Aquatic Problems

Aquatic professionals are a bright bunch. We’re natural problem solvers. Every day, new tasks present themselves and we navigate the challenges wisely. Here are some of the tough problems, and creative solutions we’ve been impressed with this year.   The … Read more