Pool News

Faster, Seamless and More Efficient – 2018’s Pool Operator Primer Upgrades

Recent adjustments to the NSPF’s Pool Operator Primer (POP) online training have made earning your CPO designation more convenient than ever. Fusion Students start their CPO program online and complete the training with a single day in-class, cutting out-of-office time … Read more


Back to School – Pool Math 101

It’s not rocket science… it’s not brain surgery… but operating a pool can be complicated. Even seasoned operators find themselves stumped by seemingly basic pool problems. Troubleshooting pool issues often starts with a bit of math – and getting that … Read more


Plan, Check, Rescue – Your First Aid Checklist

Don’t respond empty handed. All too often, we audit safety equipment poolside and come up short. What good is a bottle of Aspirin and a few Band-Aid’s when tasked with a real emergency?   The Basics Let’s start with a checklist. Here’s … Read more


Facility Surveys – How an Extra Set of Eyes Can Keep your Pool Safer

Extra sets of eyes on your pool means extra protection, reduced risks, decreased costs and happier patrons. Every year we visit dozens of facilities and work side by side with operators to note best practices and opportunities for improvement. A … Read more


A Deeper Dive – Using your Test Kit to Improve Swimmer Experience and Reduce Costs

Your test kit is the key to clear water, happy swimmers, effective chemical usage and a protected pool structure. Don’t let those reagents sit unused. Follow us on a guided tour through the typical test kit.   Chlorine / Bromine … Read more


Pool Chemical Safety – Essential Information for Your Entire Aquatics Team

Pool chemicals are dangerous. Chemical spills, inadvertent mixing, splash back and fumes increase risk exposure at every facility. Those risks only grow as more pool personnel have access to chemical storage areas. From front-line staff to management personnel, it’s essential … Read more


Sun Protection – What Your Team Needs to Know

Take a walk out on the pool deck on a hot August day. Around this time of year, we see the short-term effects of sun exposure. Lots of tans, a handful of burns, and a select few folks who have … Read more


Lights, Camera, Action. How a Dive In Movie Can Mean Big Successes Beyond the Feature Presentation

Looking for a huge summer hit? A movie on the big screen is just the ticket. This marquee event will attract regulars and new patrons alike and is sure to be a crowd pleaser with appropriate planning.       … Read more


10 Steps to a Safer Summer

Here come the summer crowds! As attendance at your pool grows, so does your risk exposure. Below, we break down your pool into three specific sections and address ways to reduce the opportunity for injuries and accidents poolside. Make waves … Read more


60 Second Audits – Quick-Look Pool Inspections for Non-Aquatic Professionals

Life is busy. If your team manages a pool, but you’re not directly involved, the pool deck, pump room and lifeguard office may seem like foreign territory. Don’t let that stop you from checking in on the team. Here’s how … Read more