Pool News

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

In-Service Topics for Maintenance Teams

12 Essential Aquatic Maintenance Training Topics for a Successful Summer Well-trained maintenance teams are essential to summer pool successes. Here are 12 in-service topics to help you organize your weekly meetings and ensure your teams success.   Safety Data Sheet Training – We all keep … Read more

In-Service Topics for Aquatic Teams

12 Essential Lifeguard Training Topics for a Successful Summer Ready for a great summer? Start by planning the lifeguard training’s that your team needs to perform their best all season long. Here are 12 in-service topics to help you organize … Read more

Seven Secrets to Summer Hiring

Want to a smooth swim season? Hire better this spring. Make your summer more manageable with these proactive strategies for hiring a better seasonal staff.   Step 1 – Start Early – Seasonal staff hiring is a long process. To … Read more

Health Inspections – Is Your Pool Ready?

Operate a seasonal pool? Summer planning starts now. Your first visit from your county health department may be just a few months away. No need to panic. Your health inspector is on your side. You share a common goal – … Read more

Not at My Pool – Avoiding Illness and Infection Poolside

Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI’s) are bacteria, viruses and protozoa that can spread through swimming pool environments. This happens when contaminated water is swallowed, contaminated water droplets are inhaled, or through contact between skin and an aquatic surface at a pool. … Read more

Make More, Spend Less – Advancing the Bottom Line at Your Pool

It’s tough to run a financially solvent pool. Pools that make more money than they spend are a rarity. Simple changes and considerations can help you become one of the few. Below, we pair easy cost-reduction techniques with proven revenue … Read more