Pool News

Front of the House, Back of the House

Separating the front of the house from the back of the house is an essential task for every aquatic manager. Some actions, areas and activities should be considered strictly behind the scenes.  Quickly improve your pools professional image by closely … Read more

Seasonal Pool Opening Checklist – A Successful Summer Starts Now

Seasonal Pool Opening Checklist Summer is coming, and if you run a seasonal pool, it’s time to get ready. Follow our seasonal pool opening checklist and you’ll prepare for summer success. We’ve broken down pool management into three categories – … Read more

Risk Reduction Strategies for Public Swimming Pools

Risk reduction strategies are an important consideration for all aquatic facilities. Swimming pools carry inherent risks for patrons and employees alike. Reviewing risk reduction strategies should be a regular occurrence for all aquatic facility managers.   Step 1 – Identify … 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

2018 Resolutions, Part II – A Good Time for Better Pool

Resolutions abound in January – and for good reason. The cyclical process of closing out an old year and ringing in the new presents us with boundless possibilities. If you’ve found yourself with greater gusto, increased optimism and a hope … Read more

Aquatic Director Goals – Commit to a Better You

Something is in the air in January. Change seems easier at the start of a new year. Utilize that energy to make great things happen in 2018. This month we’ll release our best ideas on how to improve your job – … Read more

The Best Practices from the Best Pools

We spent quite a bit of time poolside this year… very little involved lounging in the sunshine. More often you could find us traveling coast to coast, working with some of the best operators, programmers and poolside managers in the … Read more

Back to School – Basic Pool Math

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

Basic First Aid Checklist for Pools

Every pool should have a basic 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? … 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