Pool News

Why Your Pool Smells… Like a Pool…

It’s an issue we all face – you don’t want your indoor pool to smell like, well…  a pool. A great swimming environment has to have great air quality. Here’s how you achieve both.   The Problem – Indoor pools … Read more


Reducing Drowning Risk at Your Pool – A Comprehensive Approach

Reducing drowning risk at your pool is a task that requires considering many layers of protection. A comprehensive analysis of your aquatic facility can identify opportunities for safety improvements In the United States drowning is the leading cause of injury … Read more


Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pool Operators

We’re fortunate to work with great operators at great pools around the country. Each has their own unique background and skill set, but some regular habits are consistently met by all great operators. Does your pool make the grade?   … Read more


9 Summer Poolside Risks that are Easy to Miss

Summer is in full swing. Don’t get so caught up in the action that you pass over these poolside risks that are easy to miss. Here’s what we’ve been catching in facility surveys and poolside audits this summer.   Expired Certifications … Read more


The Complete Aquatics Manual – What Topics to Cover With Your Team

What’s in your aquatics manual? Great staff guides are easy to understand, but thorough enough to cover expectations for most poolside scenarios. Below, we suggest the outline for a great training document. Detail your team directives, discuss them with your … Read more


Pool Party Games and Activities

Take your summer bash to the next level with these easy to do pool party games and activities. The plan is simple. Pick a main event, add some stations to support it, then consider few add-on activities to make your … Read more


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

Start this season off on the right foot with stronger records. You’ll 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 … 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


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


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