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Compliant Commercial Pool Water Testing

We are pool operators,  Water is our world.  We are professionals.  We want safe and healthy water for our guests, clients, and of course our employer.  Did you know we may not only be doing something incorrectly but illegal? (I will hold for your gasps).  I am talking about the proper and compliant way to test the water.  We all know water testing is of the utmost importance in maintaining a...

Public Pool Maintenance

From the designers who draw up the blueprints for a new public aquatic venue to even the lifeguards…we all play a part in being in the line of defense against illnesses and injuries.  These are not only dangerous but can be costly.  We all need to work together to keep that pool, hot tub, water park, or splash pad safe for its bathers, and safe on our bottom line.

Reasons Your Public or Commercial Pool Water Could Be Cloudy

Isn’t it the absolute worst to come to check on your pool and you can’t see the bottom due to cloudiness?  Not only is this illegal for safety reasons (the main drain MUST be visible), but it means something isn’t right with the water.  It also makes the pool unappealing to clients and guests.  There are many reasons this could occur.  Let’s talk about a few.

Competition Pool Safety - Getting Your Pool Ready for Competition

With the summer Olympics coming up again, you want to make sure your future competitive swimmers are in safe water and with ideal conditions.  We want to create an environment that allows the swimmers the best chance they have to be the best athletes they can be.  What exactly does that look like?

How to Lower Public Pool Operating Costs

Public pools are one part of the commercial pool ecosystem. With everything that is labeled as “commercial” one can assume that comes with “commercial” costs.  And of course, anything “public” means that health and safety are of the utmost importance because a lot of people are involved. This includes public pools. The larger the public pool, the more people involved, ergo, the higher the cost....

It's Hot Tub Disease Season!

Yup, it is that time of year again.  The Holidays, travel, and cold weather have arrived. It is also the ski and snowboarding season. What does this mean to you as a commercial spa or hot tub operator? More than usual use of your facility’s indoor pool and especially the hot tub.  Because of the higher temps, this smaller vessel is literally a breeding ground for death. 

HOA Pool Management

Did you know that California recently changed its laws concerning the maintenance, rules, and regulations on HOA pools? With HOAs in every state, it could be only a matter of time before these laws are adopted in other states. There are currently over 350,000 Homeowners Associations in the United States and approximately 20 more are created every day. With Florida having the largest number of...

Top 10 Reasons Your Commercial Pool Gets Shut Down - A Guide to Safe Swimming Pool Operations & Management

Commercial Swimming Pool operators and managers have many other daily tasks other than maintaining the pool. Fixing heating systems, leaking sinks, squeaking doors, taking care of the grounds around the facility etc…and oh yeah, the pool. Oftentimes, even a commercial swimming pool gets taken care of last, even though it is most likely the biggest liability on the property. As we know, there are...

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