Posts with the category “commercial-facilities”
Not Another New Year's Blog Post
January 4th, 2017
Let's not talk about the new year. I have a healthy respect for all those endeavoring to make a change in their lives at this time of year, don't get me wrong. But I'm sure you've heard more than you...
Setting 2017 Goals for Your Aquatic Facility
December 20th, 2016
Does anybody else feel like 2016 just rocketed by? It was probably because it was such an action-packed year. After a year like that, who can tell what 2017 will bring? It's exciting, isn't it? Let'...
Why Swimming Pool Exercise is Better than Land Based Exercise
December 13th, 2016
I'm sure you're already aware how beneficial swimming and other water-based exercises are for health. You've probably got programming in place to help your swimmers tone their midsections, enhance th...
Being a Winter Safe Haven for your Fair Weather Friends
December 6th, 2016
Where I live, we had our first snowfall last night. It was slushy and wet and left an awful icy mess this morning. The further we head into winter, the more I search for the elusive toastiness everyw...
De-Stress the Care and Maintenance of your Aquatics Facility
November 29th, 2016
Thanksgiving is over and the holiday season is, for most people, in full swing. And that can be stressful. But let's not talk about that for a moment. This, my friends, is a friendly reminder to tak...
The Case For and Against Indoor Swimming Pools
November 22nd, 2016
Indoor pools are great for a lot of reasons. They provide shelter from the elements, can be used at all times of the day and night, and aren't affected by drops in air temperature. But indoor pools d...
Peak Performance: Humans vs. Swimming Pools
October 25th, 2016
I'm always interested by the health habits of athletes. What do they eat before a race or a game? What kinds of recovery exercise do they do? How many hours of sleep do they get on a night? Unlike ...
The Highest Fright Factor for Your Swimming Pool Doesn't Only Come Around on Halloween
October 18th, 2016
Halloween is just around the corner and things are getting spooky. What's the scariest thing in your pool? Is it the shark that lives in the deep end? The ghost in the whirlpool? What about the swamp...
Here Is A Product that is Helping Commercial Pool Operators Like Yourself Save Energy AND Reduce Their Stress Levels
October 11th, 2016
I always find that the period between the beginning of September and the end of December goes by in less time than it takes to say "Trick-or-treat-Happy-Thanksgiving-Merry-Christmas!" It's a rush of ...
Being in Control and Saving Money at Your Aquatic Center
October 4th, 2016
Being in control is the best. Even if you're not a control freak, I'm sure you can agree that it's nice to have a handle on things. Being able to turn up the thermostat on a chilly day is nice. Subst...
Make a Balanced Decision About Covering Your Pool
September 20th, 2016
Isn't choice a wonderful thing? The modern world is chok-a-blok full of options: colors, styles, materials, manufacturers. Each choice we make on a daily basis has the potential to go any number of w...
Back to School and Back to the Pool!
September 13th, 2016
The end of summer is always bittersweet. As daylight hours are whittled down, the greens of spring fade to oranges and reds, and the lazy heat that made the seconds tick a little slower on the clock h...
Seasons Change, But Your Aquatic Business Doesn't Have To
August 30th, 2016
The days are getting shorter, the mercury is slowly slinking down on the thermometer, and the leaves are crisping up like overcooked egg rolls. Outdoor pool season is coming to a close. It's a sad re...
Save Money At Your Facility Like It Was an Olympic Sport
August 16th, 2016
You've probably heard, by now, about the problems the Olympic organizers in Rio have had keeping their pools from turning green. While the mystery has now been solved (a hydrogen peroxide dump that n...
6 Degrees of Separation - between you and the end of the pool season
August 9th, 2016
And like that, it was August. Time has a way of sneaking up on you. One moment you're happily browsing through your local rec center's spring/summer programming guide, thinking about the long and wa...
Capitalizing on Trends, Games and the Poke-craze
July 20th, 2016
Are you part of the Poke-craze that's sweeping the nation? Even if you aren't, I'm sure you've heard enough from your friends and family about the game to have a feel for the basics. If not, here's a...
Seeing with your own two eyes - Before and After Heatsavr
June 28th, 2016
"I'll believe it when I see it." "To see is to believe." There are dozens of quotes out there like the ones above, all with a common theme—visual proof is a vital component of any claim. I'm sure...
The 20-Foot Pole Pool Dilemma
June 21st, 2016
Summer is officially here. This is the season I spend all year waiting for. The days are long, the nights are warm, and my dad's pool is open for business. This year I'm helping him find a new telesc...
Reduce Your Impact, Conserve your Resources
April 21st, 2016
I am one of those happy few who wakes up every Monday to Friday and gets ready to head to work whistling a jaunty little tune. Now, don't get me wrong, if its cold out or if I had a late night, someti...
Moisture in the Air - Fight Humidity Levels in Indoor Pool Areas
April 15th, 2016
Indoor aquatics centers faces one very big, very prominent concern: humidity. Lovely warm swimming pool water loves to evaporate into thin air, leaving it heavy with moisture and the walls and surrou...
Jets, Fountains, Water Features and More
April 12th, 2016
Jets, fountains, and other water features are popular in both residential and commercial swimming pools, as they bring interest, creativity and beautiful design to the waterscape. They may look love...
Gutter Skimmers and Pool Circulation Systems
April 8th, 2016
It has recently been brought to my attention that many commercial aquatics facilities may be hesitate to try Heatsavr, the liquid pool cover, at their center because they are worried that the circula...
Environmental Awareness Can Actually Save You Money
April 6th, 2016
Over the past 8 to 10 years, the pool industry has been trending towards sustainable design. This move has been encouraged by a booming economy and a busted economy - both which seem to be adequate in...
Drought - Is it Conflicting With Your Pool Opening?
April 5th, 2016
The last thing any community wants to hear as the weather starts to warm up again for Spring and Summer is that their local public pool will not be opening for the season - due to water shortage caus...
Does your facility offer Scuba Diving Lessons?
March 20th, 2014
I was speaking with the Facilities Manager of a commercial aquatics facility earlier this week, and the topic of scuba driving training was brought up. He was interested in finding out if HeatsavrTM w...
NSF Approved, Cost Reducing, Energy Efficient Swimming Pool Product for YOU!
March 13th, 2014
An NSF Approved, energy efficient, cost reducing swimming pool product really and truly does exist and can be used in your aquatics facility, regardless of where you live or what your pool is used for...
Challenge your energy bill.
March 6th, 2014
If you own or operate a swimming pool, you are well aware that it costs somewhere between a small and large fortune to keep it heated to a comfortable and consistent water temperature throughout the y...
Does your facility offer Back To School Pool Specials?
August 14th, 2013
I have recently been made aware how much fun swimming is for youth. Of course, this is something I have always known, but it has come to my attention that - unless you are still under 18 or so - you ...
Swimming Pool Filter Media for Water Conservation
July 25th, 2013
Depending on where, exactly, you live in North America, your focus on water conservation will vary. There are some areas that have been suffering from severe drought conditions for longer than they ca...
The NRPA Congress is Nigh
July 9th, 2013
The National Recreation and Parks Association's Congress and Exposition is just around the corner, beginning in Houston, TX on October 8th. As one of the recreation industry's favorite professionals, ...
Staffing a Commercial Aquatics Center in 2013
June 25th, 2013
I recently created a survey to find out what is of interest to commercial swimming pool operators. If you missed the survey, and would like to take it to give me your much anticipated insight to a uni...
Have you been Avoiding the Truth, the Whole Truth, of your Pool Scheduling?
June 18th, 2013
Most people believe they can handle the truth, though they don't usually ask for "the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth." If they did, they might start avoiding it! In business, knowin...
Is there a Generation Gap in the Pool Industry?
June 12th, 2013
I read an article in Aquqtics International today that really started me thinking. It was an interesting and thought-provoking look at the way we communicate, and the differences between the generatio...
The Fringe Benefits of ADA Compliancy
May 6th, 2013
With the ADA Compliancy deadline coming nearer and nearer, I am sure you are hearing all about it on a regular basis. I am going to assume that you know what your facility needs, and are taking the ...
Is Maintenance Multi-Tasking a Problem at your Facility?
January 22nd, 2013
Every aquatics facility faces daily maintenance tasks.That will come as no surprise to you. Going through your routine of checking chemical feeders, chemical levels, equipment inspections, fixing mino...
Fix My Facility - Aquatics Int'l Contest Winner
January 9th, 2013
The New Year is upon us all, and it is a great time for reflection, motivation and resolutions. One way to improve upon successes and failures of previous years, is to adapt to current situations stra...
Yoga Hot Tub = Forward Thinking Aquatics Facility
December 12th, 2012
Whether you operate an aquatics facility at a community center, a fitness club, a YMCA or JCC, a hotel, or most any other type of commercial pool, there is a good chance you have a hot tub as well. Sp...
Who is Stepping Into Swim at Your Facility?
October 30th, 2012
You may or may not have heard of the "Step Into Swim" campaign that is currently sweeping the Pool & Spa Industry. If you have, that is fantastic news. If you have not, you may be interested in this s...
Hot Topic: Water Quality Maintenance
October 11th, 2012
Maintaining water quality is a HOT TOPIC among facility managers. Questions, answers, problems and solutions - they are never ending. Water quality can make or break a facility so it is not surprising...
Winterize Your Heatsavr System
September 6th, 2012
Sadly, Labor Day weekend signals the close of some - though certainly not all - outdoor seasonal swimming pools. As per usual, this has lead many pool owners and operators using Heatsavr with an Autom...