Monthly Archives: December 2016

Swimming Pool Management System Part – I

PMI will place the right lifeguard according to your pools specific needs. We only recruit and hire the best so you can relax and enjoy your summer.

Certified and affiliated with National Associations such as; CAI, (Community Association Institute) CMAA, (Club Managers Association of America) NRPA, (National Park and Rec. Association) and NPMA (National Pool Management Association).

Automated computerized timekeeping and staff attendance system.

Highly trained national and international certified lifeguards. Coupled with our own training and written review examinations.

Full compliance with local, state and federal codes including OSHA regulations of Blood Born Pathogens and MSDS chemical data sheets.

A full range of pool related programs are available including: Swim lessons, personal training water aerobics, and water fitness programs. Excellent Workers Compensation coverage. We carry a $1,000,000 general liability insurance program coupled with professional and punitive damages for your protection.

Pool Lifeguard

That a child, age four and under, is 14 times more likely to die in a “non-guarded swimming pool” than they are to be involved in a motor vehicle death.  That’s right… 14 TIMES MORE LIKELY! With that startling and alarming statistical fact, isn’t about time that you have certified lifeguards and/or first responders at your pool facility?  Pool lifeguards not only help prevent incidents and accidental deaths they also establish order and structure that is needed at all commercial pool facilities.

Selecting the right pool lifeguard and lifeguard company to manage your aquatic facility can be a tricky task.  There all kinds of lifeguards out there.  Ones you don’t want…and the PMI ones you do.  A Pool lifeguard will normally need to be:

o             Physically fit

o             Have good vision and hearing

o             Be mentally alert and self-disciplined

o             Be a strong, able and confident swimmer

o             Be a leader

o             Have a positive and winning attitude

o             Be trained and have successfully completed a course of training in the techniques and practices of rescue, first aid and cpr in accordance with a syllabus approved by a national recognized training organization

o             Thoroughly understand and enforce all rules, policies and procedures; educate patrons about facility rules and regulations

o             Complete accident reports, incident reports and any other reports as needed

o             Identify hazards and immediate risks that might compromise the safety of patrons

o             Provide “lite” cleaning/maintenance of the pool facility

o             Communicate clearly about issues or concerns

o             Participate in training’s and skill assessments; remain current on safety practices and procedures by attending meetings, training and safety programs

o             Perform related duties and responsibilities as required

 

These are just a few important points that makes PMI’s pool lifeguard points that are winning aquatic facilities business across the country.

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Swimsafe Pool Management Inc

Support for your Pool Management Services PMI is committed to providing the highest level of service and we want to be more than just your “pool company,” we want to be your pool management company. We have discovered that most of our communities and facilities have a growing need for pool management related programs and activities. We feel certain that our additional programs will add excitement to your community and build long lasting relationships between your community and our pool ma…

Swimming Pool Management across the country. Pool Management, Inc. has over 20 successful years in the swimming pool management industry. We have have been providing City’s, Country Clubs, Communities and Home Owner Associations with America’s finest Lifeguards, Aquatics Directors, Swim and water instructors. We assemble a team for your facility based on your criteria. We also have pool construction division that has been building new pools and renovating existing pools for over 20 years….

PMI will provide your aquatic facility with professional water safety. PMI will place the right lifeguard according to your pools specific needs. We only recruit and hire the best so you can relax and enjoy your summer. Certified and affiliated with National Associations such as; CAI, (Community Association Institute) CMAA, (Club Managers Association of America) NRPA, (National Park and Rec. Association) and NPMA (National Pool Management Association). Automated computerized timekeeping and sta…

Pool Management Inc./PMI is a professional full service pool management company that provides staffing solutions for aquatics centers, water parks, community pools and city pools. We manage facilities in multiple states and can provide you with multiple solutions for your facility. We also offer new facility design and build options or renovations and upgrades. Does your facility simply need weekly chemicals and maintenance? We offer that as well.   Pool Management Inc./PMI is committed to providing the highest level of service and we want to be more than just your “pool company”. We have discovered that most of our communities and facilities have a growing need for pool related programs and activities. We feel certain that our additional programs will add excitement to your community and build long lasting relationships between your community and our staff.

At Pool Management Inc./PMI we use multiple social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to actively market your facility. We will create a web site specific for your facility with photographs and video to better market to your community.

For more details on our products and services, please feel free to visit us at Swimming Pool Management, Pool Management jobs & Aquatic Management companies

Pool Management Inc

PMI will place the right lifeguard according to your pools specific needs. We only recruit and hire the best so you can relax and enjoy your summer.

Certified and affiliated with National Associations such as; CAI, (Community Association Institute) CMAA, (Club Managers Association of America) NRPA, (National Park and Rec. Association) and NPMA (National Pool Management Association).

Automated computerized timekeeping and staff attendance system.

Highly trained national and international certified lifeguards. Coupled with our own training and written review examinations.

Full compliance with local, state and federal codes including OSHA regulations of Blood Born Pathogens and MSDS chemical data sheets.

A full range of pool related programs are available including: Swim lessons, personal training water aerobics, and water fitness programs. Excellent Workers Compensation coverage. We carry a $1,000,000 general liability insurance program coupled with professional and punitive damages for your protection.

Lifeguard Salary

The lifeguard salary or average wage for a lifeguarding position is $8.90 per hour.  Most lifeguards move on to other positions after 3-5 years with this position.  Pay for lifeguarding jobs does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.  Below is a third party lifeguard salary pay scale to show how much on average lifeguards get paid in the United States.

Lifeguards Job Description:

A lifeguard is responsible for assisting in swimmers’ safety and well being in swimming environments such as public pools and beaches.  Lifeguards hold a physical job that requires the ability to swim and perform rescues for individuals in distress.  Proper knowledge of AED, CPR and similar life-saving techniques is needed; proper first aid skills are mandatory, as is lifeguard certification. The lifeguard’s environment is predominantly outdoors with the exception of indoor swimming pools.  Coworkers are typically fellow lifeguards; aside from coworkers, lifeguards participate in substantial social interaction with beach- and pool goers.  Their hours vary depending on their facility’s hours of operation and available shifts.

A lifeguard must ensure that all beach-or pool goers are abiding by the rules.  Lifeguards must also be knowledgeable about – and able to share – information on current water conditions.  They must be responsive to any emergencies that may arise, such as someone in need of first aid or a potential drowning victim.  Additionally, they look out for unsafe conditions in the water, such as the presence of dangerous objects.

A lifeguard must renew their certification each time it expires.  They are also expected to remain in sufficient physical shape to perform their duties.  Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with pool- and beach goers are needed as well.  Lifeguard salary is mostly based on what the job can pay and very little to do with experience.

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Where does Pool Safety begin With Pool Management

Teamwork is something in which we take great pride. We recognize that no matter how hard you work, one man cannot do everything on his own. That is why we need YOU to partner with us in ensuring pool safety . With an experienced team working efficiently in partnership with you, we can bring pool safety to your aquatic facility.

PMI will place the right lifeguard according to your aquatic facility’s pool safety needs. We only recruit and hire the best so you can relax and enjoy your summer. PMI is certified and affiliated with National Associations such as; CAI, (Community Association Institute) CMAA, (Club Managers Association of America) NRPA, (National Park and Rec. Association) and NPMA (National Pool Management Association).

Swimming pools, spas and bodies of open water are great places for family entertainment. Here are a few pool safety and water safety tips to always practice:

o             “Buddy Up” This means never swim alone.

o             Know your limits. Every body will need a resting period when swimming. Take time to sit out and hydrate.

o             Teach children water and pool safety and swimming skills as early as possible.

o             Children under 5 in or around water should have an adult- preferably one that can swim- should be close enough to the child to provide touch supervision.

o             Never leave children unattended. Make sure you have clear visibility.

o             If a child is missing look in the pool, spa or open water first!

o             Drowning is silent. Don’t think there will be yelling and splashing. Be nearby and alert when children are in water.

o             Swim in safe areas that are supervised by lifeguards.

Most water-related accidents can be avoided by knowing how to stay safe by following a few simple guidelines. Learning how to swim in necessary when you plan on being in or near water.

Aquatic Services

PMI offers various aquatic services for your facility. Whether its staffing, maintenance, programming or total management, there is no job too big or small we cannot tackle.

PMI is a professional full service aquatic management company that provides staffing solutions for aquatics centers, water parks, community pools and city pools. We manage facilities in multiple states and can provide you with various solutions for your aquatic facility. We also offer new aquatic facility design and build options or renovations and upgrades. Does your facility simply need weekly chemicals and maintenance? We offer that as well.

For more details on our products and services, please feel free to visit us at Pool Management, Pool Management Companies & Swimming Pool Management

Aquatic Management Group Part – III

A pool should be vacuumed every week to keep water clear and reduce the amount of chemicals you need to add to it. There are many types of pool vacuums. If you have a manual design, work it back and forth all over the surface of the pool like you would if vacuuming carpet. It’s good form to slightly overlap each stroke. Check the filter each time you vacuum, and clean it if necessary.

But vacuuming isn’t the only maintenance that should be done once a week. Brushing the walls and tile helps minimize algae buildup and calcium deposits so they don’t fester and become larger problems. The material your pool walls are made of dictates what kind of cleaning tools you should use. Select a stiff brush for plaster-lined concrete pools and a softer brush for vinyl or fiberglass walls. For tiles, use a soft brush to prevent scratching or degradation of grout. A pumice stone, putty knife or a half-and-half mixture of water and muriatic acid can also work well.

If you drain your pool to perform maintenance or once the swimming season has passed, be careful to not let the pool sit empty too long. As a general rule, it’s best to leave water in a pool throughout the winter because the weight of the water counteracts with forces from the ground pressing up against the pool from below.

A lot of water will be lost throughout the swimming season largely because of evaporation and normal wear and tear, such as swimming, splashing and exiting the pool. When you remove debris with your skimmer throughout the week, that’s also a good time to check the water level. Ensure it doesn’t fall below the level of the skimmer, otherwise the pump could be damaged. If the water is low, use a garden hose to bring it up to safe levels.

Keeping your pool sparkling clean doesn’t have to be as cumbersome as you might think. All pools are different, and so are their maintenance needs. However, they all share one commonality: The secret to pristine pool health is regular, routine care. If you choose to handle common problems like murky water or broken pumps on your own, make sure to always consult manufacturers’ manuals before fixing or using equipment. No matter if you rely on a service company to take care of your pool, you still need to do a few things on your own to ensure your pool stays in good condition for years.

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Aquatic Management Group Part – II

Sometimes it’s difficult to determine if low water levels are due to evaporation or a leak. You can discover leaks in your pool by conducting a simple bucket test. Fill a plastic bucket three-quarters full of water. On the inside of the bucket, mark the water line. Place the bucket in the pool, then mark the water line on the outside of the container. (If the bucket has a handle, remove it to allow for better stability while floating.) Let it float for two or three days. If the water inside and outside the bucket has gone down the same amount, your pool is losing water due to evaporation. However, if the pool water level has gone down more than the water inside the bucket, your pool has a leak. That’s your cue to call a professional to have it patched.

You can monitor your pool’s pH level with a testing kit. There are many kinds of testing kits available; however, most homeowner versions are either reagent kits or test-strips. Reagent kits aren’t too difficult to use. You take a sample of pool water, then add liquids or tablets to it. The water changes color, indicating its chemical balance. Test-strips work differently. When you submerge them in the pool for a few seconds, dyes they contain cause them to change color. Next, match up the strip to a color chart to determine the pool’s pH level. Use this information to gauge what kind and how much of the chemicals your pool needs.

Skimming the pool’s surface by hand every few days is one of the fastest and easiest ways to keep your pool clean. Floating debris will eventually sink, becoming harder to remove. Use a long-handled net called a hand skimmer or leaf skimmer to remove leaves, bugs and other unwanted items. Skimming significantly increases the efficiency of the pool’s circulation system and lowers the amount of chlorine you’ll need to add to your pool. Cleaning out strainer baskets at least once a week also helps circulation and lowers chlorine demands. Locate strainer baskets attached to the side of aboveground pools and in the pool deck of inground pools. Simply remove the plastic basket and shake it out; spraying the inside with a hose can help dislodge stubborn objects.

Pool water should be tested regularly to make sure it’s clean and healthy. The pH scale is a measurement of acidity or alkalinity that runs from 0 to 14. A reading between 7.2 and 7.8 is ideal; this range is safe for swimmers and helps sanitizers work at top efficiency.

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Aquatic Management Group Part – I

Where you live determines whether or not you should winterize your pool. If your location experiences temperatures that drop below freezing, you’ll need to take steps to ensure that your pool stays healthy. Residual pool water left in pipes can freeze and cause damage. To prevent this from happening, use an air compressor to blow water out of the pool’s plumbing when swimming season is over. Also, drain as much water as possible from the filter and heater. Any remaining water can be eliminated using nontoxic antifreeze (caution: this is different from antifreeze for vehicles). Disconnect the heater, pump and chemical feeders, the latter of which should be cleaned and stored.

Keeping your pool sparkling clean doesn’t have to be as cumbersome as you might think. All pools are different, and so are their maintenance needs. However, they all share one commonality: The secret to pristine pool health is regular, routine care. If you choose to handle common problems like murky water or broken pumps on your own, make sure to always consult manufacturers’ manuals before fixing or using equipment. No matter if you rely on a service company to take care of your pool, you still need to do a few things on your own to ensure your pool stays in good condition for years.

Finally, clean the pool: skim, brush walls, vacuum, empty skimmer baskets, close skimmer line valve, lower water level to approximately 18 inches (45 centimeters) below the coping and supercholorinate. Lastly, cover the pool to keep out debris.

Pool water should be tested regularly to make sure it’s clean and healthy. The pH scale is a measurement of acidity or alkalinity that runs from 0 to 14. A reading between 7.2 and 7.8 is ideal; this range is safe for swimmers and helps sanitizers work at top efficiency.

If a pool is properly winterized, it can easily be reopened come swimming season. Most importantly, don’t remove the pool cover until you’ve cleaned the area around the pool. Sweep or hose away debris to prevent it from getting into the pool. Next, use a garden hose to fill the pool to its normal water level. Reconnect everything that was disconnected. Water will need to flow through the circulation system, so open the skimmer line valve. Test the water for its pH level, then shock the pool. It’ll take a week or more before the pool gets balanced and becomes swimmable. Leave the pump running 24 hours a day, and reduce the run by only an hour or two each day until the water is balanced.

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Tips To Keep Swimming Pool Clean Part – 2

Clean your filter regularly or as needed. The best filter for Arizona pools, in my opinion, are cartridge filters (there are exceptions though), they provide maximum flow rates, waste little valuable water (no backwashing), get the water crystal clean and only need to be cleaned a couple of times a year. Yes, they may need to be cleaned after a heavy storm or once every few months depending on conditions in your pool. It would be best to clean them about every 4-6 months. Just remind yourself to do it each time you come back from the dentist, or every other oil change in your car if you are a planner. If you have an extra set of elements — which is a great idea — it is a much easier and quicker job. Soak dirty filters in a 10% solution of muriatic acid or a solution of TSP (Trisodium phosphate). Use a rubber trash can. Wear gloves and eye protection. Be careful! Always add acid to water, NOT water to acid. Afterwards, rinse until clean and let them dry. Put your supplies away until your next swap-out.

Clean out skimmer basket(s) weekly, or as needed if conditions exist. The skimmer is installed in the side of the pool and its primary job is to skim the surface of the pool before debris and contaminants become saturated and float down to the bottom of the pool. Everything in your pool enters at the surface of the water, the effective the skimmer is, the more stuff it can skim off the pool the better. There is a round access panel on your deck, open it up and dump the contents of the basket as needed. Keep it cleaned out at all times.

As you are monitoring your pool, take note as it will let you know if there is an issue:

– Are the returns in the sidewall of the pool weak?

– Is the in-floor cleaning system working correctly? Your pool should be free of 99% of dirt and debris.

– How is the water clarity in your pool? The bottom should be visible and the water crystal clear.

– Is the drain at the bottom obstructed?

– Is your hose cleaner moving as it should?

– Any abnormal odors?

 

Pool Management, Inc. has over 20 successful years in the swimming pool management industry. We have have been providing City’s, Country Clubs, Communities and Home Owner Associations with America’s finest Lifeguards, Aquatics Directors, Swim and water instructors. We assemble a team for your facility based on your criteria. We also have pool construction division that has been building new pools and renovating existing pools for over 20 years. Whether it be Pool or Deck resurfacing, New shade structure installation, Salt System conversions, or pump room repair and design, Pool Management, Inc. has the resources and experience for all your facility’s needs.

For more details on our products and services, please feel free to visit us at Swimming Pool Management, Pool Management jobs & Aquatic Management companies

Tips To Keep Swimming Pool Clean Part – 1

Check your water level when you are out near your pool, is it too high or too low? Your water needs to be right at the center level of your pool skimmer or pool tile for optimal results and performance. If it is low, it can run the pump dry and burn it up, or if too high,  the skimmer door will not work properly. That door keeps the debris in the skimmer.

Check pool chemistry 1-2 times per week during the summer and once per 1-2 weeks in the winter. pH should be kept between 7.2 and 7.8 the lower the pH on this scale the less chlorine your pool will need. Why? Because as pH rises chlorine starts becoming less and less active therefor many consumers just keep adding it. Chlorine at 7.0 pH id about 50% active and at 8.0 is about 10% active. Control pH properly and you will need and use much less chlorine. See chart at bottom optimal pool test results.

If you have a salt system, salt pool, or what some call a no-chlorine pool (a misconception) they are properly called a chlorine generator, then heed these tips. All this unit does is produce chlorine for you so you do not have to buy it, store it or handle it. This convenience comes at a cost and has some inherent risks. The cell must be kept clean and your pool chemistry becomes even more critical for its proper function. Do not add to much salt, if you can taste it, your pool is likely over salted. Salt systems artificially push pH up. You will use more acid as a result. These units will not bolt on and solve everything. In the end you have to pick your poison. They are great when used and understood properly. Can be costly to buy and maintain, but provide a wonderful experience in the water.

Pool Management, Inc. has over 20 successful years in the swimming pool management industry. We have have been providing City’s, Country Clubs, Communities and Home Owner Associations with America’s finest Lifeguards, Aquatics Directors, Swim and water instructors. We assemble a team for your facility based on your criteria. We also have pool construction division that has been building new pools and renovating existing pools for over 20 years. Whether it be Pool or Deck resurfacing, New shade structure installation, Salt System conversions, or pump room repair and design, Pool Management, Inc. has the resources and experience for all your facility’s needs.

For more details on our products and services, please feel free to visit us at Pool Management Companies, Pool Management & Pool Management Group