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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 management staff.

At 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.

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.

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).

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 Lifeguard:

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.

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

PMI Will Place The Right Lifeguard

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).

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.

Lifeguard Tasks

o             Notify the pool, spa, and sauna maintenance operator to ensure regulations are maintained.

o             Respond to emergency situations in the water or surrounding areas.

o             Administer first aid and contact emergency medical personnel in case of serious injury.

o             Maintain a safe swimming environment and enforce all policies, procedures and regulations.

 

For more details on our products and services, please feel free to visit us at Swimming Pool staffing , Pool Management Group, Lifeguards, Lifeguarding&Aquatic Management

Pool Management Group Inc Part – II

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 management staff.

 

At 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.

 

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

 

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.

 

What we offer:

 

  • Aquatic Management
  • Staffing Services
  • Project Management
  • Construction Services
  • Maintenance Services
  • Chemicals & Supplies
  • Consulting & Safety Audit
  • Revenue Sharing
  • Programming & Instruction
  • Employment Opportunities

 

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

Where Does Pool Safety Begin Part – III

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.

Pool Lifeguard:

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.

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.

Lifeguard Tasks

o             Notify the pool, spa, and sauna maintenance operator to ensure regulations are maintained.

o             Respond to emergency situations in the water or surrounding areas.

o             Administer first aid and contact emergency medical personnel in case of serious injury.

o             Maintain a safe swimming environment and enforce all policies, procedures and regulations.

 

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

With Pool Management Inc

Where does Pool Safety begin?

With Pool Management Inc.

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.

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.

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Aquatic Management Part – I

Pool Maintenance

Most pools require the same maintenance schedule, and as long as a pool owner completes the regular projects required of maintenance such as chemical care and cleaning, it’s easy to keep a pool in clear condition all summer long. There are a number of “unusual” additional activities you can employ to save you time, effort, and money in the long run resulting in an even cleaner pool. Check out these unique pool care tips and see if they inspire any other out of the box ideas.

  1. Buy some baking soda

Stores that sell pool cleaner will usually offer something called an “Alkalinity Increaser,” which is a simple option for maintaining the pH levels in a pool. Purchasing some inexpensive baking soda from the store accomplishes the same goal yet does for much less money. An Internet search will tell you how much baking soda you will need for a pool your size.

  1. Toss in a tennis ball

Suntan lotion and sun block often end up in the pool after they’re applied to a swimmer, and these substances can make the pool dirty quite quickly. Throwing a standard tennis ball into the pool to float for a while will suck up all those extra oils and chemicals that don’t belong in the pool. It’s fine to leave the tennis ball floating in the pool at all times.

  1. Toe the tile line

Residue, dirt, and contaminants form over time and stick along the water line and tile area. Cleaning this area on a weekly basis should reduce the rate at which the pool gets cloudy and dirty since the residue on the tile doesn’t get washed into the pool. Weekly cleaning of this area also reduces calcium buildup. It’s also a good idea to clean the cement or walkways around the pool area to reduce the transference of dirt and grime into the water.

  1. Keep dogs out

Dogs often love to jump in after their owners and play around in the pool, but chlorine isn’t good for canine companions. Not only will the pool irritate Fido’s skin, but the pool will get dirtier and hairier faster. Keeping up with dog hair in the filters may become a full time job in the summer with dogs in the pool. If the family just can’t stand to let the dog wait out the fun on the sidelines, the chlorine levels need to be kept below 3.0 PPM for safety.

  1. Keep a cool pool

Pools cost energy to run and maintain, and keeping a pool above 82 degrees may offer a homeowner a much higher electricity bill. Instead of keeping the temperature so high, it’s less expensive to keep a solar cover on the water. There are also options for solar-powered pool heaters, which will also save energy.

  1. Track water usage with a bucket

Although environmental factors such as humidity and temperature will impact the rate at which the pool loses water, the average water loss shouldn’t be much more than a quarter of an inch per day. Measuring water loss is easiest by placing a weighted bucket on the stairs and marking the water level on the side of the bucket. Big drops in water levels might signal a leak in the pool.

Using these easy and unique pool maintenance tips allows for a pool owner to have a cleaner pool each summer, which requires less maintenance and time spent pouring chemicals into the water. A clean and clear pool also offers a much more enjoyable swimming experience for the family. A well-maintained, regularly serviced pool will save you money in the long run.

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

Pool Management Companies Part – 3

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.

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.

Aquatic Facility Maintenance

Clean water and balanced water chemistry are the keys to pool and Aquatic Facility Maintenance. Establishing a routine maintenance schedule will protect the life of the pool. Keeping your pool sparkling clean doesn’t have to be as tiresome as you might think. All pools are unique, and so are their maintenance needs. Pool Management Inc is here to relieve some of weight and time involved in aquatic facility maintenance.

Aquatic Facility Maintenance doesn’t just involve the care of the pools water and chemistry. There are many other items connected in daily Aquatic Facility Maintenance. Below are just a few maintenance services that we provide. Please contact us if you would like to learn more on how we can serve you and your aquatic facility.

– Water chemistry checked and balanced

– Check turnover rate and psi gauges

– Log all readings

– Vacuum pool as needed

– Clean waterline tile as needed

– Clean out skimmers

– Clean out H.L. Basket

– Backwash filter system

– Empty trash cans and replace with new liner

– Straighten furniture on deck

– Blow off deck (if applicable)

– Post our records in pump room

– Additional visits will be charged accordingly

– Restroom will be wiped down with disinfectant

– Restock paper products and soap as needed

– Sweep/Mop floor

– Empty trash receptacles and replace new liners

– Keep pump room swept/organized

For more details on our products and services, please feel free to visit us at Aquatic Management, Lifeguards & Lifeguarding

Aquatic Management Part – 1

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.

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.

Swimming Pool Management

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.

Pool Management Support

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 management staff.

At 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.

WATER SAFETY

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 staff attendance system.

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

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

Aquatic Management Companies Part – I

Tips to keep your pool clean

Preventative maintenance, just like you would do on your automobile or home, will go a long way in reducing lifecycle cost on your swimming pool. Heed the advice below and save time, money and hassle. None of this is hard, it is just a matter of making it a habit.

  • 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.
  • Clean the hair and lint pot located on the front of the pool pump every couple of weeks or as needed. Turn off the pump to do this and release pressure on the system. This is the basket installed just inside the clear glass of you swimming pool pump. People with any of the various styles of will rarely need to do this. Instead, they will clean out the debris catcher or leaf basket. I highly recommend a leaf trapper, debris removal system on all pools, especially new ones. Get a variable speed or 2-speed pump sooner than later if you have not upgraded already. The variable speed pump will easily pay for itself relatively quickly. I started using these multi-speed pumps 20 years ago. They are worth the initial expense.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Optimal Swimming Pool Chemical Ranges for Desert Pools

Keep your pool’s chemical readings in these ranges:

  • PH: 7.2 to 7.8 (I generally keep it on the LOW end)
  • Alkalinity: 80 to 120 ppm
  • Calcium Hardness: 250-450 ppm (The valley has high calcium; as a result, this is not always possible, so don’t drive yourself crazy over it.
  • Cyanuric Acid or Conditioner: 30-50 ppm (Remember Tri-Chlor tablets already have conditioner built into it)
  • Chorine residual: 1.0 to 1.5 ppm; up to 2.0 in the summer with ozone, 3.0 without
  • Combined chlorine: 0 ppm. By managing pool chemistry right, you will substantially reduce the amount of chlorine needed. Much of it is wasted.

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Keeping Your Pool In Tip Top Condition

Keeping Your Swimming Pool Sparkling Clean

  • 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.
  • If you have a deck chlor or inline chlorinator these need to be regularly checked for proper chlorine tablet levels, loading or possible clogging. (In Arizona use quality Tri-Chlor Tablets). This unit depending on style and features has the ability to add a constant residual of needed chlorine.
  • If you have an Ozonator make sure the light is on and it is actually working. Ozone as well as UV or a combination thereof can reduce the amount of chlorine your pool uses. They are worth the investment and I have used them for over 20 years with nothing less than great results. There are different types, and many have different installation and use instructions. Make a point to be familiar with the one installed on yours. There are also other products on the market such as the Pureion System that have amazing benefits and give great 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. This unit 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.

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