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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

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.

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.

 

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

Aquatic Management Services Part – II

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.

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.

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.

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

Swimming Pool Management Part – 5

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

Aquatic Facility Maintenance Part – II

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.

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 Aquatic Management companies, Pool Management Group&Pool Management

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

Swimming Pool Management Part -3

Adding Metal Free Removes and Prevents Metal Stains Built Up During Winter

Over a long winter offseason, metals like copper and iron can build up in your pool and cause stains. These metals can be difficult to remove once they have stained the walls, so it is best to attack them early. Just one quart of Metal Free added during spring opening can help neutralize the metals that are in your pool, and prevent them from staining the walls and pool floor. Metal Free will also quickly get rid of “stained water” that comes from having a high metal content.

Using Test Strips or a Test Kit, Measure Your Water Chemistry

The easiest and quickest way to test your water is to use either Test Strips or a Test Kit. It is important to test your water chemistry before adding any chemicals, because this will tell you what you need to add and how much to use. When checking your water, you will want to test for Total Alkalinity, pH, chlorine, calcium hardness, and stabilizer (Cyanuric acid) levels.

Pool chemicals can get out of balance during a long winter, and will need to be brought back down to safe levels before swimming. The safe and proper chemical levels for standard, chlorine pool water are as follows:

  • Total Alkalinity – 80 to 120 ppm
  • pH Level – 7.4 to 7.6
  • Free Available Chlorine – 2.0 to 4.0 ppm
  • Calcium Hardness – 200 to 400 ppm
  • Stabilizer (Cyanuric Acid) – 30 to 50 ppm

Shock The Pool to Remove Bacteria and Contaminants

Shocking your pool is the last and final step for getting rid of all the dirt, debris, bacteria, algae spores, and other organic contaminants that may have entered your pool during the winter offseason. After shocking the pool, run the circulation system for at least 2 hours before adding an algaecide.

Prevent Algae All Season Long

For a clean and algae-free swimming season, it is recommended to start treatment before the first swimmers even jump into the pool. Both of these products, when used both at the beginning of summer and regularly during the season, will prevent the growth of most types of algae, and help keep your pool clean, clear, and fresh all year long.

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

Aquatic Management Part – II

Pool Care Tips

Taking care of your pool doesn’t end when you put the cover on. It’s important to continue caring for your pool during the off-season (fall, winter, and early spring) to ensure a successful and clean opening.

Add a Mid-Winter Algaecide

Use an algaecide or algaestat (preventative) and particularly one that stays in the water for a length of time.

On the last day of operation, add this to the water and run the pump for 24 hours to fully circulate. Then shut down the circulation system for the winter.

Check Your System to Prevent Freezing

As winter approaches and you plan to close the pool, remember to check your pipes and motorized parts. Drain the water from the pump, pool heater and filter.

As the temperatures begin to freeze, any excess water in these parts can freeze. If water freezes in these pipes, they can crack. Which can cost serious money in the long run.

You also want to drain the water 4-6 inches below the pool skimmer. Winter is also a good time to clean out the shed and discard all of the pool chemicals you used that season. You never want to save chemicals for the following year.

Spring is a great time to start to trim back the trees, shrubs and other foliage that has grown this winter. Trim the trees first to avoid puncturing holes into your winter cover.

Remember you must completely remove any water and debris that has accumulated on top of your pool cover. You can vacuum it off with a shop vac or use a sump pump.

Keep Your Pool Cover Clean All Winter Long

Backyard pool owners absolutely should have a loop-lock type cover for their pool. A dirty but safely covered pool beats a sparkling clean but uncovered pool any time. There simply is no better insurance for keeping toddlers and wildlife out of the pool.

If possible, keep the water level where it is supposed to be and the pumps running.

Add Chlorine to Your Pool to Ensure a Clean Opening

We recommend a few things if you have a safety cover on your pool, in Michigan or the Midwest:

  • In the fall, make sure to add chlorine and algaecide to your pool for over the winter. Don’t add too much chlorine though, if the chlorine level is too high over the winter, you can bleach the liner)
  • As soon as the water thaws in the spring, pop open a corner of the cover and add liquid chlorine to the pool (1-2 gal. for an average in-ground pool). You can do this yourself, or hire your service professional to do this for you.
  • When your pool is opened, vac on waste to help remove the debris from the bottom of the pool. If you try to vac the sediment from the bottom of the pool and run it through the filter system, you may find that the sediment is so fine that it goes right through your filter.
  • If you do find that your pool is what we commonly refer to as pea soup green in the spring, add bunches of liquid chlorine, allow your filter to do it’s work, and monitor the progress. Some customers call asking why the pool isn’t clear an hour after our service crew has been there. Turning a pool from pea soup to clear isn’t magic, and sometimes there is a time delay in progress. Be patient, and let us know if you don’t see progress in several hours. Repeated doses of chlorine and algaecide may be in order, and your pool may benefit from an extra vacuum session.

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

Aquatic Management Part – 2

Pool Maintenance Tips

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.

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.

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.

There are three kinds of pool filters: cartridge, sand and diatomaceous earth. While there are different maintenance procedures for each type, all require periodic cleaning depending on the type of filter and how often a pool is used. Cleaning the filter more often than recommended can actually hinder the filtration process.

Pool heaters typically require the least maintenance of all pool equipment. Gas heaters can work fine without being serviced for a couple years, and electric ones can last even longer. Consult your manufacturer’s manual for specific care instructions. Sometimes, calcium scales build up inside the tubes of a heater and restrict flow, preventing the water from heating adequately.

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.

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.

Organic contaminants like ammonia or nitrogen build up in a pool over time. Massive amounts of such contaminants can interact with a pool’s chlorine to form chloramines, which give off that potent chlorine smell that many people associate with pools. To get rid of this harsh odor, it’s necessary to superchlorinate — or shock — pool water back to normal chlorine levels. 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.

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