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Outdoor pool temperature

Started by Sara Schmalfeldt in Lifeguarding. Last reply by Pat Meloy on Wednesday. 3 Replies

The summer season is about to start and  the weather doesn't want to warm up just yet in CO. I was wondering what is the minimum temperature do you allow an outdoor pool to open when the pool is heated. I am thinking until the weather starts to warm…Continue

Community Pool Management

Started by Travis Smith in Lifeguarding. Last reply by Matthew Reed Sep 1. 2 Replies

Does anyone in here do Community pool management? My company contracts with around 40 community pools and we employ around 350 seasonal Lifeguards. I'd love to network with individuals that are  in the same industry to bounce ideas off each other.…Continue

Two way radios in lifeguarding supervision

Started by Jennifer Brehob in Lifeguarding. Last reply by Matthew Reed Aug 10. 3 Replies

Does anyone have experience with two way radios for lifeguard supervisors? We have 3 pools, 4 supervisors who may or may not be on duty simultaneously and a Director and Assistant Director. How distracting does the walkie talkie get to someone…Continue

Islam swimming attire

Started by Kelly Carter in Technical Issues. Last reply by Ron Arendas Aug 6. 5 Replies

Help!  Can anyone give me some insight into how to handle swimmers who cite religious freedom and want to swim in their clothes?  Is their a law that supersedes our park rules of swimsuits only? Has anyone else run into this issue?  Continue

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Pat Meloy replied to Sara Schmalfeldt's discussion Outdoor pool temperature
"Why 88f? That is high for indoor never mind outdoors. I'd say open the pool when the outdoor temperature is high enough that heating won't break the budget. Do you have any solar or geothermal heating or is it purely electric/gas heat?"

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