March 2013 Blog Posts (5)

How to Create Growth for Pool Service Companies

As I see it there are three options:

  1.     Fire the other guy/gal and hire you
  2.     Fire themselves and hire you
  3.     Create more pools and a certain percent will go on service

Relative to 1: Firing the other service company and hiring you is not an “industry growth strategy.” Sure, one company will grow (the other will shrink). Next year, the other company may undercut your price and get the business…


Added by Tom Lachocki on March 19, 2013 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Extrication: The Missing Link

 Instructor reviewing team towing holds (Photo credits: Emily Plurkowski, Pete DeQuincy, Mills College)


Removing the victim from the area of danger, also known as extrication, happens in all incidents both non-emergency and critical. Whether it’s moving a submerged victim from the bottom of the pool to the surface, towing from the point of rescue to the wall, or expediting from water to land where EMS is staging; extrication…


Added by Pete DeQuincy on March 17, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A Different Approach to Rehabilitating our Wounded Soldiers

The cost of war is high.  As of April 2012, approximately 633,000 veterans — one out of every four of the 2.3 million who…


Added by Paul Graves on March 13, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments


Industry trade shows serve a good purpose. Anyone who attends typically comes away feeling like they've been bettered by the personal interaction and camaraderie that shows engender. This week's AOAP show is a good example. By all accounts it was a great sophomore effort. To put it simply: Everyone loves a good show.

But what happens when there's not just one show, but four, or eight or 12 or 24? That's the reality for a…


Added by Gary Thill on March 7, 2013 at 3:41pm — 5 Comments

Are Your Arms Paddles or Propellers?

For decades swimmers have been taught that freestyle, AKA “front crawl,” involves keeping their elbows high and using their arms to make an S-shaped pattern underwater.  Known as “sculling,” this technique was developed by Doc Counsilman and helped Indiana University win 6 consecutive NCAA…


Added by Paul Graves on March 5, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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