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Melissa's Guide to Pool Closing

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High in the Sky

Our Journey to COR™

The Importance of Wearing a Life Jacket

The Benefits of a Splash pad

Pool Toys

Melissa's Guide to Pool Opening

Dive Stand Maintenance

Who Should Become a Certified Pool Operator®?

The Role and Importance of COR™

What is Ultraviolet (UV) & How is it Applied to Swimming Pools?

Electrical Safety

Swimming Pool Heating Options – The Heat is ON!

Benefits of Commissioning & Training

The Basics of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)

Pool Finishes: Options & Considerations

Eliminating Barriers at Today's Aquatic Facilities

The Importance of Winterizing Your Swimming Pool

Splash Pads to Beat the August Heat

Understanding Pool Filtration and Filter Media

Heat Loss Prevention: Solar Blankets or Liquid Pool Covers?

Meeting and Surpassing Code Requirements

Water Chemistry: Finding the Balance

10 Awesome Outdoor Pools to Visit

Top 10 Pool Toys of the Summer

Chemical Controllers: What's the Big Deal?

Acapulco Pool Store Coming Soon!

What Sets Contractors Apart?

UV Sanitation Systems: The Basics

Bonding & Grounding: The Invisible Super Duo

Health Inspections: Does your facility comply?

5 Outdoor Pools to Get You Through The Final Stretch of Winter

Transform Your Swimming Pool into a Multi-Use Facility

New Year, Same Goals

Aquatic Programs Grow Revenue

Remembering Virginia Graeme Baker

Improve your Campground During Off-Season

Cast in Place Concrete VS. Shotcrete: What's the Difference?

Knowledge is Power: The Benefits of Being a Certified Pool Operator

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While the colder weather looms in the near distance, our to-do lists grow significantly as we scramble to get all of our summer equipment stored away before it gets too......

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July 19, 2017
Water Safety Tips
 
There are so many benefits to swimming at any time of the year, but it particularly brings an extra layer of enjoyment on hot summer days. Along with talking about all the benefits ... ...

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June 28, 2017
High in the Sky
Fitness clubs have pools, community centres have pools, hotels have pools, and now high rises in the sky even have them. Building a residential or commercial pool on the ground level is a relatively easy task......

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June 15, 2017
Our Journey to COR™
I have had the pleasure to be part of this journey every step of the way and was absolutely thrilled to receive the news that we had achieved this standard of safety excellence in Canada....

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While many Canadians are preparing for the Summer season and planning water related recreational activities, the warmer days also mark the beginning......

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When a hot summer day hits, is there anything more fun and refreshing than playing in the water? Throughout communities across North America, splash pads are becoming......

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May 10, 2017
Pool Toys

Your swimming pool can be a wonderland of fun and adventure. With the new and classic choices available, you have the ability to change the...
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With the warm April weather, the opening season is underway and in full swing. Are you ready to open your facility's outdoor swimming pool? 
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April 5, 2017
Dive Stand Maintenance

Dive Stands are a great addition to any facility, but of course have inherent dangers and cost a lot of money to replace. Let’s talk about how you ......

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According to the National Swimming Pool Foundation, every aquatic facility should have at least one trained and Certified Pool Operator®. At some facilities......

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Over the years, workplace fatality and injury statistics have demanded safer workplaces for its workers, and the construction industry is no exception....

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From a hydrotherapy spa to the largest Olympic-sized competition pool, UV sanitation systems are quickly becoming (or have already become, in some municipalities) the most popular method of additional water treatment......

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January 25, 2017
Electrical Safety

Every year people die by electrocution, and some of these incidents are associated with pools.
 
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There are many different systems and options when considering how to heat your swimming pool. Location, pool size and the desired temperature all affect which......

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Following construction, the commissioning of the pool system is critical to ensure that it is working properly and as it was ......

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Over the past several years, the aquatic industry has become more innovative, introducing owners and operators to new technologies......

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When planning the construction or renovation of your pool, whether commercial or residential, one of the many decisions you will need to......

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Public pools and spas bring people of all ages and abilities together and, therefore, are designed to be an inclusive space. Swimming, exercise, therapy, relaxation, and water play are all activities that can take place in a pool......

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The power of water when it freezes and thaws is absolutely amazing. In colder climates, like Canada for instance, pools that are not properly winterized will experience all kinds of damage, such as cracked and broken pipes......

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With only a few weeks left to enjoy the warmer weather, it's time to get outside! Splash pads are a safe and exciting way to beat the August heat! Here's a list of four of our favourite splash pads in Canada....

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Pool water filtration is one of the most important aspects of a swimming pool. While there are many systems that work in conjunction with a pool filter to help keep the water healthy, the physical pool filter, is the focal point in... ...

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Solar blankets and liquid pool covers both have their benefits, but they also have their downfalls. After considering all of the factors for each option......

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The Ontario Building Code has minimum standards that have been established to ensure that new public pools are safe and functional. An important question to consider is: When is it a good idea to do more than what the code calls for? ...

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Water Chemistry is a significant part of the operation of your pool. Maintaining proper water chemistry in your pool will not only ensure the ...

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 One of the best and most popular ways to spend the summer is poolside. Swimming is the perfect way to cool off this summer for many reasons.
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Whether you're swimming in your backyard pool, at your local community pool, in a lake at your cottage, or at your nearest beach, water or pool toys are a great way to add......

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Technology, automation, and computer controls play a very important role in today’s pools. Gone are the days of having to...

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We are excited to announce that Acapulco will be taking a dive into the residential market in a new way this Spring. Opening in April, the Acapulco Pool Store will have everything......

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There are a lot of considerations when selecting a swimming pool contractor to build your pool. Whether the project is a high-end residential ......

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Have you ever walked into an aquatic facility, and right from the entrance you could smell chlorine, even if the pool isn't directly in front of you? 
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Together, Bonding and Grounding form an invincible super duo, and act as one of the most important aspects to a safe swimming environment......

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Here are a few common and very important items that the Health Inspector will look for when they inspect any facility. This is just a portion of the requirements that......

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After surviving two cold months of winter, we’ve started counting the days until we can ditch our heavy winter jackets, boots, scarves, gloves......

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Movable floors and bulkheads are becoming more common in aquatic facilities throughout North America. Although they offer similar......

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January 13, 2016
New Year, Same Goals

Safety professionals begin 2016 thinking about how to have a safer year and while specific objectives vary...
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There are many ways an aquatic centre can become more profitable, however, the simplest solution is the addition of specialized programs to your...
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Most pool owners and operators have heard the term VGB compliant as it relates to main drains in swimming pools, and may have heard of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act that was brought into......

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With fall coming to an end, the off-season provides the perfect opportunity for campground owners and managers to make improvements in time for the busy upcoming......

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Today, the pool shell of a commercial swimming pool can be constructed in several ways. Two of the most commonly used methods are cast in place concrete and shotcrete......

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The Certified Pool Operators® (CPO®) course is an educational course provided by the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) that teaches students the......

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