Tag Archives: AtoZAquatics

Gutters

There are a lot of options to consider when selecting a gutter system for a swimming pool. The primary purpose of a swimming pool gutter is to skim debris from the water surface.  The operating water level is set slightly above the gutter lip such that water around the full perimeter of the pool continually […]

Food & Beverage

There is nothing worse than going to a theme park where the rule is “no outside food,” and then the food you purchase onsite is overpriced and tastes terrible.  While as operators, our expertise is not typically centered around restaurant operations, here are a few things to consider when developing your Food and Beverage program: […]

FILTRATION: High Rate Sand Vs. Regenerative Media

Until the past 5-10 years, pressure high rate sand filtration was installed on the majority of commercial pool applications.  There were and continue to be other types of filtration such as vacuum sand filters, cartridge filters, diatomaceous earth filters, and others.  But often whether it was due to the type of pool, cost, material handling, […]

Enforcement

Enforcement, while sometimes not a fun aspect of being an aquatics professional, plays a key role in the overall safety and quality of any aquatic facility operation.  Several key areas exist for enforcement, primarily facility rules, policies and procedures. And, ensuring that enforcement occurs fairly and consistently can make or break the perception of your […]

Elevated Pools

The design of an elevated pool or water feature is not inherently complicated, dangerous or even necessarily problematic, but it does include some interesting challenges that can be terribly unforgiving of ignorance or neglect.  Some basic issues that should be considered whenever such a design is undertaken include the following. Pool Shell Design and Construction […]