Category Archives: Jul/Aug 09

This-N-That

News & Events New Lincoln Catalog Available Concord, Calif.–Lincoln Equipment, Inc. announces the release of their updated Commercial Swimming Pool Equipment Catalog. The 184-page catalog contains the most comprehensive selection of commercial swimming pool equipment, chemicals and supplies. For more information, call (800) 223-5450, or visit www.lincolnaquatics.com. ——————————————————————————————————– Reader Questions Use Of Aspirin Headline Hi Beth, I just read your article in the March/April 2009 Camp Business magazine (“More Than Bandages And Aspirin”). I am a camp nurse, and found … Continue reading

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Success and Failure

“Success is not the same thing as winning, and failure is not the same thing as losing.” This simple statement from one of our newest contributors (Ephram A. Caflun, see “Inter-Camp Activities,” page 8), is a lesson I seem to re-learn on a regular basis. The most recent example was yesterday on a sun-baked ball diamond in North Ridgeville, Ohio. My son’s team–the mighty Yellow Jackets–played their league-leading rivals in a regular season match-up to determine who would take the … Continue reading

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SMART Pool Operations

Strategy denotes a carefully developed, long-term plan or method of action designed to achieve a winning goal. It makes problems easier to understand and then solve. In aquatic facilities, having a strategy in place helps us understand all aspects of the facility, and how to manage it effectively. This is key to providing a safe and healthy environment for the patrons. Even the most responsible aquatic manager and operator cannot maintain a facility without a written plan, a roadmap of … Continue reading

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Operation Strategies – Test

1. The use of specifically designed operation strategy is the key to maintaining a safe and healthy pool environment. A. True B. False 2. An effective strategy can be communicated most effectively through A. A written plan B. An oral plan C. Neither one is effective 3. The pool operation strategy should be based on the type of facility. A. True B. False 4. The goals and objective for a municipal pool are the same as a water theme park. … Continue reading

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Operation Strategies – Answer Key

1. The use of specifically designed operation strategy is the key to maintaining a safe and healthy pool environment. A. True B. False 2. An effective strategy can be communicated most effectively through A. A written plan B. An oral plan C. Neither one is effective 3. The pool operation strategy should be based on the type of facility. A. True B. False 4. The goals and objective for a municipal pool are the same as a water theme park. … Continue reading

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