Toronto CPO sold out. Please register in Ottawa Nov. 14-15 CPO or Toronto February 2020 class.

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Fee Increase

Fee Increase

We are raising prices to $450/person for our CPO classes effective January 1, 2020. Please read more about how this allows us to live our values and provide the best service to our clients.
2020 CPO class schedule now available!

2020 CPO class schedule now available!

The Certified Pool Operator (CPO) class schedule for 2020 is now posted and classes are open for registration! We will be in ON, AB, MB & NL. Private classes also available.
Guest on Pool Chasers!

Guest on Pool Chasers!

We are excited to announce that we were down in Arizona recently to be featured on the Pool Chasers podcast! If you are not familiar with Pool Chas...
Pool Magazines

Pool Magazines

Stay connected to the pool industry by subscribing to these trade publications. They are all FREE to you as they are sponsor-supported. 
Shallow Water Blackout, Freediving, and Deep (book review)

Shallow Water Blackout, Freediving, and Deep (book review)

This post is not just about the risk facilities face when they permit breathholding exercises, it's also to address the recent rise in popularity of freedivers on Instagram.
Staff Nutrition & Hydration in the Summer

Staff Nutrition & Hydration in the Summer

It's July, and probably hot where you work. What's your game plan to make sure that you and your staff stay fed and hydrated?
Pool Podcasts

Pool Podcasts

Do you listen to podcasts? I've just rediscovered them and want to share the pool-related podcasts that I've found valuable.
Make Friends with your Health Inspector (No, really!)

Make Friends with your Health Inspector (No, really!)

Here’s five steps to start building a positive relationship with the one person who can become your biggest ally in successful pool operations: your health inspector.  
Ruth Lee Lifeguard Training Pool Rescue Manikin (product review)

Ruth Lee Lifeguard Training Pool Rescue Manikin (product review)

I had the opportunity to try out the Ruth Lee Lifeguard Training Pool Rescue Manikin at the University of Calgary Lifeguard Games in April.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Recertification Process

Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Recertification Process

We receive a lot of questions from Certified Pool Operators (CPOs) regarding the recertification process, so we created this flowchart to help you ...
Goldfish Swim School Oakville (facility tour)

Goldfish Swim School Oakville (facility tour)

Have you heard of Goldfish? Neither had I until two years ago. I thought I was immersed in the aquatics industry, yet I had no idea that swim schoo...
PoolLab 1.0 Water test kit (product review)

PoolLab 1.0 Water test kit (product review)

I am not an early adopter of new technology, at all, but  - within minutes -  I absolutely fell in love with this test kit. Here's why -