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  • Maintenance Training: Feelings…

    Were you at this year’s NAA Education Conference in San Francisco? (If you weren’t there I would highly recommend you consider venturing to the right side of the map in 2017.) During this year’s conference I rekindled relationships with people that I haven’t seen in a while. I even saw a prior student or two that has continued to progress in their maintenance career. Made me feel good… At this...
  • What Should I Do Differently?

    A simple question from a student in a pool class turned into a fantastic discussion recently. The question that opened up the potentially view changing realization was: “My pool inspector is coming tomorrow, what should I do differently?” Not being familiar with local swimming pool code and operations I opened the question up to the class at large. The responses were wide ranging and potentially...
  • On Your Mark, Get Set... SUMMER!

    Summer is a coming… in some places around the country it seems as if it’s already here. The maintenance staff is already busy away the ice melt and snow shovels and getting ready for the summer rush. Handling the busy summer months can be viewed in the same light as painting; the most important part of the job is preparation. Let’s look at some ideas that can prepare the property for the...
  • The Phrase that Pays

    Turn on almost any radio station morning show and quite frequently the morning talk host will be asking for “The Phrase that Pays”. This is generally a tag line that summarizes a marketing jingle that the audience is supposed to remember. Something such as “This is KSCUM radio… where we scrub the hits with no commercial breaks every day!” This short statement is meant to remind listeners what...

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