How to Motivate a Younger Generation Workforce

Our president, Craig Sears, recently appeared on The Brandon Smith Show podcast.  Their discussion revolved around motivating today's young adults in the work place.  Sears Pool Management hires approximately 300 young adults between the ages of 15 - 21 each pool season to serve as lifeguards and/or gate attendants for our community pools.  Recruiting, Hiring, [...]


If you think you’ve heard this one before, you probably have, but there’s good reason VGB is in the news again in 2016. The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (aka the VGB) was enacted in December 2007, and all community pools had to become compliant by December 2008, or Spring opening 2009 [...]

What is the Certified Pool Operator Certification?

Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Course   CPO® certification courses are designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. The Certified Pool/Spa Operator® certification program has delivered more training than any other program in the pool and spa industry since 1972, resulting in more than 375,000 successful CPO® [...]

Become a Certified Maintenance Specialist or Certified Service Technician

The Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS) course is appropriate for new and seasonal service employees, as well as for all individuals with a pool-cleaning route.  The course is only 2 1/2 days and focuses on basic water chemistry, circulation and filtration, water balancing, pool math, electrical safety and routine maintenance.  It also cover best practices for safety, customer [...]

SPMC supports mission to make pools safer for everyone’s enjoyment

Sears Pool Management Consultants supports the mission of the NDPA (National Drowning Prevention Alliance), the APSP (Association of Pool and Spa Professionals), the American Red Cross, and others whose shared goal it is to make pools and spas safer for everyone’s enjoyment. The video demonstrates some ways you can make your pools and spas safer. [...]