Our President, Craig Sears, presented a part two live webinar on May 28, 2020 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and pool preparedness in light of changing guidelines. This presentation refers to information given as of May 27, 2020. Click here to watch.
Our president, Craig Sears, presented a live webinar on April 22, 2020 to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic and what that means for Summer 2020. Click here to watch.
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, [...]
When I was little my mom always called me her little fish because I was always in the water. I loved swimming in the lake, at the community pool and even in the bathtub! When I was in middle school, we moved to a house that had a huge back yard and I convinced my [...]
Swimming pools have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mom took me to swim lessons just months after birth. I swam in my first race at the age of 5. My dad loves to tell the story of how I hurt myself falling off the starting block [...]
I found my knack for taking a leadership role early on in my childhood. Being the middle child with an older brother with severe Cerebral Palsy, I had to be comfortable with who I am and be able to stand up for not only what I believe in, but also for those who can't stand [...]
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 [...]
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® [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]