CPO Class April 10th & 11th 2018 by ATLANTIC SOLUTIONS, INC.

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It is not too late to have your swimming pool/spa operators certified before the 2018 pool season kicks into gear! Our next NSPF CPO certification class is  scheduled for April 10th – 11th 2018. It will provide your operators with basic knowledge, methods and skills of pool and spa operations.

In addition to the traditional 2-day course, we are able to accommodate the Fusion course. Please see the attachment for registration details.

We are happy to serve you and look forward to seeing you soon!

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Available Position: Swimming Pool Technician

Atlantic Solutions, a locally owned and operated business, is expanding and we need swimming pool technicians.

Position is a Full Time/Year Round Position

Position Description: The position will support our service department and involves all aspects of swimming pool renovation, repair and equipment diagnosis and installation.

Position Compensation and Benefits Include: Competitive Pay, Paid Training, Benefits Eligibility, Paid Vacation, Retirement Program, M-F workweek, Paid Holidays and more!

Must be able to pass a background check and have a clean driving record. Excellent opportunity for a seasoned technician or for an entry level individual.

Please email your resume and any questions to briant@asncinc.com

Pre-Season CPO Class March 1st-2nd 2018

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The 2018 pool season will kick into gear before we know it! Are you and/or your swimming pool/spa operators certified?  Our NSPF CPO certification class scheduled for March 1st – 2nd 2018 will provide your operators with basic knowledge, methods and skills of pool and spa operations.

In addition to the traditional 2-day course, we are able to accommodate the Fusion course.

We are happy to serve you and look forward to seeing you soon!

Register Here -CPO March 18 – W

Is there an ice melt safe for concrete?

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Freezing precipitation is here! We’ve provided Tips on How to Winterize an In ground Pool and Steps to Protect Your Swimming Pool Equipment from Freeze Damage so you’re well equipped to protect your swimming pool and pool equipment during the winter. But, what about your concrete?

During the chilly winter, we’re bound to have freezing rain or snow leading to iced over concrete sidewalks and entrances. It goes without saying that you wish to prevent your guests and residents from any injuries caused by ice. Using ice melt will clear your walkways & make it safe for your guests and residents. But, melting snow with salt will create another problem within the cracks and crevices of your concrete.

Your concrete is subject to freeze damage.  Once you apply ice melt, the water will possibly run into your concrete’s cracks and crevices.  Depending on the temperature, the water may refreeze within the cracks, expand and leave your lovely concrete pathways appearing like the concrete in the images below:

No one wants unsightly walkways as a result of ole man winter and no one certainly intends to ignore the need to use ice melt altogether as doing so could have serious consequences. Now, you’re probably wondering how to melt ice without destroying your concrete.  You can continue to use salt for ice but you should use salt that’s safe for concrete.

To date, Ice Fighter Plus® is the only patented snow and ice melt salt safe to use on concrete.  Ice Fighter Plus® is a 2 component system made of a propolyice patented inhibitor coated into the ice melt product. Melted ice/snow combines with the propolyice to form a polymer barrier that reduces the amount of water entering into the pores of the concrete. With Ice Fighter Plus®, any entrapped water has ample room to expand as it freezes thus reducing freeze damage to your concrete.


How Winterizing Your Pool Saves You Money

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Have you ever tried to clean an old stain out of a carpet?  What about trying to clean a coffee spot from a shirt that was spilled earlier in the morning? I believe that many of us can contend that the longer a stain sits, the harder it will be to clean. We also know the frustration of repairing things that could have been prevented.   This same logic applies to stains or debris that is left in your pool during your off season as well as repairing pool equipment that isn’t in use.  This is why the choice to “winterize pool or not” should have a quick answer. It benefits you to practice prevention. Following is our “Winterize Pool or Not” Q&A which explains how winterizing your pool or spa saves you money:

Why should I clean my pool or spa if I’m just going to cover my pool or spa and close it?

By removing and cleaning stains, leaves, scum and other debris from your pool or spa, you are reducing the opportunity for the items to fix to your pool’s surface.  Stains and fragments that have settled to your pool or spa for weeks or months on end may require the use of more chemicals and supplies than would normally be necessary. This increased use of product and your operator’s time will cost you.

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Why does it matter if our pool equipment runs, as usual, during the off season?

Although you may be generally indifferent to shutting down equipment during the off season, there aren’t many valid reasons to operate equipment that you will not be using. Shutting down pool equipment or running it at a minimum could save you money on your electricity bill. 

Wouldn’t it save money to leave the water in my pool or spa and equipment as is?

No! You actually take the serious risk of losing money. Frozen water will expand and potentially damage your pool’s appearance and your pool equipment. Cracked or busted surfaces, filters, pumps or piping could lead to hundreds if not thousands of dollars in damages.



“Winterize pool or not” = “Save money or not”