July Newsletter

 

…from Community Pool Service
Community Pool Service would like to thank all of you for doing a great job keeping our pools safe and clean. We couldn’t make it without you, that’s why we are here to give you support and encourage you to keep the up the good work!
Guards of the Month

We would like to especially thank the following guards for their exceptional work:

Andrew Gooden

Grovewood

Kimberly Hyde-Allentown Apartments
Jonisha Plummer-Penn Mar Apartments

Hopeton Plummer-Fox Rest

Kirk McLean

Tagine Taylor

Old Town Village

Jamal Nelson

Churchill Village South

 Matt Stelma

Charles Bristor

                                   New Mark Commons

Michael Kirchner

Cedarbrook

 

  Congratulations and Good Work!

Will you be next!?

 
Pools of the Month

Congratulations to the following pools for an outstanding job!!

Cavendish- 
Arlington, VA

 

 

Bull Run Swim and Racquet Club- Manassas, VA

 

 

 

 

 

Allentown- 

Suitland, MD

Cattail Creek Country Club- 

Glenwood, MD

      

 

Penn Mar-
Forestville, MD
Washingtonian Woods-
Gaithersburg, MD
Fox Rest-
Forestville, MD
        Clover Ridge-
Frederick, MD
Windsor House-
Washington, DC
Villages of Parkland (Splashpark)-
Washington, DC
The human body is more than 60 percent water, and even 2 percent dehydration can reduce a person’s work capacity by 12 to 15 percent. When that happens, your body does not function properly and you can lose mental clarity. That can make you susceptible to poor decision making, accidents and injury. Continued exposure to heat without proper hydration could also lead to heat injuries such as cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Medical experts agree that in hot and humid weather, you need to consume extra quantities of water because of the loss of water through sweat. Unfortunately, by the time you get thirsty, you’re probably already partially dehydrated. With that in mind, do not use thirst alone as a guide for when to get something to drink. It is recommended that you consume at least eight to 10 glasses of water each day, but the ideal amount varies with the individual and conditions such as activity.
SOURCE New Jersey American Water

 

 

Did you know there are three types of drowning!

  • Wet Drowning- water enters the lungs causing instant distress to the transfer of oxygen into the blood.
  • Secondary Drowning- small amounts of water enters the lungs causing irritation and the accumulation of fluid that is produced in the lungs. This could lead to drowning up to 72 hours after exposure!
  • Dry Drowning- muscle spasms around the voice box can block the airway preventing both air and water from entering the lungs; this can be brought on by cold water shock or other non-water exposures like repeatedly breathing helium or other gasses.

Secondary and dry drowning are not common. We do not need to panic or think every instance of choking in a swimming pool is an emergency. Everyday children choke and aspirate water when playing in a swimming pool- any water in the lungs is potentially serious, but only rarely is it resulting in death.

 

 

Send Us Your Pictures!

We want to see what’s going on at your pool this summer! Send us your pictures and we’ll feature them in other newsletters and on our facebook page. Remember to let us know which pool you’re working at and which guards are in the picture.
Thank you again for all you do!
Sincerely,
Community Pool Service
7668 Standish Place, Suite C
Rockville, Maryland 20855