Letterman invites Manhattan Pool & Leisure lifeguards to read latest top ten list

On July 8th, David Letterman presented 10 lifeguards from the New York and New Jersey area to read his latest top ten list. Two Manhattan Pool & Leisure lifeguards were chosen to participate in the reading of the list titled, “Top Ten Thoughts Going Through A Lifeguard’s Mind On A Typical Day”.

New York Magazine interviews John Dugan for pool-focused articles

Stack of magazinesOn July 21st, New York Magazine published two pool-focused articles with the help of Manhattan Pool & Leisure. Ask a Pool Guy and Permits, Costs, and Meddling Neighbors were both written by S.Jhoanna Robledo.

In an interview with Robledo, Regional Director John Dugan provided information on the unique qualities of swimming pools in the big city – from the metallic water properties to surprises in the pool filters. He also weighed in on the real costs that come with maintaining and heating a pool in the city. These articles are featured in the Real Estate section of the New York Magazine website.

Ask a Pool Guy

Permits, Costs, and Meddling Neighbors

PVC liner installation saves 30-year-old rooftop pools

Bringing large equipment onto the roof of a high-rise isn’t easy, but many older NYC pools are facing problems that require renovation.

Rooftop pool with pvc linerAging rooftop pools in New York City face a common issue: how do you renovate a pool on a high rise building?

These problems can be anything from leaks to surface erosion. This spring, two NYC pools were facing some issues that needed immediate attention. Both pool were built 30 years ago and the pool walls were made of sheet steel. Even though the steel was repainted every year, it just wasn’t standing the test of time. During the summer, rust would push through the painted surface. They needed a smart alternative to a full pool replacement.

In May 2013, Manhattan Pool and Leisure decided that the best solution was to install PVC membrane liners. These liners would seal the surface and act like a barrier between the aging steel and the pool water. The pool would still function and filter as it always did (minus the unsightly rust).

The final product was well received. Each pool was able to look brand new again, without the need for heavy equipment or costly renovation.

MP&L attends the 26th Annual Co-op & Condo Expo in Manhattan

25th Annual Co-Op & Condo ExpoOn April 16, 2013, Manhattan Pool and Leisure attended the 26th Annual Co-op & Condo Expo in Midtown Manhattan. This well-known, local trade show provides community managers, board members and property owners with a day of networking, educational seminars and vendor research.

Aquatic Leader interviews regional director John Dugan

Manhattan Pool & Leisure is featured in the fall 2012 issue of Aquatic Leader Magazine. John Dugan, regional director of MP&L, was interviewed for the feature article The Light-Blue-Collar Worker.