12 Apr 2015

What is The Cost of a New Swim Instructor?

When we think of Learn to Swim facilities it’s often with fondness – the sounds of water splashing, children playing and teams cheering. However, if we take a look behind the scenes we find some real problems such as the unfortunate side effects both patrons and instructors are suffering due to the chemicals used in sanitising these pools.

Many swim instructors who spend hours a day in the water are developing skin complaints that basically force them to resign. As an owner of a Learn to Swim facility, this is not only costly but time consuming, and in many cases you’re losing someone who has built strong relationships and rapport with you and your customers, a real valued employee.

It is estimated that hiring and training a Swim Instructor can cost you around $6000. That’s a LOT of money down the drain, especially given:

  1. This situation is completely avoidable;
  2. You may not be able to hire a Swim Instructor with the same experience and skill as the one who just resigned; and
  3. There is no guarantee that the next instructor won’t have the same skin complaints, causing another resignation after you have invested in their training.

In this day and age more and more people seem to have developed a sensitivity to water treated traditionally with high levels of chlorine and if in a poorly ventilated indoor facility, the direct air quality that results. This is why it’s so important to protect your patrons and staff from the beginning. Losing patrons looking for a more comfortable venue or staff that resign due to skin complaints developed in their work place is not only inconvenient, it is unsustainable for business and potentially leaving you open to litigation.

By choosing to invest in a pool sanitation system that promotes cleaner, healthier water, you are choosing to invest in the health of your staff and patrons alike. Parents and swimmers are  educating themselves with regards to water quality and are choosing to visit only those centres where they have  peace of mind that they will not be exposed to dangerous levels of chlorine and its associated harmful by products and side effects. Word of mouth is a powerful tool and swim centres that have already implemented our OzoneSwim™ sanitation systems have seen a marked increase in their patronage and revenue. It is also a positive investment in your business as you will likely retain your swimming instructors, promoting continuity which is a long term business improvement.

Here at Brauer Industries, we are experts in the field of Ozone Sanitation, providing a standard of swimming pool water treatment that meets all the regulatory health standards for commercial pools and is endorsed by our partner, Swim Australia. By contacting us today, you will be taking the first step towards a healthier work environment. The costs involved with purchasing and setting up one of our sanitation systems is just a fraction of the costs you may encounter if you don’t take preventative measures.

Call us today on 1300 696 631 to speak with one of our highly trained consultants about cleaner, healthier water for your pool.