Top 5 Reasons to Lifeguard with LIV North

As we spring into Spring, and look towards summer, we can’t help but get excited for the opening of outdoor pools. These pools openings means we’re looking for lifeguards to join our team. We share our top 5 reasons to lifeguard with LIV North this summer:

1. Responsibility

Nothing tells an employer more about your ability to be responsible than seeing Lifeguard on your resume. Lifeguarding comes with a higher level of responsibility than most jobs, as the primary purpose of the job is to ensure the safety of the facility. Being a guard tells employers that you are able to ensure a completely safe environment by paying attention to detail in every part of a facility.


2. Leadership

As a lifeguard, the swimmers (or sunbathers) who come into the pool area are relying on you to ensure their safety. The vast majority of lifeguarding is “preventative lifeguarding” – stopping situations before they develop – and being a leader is all about being proactive and taking initiative. 


3. Communication/Teamwork

As a guard with LIV North, you are an essential part of a large team, working together to create the most positive experiences for the swimmers we serve. Our team consists of lifeguards, supervisors, service and maintenance technicians, schedulers, and managers who all communicate and work together to ensure the safe and smooth operations of any given facility. Working as a team is a great way to make connections and build positive relationships with the people you work with


4. Flexible Schedules

Being part of a team also allows for flexible schedules. Whether you’re wanting to make the most of your availability this summer, or just want to pick up a shift or two around your summer school schedule, being a Lifeguard at LIV North allows for the flexibility of working with your scheduler to fix work around your schedule. LIV North serves pools all across the GTA and in London, ON, which also means that we are always looking to staff you at a pool that is as close to home as possible.


5. Remaining Healthy and Active

Being a lifeguard outside is a great way to soak up rays and promote healthy active living, while getting paid at the same time. Lifeguarding is not just about the safety of the facility, but providing customer service and making connections with the swimmers. It’s the perfect opportunity to get up from the sofa, desk, or lecture halls and encourage others to continue to do the same! 

Apply now for a summer of fun and discover the possibilities of working with LIV North!

LIV North Aquatics Kick Off 2022 Renovation Season

The Hamptons Condominium is an amazing low-rise complex located on the delta of Dufferin’s Creek in Ajax, Ontario. This condo was built in 1991 and needed an upgrade for their pool area to do a complete resurface and fix some leaks. LIV North Aquatics was contracted to make the necessary repairs to the Hampton pool.

The renovation lasted 5 weeks, which included tile work and curing time. The entire project included:

  • New custom tile depth markings
  • Chipping away old Marbelite surfaces
  • Parging the pool and applying symmetric waterproofing before priming and adding 2 coats of paint

LIV North Aquatic’s expertise made the difference on this project by taking the extra steps to complete the work properly.

Pool Renovations LIV North
Pool Renovations LIV North

The Management and Condo Board are thrilled with the work performed by the entire LIV North Aquatics Renovation team.  

Contact LIV North Aquatics before contemplating your next pool or spa renovation to ensure you are getting the right advice from Ontario’s leader in Pool renovations and repairs.

For more information, please contact:

Brian Townsend | Vice President, Operations – LIV North Inc.

btownsend@livnorth.com Direct: 416-665-9280

Covid 19 Residential Building Guidelines

City of Toronto has released its COVID-19 guidelines for commercial and residential buildings, which includes a recommendation to implement a scheduling system for use of available amenities. 

LIV North can quickly equip your building with North America’s leading Amenity Scheduling program Amenity Linc. Additionally, LIV North also has an inventory of distancing and covid related signage for your fitness and aquatic amenity.

Contact us now for a demonstration on Amenity Linc and a review of your facilities.


COVID-19 Guidance: Commercial & Residential Buildings

Last updated: January 10, 2022 at 9:41 p.m.

Accessing indoor and outdoor building amenities

(e.g. gyms, pools, party rooms, communal gardens, barbeque/picnic areas)

  • Toronto Public Health strongly recommends that all condominiums close non-essential common areas such as gyms, pools, spas (whirlpool, hot tubs), playrooms and other high-traffic areas.
    • Note: The requirements for facilities for sports and recreational fitness activities in Reg. 263/20  do not apply in condominiums that are not public settings and are intended for private use (i.e., for people who reside in the condominium). These facilities will continue to be subject to the capacity limits for organized public events and social gatherings in O. Reg. 263/20 . In addition to any regulatory requirements, condominium corporations can enact additional safety measures and restrictions to meet the health and safety goals specific to their facility.
  • Operators must ensure any indoor fitness centres or other indoor recreational facilities such as pools and other aquatic amenities operate in compliance with Reg. 263/20 . See Guidance for Indoor & Outdoor Sports & Recreational Fitness Facilities for more information.
  • Implement a scheduling system for use of available amenities, as appropriate:
    • Schedule access through use of designated timeslots.
    • Allow extra time between usage for cleaning and disinfecting  of high-touch surfaces and equipment (e.g. barbeque equipment).
  • Use floor markings, pylons, or signs to encourage staff/residents/guests to maintain physical distancing  while using amenities.
  • Designate and clearly mark specific, separate entrances and exits for staff, tenants and guests as appropriate, and only permit entry and exit through these doors.
  • Keep doors and windows open, where possible, to minimize the touching of door handles and increase ventilation, while maintaining the appropriate security.

For the entire guideline related to commercial and residential buildings, see here.

Facility Feature: Highgate Condominiums

LIV North Aquatics is a leader in pool renovation and upgrades. With over 48 years of experience as a company, our team of 4 trained technicians have over 110 accumulated years of experience. LIV North Aquatics is part of LIV North Inc. Canada’s largest recreation and fitness facility supplier.

The Highgate condominiums at 1 Concord Place were constructed in 1984 with a total of 307 units and a state-of-the-art amenity offering that still ranks as a preferred address in the Don Mills area. 

Highgate

When the board decided to renovate and upgrade their pool and spa area, they started by contracting Morrison Hershfield as their Engineers/Consultants to develop specs for the renewal of the pool. Then, SMID Construction Limited, a leader in Condominium Restoration was retained as the General Contractor to oversee the project. LIV North was contacted and Rick Bemister, Senior Technician for LIV North, prepared a plan to make repairs and upgrade to the pool. 

After investigation of the work, it was found that the existing columns were rotting at the base, the pool deck floor under tiles was not waterproofed, the whirlpool was in very poor shape and mould was discovered in some of the walls. This caused the Condo Board to hire a designer, Gillian Brand Lifestyle and renovate the whole pool area. Once again, LIV North Aquatics worked with the entire team to complete the tile work and retrofit the mechanical room, which included new filters, pumps, heaters along with plumbing repairs and upgrades to the lines and sensors.

LIV North Aquatics has a proven track record of completing renovation and repairs to leading facilities in the GTA. We have the resources and experience to determine what can be done to fit your budget, timeline and overall requirements.

If you are considering an upgrade to your pool or spa area, make sure you call the experts at LIV North and take advantage of our professional and systematic approach to repairs and renovations.

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