City of Manitou Springs
  • Manitou Springs, CO, USA
  • $21.38 - $23.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Life & Dental Insurance, Paid Vacation & Sick Leave, PERA Pension Plan

The City of Manitou Springs invites you to apply for the position of Aquatics and Pool Maintenance Supervisor. Manitou Springs is a picturesque, vibrant mountain community with a historic charm. Located at the foot of Pikes Peak its history dates to the 1870s. Best known for its historic preservation, mineral springs, cool mountain air, scenic landscapes, hiking trails, year-round activities and festivals and a welcoming spirit. Manitou Springs is a favorite tourist destination for people from around the world.


The Aquatics and Pool Maintenance Supervisor reports to the Aquatics Director and assists with aquatics operations and maintenance, including supervising facility activities and swimming pool maintenance. Duties include supervision of staff to maintain proper chemical balance for the pool, building maintenance and cleanliness, and supervision of lifeguards, coaches, and instructors. This includes preparing reports and tracking of program information, completing paperwork for hiring and training of personnel, maintaining a schedule, and ordering of supplies. Serves as the Assistant to the Aquatics Director and is responsible for the orderly operation and management of the facility in their absence.

Some of the essential job functions:

Pool and Building Maintenance

  • Diagnoses, repairs, and supervises maintenance public swimming pools, water systems, filter systems, pumps, and playground equipment.

  • Prepares schedules, assigns, monitors, reviews, and evaluates the work of assigned staff.

  • Supervises, assists, and trains staff in maintaining the proper chemical balance for the pool.

  • Supervises, assists, and trains staff to maintain the pH and Chlorine values for good water quality.

  • Supervises, assists, and trains staff to test and track all water chemistry.

  • Supervises, assists, and trains staff to maintain the pool and all water features using proper chemicals and cleaners.

  • Supervises, assists, and trains staff to Maintain the pool pumps and filters.

  • Supervises, assists, and trains staff to maintain the pool area including cleaning of the deck and other maintenance tasks.

  • Respond to swimming pool related work orders in a timely, friendly, and efficient manner to assess and repair non-functioning machinery or equipment.

  • Recommend repairs to electrical and mechanical equipment.

  • Supervises and assists with the transportation and storing of hazardous chemicals.

  • Maintains manual or automated records of all activities and prepares daily / weekly / monthly reports.

  • Supervise and assist in building maintenance as assigned.

  • Supervise and assist with area clean-up program.

  • Ensures facility will meet or exceed health department code and expectations.

  • Coordinate projects with the parks department or outside companies as needed.

  • Supervises the operation of equipment and utilizes the vehicles, tools, and power equipment as needed.

  • Logging and reporting equipment faults or water quality problems to managers.

  • Supervises and ensures pool is closed for business properly, doors padlocked, windows locked, and facility is clean and ready for opening.

Pool Operations and Supervision

  • Keeps track of inventory of all pool supplies and alerts Aquatics Director of shortages.

  • Assign lifeguard stations and rotation as needed for safety and conduct pre-open swim or pool party safety talks to staff or groups.

  • Assist and lead in-service training as needed.

  • When on lifeguard duty observes the water to monitor waders, swimmers, and other persons.

  • Provides first responder medical emergency response to water and other emergencies at the pool, including initial patient assessment, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and trauma emergency care; prepares patients and assists paramedics in advanced life support emergency medical care.

  • Provides general assistance, information and instruction to the public regarding water and other related public safety issues. Receives, responds to and/or resolves questions, assists with inquiries and complaints from the public; if warranted, refers requests and complaints to management.

  • Provides guidance, warnings and announcements for the public's benefit and information.

  • Enforces pool rules including those related to animals, alcohol and public swimming issues as required by the State Health Department.

  • Identifies problems and writes incident reports in accordance with applicable ordinances and departmental policies/procedures.

  • Handles sales and service at the front desk as needed.

  • Through communication and proactive safety contacts, averts potential accidents.

  • Utilizes swimming, floatation, and water lifesaving skills to perform water rescues.

  • Lifeguard Instructor certified and conduct recertification classes as needed.

  • Is fully aware of and ensure compliance with departmental operations and procedures.

  • Requests Director's assistance, guidance, intervention, and approval as needed and provides clear, concise documentation and explanations to incident reports.

  • Participates in educational courses and training in lifeguarding techniques, swim instruction, pool operations and management.

  • Assists in hiring process and training of new hires and continued for current staff.


  • 2 years of college or trade school required.

  • 3 years of pool supervision and maintenance experience required.

  • Certified Pool Operator certification preferred.

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR for Professionals, First Aid or equivalent.

  • Swim Instructor certified (SAI, WSI, USAS).

  • Lifeguard Instructor certificate required within one year of hire.

  • Training in:

    • Pool maintenance and operation

    • The operation of pool vacuum systems.

    • Swimming pool chemical testing and balancing.

    • Handling of chlorine and other pool chemicals.


(The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Ability to walk, run, jump, climb, swim, drive, sit, lift and carry equipment up to 60 pounds, lift overhead and balance equipment up to 40 pounds.

  • Ability to work outdoors in the sun or indoors in a loud, humid environment for long periods of time.

The City of Manitou Springs is an EOE/M-F/AA/ADA employer.

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