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GHPM Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is my next step?

  1. Fill out an online application, choose an orientation date, and submit.
  2. Once the application has been submitted, a member of the Human Resource Department will e-mail you to confirm an orientation date.
  3. During your orientation, you will fill out all employment paperwork and be given step by step instructions on how to complete the hiring process.
  4. You will be required to register for your lifeguard training class and complete the online company review training within two weeks from your orientation date.

What is the Company Orientation and when I do need to attend?

The Company Orientation is the first step in the hiring process in which every employee is required to attend every year. At this orientation we will walk you through the entire hiring process and will discuss important information you will need to be successful in your new job.

Can I choose my pool?

GHPMI does what it can to place you at your first choice facility.  However placements are confirmed as soon as the hiring requirements are complete.  The sooner you complete your certifications, employee paperwork, Company Online Review, the quicker you are placed at the facility.

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Can I work at my neighborhood pool?

This depends upon what restrictions your homeowners association has regarding residents working at the pool. Some allow residents to lifeguard, while others do not.

What are the requirements for a lifeguard training class and what all does it include?

  1. In order to become certified as a lifeguard, you must be 15 years old by the last day of class.
  2. You must be able to complete the American Red Cross prerequisite swim test before you can begin the course. The test will be given on the first day of class. The prerequisite swim test includes:
    • Swim 300 yards continuously using breast stroke or front crawl demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Goggles may be used.
    • Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs.
    • Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object, return to surface, and swim 20 yards on your back to the starting point while holding the brick with two hands and then climb out of the pool. This event is timed. Goggles may not be used.
  3. You must complete and pass an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course.

The Lifeguard Training course includes: Lifeguard Training and First Aid, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers/Health Care Providers and Bloodborne Pathogens.

How much are the training classes?

Price varies depending on time of year and which class you need to take. It is important to try and sign up for the earlier classes; however, classes are held through July. Please click Here to view the Registration Information and a link to the listing of class dates, times and pricing.

Am I required to pay for all trainings?

The only training that requires payment is Lifeguard, CPR/AED and LG Review certifications.  All other trainings (On-sites, Manager Training, etc)  are not paid for by the employee.

Do you provide payment plans for training classes?

Normally, payment plans are not provided. We require payment prior to the first day of class. If you have a special circumstance where you would like to discuss a payment plan, please e-mail We will look at this on a case by case basis.  Certification cards will not be provided until entire payment has been received.

Can I take my Red Cross training from another company?

Yes. Please make sure you will get your certificates at the end of the course. The American Red Cross certificates you need to work for GHPM are:

    • Lifeguard Training/First Aid/CPRAED for the Professional Rescuer/Heathcare Provider (valid for two years)
    • Bloodborne Pathogens (valid for one year)

You must submit a copy of all certifications prior to working.

When can I come to the office to purchase a uniform?

The best way to purchase your uniform is online, with a guaranteed 5-7 business day delivery. GHPMI does have uniforms available at the office Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. We can only take cash or check in the office. If you have any questions, please contact

What forms of payment do you accept?

GHPMI ONLY accepts cash, money orders, and checks at our office. Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover)  payments are accepted online through our website. Please have checks and money orders made out to Greater Houston Pool Management, Inc. or GHPMI.