Atlantic Pool Service


Pool lifeguard

Hourly wage:

$14.5 - $15/hour


Employer provides


Virginia (VA)


Washington DC area

Start Date:

late May, early June, mid June, late June

End Date:

early September

English level:




Hiring via:

Skype Interview

Job descripton

Welcome to one of the finest swimming pool management and service company in Northern Virginia. We have been setting the standard in the swimming pool industry since 1982.

Visa Sponsor age limit is 27.

(Visa Sponsor requires SKYPE interview with each lifeguard)

Wage and housing


Firsttimers: $14.50/hour
Returnees: $15/hour

Days per week: 5-6 days, guaranteed hours per week: 43-50 on average, hours per week in 2023: 53

Overtime: wage is 1.5x normal rate for any hours over 40 in a given week

Bonuses: $150 bonus for anyone arriving before Opening Day (May 25th; so you would need to arrive by the 24th). $50 bonus for anyone arriving by June 2nd. $150 bonus to any student who stays until the end of the summer (September 2nd) and does not get in trouble throughout the season.


Provided (all students employed by this employer must reside in provided housing). Estimated cost of housing for the whole season is $1776 ($275.00 deducted bi-weekly); utilities are included, except internet and cable; + deposit $250 due upon arrival (employer will still give the students the option to pay $50 when they arrive, then we can deduct the remaining $200 from their paychecks or we can collect the full $250 at arrival). The cost of housing will be the same for all participants no matter when you arrive and start working for this employer.

Apartments will be furnished with a sofa and love seat, dining table and chairs, lamps and telephone.  Bedrooms are furnished with 1 twin bed (mattress, box spring and frame) per person, 1 night stand per person, bedding (pillow, sheets and blanket), bathrooms will be provided a shower curtain. Kitchens will be supplied with plasticware (knives, forks, spoons), plastic plates, bowls and cups, toaster and dish washer.  Washer and dryer may be in unit or in building.

Apartments will have 2 to 3 bedrooms, 2 to 3 tenants per room, with 5 to 7 tenants per unit.

Housing may be located in Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax, Oakton and Centreville. Housing is no more than between 8-10 kilometers away from their pools and many are much closer than that.

Students will be given an opportunity to request specific areas to live as well as choosing roommates for the summer.

Transport and location

Pool locations: state Virginia, Arlington, Annandale, Alexandria, Fairfax, Chantilly, Centreville, Falls Church, Burke, Oakton, Vienna

Pools are located in condos or apartments, complexes and neighborhoods, including recreation clubs,  homeowners and community associations.

How to get to work? Walk, bike, or public transportation

Students usually ride a bike to and from work, pools are 20-40 minutes by bike from apartments.

Some students recommend running to and from job site as good exercise.

Students will be given an opportunity to purchase bikes (at their own expense) upon arrival.

Atlantic Pool Service also recommends students purchase a bike helmet, lock and light.

Pick-up at the airport: not provided



Things to do

Watch the National Zoo’s conservation efforts firsthand along the Asia Trail. Pay a visit to giant pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian and take a peek at their tiny neighbors, the red pandas.

See the stars in Rock Creek Park at the only planetarium operated by the National Park Service. Tours of the night sky are free.

Fly a kite next to the Washington Monument for a great photo.

Sit in the lobby of the Willard InterContinental Washington and imagine history unfolding. The hotel is where Julia Ward Howe wrote “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” where President Ulysses S. Grant popularized the term “lobbyist” and where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his renowned “I Have a Dream” speech.

Head to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the work of women artists. Admission is free on Community Day, the first Sunday of every month.


About this employer

Welcome to the finest swimming pool management and service company in Northern Virginia. We have been setting the standard in the swimming pool industry since 1982.

Cooperation with us since: 2004

Clients say

"Choosing APS was the best decision. I was happy with the hours, I got enough overtime, and I could take a vacation."
Izzy (Work and Travel USA 2023)
"My employer and all staff were perfect. They were willing to give us days off as well as overtime."
Martin (Work and Travel USA 2023)
"I was completely satisfied and can only recommend this employer. Supervisors and the owner were amazing."
Aneta (Work and Travel USA 2023)

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