About ACI

We are a niche market company working with commercial swimming pools. Located in Hong Kong, we travel throughout Asia, teaching best practices for maintaining healthy, clean & safe swimming pools & water parks.  We educate & certify your employees by providing courses & in-services that lead to becoming Certified Pool Operators (CPO) using the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) courses.  

We provide Swimming Pool Facility Audits, Consultancy Reports, Water Sports advice, Project Management and Filter/Pump Room & Pool Deck Maintenance Service.  We are the experts in water chemistry automation, enhancement of filtration systems, and energy cost reduction programs. Our clients throughout Asia use our services to produce efficient facility management. We are here to ensure your pool is pristine.  Every pool we've audited has been able to reduce operating costs and provide better quality water. We have a passion for water and thrive on improving your swimming pool or water park.


Steve Metz, CEO / Aquatic Consultant/Educator

Steve has made his life career in the teaching of sports, coaching and sports facility management fields.  With successful experiences in the swimming & aquatic field, he is available for professional consulting in aquatic programming, water sports, designing pools, maintenance programs, filtration & water chemistry issues.

Steve knows the complete picture for swimming pool facilities. His University degree is in Recreation & Parks Administration with an Aquatics & Coaching minor and Graduate level courses in Teaching & Curriculum Development. He has designed and been project manager for several school & competition pools. He has certifications through the USA Swimming 'Build a Pool' conference, the American Red Cross as a Water Safety Instructor &  Lifeguard Instructor programs. Steve is also qualified as a Hong Kong Pool Lifeguard. He has coached competitive age group and high school swimming very successfully. He is a USA Masters Swimming Coach. Each year Steve attends the World Aquatic Health Conference, that gathers the best experts in the world to stay up to date on the latest in swimming pool issues, equipment and technology. 

Steve's passion for water sports, keeps him involved as​ an avid sailor. As an open water swimmer and triathlete he has competed in Olympic distance to 70.3 Ironman events. He continues to help other adults swim, using the Total Immersion training pedagogy. 


ACI is certifying CPO's throughout the Asia and Steve's focus is certifying hotel, school, water parks and recreational swimming facilities in Asia. He is based in Hong Kong and will travel to your location.

If you're in Hong Kong and would like to talk 'swimming pools' while sailing, he will take you for a sail on his 38 foot yacht, Illusion.