• Pool Upgrades Could Lead to Expanded Public Use

    by Dale White April 2016

    Days after the YMCA announced that it is ending a competitive swim team's use of its Lakewood Ranch pool, Manatee County park officials announced a proposal to make greater use of a public pool for swim teams and the general public.

  • New Product Roundup: Spin Bikes, Turf Systems and More

    by AB Staff April 2016

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • APSP, NSPF Announce Merger

    by Stuart Goldman April 2016

    The chairmen of the boards of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) stressed the need to bring together a fragmented industry after the two organizations announced a merger agreement Monday.

  • Chesapeake Nonprofit Looks to Build Public Pool

    by Katherine Hafner March 2016

    The city may soon get its first public swimming pool – without having to pay for it. Mayor Alan Krasnoff said in his State of the City address Wednesday that a new nonprofit, Healthy Chesapeake, hopes to build an add-on to South Norfolk’s public Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Community Center, complete with an Olympic-size pool.

  • District Investigating HS Pool Contamination Complaints

    by Erin Hegarty February 2016

    Officials are investigating reports that contamination of the pool area at Maine South High School in Park Ridge is causing breathing problems for members of the boys swim team. Maine Township High School District 207 spokesman David Beery said Tuesday that swimmers approached their coach and Maine South administrators in late January saying they were having respiratory issues after practice.

  • New Product Roundup: Starting Blocks, Exercise Saunas and More

    by AB Staff January 2016

    This article appeared in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

    Check out the newest products as seen in the January/February 2016 issue.

  • New Certification Created for Florida Pool Operators

    by Stuart Goldman January 2016

    The Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA) has created the Florida Public Pool Specialist Certification, a 16-hour course that will debut next month.

  • Accidental Deaths Prompt New Navy Safety Rules

    by Takara Scott-Johnston December 2015

    On April 24th, two Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Brett Allen Marihugh and 1st Class Seth Cody Lewis were found at the bottom of a combat training pool after attempting a breath-holding exercise. Both men perished. Marihugh and Lewis were conducting an off-hours workout at the pool by themselves.

  • Factors Affecting Air Quality in Aquatic Centers

    by Emily Attwood December 2015

    Maintaining an indoor aquatic center is no easy task, as anyone in the position of owning or operating one well knows. Every aspect must be carefully maintained to minimize the possibility of injury or illness and maximize the user's experience. Poor air quality in the natatorium environment can result in both — increased illness risk and decreased user comfort. Ongoing problems can also contribute to the deterioration of the facility itself, leading to costly repairs down the road.

  • Passively Ventilated Natatoriums Bring User Comfort and Cost Savings

    by Kapil Upadhyaya October 2015

    When a local school district first expressed interest in passive-ventilation options for its new aquatics facility, some of the architects involved in the project were understandably skeptical. How would this work with a natatorium?