• Lawsuit: Man Got Legionnaires’ Disease from Hot Tub

    by Jason Scott March 2017

    A Long Island man is claiming that a hot tub at an LA Fitness location is to blame for his contracting Legionnaires’ disease.

  • Electrocution Prompts Safety Inspection Reform

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    State leaders in North Carolina are taking steps toward implementing stricter pool safety inspection regulations, after the accidental death of a teenage lifeguard last Labor Day weekend revealed a devastating hole in the required precautions.

  • Aquatic Center Set to Open in June

    by Brian Bethel March 2017

    The city of Abilene's new aquatics center is on pace, said Wayne Lisenbee, capital improvements program director, the facility set to open in June, if not earlier.

  • NSPF Responds to Urine Health Risk Study

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    In a press release yesterday, the National Swimming Pool Foundation responded to a recent report from the University of Alberta, Edmonton about the urine content of public pools.

  • Commission to Discuss Pool Proposal

    by Dale White March 2017

    For decades, Palmetto area residents have contended that Manatee County, Fla., should finally build a pool accessible for their families.

  • Four-Alarm Fire Ravages Aquatic Facility

    by Mari A. Schaefer March 2017

    Firefighters battled a four-alarm blaze Monday morning at a large aquatic facility in Northeast Philadelphia. Helicopter video of the scene showed that the fire burned through the thin roof of the hangar-like structure housing the pool at theAquatic Fitness Center and Aquahab Physical Therapy.

  • Study: There Is a ‘P’ in Pool (75 Liters of It)

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    A recent study from the University of Alberta, Edmonton offers definitive proof that a significant volume of urine is present in public pools – suggesting not only the occasional accident, but the regular practice of using the water to disguise bodily function.

  • Pool Liner Project Costs Increase $47K

    by Ali Schmitz March 2017

    Putnam County commissioners signed a change order Thursday for additional concrete decking work and new steps that makes the Valley Park wave pool compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Study: Dubuque Aquatic Facilities Will Require Repairs

    by Ben Jacobson February 2017

    According to a Dubuque Aquatic Facilities Report, maintaining the status quo at two city swimming pools will require about $765,000 in maintenance projects.

  • Blog: Can Recreation Centers Be Entirely Self-Sufficient?

    by Stephen Springs February 2017

    The past 20 years have seen massive changes in the recreation facility planning and design process. As an architect, it is my job to help devise solutions to this accelerated pace of change on a daily basis.