RECENT ARTICLES
  • Child Receives Second-Degree Burns at Splash Pad

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    A concerned parent called the Greenwood, Ind., parks department after her son received a second-degree burn on Monday from walking on the blacktop of a splash pad at City Center Park.

  • Electronic Surveillance Technology for Drowning Detection

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Human beings are fallible. This is the humble truth that has inspired recent technological advancement in the expanding field of aquatic safety, an industry that has long relied entirely upon that fickle surveyor, the human eye. New products in every imaginable form are making their debut on the market, all with the unifying goal of showing us what our eyes might have missed. From electronic surveillance and wearable alert systems to secret lifeguard audits and 3-D imaging, aquatic safety is in a period of flux.

  • Pool Damaged by Vandals Gets Patch

    by Joseph Dits May 2017

    Indianapolis city parks superintendent Phil Blasko said park staff will start filling the pool with water this week to see if the patch holds. If not, the department will have to consider replacing the liner, which could cost $300,000.

  • Group Exercise Explores Water-Based Fitness

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Across the country, gyms are getting on board with water-based exercise classes, converting more and more traditional fitness routines to be done in, on or around the water.

  • How to Help Prevent Drownings with Expert Pool Safety Sign Systems (Sponsored)

    by Derek Eversdyke, Clarion Safety Systems May 2017

    This sponsored content was provided by Clarion Safety Systems. What is sponsored content?

    About 10 people die of unintentional drowning every day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Water presents a very real hazard. As with any risk in a facility, when a property has a pool, its potential hazards and information on how to avoid those hazards must be communicated to people as part of the facility’s legal “duty to warn.” When it comes to your water safety program, correctly designed signs are key to keeping swimmers safe from harm and facilities free from lawsuits. The challenge is that most pool safety signs in use today don’t comply with the latest best practice safety sign design standards. This means the vast majority of pool owners are missing the opportunity to effectively convey critical safety communication to pool users, which unnecessarily risks accidents and costly litigation.

  • Residents Debate Tax Hike, Rebid Over $19M Pool Plan

    by Khristopher J. Brooks May 2017

    Residents across the Town of North Hempstead, N.Y., are divided over whether to pay increased taxes for pool renovations at New Hyde Park's Clinton G. Martin Park or ask town officials to rebid the project in hopes of garnering a lower construction price.

  • LA Kings Donate to Aquatics Center's Construction

    by Megan Barnes May 2017

    El Segundo city and school district officials got a helping paw from Los Angeles Kings mascot Bailey the lion Thursday at the groundbreaking of a $13.8 million state-of-the-art aquatics center.

  • Residents Protest High Bids for Pool Renovation

    by Khristopher J. Brooks April 2017

    Some residents in the Town of North Hempstead reacted angrily at a meeting Wednesday to the mounting cost of multimillion-dollar bids to renovate the aging pool at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park.

  • Trends in Aquatic Design Over the Past 40 Years

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Since 1977, the aquatics industry has been evolving ceaselessly, with pools changing in shape, depth and size, while designers worked to meet evermore specific health, safety and accessibility regulations. Athletic Business spoke with aquatics professionals at Counsilman-Hunsaker and Water Technology Inc., asking veterans of the industry what changes have stood out over the course of their careers.

  • New Product Roundup: Functional Fitness Equipment | Sports Storage | Pool Controllers

    by AB Staff April 2017

    Check out the newest products as seen in the May 2017 issue.