• Treatment Technology Eyed for Spray Park Wastewater

    by Aaron Aupperlee, Pittsburgh Tribune Review October 2014

    The technology that treats millions of gallons of water in the Saudi Arabian desert could soon process water in two Allegheny County parks.

  • Improving Pool Safety with Model Aquatic Health Code

    by Dennis Van Milligen October 2014

    The movie "Jaws" made you afraid to go into the water, but it was the inclusion of the "Jaws" theme music in another "scary" water scene five years later that likely resonated more with moviegoers. But instead of a shark, the object of fear was a Baby Ruth candy bar. Harold Ramis' classic comedy "Caddyshack" — virtually impossible not to quote while golfing nearly 35 years after its release — makes light of the pool safety nightmare known as a Code Brown, but that subject is certainly no laughing matter to pool operators tasked with keeping their aquatic facilities safe and clean.

  • Fate of Historic Olympic Trials Pool to Be Decided

    by Bob Keisser, The Orange County Register October 2014

    During one of the public meetings to discuss plans replace the deteriorating Belmont Plaza Pool, an onlooker without a vested interest in the project asked the simplest of questions: "Why are we arguing over a pool?" The answer was also simple: This isn't just any pool.

  • Key Concepts to a Successful Pool Renovation

    by Dennis Berkshire, Guest Contributor October 2014

    Now that the economy seems to be solid in its recovery, many aquatics professionals are looking to renovate or reinvest in their facilities. But before jumping into a major or even minor renovation, there are some key components facility owners must consider.

  • Air Force Base Looks to Partner with City on New Pool

    by HOWARD ALTMAN Tribune staff October 2014

    Thanks to a program implemented by the Air Force, the 6th Air Mobility Wing and the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department are now looking into building a pool that would be available to those who live on and work at the base as well as Tampa civilian residents with no specific connection to the military.

  • Consultants: Park Pool's Six Leaks to Cost $131K to Fix

    by Ray Gronberg; 919-419-6648 October 2014

    There's "no guarantee" the repairs will solve the key problem at the facility, which is that some of the leaks are channeling water into the pool's underground pump room, the consultants' report to the City Council says

  • Window Graphics Become Gymnastics Center’s Signature

    by Paul Steinbach September 2014

    Utilized in cardiovascular equipment areas, around jogging tracks and in other program spaces, exterior glass performs triple duty.

  • Public Aquatic Center Project Hinges on 35-Acre Rezoning

    by MEGHANN M. CUNIFF, STAFF WRITER September 2014

    A public aquatic center will be built in San Juan Capistrano if elected officials rezone a 35-acre site on Del Obispo Street to allow a huge retirement center.

  • At Cost of $99M, 'Taj Mahal II' Aquatic Facility Has Critics

    by Greg Mellen, The Orange County Register September 2014

    In about a month, the city of Long Beach will begin demolition in preparation of creating a new state-of-the-art, $99 million pleasure palace of an Olympic-quality swimming and diving facility.

  • Pool's New Design Sacrifices Seating for Dive Well

    by Eric Bradley September 2014

    A dive well apart from an indoor pool has been a sticking point for aquatics advocates eager to replicate the competitive successes of the current Belmont Pool, the site of the 1968 and 1976 U.S. Olympic trials.