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  • Why LED Lights Are Taking Aquatics Industry by Storm

    by AB Editors July 2016

    The explosion of LED (light emitting diode) technology can be seen through a variety of lenses, but the story is always the same: LEDs are taking over and revolutionizing the lighting industry across the spectrum of applications, including pools, spas and landscaping.

  • Officials Finalizing Plans for $18M Aquatic Center

    by Abby Hobbs July 2016

    The more than 40-year-old Springville pool can no longer meet the needs of the family-dense community that it serves. Springville officials are working hard to finalize plans by Sept. 1 for an $18 million city aquatic center. Construction is set to begin in October. The completed Springville Aquatic Center will cover about six to eight acres, pending final details on the site plan, according to city attorney John Penrod. Plans for the center, created by VCBO Architecture, feature multiple pools, including a 10-lane multiuse pool, a spa, a recreational pool with a current channel, a toddler pool and two slides that will drop swimmers into a "splash down" pool.

  • Mom, Lifeguards Save Toddler from Drowning

    by Viviane Vo-Duc July 2016

    A 3-year-old boy who faced a drowning scare Wednesday at the city pool is home from the hospital, and he has the quick action of his mother and two lifeguards to thank for saving his life.

  • Sensory-Deprivation Tank Helps Football Players Heal

    by Tim May July 2016

    What looked to be a giant white egg in a corner of a room in Ohio State's Woody Hayes Athletic Center cracked open the other morning, a soft-blue light shining forth before linebacker Craig Fada arose from within and stepped out.

  • Filters, Chlorination Failed Against Brain-Eating Amoeba

    by Emery P. Dalesio and Tom Foreman Jr. July 2016

    The rushing water channels at the U.S. National Whitewater Center had become so murky with debris that the chlorine and ultraviolet light that might have killed the a rare, brain-attacking amoeba didn't work, Dr. Michael Beach said Friday.

  • Design Details: Dive Tower Rises to Level of Sculpture

    by Paul Steinbach June 2016

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

  • String of Drownings Impact Public Pools

    by Jason Scott June 2016

    Public pools around the country were dealing with drowning incidents over the past several days.

  • 2017 Aquatic Design Portfolio

    by AB Staff June 2016

    Building on the reputation of our Architectural Showcase and Facilities of Merit™ program, Athletic Business is pleased to announce the third annual Aquatic Design Portfolio.

  • Product Spotlight: Aquatic Components

    by Paul Steinbach June 2016

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

  • Equipping Pools for Competition

    by Paul Steinbach June 2016

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