• Rio Officials: Hydrogen Peroxide Caused Green Pools

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    In the latest episode of the soap opera “As the World Turns ... Green,” we now have a more definitive explanation from Rio Olympics officials as to why pools used for diving and water polo turned from blue to green: hydrogen peroxide.

  • Family Sues Pool Owners Over Boy’s 2014 Injuries

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    The family of a boy who suffered a concussion and a broken leg after a fall from a high dive two years ago is suing the owners of a Texas pool.

  • Committee Works to Keep Aquatic Center on Budget

    by Monica Kreber August 2016

    Committee members have a wish list of what they want to see in Dorchester District 2's future aquatic center though they're going to need to condense that list to keep everything within budget.

  • District Celebrates Natatorium Opening

    by Aaron Gabriel August 2016

    Before even the first official practice could be held, aquatically oriented folks from throughout Dist. 214 gathered in Mt. Prospect on Monday night to celebrate a big victory. The occasion was grand — the dedication ceremony for the Prospect Natatorium. After dignitaries from Prospect and the district recognized the key players responsible for the pool, a mass ribbon-cutting ushered in a new era in aquatics in the Mid-Suburban East.

  • Slide That Boy Died On Lacked State Oversight

    by Jim Suhr August 2016

    The Kansas City, Kan., water slide where a 10-year-old boy died Sunday had not been inspected by the state since it opened two years ago, government records show.

  • Boy Dies on Giant Waterpark Slide

    by Spokesman Review August 2016

    The son of a Kansas state lawmaker died Sunday on a water slide that is billed as the world's largest, according to officials and the boy's family.

  • Splash Pad Turns Park into Neighborhood Hangout

    by Michael J. Williams August 2016

    Thanks to a state grant, the city of Lake Elsinore focused on making the park more appealing by sinking $900,000 into it. At $583,000, the splash pad manufactured by Vortex USA is the most expensive of the additions. Yarborough's pad is the city's second. The first one was installed at Canyon Hills park in 2012.

  • Quiz: Test Your Water Quality Knowledge

    by AB Staff July 2016

    Want to test your pool and hot tub water quality knowledge? Take this five-question quiz based on this article from our July/August 2016 issue, and see what you know about water! 

    Didn't do so hot? Brush up on your water quality knowledge here!

  • Seven Steps to Ensure Proper Pool Water Quality

    by Paul Steinbach July 2016

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

    Today's commercial swimming pools — whether built for competition, recreation or wellness — are complex operations. And that's before anybody takes the plunge. Add swimmers, each introducing a paper clip's worth of organic material to the water, and you have a recipe for what one pool professional calls "homo sapiens soup." Large bather loads bring even greater challenges to the delicate but critical process of keeping the water clean, disinfected and safe for users.

  • 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.