- 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!
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- 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.