• Swim Team Helps Vote on Y Land-for-Pool Deal Pass

    by JOHN HOLLAND February 2014

    Anyone seeking proof that swimming improves stamina just had to show up at the Virginia Beach City Council meeting Tuesday night.

  • School District, Neighboring City Spar Over Pool's Siting

    by David Slade; February 2014

    North Charleston hopes to convince the district to build a larger, Olympic-size pool in a different location.

  • City OKs $573K Air-Quality Investment for Aquatic Center

    by Elena Ferrarin February 2014

    After hearing complaints from swimmers, the Elgin City Council approved spending more than half a million dollars for a new ventilation unit for the pool at The Centre.

  • Three Reasons HS Pool Referendum Could Pass This Time

    by Marie Wilson By Marie Wilson February 2014

    Lake Park High School swimming and diving coach Dan Witteveen has waited 17 years for the Roselle school to get an indoor pool.

  • A Combination of Technologies Optimizes Pool Water Treatment

    by Steve Kenny January 2014

    Perfectly polished water contained in a public or commercial swimming pool can be wonderfully inviting. It's ultimately the reason pools and spas exist; humans feel good in clean water. Unfortunately, water that's left insufficiently treated can have the opposite effect. My many years as a swimming pool service/water chemistry professional has led me to firmly believe that water treatment in many aquatic facilities is not only badly antiquated, but far too often potentially harmful.

  • New Projects: Nippert Stadium | Agoura Hills Rec | Almont Park

    by Emily Attwood December 2013

    Breaking Ground

    A renovation and expansion of the University of Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium (above) kicks off this month. The $86 million privately funded project will increase the stadium's capacity from 35,000 to 40,000 and include a new press box, suites and club seats. Renovations to the west concourse will include updates to the concessions stands and restrooms. Heery International, based in Atlanta, is lead architect on the project, which is expected to wrap up in August 2015.

  • 2013 Facilities of Merit: Regent Park Aquatic Centre

    by AB Editors October 2013

    From its "dorsal fin" roof feature to its ground-level window walls, Regent Park Aquatic Centre represents a sculptural park pavilion presence befitting its location within a rigorous urban grid.

  • LED Pool Lighting Has Fast Become the Industry Standard

    by Paul Steinbach June 2013

    Steve Crocker chuckles at the recollection. While doing a final walkthrough of a college aquatics facility on which his consulting firm, Counsilman-Hunsaker, had worked - its first project involving color-changing LED light fixtures - Crocker struck up a conversation with a lifeguard.

  • Fort Bliss Raises Standard With New Aquatic Center

    by Christopher Prawdzik May 2013

    Building a state-of-the art aquatic facility doesn't happen overnight. Just ask officials at Fort Bliss. It took seven years, $15.5 million, and overcoming several challenges to get theirs just right.

  • ABC: How to Keep Your Pool From Becoming Obsolete

    by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor November 2012

    The number of pool starts in the United States dropped by more than 70 percent between 2008 and 2011, according to market research firm PK Data. And even though the industry appears to have hit bottom and is on its way back up this year, aquatic facility operators still face plenty of challenges.