• NSPF Responds to Urine Health Risk Study

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    In a press release yesterday, the National Swimming Pool Foundation responded to a recent report from the University of Alberta, Edmonton about the urine content of public pools.

  • Commission to Discuss Pool Proposal

    by Dale White March 2017

    For decades, Palmetto area residents have contended that Manatee County, Fla., should finally build a pool accessible for their families.

  • Four-Alarm Fire Ravages Aquatic Facility

    by Mari A. Schaefer March 2017

    Firefighters battled a four-alarm blaze Monday morning at a large aquatic facility in Northeast Philadelphia. Helicopter video of the scene showed that the fire burned through the thin roof of the hangar-like structure housing the pool at theAquatic Fitness Center and Aquahab Physical Therapy.

  • Study: There Is a ‘P’ in Pool (75 Liters of It)

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    A recent study from the University of Alberta, Edmonton offers definitive proof that a significant volume of urine is present in public pools – suggesting not only the occasional accident, but the regular practice of using the water to disguise bodily function.

  • Pool Liner Project Costs Increase $47K

    by Ali Schmitz March 2017

    Putnam County commissioners signed a change order Thursday for additional concrete decking work and new steps that makes the Valley Park wave pool compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Study: Dubuque Aquatic Facilities Will Require Repairs

    by Ben Jacobson February 2017

    According to a Dubuque Aquatic Facilities Report, maintaining the status quo at two city swimming pools will require about $765,000 in maintenance projects.

  • Blog: Can Recreation Centers Be Entirely Self-Sufficient?

    by Stephen Springs February 2017

    The past 20 years have seen massive changes in the recreation facility planning and design process. As an architect, it is my job to help devise solutions to this accelerated pace of change on a daily basis.

  • BYU Swimming Pool Plans Finalized

    by Deseret Morning News January 2017

    BYU has finalized plans for a new pool that will fit in the current space of the university's existing aquatic facility. The new design will continue to serve both the university's aquatic programs and BYU's intercollegiate swim programs.

  • Unexpected Pool Closure Brings Parks and Rec Changes

    by Jason Scott January 2017

    A staffing issue that led to the unexpected closure of the Genoveva Chavez Community Center natatorium in Santa Fe, N.M., on Saturday is expected to result in changes for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department employees.

  • New Product Roundup: RFID Locks | Cloud-Based Fitness | Aquatic Training

    by AB Staff January 2017

    Check out the newest products as seen in the January | February 2017 issue.