RECENT ARTICLES
  • Children Sickened by Excess Chlorine at Water Park

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    About 25 children became sick at White Lake Water Park in North Carolina after a pool employee didn’t turn off the chlorine system, resulting in a small amount of concentrated chlorine being pumped into a wave pool.

  • The AB Extra: July 10

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    This week's AB Extra features the world's first sliding field at a new stadium in London, a high school that's getting creative in solving a rodent problem and a Texas-shaped pool that's fighting to become a historical landmark.

  • Roll-Up Doors Flood Wellness Center Pool with Fresh Air

    by Paul Steinbach July 2015

    In recreation centers, roll-up doors made of metal are typically used to allow for easy transport of equipment between indoor and outdoor activity spaces, or to close off storage areas or point-of-sale operations.

  • Can You Match This Lifeguard's Level of Awareness?

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    A lifeguard’s quick reaction to a child struggling to swim in a crowded wave pool potentially saved the child’s life when no one else seemed to see him unable to stay above the water.

  • 2015 Showcase by the Numbers

    by AB Staff June 2015

    Wondering what the spread of this year's submissions looks like? Projects in the college market dominated, offering a healthy array of athletic, fitness and recreation endeavors. As far as design, an overarching theme across all markets was creating a sense of place through the use of grand and welcoming entrances and atriums, often featuring abundant glass and skylights.

  • Exposure to Pool Chemicals Sickens 40

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    Dozens of people at a California water park became sick last Thursday afternoon, forcing the water park to close.

  • Public Pool Drained by Vandals Who Knew What They Were Doing

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    Police in Boone County, West Virginia are searching for a group of teenagers who they say drained a public pool on Monday night.

  • Historic Pool Reopens, Rebranding Efforts Continue

    by Jessica Parks; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2015

    A Norristown neighborhood is to be awash in music, splashing, cheers, and laughter Saturday as the historic George Washington Carver Community Center pool is resurrected.

  • Georgia On Track for Record Number of Drownings

    by Helena Oliviero, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution June 2015

    For the second straight year, Georgia is on track to have a high number of pool and spa drownings --- among the highest in the country.

  • Colorado Springs Pools Thrive Under Y Management

    by Ellie Mulder, The Gazette June 2015

    At the city-owned, YMCA-managed pools in Colorado Springs, summer attendance has been so high that the YMCA developed a waiting list program similar to those at restaurants.