Time to Rethink How Pool Operators Protect Swimmers?
by Michael Popke June 2012
The pool of excuses for not knowing how to swim shrinks every year. Last month, the third annual World's Largest Swimming Lesson™, held at more than 100 aquatic facilities across the United States, attempted to teach an estimated 20,000 people to swim — for free.
Variable Frequency Drives Help Pools Maximize Energy Efficiency
by Emily Attwood April 2012
After the wave of aquatic regulation changes that have taken effect over the last few months, commercial pool owners are likely looking forward to summer — their busiest time of year — as a chance to catch their collective breath.
Prep Swimmer Loses ADA Lawsuit
by John Wolohan February 2012
In an effort to break down some, if not all, of the barriers facing students with disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require that schools make accommodations for students with disabilities that do not fundamentally change the nature of the activity. The question of what constitutes a reasonable accommodation, therefore, is usually vital to most ADA and Rehabilitation Act cases.
Underwater Chaise Lounge a Draw at Texas Tech
by Andrew Cohen February 2012
To the underwater bench and conversation pit, you can add the underwater chaise lounge as a method of encouraging socializing in college leisure pools.
How to Make the Most of Limited Pool Deck Space
by Michael Popke January 2012
As both a professional pool designer and the parent of two competitive swimmers, Matt Freeby attends several swim meets every year and keeps a mental list of competition venues he prefers to avoid.
Pool Operators Still Confused by Latest ADA Standards
by Emily Attwood October 2011
When the Department of Justice enacted the ADA 2010 Standards for Accessible Design, one of the major differences from the previous version was the inclusion of regulations for swimming pools and spas.
How to Identify Risks at Aquatic Facilities
by Shawn DeRosa February 2011
An in-house safety team can help keep patrons out of harm's way.
Model Health Code Making Waves in the Aquatics Industry
by Nicholas Brown January 2011
A former manager of aquatics for the state of Wisconsin's health department, Tracynda Davis has inspected her fair share of recreational pools, and she knows all too well how pool operators respond to notifications of code violations.
Cutting-Edge Strategies Make Oregon Aquatics Center Model for Sustainability
by Nicholas Brown October 2010
Cutting-edge approaches to conserving water and energy have made an Oregon aquatics center a model for sustainability.
Strict Usage Rules are Designed to Prevent Drowning Accidents
by Nicholas Brown August 2010
Strict usage rules at one city's pools are designed to prevent drowning accidents among children.