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  • Equipping Pools for Competition

    by Paul Steinbach June 2016

    This article appeared in the May issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • New and Improved: Fitness Equipment, Pool Pumps and More

    by AB Staff May 2016

    This article appeared in the May issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • New Product Roundup: Spin Bikes, Turf Systems and More

    by AB Staff April 2016

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • APSP, NSPF Announce Merger

    by Stuart Goldman April 2016

    The chairmen of the boards of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) stressed the need to bring together a fragmented industry after the two organizations announced a merger agreement Monday.

  • New Product Roundup: Starting Blocks, Exercise Saunas and More

    by AB Staff January 2016

    This article appeared in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

    Check out the newest products as seen in the January/February 2016 issue.

  • New Certification Created for Florida Pool Operators

    by Stuart Goldman January 2016

    The Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA) has created the Florida Public Pool Specialist Certification, a 16-hour course that will debut next month.

  • Accidental Deaths Prompt New Navy Safety Rules

    by Takara Scott-Johnston December 2015

    On April 24th, two Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Brett Allen Marihugh and 1st Class Seth Cody Lewis were found at the bottom of a combat training pool after attempting a breath-holding exercise. Both men perished. Marihugh and Lewis were conducting an off-hours workout at the pool by themselves.

  • Factors Affecting Air Quality in Aquatic Centers

    by Emily Attwood December 2015

    Maintaining an indoor aquatic center is no easy task, as anyone in the position of owning or operating one well knows. Every aspect must be carefully maintained to minimize the possibility of injury or illness and maximize the user's experience. Poor air quality in the natatorium environment can result in both — increased illness risk and decreased user comfort. Ongoing problems can also contribute to the deterioration of the facility itself, leading to costly repairs down the road.

  • Passively Ventilated Natatoriums Bring User Comfort and Cost Savings

    by Kapil Upadhyaya October 2015

    When a local school district first expressed interest in passive-ventilation options for its new aquatics facility, some of the architects involved in the project were understandably skeptical. How would this work with a natatorium?

  • Choosing the Right Aquatic Amenity to Upgrade Your Facility

    by Emily Attwood September 2015

    Most recreational aquatic facilities built in recent years take their cue from waterparks, designing facilities complete with waterslides, lazy rivers, wave pools and a list of other attractions designed to, well, attract more users and more revenue. Older facilities with few or none of these frills face tough choices to stay competitive in such a market. Short of investing tens of millions into a new facility, smarter, smaller investments can pump new interest into an otherwise disadvantaged pool.