RECENT ARTICLES
  • Spraygrounds Are Low Maintenance, But Still Require Oversight

    by Paul Steinbach August 2007

    A low-maintenance alternative to pools, spraygrounds still require operators to keep close tabs on mechanical systems and even end users.

  • Making Waves for Fun and Fitness

    by Anne B. McDonnell August 2007

    Need to attract more people to your pool? Looking for some new aquatics programming ideas? Find out the basics of creating aquatics programs, and get some ideas from other fitness centers on how to bring life to your pool.

  • East River Floater

    by Nicholas Brown July 2007

    A new barge-mounted pool will serve more than one New York borough.

  • Staging Successful Swimming Events Requires Savvy Strategy and a Host of Volunteers

    by Michael Popke April 2007

    Staging successful swimming events requires savvy strategy and a host of volunteers.

  • Don't Hold Your Breath

    by Paul Steinbach January 2007

    Prolonged breath-holding and underwater activities can prove deadly.

  • Trade-Offs Required in Getting an Outdoor Pool Built Within Budget

    by Andrew Cohen August 2006

    Getting an outdoor aquatic facility built within budget often means making some pretty big tradeoffs.

  • Swimsuit Issues

    by Paul Steinbach December 2005

    Drag, buoyancy, water-repellence -- they all affect how an athlete moves through water, but money too influences what the world's top swimmers choose to wear in competition.

  • Splash Register

    by Michael Popke July 2005

    Swimming has become a lucrative programming option for facility operators who know to position themselves in the marketplace.

  • Air Apparent

    by Christopher Chivetta October 2004

    Temperature and relative-humidity data collected at natatoriums suggests that water in motion may impart a greater demand on HVAC systems than initially thought

  • Remote Control

    by Marvin Bynum August 2004

    Computerized automatic controllers serve as an aquatic center's onsite eyes, ears and, yes, brains, allowing facility operators to monitor mechanical systems from near and far