RECENT ARTICLES
  • How to Ensure Air Quality at Indoor Aquatics Facilities

    by Courtney Cameron April 2018

    Indoor air quality is something that typically goes unnoticed — until it's bad. The reality of managing an indoor pool is that there is a high potential for the air to go very bad, resulting in a range of symptoms from moderate to severe: itchy skin, rashes, chlorine burns, eye irritation, coughing and even voice loss. Unfortunately, planning for great indoor air quality is one of the easiest things to cut in the early stages of designing and building an aquatics center.

  • Product Spotlight: 2018 Aquatic Components

    by Courtney Cameron April 2018

    Check out these products as seen in the May 2018 issue.

  • Purchasing Guide: Wet-Area Flooring

    by AB Staff April 2018

    Wet floors are no one's friend. Not only do they represent a slip-and-fall liability risk, they're also a breeding ground for the worst germs and bacteria nature has to offer. Flooring solutions that create traction and allow water to drain are a must for places like pool decks, locker rooms and other high-traffic areas that get wet on a regular basis. Here are a few things to consider when shopping for wet-area flooring.

  • Reflecting on a Decade of VGB Compliance

    by Courtney Cameron April 2018

    With the 10-year anniversary of the Virginia Graeme Baker Act approaching in 2018 — and coinciding nicely with the average expiration date of many specialized products designed to meet the requirements laid out in the legislation — the industry looks back over a decade of compliance at the evolution of VGB attitudes and design.

  • New Projects: Gordie Howe Sports Complex | University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Master Plan and More

    by Courtney Cameron April 2018

    Breaking Ground

  • New Projects: United Airlines Memorial Coliseum | Mal Moore Athletic Facility | Banc of California Stadium

    by Courtney Cameron April 2018

    Breaking Ground

  • Village Trustees Approve Swim Center Expansion

    by Christopher Placek April 2018

    Arlington Heights village trustees on Monday gave the go-ahead to the park district's plans for a two-story, 32,000-square-foot addition at the Olympic Indoor Swim Center.

  • Adding New Revenue Streams to Your Aquatics Facility

    by Kate Rampone April 2018

    It can be a challenge to incorporate recreational programming within competitive pool spaces, while ensuring both programs meet their full potential. However, an improved bottom line through additional revenue streams and less downtime in your aquatics facility might be worth the extra planning and coordination. Plus, there are a lot of fresh, fun and inclusive recreational programming options that can make your competitive pool space into one that's used by all walks of life within your community.

  • School District Mulling Pool Closures as Usage Wanes

    by Joseph Popiolkowski March 2018

    Pools are expensive for school districts to maintain, and Williamsville, the largest suburban school district in Erie County, is taking a fresh look at them.

  • City Considering Splash Pad for Park

    by Nick Blizzard March 2018

    City officials say building a splash pad in a downtown Miamisburg park near the Great Miami River would expand entertainment options and help attract people to the city.