• Ice Arena Expansion Delayed, Pool Gets Reprieve

    by Nancy Fischer May 2018

    Earlier this year Brighton Pool had been considered for closure to make way for an expanded Brighton Ice Arena. But after the $8 million expansion plan hit several roadblocks, the Town of Tonawanda Recreation Department announced that Brighton Pool will be open again this summer.

  • Purchasing Guide: Wet-Area Flooring

    by AB Staff May 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.

  • Upkeep Costs Behind Wave of Pool Closures

    by Debra Erdley May 2018

    With Greensburg's Veterans Memorial Pool and Ligonier Beach both shuttered for the summer, some water lovers may have to go a little farther for quick dip in a cool pool.

  • Product Spotlight: 2018 Aquatic Components

    by Courtney Cameron May 2018

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

  • New Owners Invest $1M into Water Park

    by Alexandria Rodriguez May 2018

    Jose Garcia spread a blue liquid with a scraping tool near the restaurant in Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi as the water park's general manger walked by. Garcia was one of the many people working Wednesday to put the finishing touches on improvements made to Schlitterbahn in Corpus Christi, said Jim Kunau, general manager. "Our goal is to have a five-star resort here," Kunau said. "Well over $1 million has been spent."

  • Reflecting on a Decade of VGB Compliance

    by Courtney Cameron May 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.

  • Adding New Revenue Streams to Your Aquatics Facility

    by Kate Rampone May 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.

  • Tucson to Open New Splash Pad, Play Area

    by Gabriela Rico May 2018

    With plans to make Tucson cooler, the Florida owners of Funtasticks Family Fun Park are adding new water features. Pro Parks Management, based in Orlando, is building a play area with a splash pad and several bucket drops over slides and climbing bars at the park, 221 E. Wetmore Road, said Tim Smith, president of Grail Construction, which is doing the work.

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

    by Courtney Cameron May 2018

    Breaking Ground

  • Renovated Public Pools Set to Open Soon

    by Mitchell Northam May 2018

    Last July, the city of Alpharetta paid $5.47 million to renovate the public swimming pool at Wills Park. And now, nearly a year later, the public will be able to enjoy all of the new upgrades and amenities.