• New Products: Basketball Goal | Pool Grating | Exercise Experiences

    by Courtney Cameron June 2018

    Check out the newest products as seen in the June 2018 issue.

  • 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.

  • Product Spotlight: 2018 Aquatic Components

    by Courtney Cameron May 2018

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

  • 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.

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

    by Courtney Cameron May 2018

    Breaking Ground

  • How to Add More Fun to Your Aquatic Facility This Summer (Sponsored)

    by Recreonics, Inc. May 2018

    This sponsored content was provided by Recreonics. What is sponsored content?

    With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start to pool season, now is the perfect time to revitalize and add more fun to your swimming pool or aquatic facility.

    Coming up with fresh programming ideas every year can be a challenge for even the best aquatic professionals. One solution to this challenge is Wibit inflatable play products. With Wibit, aquatic facility owners and operators can transform any pool – regardless of size and depth -- into a water adventure, sure to increase visitor numbers and revenue at your facility.

  • Aquatic Facilities Going ‘Green’ to Reduce Operating Costs (Sponsored)

    by Mike Fowler, Pentair May 2018

    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro recently completed a new aquatic facility and recreation center that more than doubled the size of the wellness center for its student population. The new indoor aquatics center has two separate pools—a 25-meter competition pool as well as a leisure pool with zero-depth ADA entry and a shallow play area. Like many university aquatic facilities undergoing updates, the new UNCG pools were equipped with Pentair's 'green' energy saving equipment including Acu Drive XS™Variable Frequency Drives, Stark™ Filter systems and IntelliBrite 5G LED pool lights to reduce energy consumption by their swimming pools.

  • New Product Roundup: Fitness Equipment | Lifeguard Chair | Laundry

    by AB Staff April 2018

    Check out the newest products as seen in the April 2018 issue.

  • 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.