By now, it’s all too apparent: The worst economic recession since the Great Depression has taken its toll on aquatics.
You’ve seen the headlines of facilities closing because
cities can’t afford them anymore. Maybe you even know a
professional who has lost their job. And you fear you may be
Before hitting the panic button, though, take some time to read
through our State of the Industry special report. It is the most
comprehensive look at how the downturn has affected aquatics.
While the numbers show much to be concerned about, they also offer
some glimmers of hope.
Part 1: Efficiency Experts
In the face of budget cuts, operators are being forced to put off
maintenance and renovation just to keep the doors open. Survival
requires knowing how to add value to your facility — without
adding to its costs.
Part 2: Raising Hope
Economists may have declared the recession over, but our annual
salary survey reveals that the recovery hasn’t hit aquatics
just yet. When can you hope for another raise? Our analysis
provides some answers.