Other stories by Gary Thill

  • Aquatics Facility Savers

    How facility operators can get communities to fund a new design — and buy into the modernized pool for years to come

  • State of the Industry: HMAC

    Why HMAC aquatics facilities are giving the industry a bad name and what can be done to change it

  • Save Yourself

    There’s a great scene in the movie “As Good as it Gets” in which a neurotic Jack Nicholson pours his heart out, only to then attack the person offering help.

  • Do You Matter?

    Sometimes, sitting at my desk, I start to wonder if what I do really matters.

  • Access for All

    With the recent spate of government regulations and codes — VGB, ADA, MAHC, ISPSC — the aquatics industry has just about had it with the feds.

  • Science Fiction 

    I’m what you might call a science geek. I DVR’d the entire Fabric of the Cosmos series on “Nova.

  • Come Together

    Typically, journalists are skeptics by nature

  • Work With Red Cross

    The American Red Cross has been put through the wringer in the past few months for its initial decision to change — and, in many cases, dramatically raise — pricing for its learn-to-swim programs

  • Worth 1,000 Words

    Turns out what they say about pictures is true

  • Four for the Future

    Last year, I went out on a limb and made predictions about important trends that would shape 2011 for aquatics.