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  • Getting in the Act

    As warm weather approaches, it’s time to think about opening your swimming pool for the season.

  • Regaining Balance

    Getting your water quality up to snuff after a winter shutdown takes quite a bit more than unlocking the gate and throwing the switch

  • Ready to Serve

    As operators prepare to open for a new season, many are wondering

  • No Way Out

    I was sitting in my office when a lap swimmer knocked on the door

  • Explosive Consequences

    The Gypsum Recreation Center had been open for 1 1/2 years, and it was time to drain the swimming pool for cleaning and maintenance

  • Lost in Translation

    Finding qualified lifeguards is one of the biggest challenges to running a safe facility

  • Risk Takers

    All lifeguards are taught victim recognition and effective scanning

  • Warning Signs

    Use this chart to recognize high-risk swimmers.

  • The Real CSI

    Since the early 1960s, the pool industry has been using a familiar concept called the Calcium Saturation Index to predict water’s tendency to be corrosive or scale-forming

  • Pain Relief

    Symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), a condition characterized by chronic and often debilitating pain of muscles and fibrous tissues, may be eased by regular participation in aquatic exercise