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  • 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

  • Pool of Experts

    More than 70 years after Joseph Pilates introduced his revolutionary exercise ideas to the world, clinicians began to wonder if those ideas wouldn’t translate nicely into the water.

  • Piecing it Together

    To truly grasp the uncertainty surrounding the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, you need only speak briefly with any government official, or even an aquatics industry representative.

  • Rain, Rain Go Away

    In 2008, I took on the role of a county aquatics program coordinator at the beginning of the summer.

  • Just the Facts

    This is the time of year when many operators find time to review and make changes to important forms. These forms need to be reviewed and updated at least yearly, whether for the insurance company, legal counsel or yourself.