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  • TECH TALK

    Advances in aquatic equipment promise to reduce costs and increase operators’ peace of mind.

  • Elements of the Berg Balance Test

  • Reaching a Higher Level

    Lifeguard in-service training programs not only can improve emergency preparedness, but also facilitate individual employee development into contributing members of the community.

  • A Tale of Two Markets

    I entered the aquatics industry more than 18 years ago, and the majority of my experience has taken place in the commercial pool market.

  • Coming to a Head

    Back when I was an aquatics director at a special recreation district in Colorado, I operated two indoor and three outdoor pools.

  • Competitive Advantage

    As many operators quickly learn, in-service training sessions can be difficult. Sometimes the staff is not paying attention or is not too thrilled to be there.

  • Caught in the Act

    You’ve spent countless hours attending to the needs of your patrons — ensuring good times as they careen down huge water slides, splash in gigantic wave pools or methodically execute their workouts.

  • Finding Balance

    Imagine London, circa 1950

  • Back in the Game

    Late-night television is inundated with products designed to bring buff abdominals to the flabby masses.

  • Crypto Proof?

    Cryptosporidium, or crypto as it is often called, has become the leading cause of recreational water illnesses in the United States, according to surveillance reports published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.