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  • 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

  • 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.