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  • 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.

  • Required Reading

    Thousands of dollars are spent annually on the writing and updating of employee manuals, handbooks, brochures and guides.

  • New Material

    One of the fastest-growing trends in indoor pool ventilation is fabric air dispersion, or ductwork, as an alternative to conventional metal.

  • Fun Factor

    Imagine a day when your aquatics staff is not only enthusiastically attending in-service trainings, but also contributing ideas about content and structure.