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  • The Future Is Here

    When I was growing up, I used to love poring over the pages of Popular Science.

  • Rosy Future

    Our environment is changing! No, I am not espousing (nor denying) global warming. I’m speaking of the business environment for commercial pools.

  • Cover Flow

    Lately, it seems the only news we hear involving facility construction and aquatics management relates to the enactment and enforcement of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

  • Can Old Facilities Be Saved?

    Generating more money from your old facility might feel like squeezing blood from the proverbial stone, but it can be done. Here are three expert suggestions

  • Profiles in Reinvention

    In a community where child obesity, asthma and diabetes are on the rise, it’s no wonder citizens shunned the aging swimming pool and demanded a new one

  • Profiles in Reinvention

    Mobilizing a grand project such as a new swimming pool in a small town like Pittsfield, Maine, requires a citizens’ grass-roots effort.

  • Profiles in Reinvention

    The following facilities got creative to ensure that their communities' aquatic needs were met — while staying mindful of budgets and other vital concerns:

  • Profiles in Reinvention

    When the county of Spartanburg, S.C., passed a local hospitality tax for the purpose of building more recreation for its residents, the city of Duncan jumped on board. It secured a note to finance an aquatics center and citizens embraced the idea immediately

  • Green Solutions

    On practically a daily basis during summer 2003, major newspapers in California carried articles citing closures of public swimming pools due to an inability to afford the utility costs, or justify keeping pools open.

  • The Mother of Invention

    People of a certain age will get a jolt of nostalgia when they read these next three words: “School House Rock.