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  • 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.

  • Hitting the Mark

    We can always tell when an aquatics operator was not involved in the materials we get requesting our services.

  • Angels and Demons

    I’d been in aquatics for what I considered to be a long time and had just taken a job at a great new facility

  • Buzz: Tough Times for Several Older Waterparks

    The pressure to compete is tough and several well-established waterparks are struggling.

  • Keep ’Em Open

    Several communities facing budget cuts found strategies to maintain aquatic operations last summer.

  • Penn State Welcomes Griffiths’ Replacement

    Shawn DeRosa, JD, has replaced industry veteran Tom Griffiths as manager of aquatic facilities at Penn State University in State College, Pa.

  • Fear Factor: Facilities Cash in on Holiday Promotions

    By late October temperatures have cooled off, kids are back in school and summer is a distant memory.

  • Pool Operators plagued by Poor Weather

    With record cool summer temperatures, operators down the East Coast and through the Midwest reported decreased attendance for the usually hot months.

  • Jacket Required

    Over the years, I have experienced a great deal of criticism from guests, and even fellow waterpark managers, for our policies requiring life jackets for younger guests.