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  • 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.

  • Fast Forward

    That’s the way we’ve always done it!” “It’s good enough for our little facility!” When it comes to technology, these are common attitudes among overworked, understaffed aquatics operators

  • Welcome Additions

    Quick … describe your Website

  • Some Facilities Slow to Open This Season

    Bad weather and the federal Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act prevented a number of aquatic venues from opening on time this season