June 2011 Table of Contents

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Water Quality - Water Chemistry Basics Aquatics International University Water Quality - Water Chemistry Basics

Managing a water-treatment program for an aquatics facility is like juggling a bowling ball, a soccer ball and three oranges — with a 12-inch butcher knife thrown in. Read more

Water Quality - Emergency Situations Aquatics International University Water Quality - Emergency Situations

No matter how conscientious you are as a pool/spa operator, the time will come when you’ll need to deal with some type of emergency at your facility. Read more

Water Quality - Water Maintenance Basics Aquatics International University Water Quality - Water Maintenance Basics

Maintaining the water quality in any public aquatic venue is not an easy job. Read more

Risk Management - Insurance Basics Aquatics International University Risk Management - Insurance Basics

For most pool operators, insurance is just another necessary cost, a budget item that quite often is too big, and seemingly offers too little in return. Read more

Risk Management - Protecting Against Liability Aquatics International University Risk Management - Protecting Against Liability

Managing the wide range of risk that exists in the aquatic environment is a constant balancing act. Read more

Risk Management - Signage Aquatics International University Risk Management - Signage

Largely ignored for decades, water safety signage has, at best, conformed to 1940s guidelines for workplace safety. Read more

Lifeguarding | The Lifeguard Handbook Aquatics International University Lifeguarding | The Lifeguard Handbook

One of the most important ways to communicate your policies to your lifeguards is via a comprehensive staff manual. Read more

Lifeguard Certification Aquatics International University Lifeguard Certification

Lifeguard “certification” is a means of demonstrating that a person has passed a lifeguard training course. Read more

Lifeguarding Aquatics International University Lifeguarding

One of the most important ways to communicate your policies to your lifeguards is via a comprehensive staff manual. Read more

Lifeguard In-Service Training Aquatics International University Lifeguard In-Service Training

Think about your lifeguards. How many thousands of rescues have they made? Read more

Stop the Smear Editor's Note Stop the Smear

Even before I became editor of Read more

Smart Starts Emedia & Technology Smart Starts

Do you have a smartphone? In 2010, for the first time, more smartphones were shipped from factories than personal computers. Read more

Get Moving with Mobile Emedia & Technology Get Moving with Mobile

At the heart of recreation and aquatics is one very basic notion: Before any operation can bring in even $1 of revenue, it must successfully persuade customers to move. Read more

Industry Feels Strain of Recall Industry News Industry Feels Strain of Recall

The largest recall in industry history has stretched aquatics facilities to the breaking point. Read more

Splash Pads Under Strict New Rules Industry News Splash Pads Under Strict New Rules

Spray parks in one Midwestern state are now under the same guidelines as pools. Read more

APSP Model Code Moves Toward Completion Industry News APSP Model Code Moves Toward Completion

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals and the International Code Council are continuing to move forward on development of a new model code. Read more

Drownings Underreported, Safety Groups Say Industry News Drownings Underreported, Safety Groups Say

As a result of ongoing concerns regarding the underreporting of drownings in metropolitan areas, safety groups across the country are taking action. Read more

CPSC Issues Massive Drain Cover Recall Industry News CPSC Issues Massive Drain Cover Recall

Editor’s Note: Aquatics International will continue to update this story as it develops. Please check back regularly for updates. Read more

Budget Deficits Threaten Public Pools Industry News Budget Deficits Threaten Public Pools

As swim season shifts into high gear, it appears public pools areonce again fighting for existence, as communities wrestle with ongoing budget issues. Read more

USA Swimming Partners With Sex Abuse Educator Industry News USA Swimming Partners With Sex Abuse Educator

USA Swimming is partnering with the firm Praesidium, a national leader in sex abuse risk management, to develop a comprehensive athlete protection education program. Read more

MAHC Module Up for Public Comment Industry News MAHC Module Up for Public Comment

Individuals from across the industry have been working with experts at the Centers for Disease Control to develop a Model Aquatic Health Code. Read more

NDPA Taps New Leader Industry News NDPA Taps New Leader

Less than a month after losing its executive director, a leading water safety organization has named a replacement. Read more

CPSC Kicks off Pool Safely Industry News CPSC Kicks off Pool Safely

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission will kick-off the second year of its national pool and spa public safety campaign, Read more

ARC Debuts New Training Initiative Industry News ARC Debuts New Training Initiative

The American Red Cross recently launched a new health and safety training initiative, featuring a two-year certification for first aid and CPR. Read more

Time Crunch Lessons Learned Time Crunch

I began my aquatic management career opening a new Boys & Girls Club pool facility in a small community near my hometown in East Texas. Read more

Defusing the Situation Lifesavers Defusing the Situation

A lifeguard’s role on the pool deck is multifaceted. Read more

Home Team Minority Report Home Team

The last column highlighted the use of national programs and partnerships to increase minority participation in your aquatics programs. Read more

Nothing But Air Viewpoint Nothing But Air

Have you ever calculated how much urine and sweat are in the average pool? The number might surprise you. Read more

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