October 2012 Table of Contents

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Restored to Life Special Report Restored to Life

Operators are holding facilities together with the barest resources. It’s time to rebuild, renew and redefine aquatics for the new economy. Read more

Perfect Timing Bottom Line Perfect Timing

When it comes to renovation, today’s aquatics facilities are in a bind. Read more

Natural Wonders Waterparks + Resorts Today: Check Out Natural Wonders

Just like its counterpart in Orlando, Fla., SeaWorld’s Aquatica Waterpark in San Antonio combines the waterpark atmosphere with live animal experiences. Read more

Save Yourself Editor's Note Save Yourself

There’s a great scene in the movie “As Good as it Gets” in which a neurotic Jack Nicholson pours his heart out, only to then attack the person offering help. Read more

Neptune-Benson Acquires UV Maker Industry News Neptune-Benson Acquires UV Maker

Neptune-Benson, a manufacturer of commercial pool filtration systems based in Coventry, R.I., has announced the acquisition of Engineered Treatment Systems, a maker of ultraviolet disinfection systems. Read more

Sold! Waterparks Under New Ownership Industry News Sold! Waterparks Under New Ownership

In what may be a sign that the economy is improving, two U.S. waterpark acquisitions were finalized last month. Read more

Accident-Prone Waterpark Sued, Investigated Industry News Accident-Prone Waterpark Sued, Investigated

Calypso Waterpark in Limoges, Ontario, Canada, is under investigation following a chlorine leak that sent 13 children to the hospital in August, according to local news reports. Read more

‘Lifeguards Gone Wild’ Video Gets 14 Fired Industry News ‘Lifeguards Gone Wild’ Video Gets 14 Fired

At least a dozen California lifeguards are receiving more attention than they anticipated, and so is their employer, the city of El Monte, Calif. Read more

Olympic Promos Strike Gold Industry News Olympic Promos Strike Gold

USA Swimming reports initial success with its SwimToday campaign, launched in May to promote swimming and build on Olympic-inspired interest. Read more

SWB Drowning Victim’s Family Sues NYC Industry News SWB Drowning Victim’s Family Sues NYC

Relatives of a Navy SEAL hopeful who drowned last year in a Staten Island pool have filed a lawsuit against the city of New York. Read more

CPSC Swim Safely Campaign Looks Ahead Industry News CPSC Swim Safely Campaign Looks Ahead

With the 2012 swim season behind them, officials at one leading drowning prevention effort are looking ahead. Read more

Key MAHC Modules Up for Review Industry News Key MAHC Modules Up for Review

Experts are now seeking input from operators on three key pieces of the Model Aquatic Health Code. Read more

Will MAHC Kill Competitive Swimming? Industry News Will MAHC Kill Competitive Swimming?

Concern has arisen over a provision in one section of the Model Aquatic Health Code that’s now up for public comment. Read more

Neptune-Benson Acquires UV Maker Industry News Neptune-Benson Acquires UV Maker

Neptune-Benson, a manufacturer of commercial pool filtration systems based in Coventry, R.I., has announced the acquisition of Engineered Treatment Systems, a maker of ultraviolet disinfection systems. Read more

Excitement Abounds for New Orleans Expo Industry News Excitement Abounds for New Orleans Expo

The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo is seeing a strong uptick in exhibitor and attendee registration. Read more

More Facilities Get Mini Facelifts Industry News More Facilities Get Mini Facelifts

As interest in renovation projects remains high and budgets low, operators and designers are finding creative ways to expand possibilities and meet project goals. Read more

Florida Code May ‘Create Hazards’ Industry News Florida Code May ‘Create Hazards’

An entrapment last month at a public pool on Merritt Island, Fla., has safety advocates questioning the validity of a state code. Read more

CPSC: Nearly 100 Child Drownings Since Memorial Day Industry News CPSC: Nearly 100 Child Drownings Since Memorial Day

Nearly 100 children under 15 have drowned in swimming pools this summer, according to analysis from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Read more

Recent Entrapment Raises Installation Issues Industry News Recent Entrapment Raises Installation Issues

Crucial questions are surfacing about an entrapment that took place at a public pool in Nashville. Read more

Industry Expo Goes Mobile With New App Industry News Industry Expo Goes Mobile With New App

The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo has released a new mobile app available for iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry. Read more

Crypto Closes Minnesota Aquatics Center Industry News Crypto Closes Minnesota Aquatics Center

Minnesota heath officials are reporting a record number of cryptosporidium cases this year, and the recreational water illness has prompted at least one pool closure. Read more

Researchers’ Crystal Ball Indicates Olympic Anomaly Industry News Researchers’ Crystal Ball Indicates Olympic Anomaly

There were an impressive number of record-breaking performances at the London Olympic Games, but researchers say that was something of an anomaly. Read more

USA Swimming Suspends Curl for Life Industry News USA Swimming Suspends Curl for Life

Former Curl-Burke Coach Rick Curl, has been suspended for life from USA Swimming, and the organization has added his name to the public list of banned individuals, it was announced Sept. 19. Read more

Preparing for the Worst Lifesavers Preparing for the Worstycuxerdqfqfqdw

In aquatics one simple truth remains paramount: The difference between success and failure is preparation. Read more

Former Olympic Coach Suspended in Sex Scandal Industry News Former Olympic Coach Suspended in Sex Scandal

The USA Swimming sexual abuse scandal has escalated further, as allegations about another respected coach prompted a new investigation. Read more

PlayCore Acquires Colorado Time Systems Industry News PlayCore Acquires Colorado Time Systems

PlayCore Holdings has announced its acquisition of Colorado Time Systems Read more

AI Honors Best of Aquatics Facilities Industry News AI Honors Best of Aquatics Facilities

magazine is honoring 12 outstanding aquatics facilities this year, in its 14th annual Best of Aquatics issue. Read more

Headline Industry News Headline

The USA Swimming sexual abuse scandal has escalated further, as allegations about another respected coach prompted a new investigation. Read more

View products from some of the industry’s leading manufacturers and suppliers Products: Product Showcase View products from some of the industry’s leading manufacturers and suppliers

AQUASALT Loves the Pool & Spa Industry! Read more

Driving Down Costs Tech Talk Driving Down Costs

We can all agree the cost of electricity is not coming down Read more

Slide Face-Lifts What Works Slide Face-Lifts

Does it seem strange to talk about water slides and park attraction maintenance during the off season? Read more

You’re So Vain Lessons Learned You’re So Vain

I was a young college graduate and had enthusiastically accepted my first full-time job in a state thousands of miles away Read more

Where It’s @ Emedia Guide Where It’s @

Long gone are the days when you could slap up a basic, static Website and call it a day. Read more

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