Facility Management

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    Supply and Demand

    Chlorine demand can be defined as the inability to maintain a chlorine residual.

     
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    THE ABCs of DBPs

    Water in swimming pools, waterparks, spas and sprayparks (together referred to here for simplicity as “pools”) is disinfected to reduce the risk of illness from contact with various pathogens that are brought into the water

     
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    Defending DE

    In the past 40 to 50 years, regenerative diatomaceous earth filters have become the norm for maximum filtration efficacy, replacing the older style of open-top vacuum DE filters

     
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    Movie Magic

    Inthe summer of 2006 hordes of people, all clad in swimsuits, bunched together lawn chairs on the Oak Bluff Beach of Martha’s Vineyard

     
  • Building a Portable Screen

    Typical dimensions for a projector screen are 16x9 for widescreen presentation. Intended screen size is most dependent on the lumen output of your projector

     
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    Bouncing Back

    With the economic downturn over the past couple of years, it was time for our aquatic center to think outside the box and create some new excitement.

     
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    Pressure Situation

    Five to 10 years ago, our industry knew very little about ultraviolet treatment systems for recreational swimming environments.

     
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    Supplemental Coverage

    Since 1961, when the U.S. Public Health Service published a model ordinance governing the sanitation of public pools with chlorine, that has been the standard water treatment chemical

     
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    Staying on Schedule

    Perhaps one of the most important and least enjoyable responsibilities in aquatics management is developing the weekly, biweekly or monthly schedule.

     
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    Case for Covers

    They are too heavy to work with! It takes too much time to store them in the morning and deploy them at night. They use too much manpower to operate.

     
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    The Unlimited Plan

    Community aquatics facilities often strive to keep single-visit (daily admission) fees low to better serve the community (and the budget) by drawing more users

     
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    Social Works

    Oprah is on Twitter (along with

     
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    Taking the LEED 

    The Salinas (Calif.) Aquatic Center is the latest addition to the growing green movement in aquatics facility construction. Building green isn’t just a fad — it’s the direction in which our industry and so many others are heading

     
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    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.

     
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    Hitting the Mark

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

     
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    Thirst for Solutions

    Headlines around the world call attention to global warming, drought conditions, carbon footprint reduction and going “green.

     
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    Film School

    Most bacteria thrive in an aqueous environment. Combine people, heat and a nearly stagnant body of water and you have the ideal conditions for bacteria to grow.

     
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    Regaining Balance

    Getting your water quality up to snuff after a winter shutdown takes quite a bit more than unlocking the gate and throwing the switch

     
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    Lost in Translation

    Finding qualified lifeguards is one of the biggest challenges to running a safe facility

     
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    The Real CSI

    Since the early 1960s, the pool industry has been using a familiar concept called the Calcium Saturation Index to predict water’s tendency to be corrosive or scale-forming

     
 
 
 

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