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    Wooten Park

    Located in Central, Florida, Tavares, “America’s Seaplane City,” wanted to revitalize it’s downtown area.

     
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    Suncor Community Leisure Centre at Macdonald Island Park

    After a long and anticipated wait, the Macdonald Island Park celebrated its grand opening in the fall of 2010.

     
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    The Summit at Central Park

    The Summit is no typical city-owned senior center.

     
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    Southeast Missouri State University Student Aquatic Center

    The Southeast Missouri State University Student Aquatic Center boasts unique aquatic amenities that no other campus recreation aquatic centers offer.

     
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    “Splash Cove” Jim Allen Aquatic Center

    Shawnee’s 7,600-square-foot leisure pool and 6,600-square-foot bathhouse complex opened in late spring of 2007 for use by the residents and guests.

     
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    Pirate’s Bay Waterpark

    When the City of Baytown, Texas residents identified a need for a large family aquatic area, a plan to build Pirates Bay Family Aquatic Center at the Wayne Gray Sports Complex was born.

     
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    RecPlex Aqua Arena

    Abundant natural light, views to surrounding park areas and state-of-the-art, eco-friendly, energy-saving technology combine with a “fast” pool to make the RecPlex Aqua Arena a new benchmark for community aquatics facilities. 

     
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    Salinas Municipal Aquatic Center

    The Salinas Municipal Aquatic Center, completed in September 2009, is part of a larger recreational complex that includes a community center, sports complex, rodeo grounds and a municipal stadium.

     
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    Kodiak Island Borough Community Swimming Pool

    The growing population in Kodiak City, Alaska, meant the existing Kodiak Island Borough High School indoor pool was facing obsolescence.

     
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    Lee’s Summit R-VII School District Aquatic Center

    Lee’s Summit, is a growing suburb just south of Kansas City, Mo., and the school district struggled for years to find space for three high school swim teams to practice.

     
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    Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Pools

    Marina Bay Sands is Singapore’s first integrated resort and its unique aquatic space is something of a structural masterpiece.

     
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    Hilliard Family Aquatic Center

    Hilliard, Ohio, Mayor Donald Schonhardt invested in the Hilliard Family Aquatic Center as a centerpiece to the Hilliard Municipal Park.

     
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    University of Iowa Campus Recreation & Wellness Center

    The University of Iowa’s new Campus Recreation and Wellness Center supports three primary programs — aquatic athletics and recreation, student fitness and recreation, and university wellness programs.

     
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    West Irving Aquatic Center

    After the successful opening of the Cimarron Aquatic Center in 2008, the city of Irving set about creating a complementary venue on the other side of town.

     
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    Central Park

    Before the wadding pool and spray park was opened in 2010, Central Park, located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, was virtually forgotten. Once a prominent, historical landmark, it had become a seedy, crime-filled haven at the center of Winnipeg’s immig

     
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    Higginsville Aquatic Center

    The Higginsville Aquatics Center project was a community effort, completed with a forward-thinking approach during all phases of the development process

     
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    Bentley Park Splashpad

    The City of Bixby has been one of Oklahoma’s fastest growing communities for the past several years

     
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    Burleson Recreation Center

    The 70,000 square foot Burleson Recreation Center opened in May 2010 for residents and guests of the City of Burleson, Texas, a fast growing suburb of Fort Worth.

     
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    Cascade Falls Aquatic Center

    Cascade Falls Aquatic Center features an impressive display of 21,880 square feet of water. 

     
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    Adams 12 Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center

    For several years, the Adams 12 Five Star School District envisioned a regional aquatic venue that would support its high schools and middle schools. That vision is now Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center, a state-of-the-art venue hosting local, state and re

     
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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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    Sky High

    Featured by the likes of National Geographic and the Discovery Channel’s “Build it Bigger,” the SkyPark infinity pool at the Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore is truly one of a kind.

     
  • Five to Watch

    New Year prognostications aren’t for the timid. Invariably, the predictor ends up looking ridiculous when the forecasts don’t come to pass

     
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    Former Olympic Swim Coach Resigns

    A 2008 Olympic Coach has resigned from his position as elite coach at Fullerton Aquatic Sports Team in Fullerton, Calif

     
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    Swim Lesson Bill Under Consideration

    Legislators in one southern state are considering a bill that would make two years of swim lessons mandatory for all public school students

     
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    Ohio Waterpark Resort Announces Expansion

    Kalahari Waterpark Resort will begin a $22 million expansion project this spring, doubling the size of its convention center

     
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    Asthma Warning Issued for Swimming Babies

    Parents of infants with a family history of allergies are advised not to take their children to indoor pools, according to a new warning form Germany’s Federal Environment Agency

     
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    Hire From Hell

    At a previous pool I managed, I was elated when an unusual applicant walked into the office looking for a job, and asked to see me. She said she’d worked at the pool 10 years ago and was interested in working there again

     
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    Season Finale

    Wasn’t it just yesterday those new guards reported for season opening training? How the season has flown by! From new employees eagerly anticipating the new season, your lifeguards have become experienced workers, happily anticipating not putting on

     
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    Schubert Seeks Return to USA Swimming

    Discussions are under way in an effort to amicably resolve issues that arose when United States Swimming national team head coach Mark Schubert was abruptly terminated in November

     
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    Frozen Financing Stalls Aquatic Development

    It’s almost a new year, but so far the same old story when it comes to aquatics facility development. Stagnant credit markets combined with ongoing uncertainty means new construction is not yet seeing a rebound, especially when it comes to large pri

     
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    CYA Strength, Consistency Questioned

    Across the nation, it appears more and more pool service technicians are noticing an interesting phenomenon

     
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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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    Riding High

    Bigger, faster, taller … in many ways, that’s what it is all about when it comes to waterpark attractions.

     
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    Breathing Easier

    In December 2006 Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio, opened as the ninth indoor waterpark resort for the brand.

     
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    Donald & Ruth Furman Aquatic Center

    Located on remnant pastureland at the edge of the Squaw Creek floodplain and surrounded by a century-old pine grove, one of the first challenges in building the Donald & Ruth Furman Aquatic Center was its location

     
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    The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

    Opened in September 2009, The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Salem, Ore., was designed as a place for self-improvement and community connections, accessible to all.

     
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    C.V. Starr Community Center, Sigrid & Harry Spath Aquatic Facility

    The 61,000-square-foot C.V. Starr Community Center, for the Mendocino Coast Recreation and Park District, was designed for construction in three phases.