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    Getting with the Program

    When the Silliman Family Aquatic Center in Newark, Calif., opened in 2004, senior recreation supervisor Peter Beireis had no idea if the pool would be mobbed or empty.

     
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    Trapping the Enemy

    Properly maintained sand filters do a fine job of keeping swimming pool water free of much of the undesirable bits and pieces that become suspended in it during normal use

     
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    Let's Play

    Then Carolyn Hamilton was shopping for play structures, she was bombarded with numerous options.

     
  • Photo courtesy Jim Messina

    Key Play Structure Considerations

    Demographics. Who will use the structure? Young children or teens? Knowing the answer to that question will help you decide which type is right for you.

     
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    On Guard

    Alot of chaos can occur around a play structure.

     
  • Emerging Markets: Residential Sprayparks

    In summers past, kids would drag out the long, green garden hose and attach a sprinkler of their choice.

     
  • UNICEF, European Aquatics Promote Safe Water

    Hoping to reduce by half the number of people lacking safe water, the Swimming League of Europe and UNICEF have joined forces to raise awareness about clean water practices.

     
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    Traumatic Experiences

    For years, aquatics professionals have been wrestling with questions about availability and use of life-support devices and techniques, including automatic electronic defibrillators, bag valve masks, suction devices, oxygen, artificial respiration and CPR

     
  • N.Y. County to Require UV on Pools

    In a move that could be a harbinger for the state, Westchester County, N.Y., has adopted the state’s ultraviolet sanitation system requirement for commercial pools with waterfeatures.

     
  • Six Flags Sells Major Waterparks

    Six Flags Inc. (NYSE: SIX) has sold three of its waterparks and four theme parks in a $312 million deal designed to reduce debt.

     
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    Winning Outlook

    When you work for a municipality or waterpark, it’s sometimes easy to forget that you’re part of a much larger industry, one that touches millions of people every day and contributes billions to the economy.

     
  • Changing of the Guard at APSP

    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, which produces many aquatics standards, has made staff changes that reflect what its leader calls “a changing of the guard.”

     
  • Australian Drought Affecting Pools

    In the midst of a Stage 3 drought, the Australian state of Victoria has banned the use of tap water to fill pools.