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    Equipment - Supplemental Sanitation

    There are two basic options when it comes to alterative sanitation treatment systems: ozone and ultraviolet radiation.

     
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    Facility Operations - Pool Surfaces & Hardscapes

    Like any other feature in the overall design of an aquatics facility, there are several points to consider when it comes to your pool and the surrounding deck.

     
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    Facility Operations - Natatoriums

    A competition natatorium is a room enclosure containing swimming pools designed for competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and/or water polo.

     
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    Equipment - Pumps

    The pump is the “heart” of the pool system, pumping the water to and through the entire system.

     
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    Facility Operations:Two

    A competition natatorium is a room enclosure containing swimming pools designed for competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and/or water polo.

     
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    Facility Operations:Three

    Like any other feature in the overall design of an aquatics facility, there are several points to consider when it comes to your pool and the surrounding deck.

     
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    Equipment - Heaters

    The pool heater’s primary function is to maintain the water temperature in the pool vessel — approximately 82 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, for regular activity pools and 102 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit for whirlpools.

     
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    Equipment:Eight

    There are two basic options when it comes to alterative sanitation treatment systems: ozone and ultraviolet radiation. Here’s a look at each type.

     
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    Equipment - Filters

    Pool filters catch debris, including soil, leaves, dead skin, hair  and sometimes bacteria, viruses and protozoan cysts (more commonly treated by the disinfection system).

     
  • Facility Operations:One

    Today a wide variety of aquatic attractions are available, with the most common being play structures, water slides, lazy rivers, activity pools and wave pools.

     
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    Equipment:Five

    Pool filters catch debris, including soil, leaves, dead skin, hair  and sometimes bacteria, viruses and protozoan cysts (more commonly treated by the disinfection system).

     
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    Equipment:Six

    The pool heater’s primary function is to maintain the water temperature in the pool vessel — approximately 82 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, for regular activity pools and 102 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit for whirlpools.

     
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    Equipment:Seven

    The pump is the “heart” of the pool system, pumping the water to and through the entire system.

     
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    Equipment:Two

    Pools require chemicals. Processes of disinfection, oxidation and pH control are the most common chemical requirements that necessitate a feeder.

     
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    Equipment:Three

    Here's a look at chemical processes:

     
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    Equipment:Four

    The purpose of outdoor and indoor pool covers is to save money.

     
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    Equipment - Supplemental Sanitation: Chemicals

    Here's a look at chemical processes:

     
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    Equipment - Pool Covers

    The purpose of outdoor and indoor pool covers is to save money. Hundreds of pools across the country are facing budgetary crises and are closing because of income shortfalls.

     
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    Equipment:One

    Automation. This is the word used to describe the fancy, flashy and functional box that hangs on the pump-room wall to regulate the pool’s chemical feed.

     
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    Facility Operations - Aquatic Play Amenities

    Today a wide variety of aquatic attractions are available, with the most common being play structures, water slides, lazy rivers, activity pools and wave pools.

     
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    Equipment - Automation

    Automation. This is the word used to describe the fancy, flashy and functional box that hangs on the pump-room wall to regulate the pool’s chemical feed. It seems to attract pool operators more than any of the pumps, feeders, filters and pipes that

     
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    Equipment - Chemical Feed Systems

    Pools require chemicals. Processes of disinfection, oxidation and pH control are the most common chemical requirements that necessitate a feeder.

     
  • Education for Life

    When it comes to aquatics education, there’s certainly no shortage of providers.

     
  • Illustration by Tim Bobko

    Dangerous Mix

    When this incident happened, I had been handling chlorine and other pool chemicals for about 10 years.

     
  • Lifesavers Graphic By Nick Orabovic

    Bad Reports

    Everyone has left for the day and you are doing the last of the paperwork and filing.

     
  • Universities Axing Swim Programs

    Over the past five years, 46 Division I men’s teams have been cut.

     
  • NRPA Considers Scrapping Aquatic Branch

    The National Recreation and Park Association is considering structural changes that could fundamentally change how members associate.

     
  • Solar Options Becoming More Feasible

    It appears solar power is becoming a more viable option for aquatics facilities.

     
  • Judge Dismisses Industry Lawsuit

    A federal judge has dismissed TYR’s anti-trust civil lawsuit against Speedo,USA Swimming and Mark Schubert, USA Swimming’s head coach and national team general manager.

     
  • Amusement Merger Terminated

    Despite previously announcing a definitive merger agreement,Apollo Global Management and Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. have mutually decided to call off the transaction.

     
  • New Jersey Kids Will Learn to Swim, For Free

    Thanks to USA Swimming, thousands New Jersey kids in Asbury Park, Bayonne, Jersey City, Newark and Plainfield will enjoy free swimming lessons this fall as part of the organization’s efforts to curb drowning amongst minority children.

     
  • Great Wolf Announces New Deal

    Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. announced recently in a press release that it has signed License and Management Agreements related to the development of a new Great Wolf Lodge resort in Southern California.

     
  • Lifesaving Organization Honored

    The World Health Organization has recognized the International Lifesaving Federation for its role in global drowning prevention.

     
  • Industry Honors Aquatics International

    The Western Publishing Association honored Aquatics International with two Maggie awards for print and online journalism.

     
  • Aquatic iPhone Apps Are Here

    Mobile smartphone technology has redefined how we live and work, with Apple’s iPod and iPhone leading the way.

     
  • Aquatics Operators, Manufacturers Give Back

    Several aquatics operations continued their commitment to the community this spring.

     
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    Changing of the Guards

    As a risk manager at Redwoods, I have had the opportunity to perform risk management assessments at hundreds of aquatics facilities around the nation.