• Science Fiction 

    I’m what you might call a science geek. I DVR’d the entire Fabric of the Cosmos series on “Nova.

     
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    First VGBA Lawsuit Ends in Settlement

    A Settlement has been reached in the first-known lawsuit involving drain entrapment and citing the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

     
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    Bidding War Ends for Great Wolf Resorts

    Putting an end to a bidding war between two private equity firms, Great Wolf Resorts has approved a purchase by Apollo Global Management.

     
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    Lawmakers Mull Strict Aquatic Legislation

    Illinois lawmakers are now considering the Swimming Facility Act.

     
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    Deadline Extended for ADA Compliance

    The Department of Justice has extended the date by which public pools and spas need to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

     
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    Pool Renovations Jump as Arizona Rebounds

    In what is perhaps another sign that the economy is beginning to turn around, new investors are beginning to pick up the pieces of the Arizona apartment and multifamily complex market. And with the infusion of investment capital, new owners are updating p

     
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    MAHC Proposes CYA Restriction

    According to the latest working draft of the Model Aquatic Health Code, there’s no reason for indoor pools to use cyanuric acid, even in products such as dichlor and trichlor.

     
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    Bills Seek ADA Extension, Exemption

    Pool accessibility has become a hot topic in Washington, D.C.

     
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    More ADA Road blocks Ahead

    As federal officials grapple with a deadline extension — and new legislation — that could change the rules regarding swimming pools and Americans with Disability Act requirements,other issues are further complicating the road to compliance.

     
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    Water Safety Campaigns Catching Fire

    Several annual water safety programs are heating up, and there’s at least one new event. Here’s a look at what’s going on.

     
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    New ADA Bill Introduced

    Pool accessibility has become a hot topic in Washington, D.C.

     
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    Respected Swim Coach Under Investigation

    Respected Swim Coach Under Investigation

     
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    Is Aquatics Out of Economic Woods?

    Is that … ? Could it be … light at the end of what has been a long and gloomy economic tunnel?

     
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    Drowning in Red Tape

    I pride myself on a willingness to experiment, so when our human resources analyst presented an opportunity to work with a nonprofit employment placement agency, I was excited to try something new.

     
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    Federal Mandates

    In the last several years, the federal government has been playing a larger role in aquatic rules and regulations.

     
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    Pushing for Gold 

    Between training for Olympic trials, a recent engagement to fellow swimmer Dominik Meichtry, and activity in water conservation campaigns, 25-year old Jessica Hardy has her hands full.

     
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    Dangerous Maneuvers

    Chances are, you’ve heard of the Heimlich maneuver. Since Dr. Henry Heimlich first introduced it in 1974, the abdominal thrust technique known as the “Heimlich maneuver” has become part of the popular lexicon, synonymous with saving lives.

     
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    Research Roundup

    Here’s a look at what a variety of journals have published in relation to using the Heimlich maneuver in drowning rescues.

     
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    Drained!

    It was May 2011, and the pool season was about to begin.Aquatics facility operators across the country were in high gear, preparing to open seasonal pools in time for summer.

     
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    Entrapment Testing at a Glance

    Here is a short definition of each test and an explanation of the entrapment it is designed to stop.

     
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    On The List

    The following models were named in CPSC’s recall. Consult the terms of the recall for more information about its application and exemptions.

     
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    Season Openers

    Let’s assume that your pool has been “down” for the winter. Was it idling during those off months, cold yet maintained in some limited fashion? Maybe it was left to grow green or worse. … Or was it drained dry, then allowed to gather rain puddles, frogs a

     
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    Keep It Real 

    Nothing will be more “real” to a lifeguard than a drowning incident.