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Feature Article - August 2008

The Q&A Book

Offering Solutions to Tough Facility Problems

By Shay Bapple and Emily Tipping



Welcome to our annual Q&A Guidebook.

Packed with scores of ideas, this reference tool was designed to help you tackle your
most persistent and universal challenges, covering all the big basic questions.
Consider it an industry guidebook of sorts, chock full of straightforward problem-solving tips.

We hope it is destined to earn a coveted and
permanent place on your desk, ready for use all year round.

AQUATICS


Making Sense of Pool Maintenance
Providing Shade, Increasing Revenue at Aquatic Facilities
Simplifying Pool Cleaning
Recycling & Revitalizing Your Pool Facility
Preventing RWIs and Shutdowns at Your Aquatic Facility
Keeping an Eye on Your Pool's Filtration
Reducing Costs at Your Aquatic Facility
Getting More Patrons in the Pool
Improving Pool Accessibility
Outfitting Your Pool for Competition
Reducing Energy Consumption at Your Pool
Outfitting Your Pool & Lifeguards for Safety
Enclosing Your Aquatic Facility
Attracting the Elusive Teen Market to Your Aquatic Facility

FURNISHING YOUR SITE


Sprucing Up Your Trails
Selecting Site Furnishings
Ensuring Park Accessibility

SHELTERS, STRUCTURES & SHADE


Adding Restrooms in Remote Locations
Adding Shelters to Your Park
Protecting Patrons from UV Rays
Unifying the City's Image with Park Structures

PLAYGROUNDS & MORE


Challenging Kids on the Playground
Adding a Playground for Tots
Ensuring Playground Safety
Adding a Spray Park
Extending the Life of Your Playground Safety Surface

LOCKER ROOMS


Keeping Locker Rooms Clean & Dry
Selecting the Right Lockers

WATERFRONT


Establishing a Pedal Boat Program
Maintaining a Beautiful Waterfront

SPORTS & FITNESS


Building a Climbing Wall
Diversifying Your Fitness Center
Reducing Risk of Ballfield Injury

CONCESSIONS


Offering Something for Everyone at Your Concession
Offering Healthier Concession Alternatives

EVENTS


Maximizing Special Event Impact
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
SuitMate - 95% less water in 8 seconds
Pilot Rock - Summer Planning Starts Now.- Shop Now
RenoSys  - Buy American Grate Again
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
National Construction Rental - Rent-A-Fence - Restrooms - Storage - Power - Learn More
ICON Shelter Systems - An Illuminated Choice
Commercial Recreation Specialists - It's all here.