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Supplement Feature - February 2011

Catching the Wave

Staying Current With the Latest Aquatic Designs

By Kelli Anderson


Flexibility. Sustainability. Energy efficiency. Wow factor. When it comes to aquatic design, trends evolve so slowly that it will come as no surprise that the latest things have been in the works for several years. Ultraviolet (UV) technology, multiple pools and waterpark-like features, for example, have certainly been on our collective radar for some time.

But now, thanks to a difficult economy, aquatic facilities are finally putting all these factors together to create a smarter, more efficient and attractive aquatic experience to compete more successfully for community dollars. More than ever, aquatic designs are geared toward boosting revenues with people-pleasing attractions while reducing overhead costs.

S.R. Smith - The Vortex Slide: Plan Now for Summer
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
National Recreation Systems - Trusted Manufacturer of Quality Aluminum Bleachers, Benches and Picnic tables for over 25 years
Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
SuitMate - 95% less water in 8 seconds
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Commercial Recreation Specialists - It's all here.