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FEBRUARY 2016

FEATURES

A Guide to Aquatic Centers

A Guide to Aquatic Centers

In our annual Guide to Aquatic Centers, we'll examine some of the latest trends in aquatic facilities. Feature stories will look at streamlining operations to run more efficiently, as well as trends in natatorium design and ways to make your pool more fun for everyone to keep patrons coming back for more.

Tips on Running a Safe & Cost-Effective Aquatic Facility

With every line item in the budget under scrutiny, aquatic facility managers are looking for ways to reduce operating expenses, while still providing the cleanest, safest and most efficient swimming environment possible.

Trends and Ideas for Natatorium Design

There's more than one thing designers and architects can agree on when discussing natatoriums, but the bottom line on all their common ground is this: It's a building and environment unlike any other.

Improving the Fun Factor in Aquatics

From natural playgrounds to community gardens and expanding nature trails, getting back to nature is a powerful recreation trend leaving its mark on just about everything in the industry-including aquatic programming, attractions and facility design.

Keep Your Eye on the Ball: Know Your Goals to Design Effective Sports Fields

Keep Your Eye on the Ball

Know Your Goals to Design Effective Sports Fields

Sports fields often must cater to a diverse range of sports and users—especially those serving park districts and local schools. Here, we talk to the experts about how to set your goals and design effective fields.

On an Upward Trend: The Latest in Fitness Can Make Your Facility More Effective

On an Upward Trend

The Latest in Fitness Can Make Your Facility More Effective

Fitness is an ever-changing landscape, with new trends continually emerging, and old ones fading out. Running a successful fitness facility means remaining flexible and adjusting as each new trend comes and goes.

From Simple to Stunning: Trends in Nonconventional Recreation Structures

From Simple to Stunning

Trends in Nonconventional Recreation Structures

From tensioned fabric structures to air-supported and beyond, there are plenty of options when you want to enclose your recreation, sports and fitness activities without getting involved in a lengthy and complex design-and-construction process.

Better Together: Inclusion Strategies for All Facilities

Better Together

Inclusion Strategies for All Facilities

Making a commitment to more inclusive programming means more than mouth service. Training staff, incorporating smart programming and making sure your facility can accommodate everyone is crucial.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Understanding ORP, Sanitization & How Controllers Work

Correct water balance in commercial pools and spas makes the difference between a safe, attractive pool and a disaster. Advances in automation, new methods of disinfection and better education have made aquatic facility managers' jobs easier.

Thinking Forward on Custom Nature Play

Dove Springs Park in Austin, Texas

A result of strategic, collaborative partnerships and forward-thinking community leaders, the new custom playscape at Dove Springs Park in Austin, Texas, is turning heads.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Aquatics

The Power of Water
Aquatic Programs for Diverse Communities & Profitable Swim Centers

Programming your aquatic facility wisely can lead to a big boost in attendance—and revenue. Here are some clever ways to attract new users to your pool while keeping existing swimmers satisfied.

Design Corner

Out of the Stone Age
Flexible Design Crucial to Recreation Facilities

Designing recreation facilities requires a flexible mindset, and an awareness that what students want now might not be the same as what they want next year.

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