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Pool Painting Tips & Tricks

Web Exclusive - October 2019

Painting is one of the best ways to protect and beautify your pool. Learn more about the tips and tricks to be sure you get it done right.

2019 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

Feature Article - June 2019

Nearly 1,600 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, budgets, construction plans, operations, programming, staffing and more. Here, we summarize their responses.

Keep Your Head Above Water

Proper Pool Maintenance Procedures

Feature Article - April 2019

To keep your swimming pool safe for swimmers and the water sparkling and clear, you need to take care of daily, weekly, monthly and other regular tasks. Here's an overview of some smart maintenance practices.

Sports Fields

Seven Keys to Athletic Field Maintenance

Guest Column - January 2019

Mowing is the most basic and important aspect to athletic field maintenance, whether this is done with in-house staff or contracted out. Depending on the type of grass, climate, sport, etc., there are a lot of variables to consider for proper mowing height of cut and frequency. However, for the health of the plant, never remove more than a third of the leaf blade per cutting. This may require changing the frequency to adjust with the growth of the plant. Also, having sharp blades for a clean cut will help reduce potential for stress, pest susceptibility, and give a better-looking, consistent cut. If contracting out, be sure to develop detailed specifications for vendors to follow.

2018 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

A Look At What's Happening in Recreation, Sports & Fitness Facilities

Feature Article - June 2018

Nearly 1,600 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, budgets, construction plans, operations, programming, staffing and more. Here, we summarize their responses.

Software

Turning to Tech
Groveport Recreation Center in Groveport, Ohio

Facility Profile - February 2017

A new solution is enabling this recreation center to streamline its use of resources and save energy, and money.

Preventing the Flu at Your Facility

Web Exclusive - February 2017

Given that 80 percent of illness-causing germs are spread through touch, cleaning and disinfection is a critical step toward preventing illness and outbreak. Here are some tips to help prevent the spread of flu and other winter germs in your facility.

The Playground Checkup

Safe, Long-Lasting Playgrounds Require Standardized Maintenance Practices

Feature Article - November 2016

Playground maintenance should be regular and standardized if you want to ensure your play equipment is in safe and proper working order.

Maintenance & Operations

You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure…
...Starting With the Janitorial Closet

Guest Column - September 2016

Do you know what's in your janitor's closet? In many cases, you can save costs by reducing redundancies and using the most effective products available, as well as by making purchases as part of a group.

Dealing With Off-Road Trash Receptacles

Web Exclusive - March 2016

Finding ways to streamline operations is one way to reduce costs. With specialized trash trucks, many city leaders are finding new efficiencies in taking care of off-road trash at parks, trails and sports facilities.