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  November 2016 
Shedding Some Light on UV

An industry expert responds to a recent article about using UV to systems to treat water in swimming pools, with clarification about systems that work best in various contexts.

Setting the Natural Light 'Gold Standard'
Commercial Daylighting Systems Enhance Aesthetics, Sustainable Design, Health & Energy Savings

If you want your facility to maximize patron comfort and minimize costs for lighting, relying on natural light is a key. There are newer commercial daylighting systems that are making indoor daylight more accessible for all kinds of recreation, sports and fitness facilities.


  October 2016 
Troubleshooting Tips for Automatic Pool Cleaners

Automatic pool cleaners are a big part of keeping pools running properly. But things can go wrong. Here are some troubleshooting tips to keep your automatic pool cleaner doing its very important job.

Get an Upgrade for Your Athletic Fields

Since 2015, the Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids. Initiative has renovated more than 607,000 square feet of athletic and recreational green spaces. Learn more about how to add your community's name to the hat to get your own athletic field renovation project under way.


  September 2016 
Overjoyed in the Ozarks
Reeds Spring High School
Reeds Spring, Mo.

When the University of Cincinnati replaced its synthetic turf surface, it led to an unexpected playing surface upgrade at a Southwest Missouri high school.

The 5 W's of Enzymes
Enjoy Crystal Clear Water

Enzyme products have evolved over the years to suit many needs for every body of water. Learn more about the ins and outs of enzymes.


  August 2016 
Passing the Smell Test
Clearing the Air in Aquatic Facilities

Indoor aquatic facilities can present numerous problems in terms of air quality—ultimately threatening the health of swimmers and staff, as well as the pool's infrastructure itself. HVLS fans can help.


  July 2016 
A Stunning Solution for The Yards Park in Washington, D.C.

Yards Park is a fantastic open space in Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, featuring a monumental fountain. But until recently, this stunning fountain wasn't quite so impressive.

It's Elementary
Use Color & Structure to Enhance the Playground Experience

The best playgrounds serve an aesthetic purpose while providing the surrounding community with a much needed center of growth and development for children of all ages.


  June 2016 
A Look at Trends in Camps

Camp facilities provide a natural respite from the workaday world. Here, we take a look at trends in these facilities, from campgrounds to youth camps and beyond.

A Look at Trends in Community Centers

Community and private recreation and sports centers offer up fun, fitness and plenty of opportunities to compete. This web-exclusive section examines the trends in these facilities.


  May 2016 
Generate Business by Renovating Older Pools

If you have a swimming pool that is showing signs of wear and tear, now is the time to look at renovating the pool and its surroundings. The right renovation will fix problems and modernize your pool to attract more swimmers.

Flexible Athletics
The Novogratz Center for Athletics
Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, N.Y., recently completed construction on The Novogratz Center for Athletics, a new 27,900-square-foot facility that was designed to flexibly accommodate the school's growing athletics program.


  April 2016 
Safety vs. Risk on the Playground

Playground safety has come a long way over the years. But has it come too far? The best playgrounds still encourage children to take risks in order to learn and grow.

Drought vs. El Nino
Water Chemistry for a Crazy Climate

Water is central to our climate, and also to our aquatic experiences. Managing water quality and chemistry in swimming pools can be a real challenge in today's crazy climate.


  March 2016 
Building Out the Ideal Swim School

Goldfish Swimming School has more than 30 indoor pool locations nationwide, with indoor air quality and comfort painstakingly built into each location.

Dealing With Off-Road Trash Receptacles

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.


  February 2016 
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.


  January 2016 
Savings, Beauty & Improved Visibility in the Pool

One of the fastest, easiest ways to reduce energy consumption and save money at your aquatic facility is to replace incandescent pool lighting with today's improved LED lighting.

Tarping: How to Keep Your Sports Turf Crew Safe

Tarps are an important tool to protect sports fields from weather damage. But it's equally important to protect your crew.

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