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  July 2017 
Expand Your Water Testing Options

Regular water testing is critical to ensure there is an adequate level of sanitizer in the water, and that other parameters are in balance. Here, we take a look at different types of DPD test methods.

Building Up the Tradition
Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in Highmount, N.Y

In Lake Placid, N.Y., home to the 1980 Winter Olympics, a ski lodge was recently given a boost, when a fabric building was added to help ease congestion.


  June 2017 
Camps
A Look at Trends in Camps

Camp facilities give people a way to get away from it all. Here, we'll take a look at trends in these facilities, which include campgrounds, youth camps and more.

Community Centers
A Look at Trends in Community Centers

Community centers are hubs of activity, providing a place where people can play, compete and focus on wellness. This web-exclusive story looks at the latest trends in these facilities.


  May 2017 
The State-of-the-Art Student Experience
St. Mary's High School in Stockton, Calif.

When this nearly 1,000-student school opened its new Chase Family Fitness Center in 2015, it expanded its goal to develop its students and staff spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically. Learn more about the new complex.

The Purple Haze
Be Ready for Pool Season

Now that winter is over, recreational pools are pulling off the covers and getting ready for summer fun. But sometimes, what’s lurking under that cover needs some attention.


  April 2017 
Tips on Maintaining Safe Swimming Spaces

As swimming continues to grow as a preferred method of exercise, commercial aquatic facilities see an increasing number of users year after year. Facility operators and managers need to keep abreast of the best ways to keep the pool, deck area and locker rooms as safe as possible for all patrons.

Preventing Pool Problems

A recent study revealed that people do, indeed, pee in pools. But the National Swimming Pool Foundation says that's no reason to stop swimming, and offers ways that coaches and facility managers can tackle this problem.


  March 2017 
SUNY New Paltz Gets a Jump on Fitness

A new app is giving students, faculty, staff and alumni at SUNY New Paltz greater control over their exercise, while providing fitness and recreation facilities important information to help create a better exercise experience.

Serving Up Innovation
OKC Tennis Center Adds Indoor Tennis

The Oklahoma City Tennis Center at Will Rogers Park recently added an award-winning tennis structure housing six regulation courts. The new building brings the OKC Tennis Center to 36 total courts.


  February 2017 
Preventing the Flu at Your Facility

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.

Sports Without Opponents
Self-Competitive Mainstreaming

When you want to ensure inclusive opportunities for all potential patrons, turn to sports that allow participants to compete against themselves, rather than each other.


  January 2017 
Don't Slip!
Preventing Slips & Falls

Park and recreation managers interested in pool safety need to pay close attention to surfaces around pools. Tiles can become slippery, leading to accidents. But solutions are available to prevent slips and falls.

Affordable Pool Renovations

Pools are often the center of attention at recreation centers and health clubs, and if your pool is lackluster, your facility's business may suffer. Here are some affordable ways to spruce things up.

Pilot Rock - Shop Trash Receptacles
Commercial Recreation Specialists - It's all here.
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
RenoSys  - Buy American Grate Again
ICON Shelter Systems - An Illuminated Choice
Connect-a-Dock - Floating Dock Kayak Launch