In the Swim

It's no simple task, keeping an aquatic facility up and running, whether you've got a single pool for lap swimmers or a complex arrangement of pools, slides, splash play and more, making up an aquatic park on a much grander scale. From the design of your facility to the programming that attracts swimmers and aquatic adventurers, from your staff to your systems that keep swimmers safe and water clean, there are a lot of balls to keep in the air. Drop just one, and the consequences can be dire.

In this special supplement to the February issue of Recreation Management, we'll take a closer look at some of the various nuts and bolts, with an eye to helping you keep your aquatic facility in the swim.

In these pages, we take a closer look at how to design aquatic facilities that can serve a wider range of programming types, making it more possible to get your facility out of the red and into the black. In addition, we examine some of the most necessary programming options, as well as investigating some creative approaches to programming at pools across the country. Finally, we offer myriad approaches to improving efficiency at your aquatic facility, streamlining your operations and saving energy, chemicals and other resources.

So turn the page and dive right in!

And be sure to catch our free webinar, coming Feb. 28, where we'll invite the experts to discuss some of the ways you can improve your aquatic operations, maintain air and water quality and protect swimmers by incorporating UV systems into your pool.


Emily Tipping
Editorial Director,
Recreation Management

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