Problems Need Solutions

If you are in charge of a recreation, sports or fitness facility, you know that there are unique challenges and problems that can arise. Some problems have easy fixes, while others take a little or a lot more effort. But no matter what kind of challenge you're facing today, it's highly unlikely that it's unique. In other words, most of the day-to-day problems that arise when operating your facility are relatively common, and that means someone else has already come up with a solution.

Manufacturers are always ahead of this curve—constantly introducing new innovations and approaches to solve problems large or small. And those solutions and innovations are what you'll find here, in our Problem Solver Idea Book.

In this annual look at solutions to common problems in recreation, sports and fitness facility management, we provide an overview of the approaches manufacturers and service providers have come up with, whether addressing trouble spots in swimming pools, design concerns on the playground, shade protection, revenue generation and much more. Here, you'll be able to find out more about some of the newest solutions to ongoing problems, as well as common strategies for dealing with troubles that are less common.

We hope you'll find a solution to your most common problems in these pages. But if you don't, let us know. Tell us about the challenges you're facing in your facility. There's a whole market of folks out there who are just looking for new problems to solve, new ways to innovate to help you run more efficiently, more effectively—more successfully.


Emily Tipping
Editorial Director,
Recreation Management

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