Problem-Solver Showcase_April 2024

Problem: How can we offer more play opportunities?Landscape Structures

SOLUTION: Volo™ is a play-packed structure that soars with fun. The inner ring of components is fully connected by LSI FLexx™ steel-reinforced cable netting, offering kids with a range of abilities a ton of play sensations from relaxing to bouncing to climbing. Kids can explore the loops of activities and multiple layers of fun to create their own way to play. 

Landscape Structures: 888-438-6574

Problem: Teens need opportunities to get active in parks.Greenfields

SOLUTION: Give older kids something exciting to capture their interest! The perfect “next step” after traditional playgrounds, Greenfields’ X-Treme Ninja Courses (now featuring a Finish Wall) provide a fun and challenging experience that emulates the popular TV show. Greenfields offers a variety of ways to participate in ninja training with four X-Treme Ninja Courses. Get teens moving in your parks with X-Treme Ninja.  

Greenfields Outdoor Fitness: 888-315-9037

Problem: We need user-friendly methods to test pool water.Lamotte

SOLUTION: The Mobile WaterLink® Spin Touch® allows pool professionals to test water in the field. A patented WaterLink® Spin reagent disk is used with the innovative photometer to measure 10 different tests in just 60 seconds. It allows pool and spa analysts to achieve precise results and is so simple anyone can use it.

Lamotte Co.: 800-344-3100

Problem: How can we install mini golf and not harm the ecosystem?Adventure Golf

SOLUTION: Eco-friendly Modular Advantage® Mini Golf uses interlocking flexible panels for 100% permeable space. This system features excellent drainage for quick-dry no-mess performance. Made from recycled materials, it provides the look and feel of a permanent concrete course, while being less costly than concrete without disrupting the natural landscape. 

Adventure Golf & Sports: 888-725-4386

Problem: There is a local burn ban in place. I need a simple way to take our campfire rings out of service temporarily.RJ Thomas

SOLUTION: The Pilot Rock FLC/B-30 firering lockout cover can be used to restrict the use of campground firerings when a burn ban is in place, or for any reason you want to prevent campfires in an area. The cover can be easily removed whenever it is safe for campers to burn again. Our firering lockout cover will fit most Pilot Rock® campfire rings with a 30-inch inside diameter and a 32-inch outside diameter at the top flange.

R.J. Thomas Mfg. Inc.: 800-762-5002

Problem: Unpredictable weather and seasonal limitations are impacting our aquatic operations.DynaDome

SOLUTION: DynaDome’s Retractable Structures offer a game-changing solution, seamlessly transitioning from outdoor to indoor pools in less than 40 seconds. Ensure uninterrupted year-round operations to attract more members and maximize revenue. Additionally, DynaDome aids in reducing utility costs and pool maintenance. Elevate your facility now and seize the future of aquatic excellence.

DynaDome Retractable Pool Enclosures: 800-726-3962

Problem: Our staff needs to quickly clean our pools without having to worry about external power or water sources toWaterTech operate the pool cleaner.

SOLUTION: Water Tech’s Precision 2.0 Li™ is a portable, hose-free cordless pool cleaner powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. With two hours of run-time, it’s the perfect tool to quickly spot-clean or clean the entire pool during regular maintenance. This self-contained, underwater vacuum works independently from your pool filtration system.

Water Tech: 800-298-8800

Problem: We want our floor system to look its best.Maple Flooring

SOLUTION: The MFMA recommends annual maintenance of your floor system, which includes that the floor be thoroughly cleaned and abraded. Game lines and logos can be touched up before a fresh coat of finish is applied every year, restoring the luster and further protecting the floor. For more information about daily, annual and periodic maintenance, visit the MFMA website.

Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association: 888-480-9138


Problem: We want to inspire visitors with new solutions that activate our waterfront.Commercial Recreation

SOLUTION: To help transform your site into a vibrant hub of activity, our experts have just released our Sixth Edition Recreation Book—25 years of expertise packed into one ultimate recreation resource. Uncover opportunities like Aqua Parks, playgrounds, splash pads, floating cabanas, pavilions, pickleball and much more.

Commercial Recreation Specialists: 877-896-8442

Problem: What is the best way to add a pickleball court to my facility?Mateflex

SOLUTION: TopCourt by Mateflex is the premier modular tile for building or converting existing spaces to high-traffic pickleball courts. TopCourt is rugged and durable, as well as low-maintenance, affordable and customizable, so your dream court will be built to last. Mateflex also provides tile options for indoor or outdoor basketball, inline hockey, tennis courts and more.

Mateflex: 800-926-3539

Problem: We find ourselves without enough crowd seating for our events.KayPark

SOLUTION: The Speedy Bleacher System by Kay Park Recreation is highway-towable, push-button-operated and folds with hydraulics. Setup takes only minutes. Speedy Bleachers are easily towed between locations for parades, concerts and sporting events where seating is needed. Kay Park is a second-generation family-owned business you can trust.

Kay Park Recreation: 800-553-2476

Problem: We’d like to add a fun challenge to our pool.Recreonics

SOLUTION: Try the Wibit Sports BalanceTrack Modular Inflatable Combination. Start the Wibit Sports BalanceTrack with skillful balancing, then choose between two thrilling options: twist and turn on an upward climb or take a shortcut with a daring challenge of jumping the corners, then finish the course by jumping through the target and into the water.

Recreonics: 800-428-3254

Problem: Looking for long-lasting signage for parks, trails and interpretive exhibits?iZone Imaging

SOLUTION: Opt for iZone CHPL panels for your next park signage project. Our custom-printed sign solutions are ideal for high-traffic public spaces. iZone panels are extremely durable and are easy to install and maintain. Additionally, each HPL panel is sold with a 10-year warranty against UV fade and surface delamination. 

iZone Imaging: 888-464-9663

Problem: How can I offer premium pizza in a fraction of the time?Schwan

SOLUTION: Offering consistent quality while labor costs rise and business speeds up is tough. Doing it with a pizza patrons will line up for? Actually, that’s pretty easy. Just start with fully topped VILLA PRIMA® Oven Ready Pizza. Featuring: turnkey ease from freezer to oven; consistent, quality ingredients; and classic flavors that are endlessly enjoyable. 

Schwan’s Food Service Inc.: 888-554-7421

Problem: We’d like to add an amenity to our poolside.Taylor & Associates

SOLUTION: The Large Cabana measures 5 feet high by 7 feet wide and is constructed with five 5/8-inch solid aluminum ribs and stainless-steel hardware, and fabricated with Sunbrella marine-grade acrylic canvas. The cabana comes with an optional anchoring system for the sand or pool deck.

Taylor & Associates: 800-237-7798

Problem: We need a simple-to-install and easy-to-maintain restroom.CXT

SOLUTION: If you are looking for a durable, low-maintenance and cost-effective restroom, concession, shower or multipurpose building, a CXT® precast concrete building is the perfect choice. Our steel-reinforced precast concrete buildings can withstand a wide range of extreme weather, including water, snow, wind and zone-4 seismic loads. Interiors are designed to resist abusive wear and can be cleaned quickly.

CXT: 800-696-5766

Problem: How do we deal with chlorine shortages and volatile prices? Chlorking

SOLUTION: NEX-GEN on-site chlorine generators from ChlorKing use pool water and salt to automatically produce all the chlorine you need without the problems of bulk chlorine. Use less water and lower TDS. Combining NEX-GEN with Sentry UV systems reduces chloramines and inactive pathogens in pool water to enhance safety and cost-efficiency.

ChlorKing: 800-536-8180

Problem: We have limited space for waste receptacles.Ex-Cell

SOLUTION: The Nature Series pole-mounted waste receptacle is the perfect solution. Not only does this unit free up space on walkways, bike paths and other areas, but it is also kept out of standing water and is protected from damage by things like skateboards, bikes and dogs.

Ex-Cell Kaiser LLC: 847-451-0451

Problem: Leaking old pool blues?Renosys

SOLUTION: Make it like new! RenoSys manufactures 100% PVC as well as stainless-steel pool gutters to completely solve perimeter pipe leakage issues. When combined with PVC membranes and grating solutions, it is a transformative “like new” solution to old pool issues and is ideal for new pool construction as well.

RenoSys: 800-783-7005

Problem: Indoor rock climbing continues to gain interest, and we have an older wall that doesn’t accommodate our EP Climbingneeds.

SOLUTION: EP Climbing has solutions to remodel your current wall within its existing space, or we can convert racquetball courts into climbing areas to create a modern field of play. 

EP Climbing: 800-580-5463

Problem: What’s an aesthetic way to keep pedestrians and buildings safe from unwanted traffic?Petersen

SOLUTION: Strategically placed, heavy reinforced concrete planters provide security and serve as beautiful barriers for unwanted traffic. Many styles and sizes are available in a wide choice of colors and finishes to coordinate with your landscape. Custom designs welcome.

Petersen Manufacturing: 800-832-7383

Problem: We have a skilled team with tools to measure, cut and drill locally sourced wood planks for picnic tables, but weBelson need high-quality, commercial-grade steel picnic table frames.

SOLUTION: Belson Outdoors offers a variety of ready-to-ship high-quality commercial-grade picnic table frame kits made from 1 5/8-inch and 2 3/8-inch O.D. galvanized steel tubing. 

Belson Outdoors LLC: 800-323-5664

Problem: We are concerned about potential water problems at our aquatic facility. AllChem

SOLUTION: Vantage Poly-A Clarifier Tablets are the solution to cloudy and dull water. Poly-A aids in coagulation and removal of organic and inorganic compounds that dull water or cause cloudy water conditions. Poly-A Tablets are a concentrated blend of synergistic polymer clarifiers in a conventional tablet form that will make your water sparkle.

AllChem Performance Products LP: 352-333-7381


Problem: Bare feet and wet floors don’t mix.Dri-Dek

SOLUTION: Dri-Dek® is the perfect solution for wet floors. Its textured, anti-skid, self-draining surface keeps those wet floors dry. It’s perfect in pool areas, showers, locker rooms and barefoot walkways. Dri-Dek is made from anti-microbial oxy-B1™ vinyl to help control infectious bacteria, mold and mildew. The interlocking tiles snap together to form a custom surface. 

Dri-Dek: 800-348-2398

Problem: Poorly designed playgrounds can cause physical and social barriers for children with disabilities.InCord_NetPlay

SOLUTION: Playgrounds should be places where all children can learn to socialize and experience the joy of play. NetPlay USA offers accessible playground solutions that allow children to advance their imagination, risk perception and skills while feeling included. Learn more about the Rolli Bouncer, Freedom Glider and ADA-compliant Spiral Carousel at

InCord/NetPlay: 860-537-1414

Problem: Chemical and pump room equipment deterioration?Lincoln Aquatics

SOLUTION: Chemical and equipment rooms often endure harsh conditions with high temperatures, humidity and corrosive elements due to inadequate air flow and the presence of chemicals, pumps and other pool equipment. The Chemical & Pump Room Evacuator (CPRE) serves as your convenient plug-in solution, creating cross-ventilation to mitigate these challenges while effectively capturing and exhausting corrosive chemical fumes.

Lincoln Aquatics: 800-223-5450

Problem: Need to refurbish that pool fast?Ultra Polymers

SOLUTION: Ultra Poly One Coat is a hybrid-epoxy One Coat System for coating plaster, concrete, fiberglass and previously coated surfaces in pools, ponds and fountains. No primer, no second coat and it cures in 24 hours. Save time by eliminating sandblasting, acid etching and long dry times. The durable coating is available directly from the manufacturer, Ultra Polymers Inc.

Ultra Polymers: 724-449-2122

Problem: My swimming starting blocks “wobble.”Spectrum

SOLUTION: Spectrum Aquatics’ Starting Platform expansion post anchor is an innovative solution for swim starting blocks, guaranteeing a stable and wobble-free starting platform, ensuring that athletes can focus on their performance without any distractions. The expansion post anchor uses a locator pin for optimal stability and is manufactured in a bronze material that will stand up to the corrosive pool environment. 

Spectrum Aquatics: 800-791-8056

Problem: Have limited space but want tons of fun?Berliner

SOLUTION: The new WaggaWagga has a unique, narrow footprint that marries maximum play value with height to create a vibrant play experience within a small space. With four different styles that range in length, the WaggaWagga is a high-capacity fun zone.

Berliner: 864-627-1092

Problem: How do I renew my FREE subscription to Recreation Management online?Recreation Management 

SOLUTION: You can renew your FREE subscription to Recreation Management online.

It’s quick ... It’s easy ... and it will ensure that you continue to receive Recreation Management for another 12 months.