Editor's Desk - February 2014
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Come On In, the Water's Fine!

Lazy rivers, wave pools, lap swimming, waterslides, swim lessons, dive-in movies, recreational water illnesses, lifeguard training, water quality and disinfection, accessibility, risk management, splash play, solar heating, UV systems, chlorine generation.

Whether you manage a small, local swimming pool or a big regional waterpark, you know that keeping on top of the latest ideas and innovations in the world of aquatics is not easy. Whether it's ensuring you're attracting splashers and swimmers with the latest and greatest ways to have fun in the pool or it's doubling down on water safety to keep swimmers safe from infectious disease or dangerous conditions, there's a long list of things you need to know to ensure the success of your aquatic center.

Luckily, we offer up this special supplement to Recreation Management once a year—in order to provide you with an overview of a handful of the latest trends, as well as a look behind the scenes at the successes of aquatic facilities that are doing things right.

We hope you'll take the time to read these pages and get some ideas for your own aquatic facility. From the splashing good time you can provide via water play to the newest ideas in staffing your facility, as well as the most recent legislative and regulatory updates and innovative design ideas, we've got the news you need to know right here.

So come on in, the water's fine!


Emily Tipping
Editorial Director,
Recreation Management