Editor's Desk - May 2020
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Smooth Operators


Aquatic facilities are vastly complex operations, requiring a certain amount of know-how just to keep them running efficiently—and taking even more acumen to ensure they aren't a drain on the budget.

Aware of these challenges, industry has been innovating for decades, cooperating on projects like the Model Aquatic Health Code to ensure we're all on the same page when it comes to best practices, and developing new designs, technologies and programming ideas to ensure there are plenty of ways to attract new patrons to the pool while pleasing the die-hard fans of old standbys like lap swimming and learn-to-swim programs.

When you're in charge of an aquatic facility, you need to continually update your skills and knowledge, while embracing new ideas and innovations to ensure your pool, splash play area or waterpark operates as smoothly as possible.

Luckily, our Guide to Aquatic Operations is here just in time to help you gear up and get going for the summer season.

In these pages, you'll find plenty of ideas and advice from professionals in the know, from how to design pools to ensure their operational success, to ways to make your pump room more efficient while providing safer water and air for swimmers, to drowning prevention strategies and more.

Whether you're in charge of a single small swimming pool or a multi-pool aquatic park, turn the page and start learning about how to smooth your operations and ensure success in the coming season.

Be well,

Emily Tipping
Editorial Director,
Recreation Management

emily@recmanagement.com