Editor's Desk - August 2021
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Don't Reinvent the Wheel


When you're managing a recreation, sports, fitness or aquatics facility, problems are bound to arise. Bears in your campground, out-of-whack pool chemistry, poorly lit sports fields—you never know what will get added to your must-do list next. Other challenges might be more broad: improving your accessibility, getting people back to your swimming pool, expanding your programming options, renovations that don't break the bank.

Sometimes you know just what to do, but most of the time, there's no need to reinvent the wheel. Other facility managers and operators have experienced the same problem, and manufacturers and service providers have dedicated research and resources to figure out the simplest and smartest fix. But how do you know what solutions are out there?

That's what the Problem Solver Idea Book is here for.

In these pages, we offer up a range of savvy solutions to common challenges faced by recreation, sports, fitness and aquatic facility managers. Whether you're looking to get a farmers market off the ground or you want to challenge young kids with ninja obstacles, whether you're looking for cost-effective ways to do more with your aquatic offerings or you just want to keep things cleaner, there's a solution for you here.

We hope you'll find some bright ideas for your own facility here, but if you've got a challenge that you feel hasn't been considered before, let us know, and we'll put the question to the experts.

Don't reinvent the wheel. Let those who've faced the challenges and come out on top tell you how to get things rolling smoothly again.

Cheers!

Emily Tipping
Editorial Director,
Recreation Management

emily@recmanagement.com