Online Aquatics

Lincoln Equipment Inc. announced the rollout of its newly updated Web site. The new site features access to more than 6,500 high-quality, commercial-grade products online. The site allows interactive shopping by item, category and brand. Create your own orders, quotes and track your individual account history. The site also allows you to access user manuals, product documentation, parts lists and MSDS sheets. The Lincoln Catalog and Quarterly Specials can be browsed or downloaded directly from the Web site. The Lincoln Web site offers 24x7 secure access for all of your aquatic needs.

Lincoln Aquatics: 800-223-5450

Cool Solutions

For protection against the sun's dangerous UV rays, Shade Systems products are ideal for sports fields over dugouts, bleachers, concession areas and playgrounds. And the Shade Systems patented Turn-N-Slide® easy canopy removal and re-attachment system eliminates the need for outside installers when removing the canopy for the winter season or in case of hurricane.

Shade Systems Inc.: 800-609-6066

Set the Scene

Natural Structures offers eight different series of shelters and pavilions, creating a spectacular natural setting for weddings, outdoor parties and those out-of-the-way hideaways. Natural Structures shelters are clear span and feature fully enclosed roof systems that are bird- and bee-proof. They are available in wood and steel posts with glu lam or steel beams featuring a variety of sizes, styles, materials and options. Custom designs are also available.

Natural Structures: 800-252-8475

Activity Time

Named the "Frank Guzic," this custom-designed playground structure is a Recreation Creations installation located at the Frank Guzic elementary school in Dallas, Texas. This colorful, activity-packed structure, designed for children from ages 5 to 12, is durable, safe and addresses physical activity necessary for children to maintain good health. Equipped with giant wheels that turn to hang from, rock wall climbers, straight slide, spiral slide, chinning bars, pole slide, horizontal ladder, vertical ladder, deck bridge, two hexagonal platforms and a transition platform, this complex will have kids loving the physical activity that is wrapped up in fun.

Recreation Creations Inc.: 800-766-9458

Fall Protection

Safegrass for Playgrounds, a state-of-the-art safety surface was developed by Athletic & Recreation Products Inc. The new generation of playground safety surfacing starts now. How about playground surfacing that does not require costly sub-bases (concrete, asphalt, crushed stone)? How about playground surfacing with no messy site, no bags of rubber, no drums of toxic urethane and no mixers? Safegrass eliminates all this with its own drainage system, foam board with a top layer of soft landing artificial turf to meet fall heights up to 8 feet, installed with local playground equipment or by carper installers. Priced below rubber surfaces and offering an eight-year warranty.

Athletic & Recreation Products Inc.: 877-439-0321

Under Lights

Kevin J. Borg, director of facilities in the UCLA Athletics Department, said, "Qualite® understood our requirements and needs for our fields and delivered a product that was under budget and exceeded the foot-candles offered by other sports lighting companies. These qualities provided me with a whole new insight into the sports lighting industry." The LA/NECA Marketing Committee selected the UCLA Easton Stadium project to receive an Electrical Excellence Award in the Outdoor Lighting (under 500k) category of the 2007 awards for Electrical Excellence.

Qualite Sports Lighting Inc.: 800-933-9741


Brock added the WEDA Automatic Pool Cleaners to its line of high-quality products. The WEDA commercial cleaner is made powerful, rugged and reliable, and is guaranteed to clean the largest of swimming pools. It's made with cast aluminum pumps, drive units and frames, and cast chromium alloy pump impellers filtering up to 19,000 gallons per hour water volume.

Brock Enterprises: 800-332-2360

Safety Innovations

SofSurfaces has a strong commitment to its customers and to the millions of children who play on its surfaces every year. Utilizing technology and design engineering, SofSurfaces fulfills its responsibility to create safer, more durable surfaces that exceed fall protection standards by more than 25 percent. By leading the way in innovation, SofSurfaces has introduced a new era of safety surfacing—an era producing vandal resistance through locking design technology, durability and industry-leading performance warranties for 10 years running.

SofSurfaces Inc.: 800-263-2363