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New Study May Change Use of Chlorine Stabilizers in Swimming Pools

According to a new study published in the June edition of the journal Water, swimming pool operators should be using a maximum cyanuric acid to free chlorine ppm ratio of 20 to 1 to maintain stable chlorine levels and safely disinfect the water for use by swimmers.

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CMAHC Receives Core Activity Funding From CDC

The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code announced the award of funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to update and maintain the Model Aquatic Health Code.

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Survey: Local Parks Are Popular for Nighttime Entertainment

Reflecting a desire to spend more time outdoors, the majority of U.S. adults (91 percent) seek out evening activities hosted by their local parks and recreation, according to a recent survey from the National Recreation & Park Association.

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U.S. Soccer Foundation Awards Grants for Safe Places to Play

The U.S. Soccer Foundation announced it has awarded five grants totaling $86,797 to organizations that will build and enhance safe places to play in five states.

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PHTA Announces Educational Lineup for Pool Spa Patio Expo

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance PHTA University and Genesis University announced certification courses and training scheduled for pool and spa builders, designers, service providers and retailers at the 2019 International Pool Spa, Patio Expo.

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Grants Awarded by Women's Sports Foundation

The Women's Sports Foundation announced its inaugural class of grant recipients to receive support from the new Tara VanDerveer Fund for the Advancement of Women in Coaching.

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MAHC Awareness

MAHC Awareness

When we asked respondents to our annual Aquatics Industry Trends survey if they were familiar with the CDC's Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), more than half (57.6%) said they were familiar with the code. Some 20.9% said they were very familiar with the MAHC, and 36.7% were somewhat familiar with it. Another 42.4% said they were unfamiliar with the MAHC.

Looking further, 8.6% of respondents said they had either participated in the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC). According to the CDC, the next meeting of CMAHC members will take place in October 2020. At this meeting, members can take part in the process of updating the MAHC and have their input heard by the CDC as it revises and releases the next edition of the code.

While the code is not mandatory, many jurisdictions have adopted either all of the code or some portions of it. According to the Aquatics Industry Trends survey, 21% of respondents said the MAHC has been either fully or partially adopted in their area.

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Serve & Protect: Crowd Control & Security Strategies

When you have a crowd, you want to make sure everyone is safe as can be. Here, we take a look at modern strategies for managing crowds and maintaining security.

For more information, read Serve & Protect: Crowd Control & Security Strategies.

Make Better Weather Decisions

Doppler radar is an important tool in evaluating weather conditions, but it's important to understand it well before making decisions.

For more information, read Make Better Weather Decisions.

A Look at Trends in Schools & School Districts

Schools and school districts provide a huge range of services, from simple youth sports programs to shared community facilities. In this section of the State of the Industry Report, we take a look at trends among respondents from schools.

For more information, read A Look at Trends in Schools & School Districts.

Engage Your Fans & Players: New Innovations in Sports Facility Design

Not every facility can reach the heights of technology found in a professional arena, but smart ways to engage fans and players have trickled down from the big leagues, bringing video boards, better connectivity and more to a new generation of sports fans.

For more information, read Engage Your Fans & Players: New Innovations in Sports Facility Design.

Weather Warnings: Lightning Alerts for Sports Safety

Outdoor sporting events are fun for everyone, until the weather turns. It's crucial when planning events of all kinds to be aware of the potential for lightning.

For more information, read Weather Warnings: Lightning Alerts for Sports Safety.


Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

2019 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 24 to 26 in Baltimore, Md. (
2019 WWA Show, Oct. 7 to 10 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (
Club Industry Show, Oct. 9 to 11 in Chicago (
ICAA Conference & Trade Show, Oct. 10 to 12 in Orlando, Fla. (
16th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference, Oct. 16 to 18 in Williamsburg, Va. (

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