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Maintenance-Minded

More Consideration Needed for Long-Term Facility Upkeep

Feature Article - October 2014

Getting a project off the ground—whether it's a new park and playground or a recreation center—is an exciting time. It's easy to get lost in all the bells and whistles of something new. But it's equally important to plan for the long term, ensuring your team can handle ongoing maintenance requirements.

Changing Weather Changes Pool Procedures

Web Exclusive - October 2014

The world's weather patterns are changing, and predictable seasonal weather is hard to come by. Traditional methods for closing down pools for the season may need to adapt.

Simplify Pool Painting

Problem Solver - August 2014

Keeping your commercial swimming pool and other aquatic features looking attractive will require maintenance at various points in its life cycle. Painting is a common method of making your pool look new again. But before you get started on painting your pool, there's some things you should know.

Reduce Park Restroom Maintenance Costs & Improve Life Cycle

Problem Solver - August 2014

When park restroom designers or planners select components for their project, they often fall back on past practice and vendors. The same fallback practice for park restroom replacement parts continues the experience of the original component selection. In the past 10 years, innovative new components and system improvements have become available to increase life cycle and reduce maintenance costs. Some of those improvements are code-driven, and others come from vendors building park restrooms who provide extended warranties that drive the need for improved, longer-lived parts. Examples are everywhere, from toilet stall door latches that no longer latch to doors and jambs that rust from the hose-down maintenance. Light fixtures now have to meet new energy codes and vandalism is ever-present. The road to better answers is now here and growing with a plethora of new products that should be considered to close the chapter of light-duty design against life-cycle cost advantages.

Reduce Playground Maintenance Requirements

Problem Solver - August 2014

Well-designed playgrounds must include a safety surface to protect children from injuries due to falls. Many parks rely on engineered wood fiber and other cost-effective products, but these require careful attention to provide the proper levels of protection. Solutions are available that can simplify maintenance and ensure your surface is effective.

Simplify Equipment Cleanup

Problem Solver - August 2014

All fitness facilities should provide members with a way to sanitize exercise equipment as soon as they're done working out. No one wants to work out on sweaty, smelly, germ-laden exercise equipment. The chance that members will wipe down equipment immediately after use is significantly improved if you make the tools for clean up conveniently accessible—convenience breeds compliance.

Protect Fitness Patrons & Equipment

Problem Solver - August 2014

Keeping your fitness facility clean is a key to keeping patrons healthy and ensuring your equipment functions properly. One of the most important things you can do is make it easier for patrons to clean up after themselves. When they don't, disease can spread, and equipment can be damaged.

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Facility Issues Top Club Managers' Concerns

Before You Go - July 2014

Such facility concerns include the age of the clubhouse and equipment, asset protection, renovations and maintenance. To boot, another 25 percent of managers expressed concern about human resources issues, including recruiting and staff turnover, as well as insurance (14 percent), banking (9 percent), safety and training (6 percent), membership growth (4 percent) and legal issues (1 percent).

2014 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

A Look At What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

Feature Article - June 2014

More than 2,200 professionals responded to our call for information about their facility operations. Here, we summarize their responses, including current trends in operations, staffing, programming, construction and much more.

Keeping Pools in Tiptop Shape

Automation and More to Boost Pool Maintenance

Feature Article - April 2014

While human intervention is still critical, as swimming pool maintenance becomes more automated, pools also have become safer and more likely to stay in working order regularly.