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Raging Waters

Economy's Tumult Drives Aquatic Facility Plans

Supplement Feature - February 2010

Since its opening in 1997, the Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Center has been heralded as one of Chicagoland's most unique and distinctive public swimming facilities. Visitors have poured into the 8-acre park from all corners of the Chicago area, wowed by the facility's tempting atmosphere and entertaining climate.

The Water Gym

Programming Your Pool for Fitness & Fun

Supplement Feature - February 2010

Sure, a water climbing wall and deluxe twisty slide don't require a formal program to make them fun, but how will you keep your constituents coming back after they've mastered the wall and slid the slide too many times to count? And what about those who aren't ever going to set foot on the slide or climbing wall? Your beautiful aquatic oasis is not just for the under-12 set, is it?

Serve & Protect

Aquatic Safety & Staffing

Supplement Feature - February 2010

Sometimes an accident can be localized and quickly corrected. Other times, accidents result in serious bodily injury or even death. Regulations are eventually issued. Aquatic facility directors are aware that practicing safety involves installing and maintaining the right equipment and making sure workers and patrons abide by rules to minimize (and, when possible, eliminate) dangers. Failure to do so can not only result in injury or death, but also in a potential lawsuit and patrons taking their business elsewhere.

A Life-Saving Solution

YMCA of Greater Omaha in Omaha, Neb.

Facility Profile - February 2010

When a member went under in one of this YMCA's pools, a savvy lifeguard was able to come to the rescue—with the aid of a device that allowed him to skip phoning for help.

Staying Afloat

Operating Aquatics in the Black

Feature Article - January 2010

Aquatic facilities often operate at a loss and many times are subsidized by other money-making projects in a community. We examine some strategies for making a profit in aquatics.


Updated Aquatics
Technology Helps Improve Operations

Guest Column - January 2010

Facility operators know that in addition to installing aquatic recreational elements they must improve efficiency. So how can you increase efficiency, handle the increased bather loads, and comply with stricter environmental laws, all at a time of budget and staff cuts? Technology.

Pools & Aquatics

Cracking the Code to Safety
Prevent Pool Shutdowns and Keep Patrons Safe

Guest Column - October 2009

A recent survey of recreational water facility directors yielded plenty of advice to help them work more closely with inspectors and keep their facilities in top condition, water-quality-wise.

Water Works

Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West Hartford, Conn.

Facility Profile - October 2009

Looking for some smart ideas to program your pool? Check out the activities offered at this Connecticut facility, which range from simple lap swimming to exercise equipment under the water.

Water Hazard

Managing Aquatic Risk

Feature Article - July 2009

Aquatic facility managers have plenty of risk to contend with. Preventing drowning is a basic first, but there are also unseen threats such as recreational water illnesses. Making sure patrons are safe is an essential part of the job.