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Addressing the Lifeguard Shortage: Recruitment, Training and Retention Image

Addressing the Lifeguard Shortage: Recruitment, Training and Retention

01.05.2022

Aquatics International | Pete DeQuincy | October 2021

I wish I could say, “We’re done with this COVID thing.” Or, “COVID-19 has left the building,” followed with a mic drop. But that’s not the case. Summer came and went. We did open on Memorial Day weekend; my agency prioritized recreational swimming for the public. Patron numbers initially were limited but, as summer continued, we expanded capacity numbers at …

NSF Standard Now Covers Safety Flooring

01.05.2022

Aquatics International | November 2019

NSF International is taking steps to make recreational splash parks and water venues safer. A new section of NSF/ANSI 50: Equipment and Chemicals for Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and Other Recreational Water Facilities establishes minimum criteria for safety flooring at interactive water play venues. Considered the premier pool and spa safety standard, NSF/ANSI 50 is required by most commerci…

Why We Need to Change the Language Around Aquatic Fitness Image

Why We Need to Change the Language Around Aquatic Fitness

01.05.2022

Aquatics International | Sue Nelson | October 2021

Asking a question is much better than assuming you know the answer. This is especially applicable in any aquatics business. Many times, we assume we know what is happening, but we may only know bits and pieces. An example: Let’s take aquatic exercise and how the average person views it. Even though aquatic exercise has evolved through the years, many people still assume it is not as bene…

How Splash Pad Design Can Encourage and Promote Inclusive Play Image

How Splash Pad Design Can Encourage and Promote Inclusive Play

10.20.2021

Aquatics International | Chris Thomas | June 2021

In recent years, our industry has placed a premium on creating inclusive play areas not only in parks but also for aquatics facilities. We now are seeing many recreation departments, homeowner’s associations and community centers installing splash pads designed to welcome users with a wide range of developmental, cognitive and physical abilities. This also is meant to accommodate differe…

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Keep Power in Check: How to Perform Electrical Inspections

10.20.2021

Pool & Spa News | Rebecca Robledo | July 2021

Electrical safety never stops being a concern. However, some believe the industry should pay more attention to it. Whether you want to perform a dedicated electrical inspection, or just continuously stay on the lookout for red flags, follow these tips for assessing projects for electrical safety. Of course, when examining a system, don’t operate outside your qualifications. If your loca…

Learn About Solutions to This Sand Filter Issue Image

Learn About Solutions to This Sand Filter Issue

10.20.2021

Aquatics International | John Watt | September 2021

To help ensure the best water quality in a commercial swimming pool, aquatics facility managers need to ensure that the filters are operating in their peak condition. Many facilities utilize sand filters because they are highly effective when they are backwashed properly and the flow rate is kept on target. Unfortunately, improper backwashing and flow can lead to poor water quality or worse, a…

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Making the Most of Filters

10.20.2021

Pool & Spa News | John Watt | June 2021

When it comes to keeping pool water cleaner and clearer, the filter is key. Even chemical manufacturers agree that chemicals can’t provide cleaner and clearer water without a properly functioning filter. In fact, with sanitizers in high demand and low supply this season, it has become more important than ever to maximize the abilities of filters, whether sand, DE or cartridge. Understand…

About Using Pool Water to Disinfect Objects and Surfaces Against COVID-19 Image

About Using Pool Water to Disinfect Objects and Surfaces Against COVID-19

06.29.2021

Aquatics International | Rebecca Robledo | May 2020

While it is believed that properly treated water is safe from coronavirus transmission, that doesn’t necessarily mean it is suitable to disinfect other things. In a series of webinars featuring representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they were asked if, in public settings, pool water was enough to disinfect shared items such as toys and equipment. The officia…

Anti-Carbon Movement Spreads, Sees Backlash Image

Anti-Carbon Movement Spreads, Sees Backlash

06.29.2021

Pool and Spa Newsl | Rebecca Robledo | May 2021

As certain states increase the pressure to impose laws meant to help reduce carbon emissions, others are taking note — but taking their efforts in a different direction. California, in particular, has seen a number of counties and cities pass regulations banning the use of natural gas and propane in favor of electrically powered appliances or alternative energy sources. So far, 30 to 40 …

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The Clean Solution

06.29.2021

Aquatics International | Sigura – Pulsar Systems

Efficiency, cost, effectiveness and safety top the list of considerations for keeping pools sanitized. And calcium hypochlorite and liquid bleach rank as the most popular options to reach sanitation goals. But while some people perceive liquid bleach to be simpler and more cost-effective, in reality, calcium hypochlorite provides a number of key advantages. Liquid beach is the familiar househo…

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