Designing a Winning Indoor Waterpark

There are no shortage of indoor waterparks in North America. And, this might create the impression that planning and building a popular, thrilling but safe aquatic park is an easy thing to do, the design of a really great waterpark requires careful balancing of a few key factors. This article is intended for individuals or […]

8 Great Indoor US Water Parks Where it’s Summer All Year Round

Just because winter is coming, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the thrills of a great water park. Around the country there are many enclosed water parks that maintain a summer ambience all year round, keeping the cold at bay during the winter months. This means that, no matter how inhospitable the outdoor conditions may […]
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Black Algae: What It Is and How to Get Rid of It

It’s the bane of every pool custodian’s existence! Those pesky black spots that develop on the pool walls, usually in hard to reach places. They’re an eyesore! And, they seem almost impossible to remove. This is the notorious black algae. Unlike other varieties of algae, it is tenacious and extremely tolerant of most pool chemicals. […]
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What Causes a High Swimming Pool pH Level?

What does it mean when you test your pool water and get a reading higher than pH 7.8? In basic scientific terms, this indicates that your pool is too alkaline. Alkalinity can lead to a number of problems. Most importantly, when the water is too alkaline, the chlorine used to sanitize the pool loses its […]
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The Year-Round Benefits of Turning an Outdoor Public Pool into an Indoor one

As a manager of an outdoor public pool, perhaps you’ve been considering whether or not to try to convince the municipality to invest in a new enclosure for your facility. Or perhaps your current indoor pool is in a building that is disintegrating around it, incurring regular closures and costly repairs. Either way there is […]
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How Are Municipal Pools Kept Clean and Hygienic?

How sanitary are public pools? This is a fairly common question. And, an understandable one, considering how many people pass in and out of municipal pools every day. The answer is that well-maintained public pools are very sanitary. It is only when hygiene measures are not strictly adhered to that standards may drop. What are […]
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The Best Ways to Heat Your Indoor Pool Economically

If there is one potential drawback to indoor pools, it is that they are costly to operate. They can’t simply warm up in the sun like outdoor pools in a hot climate or on a sunny summer day. Many people worry about the costs of indoor pool heating systems, but there are measures you can […]

The 5 Most Thrilling Water Park Slides in the USA

We love that heart-stopping, adrenaline-pumping combination of rushing water and roller coaster speed! And, we certainly have enough options, with hundreds of water parks to choose from across North America. With so many choices, we set out to discover which ones are the absolute musts. Below are the answers - we present to you the […]
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What Classes Are Offered at the YMCA Swimming Pools?

Are you an avid swimmer thinking about joining your area’s YMCA? If so, you are probably wondering what types of classes are on offer at the YMCA’s swimming pools. Here is a general breakdown of the types of classes and activities to expect at most YMCA establishments as well as the reasons why you would […]
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Health and wellness tips for using municipal pools

Going to your local municipal pool is a great way to keep cool and active in the summer. However, as with all facilities for physical activity,  swimming pools are best enjoyed when we follow the health and safety rules. Here are the most important tips to keep in mind when heading to the pool. Wear […]
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Design Tips: How to Reduce Operating Costs for Your Municipal Pool

There is no doubt that operating a municipal pool can be a costly exercise. You have to think about electricity costs, as well as water and general maintenance expenses. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when designing a municipal pool project in order to keep these costs to a minimum: Keep Heat […]
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Why it's Essential That Every Child and Adult Learn to Swim

Learning to swim is about so much more than just splashing around having fun in the water during the summer months. It is also a life skill that provides a number of benefits... and it could even save your life. Below, we discuss the main reasons why it is essential that every child and adult […]

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