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Illinois Swimming Pool Code Passes House and Senate

In a April 30, 2012 post on Hydrologic titled “Illinois Swimming Facility Legislation in Final Stages of Passage” we discussed significant changes in the swimming pool code for the state of Illinois.  According the the Illinois General Assembly website, Bill SB3727 has passed both the House and Senate and now requires the Governor’s signature to become law.

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Lightning – Making an Informed Decision

One of the responsibilities of an Aquatic Facility Manager is to make an informed decision on when it is safe to swim.  This includes the quality of the water, risk management support and the presence of bad weather.  It is not uncommon for our firm to be consulted by aquatic facility operators when developing a […]

Does the Commercial Swimming Pool Industry Have a Voice?

I was recently asked by a friend and leader in the aquatic industry to comment on the Pool Genius Network blog titled “Fix The APSP”.  The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP – formerly NSPI) has a long history of supporting the swimming pool industry.  Over the years it has had to adjust and […]

Positive Impact For Aquatics

Over the past decade, meaningful research has positively impacted the aquatics industry, but additional research is needed.  Areas of additional research are being identified, with many coming from the Model Health Code initiative.  Recent areas of study have included: Supervising Young Children at Public Pools Land-Based vs Underwater Treadmills in Aquatic Exercise Lifeguard Perceptions of […]

Three Cities Selected As Canidates for the 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee announced that Istanbul, Tokyo, and Madrid have been shortlisted as cities to bid for hosting the 2020 Olympics.  These candidates were selected from a group of five which included Azerbaijan and Doha. Games of the XXXII Olympiad 2020 Working Group Report