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Whimsical Aquatic Wellness Center for Children

An aquatic therapy center for children with rehabilitation needs and developmental disorders should be designed with a balance of inspiration, innovation, and accommodation, where aesthetics and function merge.

Interactive Water

The size of the pool must be large enough for several children and their therapists at one time, about 50 square feet of water surface per child / therapist. Movable floors provide for deep-water exercise and transition to zero depth for easy access and use. Adjustable parallel bars will attain user balance for assorted exercise movements. Eight-foot pool decks accessible on all sides of the pool in a non-slip finish, allow space for families, wheelchairs and walkers. Filtration systems should be designed based on a two-hour turnover rate, providing the inclusion of an automated chemistry controller to govern the addition of the pool sanitizer and buffer.  A dual sanitation system, such as the ultraviolet light sanitation system, will greatly aid in keeping water chemistry in balance.

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Pool Water Tightness Tests

What is the definition of a water tight swimming pool? Believe it or not, there is not agreement on how a swimming pool should hold water.  The differences centers around being water tight before or after the final finish is applied to the pool shell.  An example would be should the pool be water tight […]

Neptune Benson Acquires Lawson Aquatics

Neptune~Benson, a manufacturer of commercial pool filtration systems, announced today that it has acquired the business of Lawson Aquatics, Inc. a manufacturer of main drain and rim-flow system components.  While Lawson Aquatics will be managed out of Neptune~Benson’s headquarters in Coventry, Rhode Island, the company will retain its key personnel and will continue to operate […]

MAHC Hygiene: Counsilman – Hunsaker Response

The CDC posted the Hygiene Model Aquatic Health Code Module for public comment on October 31, 2011.  The Counsilman – Hunsaker team posted a group response in support of the public comment requirements.  This response can be viewed at the below link. Counsilman – Hunsaker Response

UV and Chlorine Water Disinfection Research

Purdue University, was awarded a grant of $75,000 as the first step in a three-year program to research combined UV and chlorine swimming pool water disinfection methods. The research will examine the effects of combined treatment on water and air chemistry in chlorinated, indoor pool settings.  The grant, managed and administered under the NSPF industrial […]