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‘Pool-mageddon’ Delayed, Feds Grant Reprieve for ADA Compliance

ADA retrofit edict goes off deep end

The Justice Department on Thursday issued a 60-day stay for hundreds of thousands of public pools that had been required to install ramps and wheelchair lifts by today or else face lawsuits over violating disability laws.

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Joe Hunsaker’s Passing

Joe Hunsaker, who died March 11, 2012 at age 74, struggled with multiple sclerosis since 1978  and cancer recently, is survived by his beloved wife, Charmaine Wilke Hunsaker who has been a loving partner for the past ten years, his children: Scot Hunsaker (Sue), Stephanie Hunsaker Policy (Al), Eric Hunsaker (Cindy) their mother and good […]

Joe Hunsaker Recipient of the 2012 International Swimming Hall of Fame Paragon Award

The 2012 annual Paragon Awards will be presented on Friday, May 11, 2012, at a ceremony at the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. The Annual Paragon Awards are presented for outstanding contributions to Competitive Swimming, Water Polo, Competitive Diving, Aquatic Safety, Synchronized Swimming and Recreational Swimming. Read More at the […]

Public Pool Health & Safety Act of 2012

On February 16th 2012, California Assembly member Michael Allen introduced Assembly Bill 1726, known as the Public Pool Health & Safety Act of 2012, regulating the qualifications of those persons operating swimming pools, wading pools, water attractions and interactive fountains.  Effective January 1st 2014, the proposed law would require every swimming pool, wading pool, water attraction […]

Doug Cook Named Aquatics Power 25 By Aquatics International

Aquatics International honors 25 standout leaders in the aquatic industry annually.  The 2012 group focuses on professionals that will impact the industry significantly in the near future in additional to their notable accomplishments already.  Doug is a Partner and Regional Director with Counsilman Hunsaker where he leads multiple studios that design and engineer national and […]