Swimming Facilities

Title Abstract Publication Date
Hidden Dangers. Discusses each of the major system components of a maintenance survey that can provide pool facilities with the information needed to properly maintain aging pools. Components examined include... 09/30/1999
Ithaca College Athletics & Events Center Photos and description of new 178,000-square-foot Athletics and Events Center at Ithaca College that includes an indoor fieldhouse, natatorium and outdoor turf field. 04/30/2012
Ithaca College Athletics and Events Center Incorporates a field house, natatorium and outdoor turf field to meet the practice, competition, intramural, club and recreational needs of as many students as possible 05/31/2012
Learning to Share. Describes two programs where schools and their communities successfully share athletic fields and a swimming facility. Cooperation of the parties has been continuous from construction through... 10/31/2003
Loaded Decks Describes how to build competitive natatoriums with expansive decks and elevated seating that provides ample space for swimmers and spectators. 01/31/2012
Making a Splash. Explains why upgrading a school's pools can help reduce maintenance costs and make safer facilities. Three top engineering issues in older pools are addressed: recirculation, filtration, and... 09/30/2001
Making a Splash. Presents a 10-step process that allows swimming pool owners to objectively scrutinize their existing facility's needs, construction, and operation and maintenance budgets before renovating a... 07/31/1998
Natatoriums: The Inside Story. Provides extensive advice on HVAC systems for natatoriums, including temperature and humidity control for the pool, spectator areas, and locker rooms. The complicated and interconnected factors of... 03/31/2006
National Spa and Pool Institute NSPI is an umbrella organization for the spa and pool industry. NSPI sponsors the annual International Expo, and develops design, construction and operations standards for spas and pools.
NSF Standard 50: Ensuring Pool Water Treatment Products Are Safe and Effective. Explains the National Sanitation Foundation/American National Standards Institute Standard 50 (NSF 50) that establishes establish minimum requirements for materials, design, construction, and... 09/30/2006
Oceans of Options. Describes maintenance, safety, access, and recreational equipment that is available, and sometimes required, for aquatic facilities. 04/30/2004
Other School Projects. Describes the award-winning designs of seven projects that are not typical school buildings. These include a performing arts center, an administrative center, an alternative education center, and a... 12/31/2004
Performing Arts and Aquatic Centers. Describes energy conservation strategies such as underfloor air distribution, demand control ventilation, energy recovery units, an energy management system, and direct digital controls for a high... 04/30/2005
Pool Maintenance: Fact and Fiction. Examines the myths of swimming pool maintenance as applied to commercial pool use. Myths concerning backwashing filters, their run time and operational costs, and the necessity of pool covers for... 09/30/1997
Pool Position. Details how soils, topography, and other natural and built features can make the siting of competitive and leisure aquatic facilities difficult. 11/30/2002
Pooling Resources. Profiles this Portland, Oregon, natatorium that uses heat captured from indoor air exhaust to preheat the pool water, as well as a photovoltaic array that provides 17 percent of the building's... 09/30/2010
Proper Design and Materials Selection for Natatoriums. Explains proper specification of construction materials for the high humidity environment of enclosed swimming pools. Vapor retarders, air pressure relationships, ductwork, insulation and... 08/31/2003
Remote Control. Describes current technology that allows swimming pool systems to be monitored and adjusted from a remote location. 07/31/2004
Restarting Blocks. Discusses renovation and repair of pools to make them safer, cleaner, shallower, deeper, or more competition friendly. Particular attention is given to PVC liner applications for pools. 07/31/2007
Schooled in Acquatics. Describes elaborate water park facilities at higher education facilities, featuring waterfalls, adjacent climbing walls, and amenities typically found in large, for-profit waterparks. 08/31/2008
Size Wise. Advises on how to select the proper pool size and configuration for an institution, taking into consideration the users, the adjacent support spaces that will be needed, and the role it will play... 02/28/2005
Space Planning Guidelines for Campus Recreational Sport Facilities. Space-per-student facility planning guidelines are cross-referenced by facility type and total enrollment or school size and presented in a simple chart format. Guidelines are given for five facility... 12/31/2007
Special Needs Sensory Learning from Philly to Kuwait Describes the Overbrook School for the Blind Kappen Aquatic Center in Philadelphia. The activity pool provides fountains, bubbles, currents, color identification, pool side and bottom textures that... 05/31/2012
Specialized Educational Facility. Profiles 3 specialized educational facilities cited in the Fall 2010 Learning by Design competition. These include a library, an alternative energy plant, and a natatorium. For each project, a... 09/30/2010
Staying Afloat. Examines the difficulties and solutions to wet environment repairs in pools and locker rooms. Issues include crack and leak repairs, repairs to grout and tile, on-deck accessories, and underwater... 06/30/2000

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