Author: Kevin McElyea, PE

Municipalities! — Now is the Perfect Time to Build your Aquatic Facility – Don’t miss the “Perfect Storm” of the lowest costs in decades!

* source for municipal bond rates presented above is BondBuyer.com Now is simply the best time in over 51 years to build a new, visit this treatment renovated, viagra 40mg or replacement municipal swimming pool facility. Today, treat the average 20-year municipal bond rate is 3.18% (June 2016). The last time municipal bond rates were this low was in May of 1965, over 51 years ago! This rare opportunity, for cities to save significant money while providing their citizens with much needed and desired facilities, will not likely last long. Interest rates on municipal bonds are the lowest they...

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Regenerative Media Filters – A Great Filter Technology to Consider

If you are in need of a new swimming pool filter for your commercial pool, waterpark, or aquatic center and you want to consider one of the most effective and efficient filters available in the aquatics marketplace today, you should consider a regenerative media filter. Although a regenerative media filter is not the best option for many aquatic facilities, our aquatic engineers and architects recommend considering this type of filter based on the pros and cons presented in this article. “Our aquatic engineers always advise facility owners to consider the pros and cons of all types of swimming pool...

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Shotcrete, Concrete, or Gunite…What is Best for Swimming Pool Construction?

As an aquatic engineer who has been designing facilities for many years, one of the more frequent questions I get from owners of indoor pools is “what can we do to get rid of nasty chlorine odors that our customers complain about?” Before I even look at their pool situation, I have a very good idea of the problems they face. Whenever you have a indoor pool, which inherently has a confined air space surrounding the pool, that utilizes a chlorine based water treatment system, and you add people to the water who tend to sweat and produce other...

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What can We do about Chlorine Odors?

As an aquatic engineer who has been designing facilities for many years, one of the more frequent questions I get from owners of indoor pools is “what can we do to get rid of nasty chlorine odors that our customers complain about?” Before I even look at their pool situation, I have a very good idea of the problems they face. Whenever you have a indoor pool, which inherently has a confined air space surrounding the pool, that utilizes a chlorine based water treatment system, and you add people to the water who tend to sweat and produce other...

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Christiansburg / Virginia Tech Aquatic Center

What a facility! 64,000 square feet dedicated to AQUATICS! These are the words written at the beginning of a description pamphlet prepared by the aquatics staff of the Christiansburg Aquatic Center. I must say that I completely agree with their assessment…. What a Facility! When our aquatic design firm started working on this project in late 2007, we did not know at that time just where the planning of this awesome facility would lead us. At that time, the initial discussions were to build an indoor aquatic facility that would be multi-purpose in function, with facilities that could be...

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