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Save on Pool Energy Costs with Acu Drive Variable Frequency Drive

January 9, 2020 - Recreonics

Your swimming pool pump is one of the most vital pieces of equipment at your aquatic facility. Operating like a cardiovascular system, pumps and filters circulate the water in your swimming pool to maintain safe and clean water environment throughout the day. But these pieces of equipment use more electricity than anything else in your facility, often making them inefficient and wasteful. In the era of "green" energy, resource consuming equipment can be a real problem for both your facility and your wallet. As many aquatic facilities are moving toward more eco-friendly practices, manufacturers are making energy-efficient variable frequency drives to allow you to lower your operating costs and reduce electricity consumption. Continue Reading about Acu Drive Variable Frequency Drive...

Ready, Set, Go! Start Your Race with Infinity Start System

November 20, 2019 - Recreonics

For competitive swimmers, time is everything. A difference of even 1/100th of a second can determine the winner of a race. Many small and medium-sized facilities rely on manual and hand-held timers and stopwatches for practices and swim meets. While these can be accurate to a point, you can elevate the competitive experience with an automated swim start system such as the Infinity Start System.

The Infinity Start System from Colorado Time Systems is an excellent, entry-level choice for small swimming pools and recreation centers. It consists of a start module with a handle for easy portability, a 40-watt corrosion resistant speaker, a wired microphone with start button, an internal gel-cell battery with 115V charging capability (240V available). A secondary 40-watt speaker can be added to the Infinity along with an additional strobe (sold separately).

The strobe light aids in the accuracy and accessibility of the Infinity Start System. While the horn sound is a highly audible trigger to begin the race, the strobe provides accessibility to athletes that are deaf or heard of hearing.

It's also recommended that coaches and referees using manual stop watches to begin timing with the strobe instead of the horn. In the poor acoustical environment of a swimming pool facility, the sound of the horn will reach ears with a delay, while the speed of light is unaffected by acoustics, humidity, and other environmental factors. Continue Reading about Infinity Start System...

Swim Pace Clocks – Swimmer’s Best Friend

October 14, 2019 - Recreonics

As any competitive swimmer knows, swim pace clocks are an essential piece of equipment for aquatic sports. Swim pace clocks allow a swimmer to monitor their training pace, create a target time that they want to achieve, and repeat swims or intervals. No swim practice is complete without a pace clock because they are key to improved endurance and speed.

When Competitor Swim redesigned their swim pace clocks two years ago, they paid extra attention to visibility and durability. With the best interest of swimmers in mind, Competitor Swim designed their new pace clock faces so the swimmer would be able to easily see the numbers - particularly the quarter numbers - for training, pace, and rest purposes. Quarter numbers on pace clocks are the primary numbers used in competitive swim training and are the most important for competition. Swimmers need easy and quick visibility of the numbers to enhance their training and lead to better times overall. Continue Reading about Swim Pace Clocks...

Challenge Visitors with Kersplash Pool Climbing Walls

September 18, 2019 - Recreonics

Climbing increases fitness levels through the development of strength, coordination, and endurance. It also provides participants with opportunities for positive risk taking and creative problem solving. Climbing walls are a popular installment at many community gatherings places like fairs and recreation centers. Now you can bring climbing fun to your swimming pool facility with Kersplash Pool Climbing Walls.
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Better than a Wet Floor Sign – Plastex Matting for Wet Floors

August 8, 2019 - Recreonics

From slippery floors to hot concrete, aquatic centers are full of barefoot environments that can be hazardous to visitors. And, sometimes posted warnings signs may not be enough. Floor matting is an essential solution for any pool facility to provide additional clean, comfortable, and safe surfaces underfoot. There are many wonderful brands you can choose from. Plastex Matting is on our recommendation list. Plastex Matting Inc. has 50 plus years of experience in designing and manufacturing cutting-edge matting and flooring solutions, enabling everyone to become safer, more profitable, and more productive across their professional and recreational environments.

Plastex matting is made from high quality, non-porous polyvinyl chloride (PVC). PVC is durable and flexible, allowing the matting to be easily lifted, carried and moved. Embossed and etched surfaces offer excellent slip resistance. Open grid designs deliver the highest level of drainage, ensuring the poolside remains safe for swimmers, lifeguard and all staff. Continue Reading about Plastex Matting...

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