If you’ve gone swimming lately, you may have noticed that the community swimming pool of yore has made way for the aquatic center of tomorrow.
During the past four decades, the swimming pool industry has gone through a veritable sea change. This evolution has been driven by several factors, including more sophisticated consumers, increased regulation, and new technology.
Based on an April 2017 article published in Athletic Business, here are six ways that public swimming facilities have changed during the past 40 years.
On a final note, members of the aquatics industry as well as government regulators have embraced the Model Aquatic Health Code. According to the CDC, this voluntary code helps “to make swimming and other water activities healthier and safer” and “to reduce risk for outbreaks, drowning, and pool-chemical injuries.”