PUBLIC AQUATIC FACILITIES
The new family aquatic center
Watch out neighborhood pool of the past, here comes the Family Aquatic Center as we know it today. What was once the traditional rectangular family pool has now evolved into a Family Aquatic Center offering boundless possibilities that can be tailored to fit the needs and desires of your community.
Americans love to swim, and the residents of your communities are no exception! A variety of surveys and studies conducted throughout the nation have provided us with the conclusive evidence of the importance of swimming as a leisure activity. Swimming is now only second to walking as the most popular exercise in the United States, with more than 368 million annual visits to swimming pools. Swimming, however, ranks first among all ages as the most popular recreational activity in the nation.
Some communities have found an increased interest in aquatic recreation, yet, declining attendance at their existing facilities. To meet this interest, they have embraced these new trends. The new multi-purpose Family Aquatic Center offers much more than the typical public pool with lap lanes. Today the Family Aquatic Center offers plunge pools, tube slides, zero depth entry, sand play areas, children's activity pools, landscaped picnic areas, concessions, full sun and shade areas and any number of other interactive features designed to captivate, entertain and provide multi-use services to all ages.
The Family Aquatic Center concept works both indoors and outdoors. It has been recognized as innovative, yet practical. It responds to the very basic needs and interests of the consumer. Its emphasis is based upon the premise that the swimming pool visitor is primarily interested in a quality leisure experience that includes high entertainment and social values. The right blend of entertainment, along with the traditional aquatic requirements of competitive swimming, exercise and fitness, has proven successful for communities of all sizes.
The public's reaction to the Family Aquatic Center has been overwhelmingly positive. Recent studies by Water Technology, Inc. show many new or revitalized outdoor Family Aquatic Centers exhibiting a marked increase in attendance, with several experiencing up to a 200% increase over the former traditional facilities.
Many municipalities are now challenged to increase attendance and revenues at their aquatic facilities. To meet these new goals, cities throughout the country are employing new and energetic marketing and promotional campaigns that have added excitement to their community life, while providing a valuable lifetime activity. Water Technology, Inc. has the nation's most experienced staff of engineers, architects, planners and operations specialists who understand each aspect of these indoor and outdoor centers. Designs are not only based on community needs, but also on practical operations, safe and effective water handling, comfort and safety of the visitors and the healthiest bottom line.