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Waters Edge employees Lauren Ozburn and Sophia Young, MPA appear in Recreation Management’s May issue after being interviewed by Dave Ramont about aquatic parks, renovations, and natatoriums. Recreation Management is a monthly magazine distributed to recreation, sports and fitness professionals. The May issue’s flipbook supplement is a Guide to Aquatic Facility Design, which is available … Read more

Two design projects by Waters Edge Aquatic Design were showcased in the 2024 Aquatic Design Portfolio published by Athletic Business. Blue Springs, Missouri: Wildcat Aquatics Center | Athletic Business Waters Edge teamed up with Hollis + Miller Architects to bring the Blue Springs High School Wildcats a brand new, state-of-the-art indoor competition pool to serve … Read more

With time, public pools can experience a decrease in attendance due to a multitude of causes that ultimately affect the perception, success, and bottom line of the aquatic facility. To help improve attendance, there are three doable tasks to consider. Task #1: Build a Social Media Presence The first task to consider is to build … Read more

Ice frozen in pool pipe

Proper care of your outdoor pool involves winterizing at the end of the season. Mistakes made during the winterization process can leave you with a rough start next season, including costly repairs or worse, major pool leaks leaving you with a pool-less summer. Waters Edge recommends performing a full and thorough shutdown so your pool … Read more

An article by Waters Edge employee Lauren Ozburn is in the July 2023 issue of Parks & Rec Business magazine. Ozburn provides tips for improving an aquatic facility as she reflects on her childhood pool days, being a lifeguard, and an aquatic supervisor. Today, as an operations expert and public engagement specialist for Waters Edge, … Read more

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With the outdoor pool season reaching its halfway point, it is important to evaluate how operations are going and adjust accordingly so that your facility ends the season strong. Here are three tips for your midsummer evaluation: 1. Make sure lifeguards are energized. The beginning of summer is an exciting time, but by midsummer lifeguards … Read more

Waters Edge moves offices to Kansas City, Kan., after 22 years in Lenexa. The new location sits on the busy corner of Mission Road, Southwest Blvd., and I-35 Highway. The newly renovated building allows for more collaboration, room for growth, and greater access to what Kansas City has to offer. Please make sure you have … Read more

Kirksville Aquatic splash pad

Two designs by Waters Edge Aquatic Design are showcased in the 2023 Aquatic Design Portfolio published by Athletic Business. Siouxami Center, Iowa: Siouxnami Waterpark | Athletic Business Waters Edge along with CMBA Architects led an outdoor aquatic facility project for Sioux Center, Iowa. The City of Sioux Center decided to enhance and expand the existing outdoor … Read more

All eyes are on 2021 as the come-back year post the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Although there is still the unknown about what our communities will look like in the summer of 2021, planning for opening pool facilities is what the wintertime is made for. This year is no exception. After months of becoming accustomed … Read more

Continued Care and Consideration for the Summer Months As new information pours in & some closures are extended further into the year. Specialized summertime maintenance and upkeep are a high priority during this time. Don’t disregard the basics Ensure that your facility will be ready to open when the time comes. Perform routine checks for … Read more

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