Welcome to the Waterside archives.

Alternatives to Keep Your Pool Afloat– vol 39
Your facility is packed during the peak times in the summer, but what about the rest of the time?

Summer Survival Guide– vol 38
Take a deep breath. You’ve made it through opening weekend at your outdoor aquatic facility. But the season’s certainly not over yet. What’s next?

Pre-Season Planning– vol 37
As someone in the aquatic industry, I’m often asked, “What do you do in the winter?” I think they expect to hear that I’m on a beach in some tropical paradise.

Counsilman-Hunsaker Showcases Newest Aquatic Design– vol 36
Counsilman-Hunsaker  showcases a new kind of design for commercial aquatic centers……edible gingerbread and candy aquatic centers!

Counsilman-Hunsaker Becomes a Founding Sponsor– vol 35
Counsilman-Hunsaker is proud to announce its Founding Sponsorship of the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC).

Counsilman-Hunsaker Partners with USA Swimming– vol 34
Counsilman-Hunsaker is proud to announce its partnership with USA Swimming to support the SwimToday campaign.

Continuing to Lead the Way – vol 33
Being recognized by your own industry is one of the biggest compliments one can get.

Expanding Our Footprint and Our Family – vol 32
Counsilman-Hunsaker is excited to announce the opening of our new office in Dallas, Texas.

Leading the Way in Competitive Swimming – vol 31
The history of organized competitive swimming dates back to the early 1900’s.

Counsilman-Hunsaker Announces Our Newest Team Members – vol 30
Counsilman-Hunsaker is excited to announce that Sharon Sanchez and Jeff Pool have joined the Counsilman-Hunsaker team.

Counsilman-Hunsaker Announces Our Newest Team Member – vol 29
Counsilman-Hunsaker is excited to announce that Diana Munz, former Olympic Gold Medal swimmer and 22-time national swimming champion, has joined the Counsilman-Hunsaker team.

Counsilman-Hunsaker Announces the Next Generation of Leaders – vol 28
We are proud to announce the next generation of talented individuals from within our firm. Their commitment to our vision of creating unique and exciting aquatic centers around the world has played a significant role in the continued success of Counsilman-Hunsaker.

Website Features New Video – vol 27
Counsilman-Hunsaker’s website includes a new video that will take you on a journey through the engineering of a pool and why doing it right is so important.

SPECIAL ALERT: Your Input Needed For the Model Aquatic Health Code – vol 26
The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) effort began in February 2005 and the latest round of modules is being published for public comment. The MAHC will have a significant impact on the aquatic industry and we strongly encourage all industry members to take an active role in providing meaningful feedback to develop the best possible result.

The Model Aquatic Health Code – vol 25
The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) effort began in February 2005 and the latest round of modules is being published for public comment. The MAHC will have a significant impact on the aquatic industry and we strongly encourage all industry members to take an active role in providing meaningful feedback to develop the best possible result.

Award Winning Designs – vol 24
Once again, the summer of 2011 has proven to be very successful as Counsilman – Hunsaker was recognized as a team member of numerous award-winning projects. “We understand that each project is different. Our firm provides the expertise to owners and designers to innovate and explore in order to realize great aquatic experiences.

The Model Aquatic Health Code – vol 23
The MAHC involves a Steering Committee guiding the work of twelve Technical Committees that work on specific modules. Technical committees have been established to provide specialized knowledge regarding specific areas of the MAHC content.

Join Us at TRAPS – vol 22
The State of Texas is booming! According to CNBC, Texas has more fortune 500 companies than any other state in the nation. The State of Texas had a $948 billion economy in 2009 – that’s bigger than all of Canada’s! According to the latest 2010 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Lone Star State is home to an estimated 24.7 million people and estimated to grow nearly 50% by 2030, foreshadowing a continued stream of business opportunity.

FINA Partners with Counsilman-Hunsaker – vol 21
Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA), based in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the sole worldwide sports organization governing swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo and open water swimming. FINA has signed a sponsorship agreement with Counsilman – Hunsaker for the 1st FINA World Aquatics Convention to be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, September 27 – 29, 2010.

The Ultimate Aquatics Facility – vol 20
Youngsters of all ages are enjoying the magical experience of the new Lions Spray Park designed by Counsilman-Hunsaker in association with architects Lyman Davidson Dooley. This 14,300-square-foot aquatic playground welcomes youngsters to interactive, predictable and unpredictable water play elements where they can experience water adventures that inspire the imagination.

Hot Trends Head West – vol 19
Typically trends move west to east in our country. What happens in California ultimately makes it to the east coast. Surprisingly, in aquatic facility design, it is our eastern municipalities that have taken the lead offering interactive recreation-driven aquatic centers as early as the 1980s and 90s. The west is quickly catching up.

New Team Member – Darren Bevard – vol 18
Consilman-Hunsaker is pleased to announce the addition of Darren Bevard to our talented staff of aquatic design professionals. Darren brings a background in mechanical engineering as well as a passion for innovation and excellence in aquatic design.

New Featured Projects – vol 17
Nestled in the heart of Rancho Mirage, at the base of the San Jacinto Mountain range, the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is a relaxing desert retreat filled with the warmth of early California architecture offering breathtaking mountain views, colorful gardens, and swaying palm trees

Forces of Nature – vol 16
Understanding how nature and its basic forces earth, water, sun, and wind interact with and impact aquatic structures is critical to design. Each aquatic facility must endure the real forces of nature on a daily basis.

A Visionary Look at Aquatics – vol 15
Learning from past aquatic mistakes is imperative, but what about learning from past aquatic achievements? The history of aquatics may actually lay the foundation for the future.

West of the Divide – vol 14
The Counsilman-Hunsaker Los Angeles office is on the move. Literally. The West Coast office is relocating in November to accommodate the growth we have experienced since its opening in 2005.

Swimming Events – vol 13
The NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Committee has selected the final sites for the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

We Can Help You See the Future! – vol 12
Planning is the most important part of creating a sustainable facility. You can learn more by checking out the July 2007 issue of Splash & Spray magazine featuring two articles written by Counsilman-Hunsaker staff.

Set Your Eyes on our Creative Designs – vol 11
Planning is the most important part of creating a sustainable facility. You can learn more by checking out the July 2007 issue of Splash & Spray magazine featuring two articles written by Counsilman-Hunsaker staff.

Dream Weaving – vol 10
Dreaming up an aquatic vision. Condensing multiple visions into one is an involved yet necessary step in the process of planning outdoor aquatic facilities. Unlike a painting, which is oftentimes the physical manifestation of a singular artistic vision, a building project is the product of a diversity of perspectives streamlined into one, cohesive vision. Outdoor aquatic facilities, in particular, demand the incorporation of input from architects, engineers, facility planners, parks and recreation directors, municipal government officials, and last but not least, community members.

What To Do When Your Pool Leaks – vol 09
A leaking pool is a problem. For seasonal operators it is often discovered when the pool opens in the spring, which can be a major setback at the start of the summer season. If it is a large leak, remedial action is necessary as quickly as possible. Without past experience to call upon, the average operator will follow his or her logic in attempting to find the leak and then to repair it. This can be a time consuming approach, especially when there is a procedure that can move quickly to find the site of the water loss.

Season Opener – Preparing for Opening Day – vol 08
Preparing for a pool opening is a lot like the months of pregnancy, getting ready for the birth of new baby. A pool opening takes a good eight months of planning in order to be ready for the season. The process begins in October, and the reality is, much of the hardest work is done during the fall and winter, preparing and planning for the hot days of summer.

Leisure Pools Go to College – vol 07
Leisure pools are packing their recreational elements and heading off to colleges and universities in a big way. No longer just for kids, leisure aquatic facilities are finding enthusiastic receptions in the land of higher education.

How to Make a Fast Pool, Fast! – vol 06
Without question, C-H knows that the pool itself does make a difference and can influence performance. In fact, we’re excited to report that Michael Phelps set a new world record on February 17, 2007, at the U of Missouri-Columbia, Mizzou Aquatic Center, our eleventh world record pool!

Flex Your Creativity Through Facility Design – vol 05
The flexibility of pool features can completely revitalize a facility by infusing new creativity, attracting more users, thus generating increased revenue streams and improving bottom-line profits.

Facility Audits Drive Educated Decisions – vol 04
It’s more fun than one by the IRS – but just as rigorous. We dig deep and fast to discover the needs of existing facilities. And, we identify areas that offer new potential for extending facility life expectancy as we improve operational efficiency and customer satisfaction scores.

Counsilman-Hunsaker Receives Two Facilities of Merit Awards from Athletic Business Magazine – vol 03
The 19th annual Architectural Showcase sponsored by Athletic Business magazine surveyed 80 cutting-edge projects completed in 2006. After two days of deliberation, a panel of seven leading sports and recreation facility architects selected 10 award winners. Of the 10 winners, we are pleased to announce that two of the facilities are Counsilman-Hunsaker projects.

New Studio Director Dives In at Counsilman-Hunsaker – vol 02
We are extremely pleased to announce that Jeff Nodorft, esteemed industry innovator and leader in the waterpark resort market, has joined the Counsilman-Hunsaker team.

Make Fast Pools Faster – vol 01
Counsilman-Hunsaker offers a series of short seminars on the web to help design professionals enrich their aquatic design knowledge base.