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151 Osinski, A., Wheeler, J., Eggleston, T., and Derosa, Jr., S. (2011, May). Aquatic facility handbook: Season pool maintenance planning calendar. Aquatics International. 23 (5) 30 – 37.
150 Osinski, A. (2010, June). “Pool surfaces and hardscapes,” in Kozen, K. “Welcome to Aquatics International University,” Aquatics International. 22 (6), 30-31.
149 Osinski, A. (2011). “Chapter 18. Facility design and water management”, in Cole, A. J. and Becker, B. E. Comprehensive aquatic therapy, 3rd edition. Philadelphia: Butterworth Heinemann.
148 Osinski, A. (2009). Performing an Aquatic Facility Audit. Aquatics International. 21.
147 Osinski, A. (2009). “Mermaid memories”, in Priest, E. L. (Ed.) Musings of old deck hands. Indianapolis: Book on CD. Click here for a PDF of article
146 Osinski, A. (2007, October). Therapy pool “bathtub” ring. Aquatic Therapy Journal, 9 (2), 14-15. Click here for a PDF of article
145 Osinski, A. (2007, March). Therapy pool water temperature. Aquatic Therapy Journal, 9 (1), 15-16. Click here for a PDF of article
144 Osinski, A. (2007, March). Lessons learned: Rocky relationship. Aquatics International, 19 (3), 74.
135-143 Osinski, A. (2006 – 2007). Ask Alison (Regular column). Swimformation: United States Swim School Association Newsletter.140,139,137,135 Click here for a PDF of the articles
143- Acid washing
142- Commercial use of aboveground splash pools
141- Pool regulations
140- (2007, Summer). Water softeners and hard water. p. 7.
139- (2007, Spring). Risk of contracting hepatitis while teaching swimming. p. 7
138- Frequency of backwashing
137- (2006, Fall). Chemical storage. p.7.
136- Cleaning and disinfecting pool decks
135- Chlorine generators[Reprinted from (1999, November/December). Chlorine generators and more… Swim School Scene. p. 20.]
134 Osinski, A. (2006). Boating tips. San Diego, CA: ACS.
133 Osinski, A. (2006, September). Chlorine smell. Aquatic Therapy Journal, 9 (2), 7-8.Click here for a PDF of article
132 Osinski, A. (2006, February). Itchy skin. Aquatic Therapy Journal, 8 (1), 16-17. Click here for a PDF of article
131 Osinski, A. (2005, August). Cloudy pool water. Aquatic Therapy Journal, 7 (2), 7-10. Click here for a PDF of article
130 Osinski, A. (2005). Pool design errors: Learning from the mistakes of others. Aquatics International.
129 Osinski, A. (2003, Spring). Chloramines: Methods of prevention and elimination. The Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy, 11 (1), 14-20. Click here for a PDF of article
128 Osinski, A. (2003). “Facility design and water management”, in Cole, A. J. and Becker, B. E. Comprehensive aquatic therapy, 2nd edition. Philadelphia: Butterworth Heinemann. Click here for a PDF of article
127 Osinski, A. (2002, June). Oh man, winter (already). Aquatics International, 14 (5), 28–33. Click here for a PDF of article
126 Skaros, S. and Osinski, A. (2001, September). There’s something in the air. Aquatics International, 13 (7), 38–42. Click here for a PDF of article
125 Osinski, A. (2001, July/August). Shocking alternatives: Strategies for ridding an indoor pool of pesky chloramines. Aquatics International, 13 (6), 16. Click here for a PDF of article
124 [Reprinted as Osinski, A. (2001, November 1). Shocking alternatives. Pool & Spa News, pp.102-103.] Click here for a PDF of article
123 Osinski, A. (2001, January/February). Step-by-step seasonal pool opening procedures. Swim School Scene. p. 18.
122 Osinski, A. (2000, December). Suction outlet safety checklist. E & A News. p. 12-13. Click here for a PDF of article
121 Osinski, A. (2000, July/August). Cloudy water: Let’s clear it up. Swim School Scene. p. 14-16.
120 Osinski, A. (2000, April). Weathering the storm. Aquatics International, 12 (3), 32-37. Click here for a PDF of article
119 Osinski, A. (2000, March/April). Tips on cleaning pool deck and tile. Swim School Scene. p. 15.
118 Osinski, A. (1999, November/December). In my view: A worthy cause. Aquatics International, 11 (6), 14.
117 Osinski, A. (1999, July). Expert edge: Disease transmission and pools. Club Industry. p. 104. Click here for a PDF of article
116 Osinski, A. (1999, November). Computer modeling for ozone system sizing. Journal of the Swimming Pool & Spa Industry.
115 Osinski, A. (1999, July/August). Prevention of disease as a result of a fecal accident. Swim School Scene. p.22. Click here for a PDF of article
114 Osinski, A. (1999, May/June). Using carbon dioxide is the trend, but it’s not for everyone. Swim School Scene. pp. 21-22.
113 [Reprinted as Osinski, A. (1999, Fall). Using carbon dioxide is the trend, but it's not for everyone. Club Pool Scene, pp.12-13.]
112 Osinski, A. (1999, June). Pre-fabricated therapy pools. ATRI Aquatic Therapy Journal, 1 (1), pp. 9-14. Click here for a PDF of article
111 Osinski, A. (1998, October 7). The back page: Swim spa to the rescue. Pool & Spa News. p. 162. Click here for a PDF of article
110 Osinski, A. (1998, July). Could it have happened to your pool? Swim School Scene, pp. 13-14. Click here for a PDF of article
109 Osinski, A. (1998, July/August). Preventing E. coli transmission. Aquatics International. 10 (4), 62. Click here for a PDF of article
108 [Reprinted as Osinski, A. (1998, September). Preventing E. coli transmission through swimming pool water. E& A News, 5 (3), 5-6.] Click here for a PDF of article
107 Osinski, A. (1998, April). ADA compliance for pools and wet areas. Fitness Management, 14 (5), 36-40.
106 Osinski, A. (1998, February/March). Hot topics in aquatic litigation. The AKWA Letter, 11 (5), 9, 28. Click here for a PDF of article
105 Osinski, A. (1998, January/February). Healthy water, healthy staff. Aquatics International, 10 (1), 31-35. Click here for a PDF of article
104 Osinski, A. (1997, Fall). Fecal contamination of pool water: Preventing disease transmission. The Certified Pool Operator, p. 7. Click here for a PDF of article
103 Osinski, A. (1997, September/October). “Breathing fresh air into your therapeutic pool facility”. Aquatics International, 9 (5), 31-35. Click here for a PDF of article
102 Osinski, A. (1997, January/February). Drowning misdiagnosis can be costly. Aquatics International, 9 (1), 4. Click here for a PDF of article
101 Osinski, A. (1997). Aquatic facilities (Chapter 12) and Aquatics Resources (Appendix B). In M. Walker and D. Stotlar (Eds.), Sports facility management. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
100 Osinski, A. (1996, November). Trends in small pools: What’s hot, what’s not and what’s what. Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation, 5 (11), 61-63. Click here for a PDF of article
99 Osinski, A. (1996, Spring). Swimming pool supervision. Expert Ease, p. 2[Adapted from: Ellis, J., Osinski, A. and White, J. (1995). Water safety +: Aquatic risk management. Kingwood, TX: Ellis & Associates.]
98 Osinski, A. (1996, Spring). Warm water spa use. Expert Ease, p. 2[Originally published in: Osinski, A. (1994, November 9). Information please... Pool & Spa News, p. 313.]
97 Sova, R. And Osinski, A. (1996, June/July). Sun, water and your eyes. [Sidebar]. AKWA Letter, 10 (1), 20-21. Click here for a PDF of article
96 Osinski, A. (1996). Swimming pool design, maintenance, management and operation. [Software]. San Antonio, TX: National Swimming Pool Foundation. Click here for a PDF of article

01-Intro Click here for a PDF of article

02-Codes Click here for a PDF of article

03-Circulation & Hydraulics Click here for a PDF of article

04-Filtration Click here for a PDF of article

05-Sanitation & Oxidation Click here for a PDF of article

06-Chemical Safety Click here for a PDF of article

07-Water Balance Click here for a PDF of article

08-Energy Management Click here for a PDF of article

09-Spas Click here for a PDF of article

10-Common Water Problems Click here for a PDF of article

11-Water Testing Click here for a PDF of article

12-Preventing Disease Click here for a PDF of article

13-Maintenance Click here for a PDF of article

14-Design & Renovation Click here for a PDF of article

15-Equipment & Materials Click here for a PDF of article

16-Signage Click here for a PDF of article

17-Barriers Click here for a PDF of article

18-Safety Click here for a PDF of article

19-Poolside First Aid Click here for a PDF of article

20-Electrical Safety Click here for a PDF of article

21-Pool Management Click here for a PDF of article

22-Liability & Risk Management Click here for a PDF of article

23-Indoor Air Quality Click here for a PDF of article

24-Health Issues Click here for a PDF of article

A-Reference & Conversion Click here for a PDF of article

B-Calculations Click here for a PDF of article

C-Publications Click here for a PDF of article

D-Organizations Click here for a PDF of article

E-Water Fun & Games Click here for a PDF of article

95 Osinski, A. (1996, March). Playing it safe in the pool. IDEA Today, 14 (3), 39-43.
82-94 Osinski, A. (1996). The Back Page/Back Flip (Regular column). Pool & Spa News.
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94- (July 18, 2001). Swimming pool word search – Sanitation & oxidation. p. 106.
93- (June 6, 2001). Swimming pool word search – Chemical safety. p. 110.
92- (May 9, 2001). Swimming pool word search – Indoor Air Quality. p. 106.
91- (April 11, 2001). Swimming pool word search – Water balance. p. 106.
90- (March 14, 2001). Swimming pool word search – Spas. p. 170.
89- (February 7, 2001). Swimming pool word search – Filtration. p. 138.
88- (January 10, 2001). Swimming pool word search – Hydraulics”. p. 170.
87- (November 8, 2000). Swimming pool word search – Water testing & analysis. p. 362.
86- (April 23, 1997). Swimming pool word search – Water balance. p.144.
85- (October 16, 1996). Swimming pool word search – Chemical safety. p. 138.
84- (October 2, 1996). Nanofilters. p. 114.
83- (July 17, 1996). Swimming pool word search – Sanitation & oxidation. p. 110.
82- (June 19, 1996). Swim suit fabrics. p. 118.
79-81 Osinski, A. Natatorium air quality problems (Part 3 Serries). AKWA Letter
All 3 Articles Click here for a PDF of articles

81- Osinski, A. (1995, December/January). Natatorium air quality problems (Part 3). AKWA Letter, 9 (4), 18, 20.80- Osinski, A. (1995, October/November). Natatorium air quality problems (Part 2). AKWA Letter, 9 (3), 18, 20.79- Osinski, A. (1995, August/September). Natatorium air quality problems (Part 1). AKWA Letter, 9 (2), 18-19.

 

78 Ellis, J., Osinski, A. and White, J. (1995). Water safety +: Aquatic risk management. Kingwood, TX: Ellis & Associates.
77 Osinski, A. (1994, October). Too cold to swim? Try fishing for a change! Aquatics International, 6 (5), 18.
55-76 Osinski, A. (1994 – 1996). Information please… (Regular column). Pool & Spa News.
All Articles Click here for a PDF of article
76- (April 10, 1996). p. 113.
75- (February 7, 1996). p. 153.
74- (January 10, 1996). p. 109.
73- (November 15, 1995). p. 121.
72- (October 11, 1995). p. 313.
71- (August 2, 1995). p. 113.
70- (July, 5, 1995). p. 141.
69- (June 7, 1995). p. 129.
68- (May 3, 1995). p. 129.
67- (April 5, 1995). p. 133.
66- (March 8, 1995). p. 129.
65- (January 11, 1995). p. 109.
64- (December 14, 1994). p. 125.
63- (November 9, 1994). p. 313.
62- (October 5, 1994). p. 105.
61- (August 3, 1994). p. 93.
60- (June 1, 1994). p. 109.
59- (May 4, 1994). p. 101.
58- (April 6, 1994). p. 133.
57- (March 9, 1994). p. 137.
56- (February 9, 1994). p. 121.
55- (January 12, 1994). p. 109.
54 Osinski, A. (1994, July/August). Closed for the season: Managers must choose winterizing options wisely. Aquatics International, 6 (4), 15-20. Click here for a PDF of article
53 Osinski, A. (1994, May/June). Swimming pool design: When constructing an aquatic facility, up-front planning will save long-term dollars. California Athletic Industry, 4 (2), 33-35.
52 Osinski, A. (1994, May/June). Water works: Pool & spa trends focus on active lifestyles, minimum maintenance and safety procedures. Twenty-One Magazine, 12 (3), 26-30. Click here for a PDF of article
51 Osinski, A. (1994, June). Just the basics: Putting water to the test. Swimming Pool/Spa Age. Click here for a PDF of article
50 Osinski, A. (1994, May/June). Testing gives pool water a passing grade. Aquatics International, 6 (3), 10-16. Click here for a PDF of article
49 Osinski, A. (1994, March). Complying with codes. Athletic Business, 18 (3), 35-38. Click here for a PDF of article
48 Osinski, A. (1994, January/February). Warm water works– Maintaining spas and therapy pools does not have to be problematic. Aquatics International, 6 (1), 35-36, 39-40. Click here for a PDF of article
46 Osinski, A. (1994, June). Risk management issues for aquatic physical therapy. Orthopedic Physical Therapy Clinics of North America, 3 (2), 111-136. Click here for a PDF of article
45 Osinski, A. (1994, February). Compendium of codes. Aqua, 19 (2), 49-55. Click here for a PDF of article
44 Osinski, A. (1993, November/December). Off-limits–Security devices, barriers and alarms deter access to closed pool facilities. Aquatics International, 5 (5), 15-21. Click here for a PDF of article
43 Osinski, A. (1993). Modifying public swimming pools to comply with provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Palaestra, 9 (4), 13-18. Click here for a PDF of article
41,42,47 Professional Aquatic Newsletter Click here for a PDF of articles

41-   Osinski, A. (1993, September). Aquatic codes and regulations, Part 1. Professional Aquatic Newsletter, 1 (1), 3, 6.

42-    Osinski, A. (1993, December). Aquatic codes and regulations, Part 2. Professional Aquatic Newsletter, 1 (2), 3, 6.

47-    Osinski, A. (1994, March). Aquatic codes and regulations, Part 3. Professional Aquatic Newsletter, 1 (3), 3, 6.

40 Osinski, A. (1993, Fall). Preventing Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreaks in public swimming pools & spas. National Aquatics Journal, 9 (3), 18-20. Click here for a PDF of article
39 Osinski, A. (1993, October). Don’t court disaster: Use electrical equipment safely. The AKWA Letter, 7 (3), 1, 14-15. Click here for a PDF of article
38 Osinski, A. (1993, May/June). Ready for summer–Outdoor pool operators prepare for opening day. Aquatics International, 5 (3), 18-23. Click here for a PDF of article
37 Osinski, A. (1993, March/April). Hidden problems–A step-by-step guide to pool/spa equipment room troubleshooting. Aquatics International, 5 (2), 23-29. Click here for a PDF of article
36 Osinski, A. (1993, March/April). Determining pool operation costs. Aquatics International, 5 (2), 14.
35 Osinski, A. (1992, December). Chlorine: Why we need it, how it works. Fitness Swimmer, 1 (4), 42-44. Click here for a PDF of article
34 Osinski, A. (1992, October). Accentuate the affordable: Accurate cost projections can accelerate sales. Aqua, 17 (10), 20, 22-23.
33 Osinski, A. (1992, September/October). Safe and clean: Amenities need special care to ensure guest satisfaction. Aquatics International, 4 (5), 20-28. Click here for a PDF of article
32 Osinski, A. (1993). How to do it: Fun games and activities for pools. 2 (6). (Available from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 771 First Ave., New York, NY 10017). Click here for a PDF of article
32a Osinski, A. (1993). Water Fun and Games Click here for a PDF of article
31 Osinski, A. (1992, Fall). End of season evaluation. NRPA Aquatic News, 4 (2), 5-6. Click here for a PDF of article
30 Osinski, A. (1992, August). Implementation of ‘Public Law 101-336: The Americans With Disabilities Act” at aquatic facilities. AKWA Letter, 6 (2), 7, 12-13. Click here for a PDF of article
29 Osinski, A. (1992, January/February). Rescue/safety equipment require regular attention. Aquatics International, 4 (1), 18-23. Click here for a PDF of article
28 Osinski, A. (1992). Aquatic risk management. In N. Moyle (Ed.), National Health Club Association Manuals: Certified Professional Fitness Trainers’ Course, Certified Aerobic/Cardiovascular Trainers’ Course, and Certified Strength Trainers’ Course. Denver: NHCA. Click here for a PDF of article
27 Osinski, A. (1992). Aquatic emergency care. In N. Moyle (Ed.), National Health Club Association Manuals: Certified Professional Fitness Trainers’ Course, Certified Aerobic/Cardiovascular Trainers’ Course, and Certified Strength Trainers’ Course. Denver: NHCA. Click here for a PDF of article
26 Osinski, A. (1992, March). Why doesn’t America have more pools? Fitness Swimmer, 1 (1), 48-50. Click here for a PDF of article
22-25 Osinski, A. (Ed.). (1991-1992). YWCA Aquatic News. (Available from the YWCA of the USA, 726 Broadway, New York, NY 10003).
22-25 Click here for a PDF of article 25 (1992, Fall)24 (1992, Spring)

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22 (1991, Spring)

21 Osinski, A. (1991, September/October). Deadline nears for ADA compliance. Aquatics International, 3 (5), 10. Click here for a PDF of article
20 Osinski, A. (1991, May/June). Choose a pool service firm carefully. Aquatics International, 3 (3), 32. Click here for a PDF of article
19 Osinski, A. (1990, November/December). Water walking sets a new pace. Aquatics, 2 (6), 26-31. Click here for a PDF of article
18 Osinski, A. (1990, May). Picture-perfect pools. Athletic Business, 14 (5), 47-53. Click here for a PDF of article
17 Osinski, A. (1990, May/June). Behind closed doors: Locker rooms should uphold facility’s image. Aquatics, 2 (3), 20-25.
16 Osinski, A. (1990, March). Risk management in water fitness. Fitness Management, 6 (4), 78-79. Click here for a PDF of article
15 Osinski, A. (1990). Pool safety inspection checklist. The AKWA Letter, 2 (6), 1, 14. Click here for a PDF of article
14 Osinski, A. (1990, February). The complete aquatic guide. Parks & Recreation Magazine, 25 (2), 36-43, 83. Click here for a PDF of article
13 Osinski, A. (1989). Keeping your facility in the black. Aquatics, 1 (6), 14-18. Click here for a PDF of article
12 Osinski, A. (1989). Water running. National Aquatics Journal, 5 (2), 3-6. Click here for a PDF of article
11 Osinski, A. (1989). Warm water pool & spa problems. National Aquatics Journal, 5 (1), 12-13, 15. Click here for a PDF of article
10 [Reprinted: (1995, January). Warm water pool & spa problems. Swim School Scene, pp. 3-4.] Click here for a PDF of article
9 Osinski, A. (1988). Water myths. The AKWA Letter, 2 (3), 1, 3 , 5-7. Click here for a PDF of article
8 Osinski, A. (1989). Diana Nyad, 1949-. In C. J. Kohoyda-Inglis (Ed.), Read More About It, Volume 3. Ann Arbor, MI: Pierian Press. Click here for a PDF of article
7 Osinski, A. (1988). August 8, 1923–Birth of Esther Williams. In H. Kronick (Ed.), Book of Days 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Pierian Press. Click here for a PDF of article
6 Osinski, A. (1988, May/June). Legal responsibilities of lifeguards: Avoiding lawsuits. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 59 (5), 73-75. Click here for a PDF of article
5 Faucette, N. & Osinski, A. (1987). Adult verbal behaviors during a Mustang League World Series. Journal of Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics, 2 (3), 141-152. Click here for a PDF of article
4 Osinski, A. (1987). September 30, 1877: First U.S. swimming championship. In P. W. Harris (Ed.), Book of Days 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Pierian Press. Click here for a PDF of article
3 Osinski, A. (1987). Effects of pool water on swimmers’ eyes, ears and hair. In L. Priest and A. Crowner (Eds.), Aquatics a Changing Profession: Report of the 1986 National Conference, (pp. 124-128). Indianapolis: CNCA. Click here for a PDF of article
2 Osinski, A. (1986). Drowning. National Aquatics Journal, 2 (4), 6-7, 10. Click here for a PDF of article
1 Osinski, A. (1981). Relationship among factors which contribute to the probability of spectator violence at aggressive-competitive sporting events. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

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