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  • Unsung Heroes

    This Florida business expert knows firsthand how it is for small-business owners.

  • Mike the Poolman Celebrates Milestone

    Mike Stinson, a 20-year pool service veteran, talks about life on the route.

  • California Pool Pro has the Midas Touch

    California pool professional Troy Becker seems to have the golden touch wherever his career path takes him.

  • Karen Andrus-Hughes Sets Aquatic Records

    Karen Andrus-Hughes, marketing manager at S.R. Smith, is a U.S. Masters Swimmer who loves to compete. In 2012, she had the greatest number of No. 1 times in her age group, and all 11 top U.S. times stayed No. 1 in the World Rankings for 2012.

  • Debra Smith Embraces Change

    Debra Smith's willingness to embrace change in her work life has led to many an adventure.

  • Keith Johnson is a Man of Action

    Keith Johnson makes goals a reality.

  • A Broader View

    Rarely does a week go by that I’m not engaged in a conversation about the sale of pool and spa products over the Internet.

  • Family Bonding

    Modern Method Gunite, and companies like it, are helping usher in a new age of interior surface applicators.

  • At the Helm

    It could be argued that the National Plasterers Council couldn’t ask for a better leader at this juncture in its history than Edgar Sanchez.

  • A Route to Success

    Leland Stith was a newcomer to the pool industry six and a half years ago when he decided to take the plunge and purchase a 50-pool route.