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  • Sun Worship

    “Retail Raves” asks one retailer to specify a product that’s making a difference in his or her business. All professionals featured in this column are selected at random.

  • Above and Beyond

    The first thing we ever sold online was an aboveground pool to a doctor in Virginia.

  • The Look of Retail

    Large retail chains often place a popular product category near the front to draw customers in —a technique that can work for a store of any size

  • Cash Is King

    Cash is making a comeback.

  • Setting the Record Straight

    There are more options than ever for customers looking to sanitize their pools and spas.

  • Staying Mainstream

    It’s true that more and more customers are asking for alternatives to traditional chlorine.

  • Online Retailers Pitch Partnerships

    The change seemed to happen almost overnight.

  • The Roadblocks

    Customers who might once have paid to have a certified pool tech install their equipment are now purchasing parts online, and often installing them incorrectly.

  • 5 Legal Considerations You Should Know About Employee Drug-Testing

    The National Drug-Free Workplace Alliance says small businesses bear the greatest burden of substance abusers.

  • Facing the Obstacles

    Considering the intricacy of some pools built in the last decade, measuring and installing a safety cover can become a much more complex procedure than in the past.