More stories about CALIFORNIA

  • The Saga of Meatball

    In California and Nevada, there are 25,000 to 35,000 wild black bears.

  • Major California Builder Closes Doors

    One of the largest pool building companies in the San Diego area abruptly closed its doors in early June.

  • California Avoids Service Tax

    The California pool industry’s biggest legislative threat in the past couple of years — the imposition of a service tax — seems to have been fended off for now.

  • Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

    In the last issue of Pool & Spa News, we reported on two California bills that would levy taxes on a slew of services, pool care among them.

  • California Considers Service Taxes

    Pool service customers in California could soon pay a new service tax if certain lawmakers get their way.

  • NPC Conference Promotes Education, Unity

    Attendance exceeded expectations for the National Plasterers Council’s 23rd annual conference.

  • United They Stand

    A little over three years ago, Connecticut was preparing to adopt new energy regulations

  • Getting Energized

    Here in Florida, we’re not talking about the VGB Act anymore — we’re talking about our new energy code, which was based on the California code and is being implemented now.

  • The History of Spas: Getting Back to Nature

    From the earliest times, soaking in hot water has been a central part of human culture.

  • The History of Concrete Pools: The People’s Pool

    When industry pioneer Philip Ilsley built the first gunite pool in 1940, he couldn’t have known that within four years a post-war economic boom would put the largest U.S. middle class in history at the feet of the new pool-construction industry.