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  • Winter of Our Discontent

    Among all the talk of a historically tough 2009, and hopes for 2010, one comment continually arises: “It seems like there should be more companies folding,” says Mike Geremia, president of Geremia Pools, a Pool & Spa News Top Builder in Sa

  • A Force of Nature

    “Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind,” wrote the philosopher Henry David Thoreau.

  • Top of Their Game

    While the hot tub market may not be as robust as in years past, plenty of spa dealers are still doing well.

  • Virtual Education

    Pool and spa businesses have been buffeted by the economy, and while there are signs of a recovery, it’s not going to turn around overnight.

  • Service Managers Return to Routes

    To cope with the current economy, service executives across the nation are coming out from behind their desks and returning to routes.

  • Builders Confront Their Hire Power

    Management at Presidential Pools & Spas recently rehired a handful of employees who were let go when the company was forced to cut overhead.

  • The ’00s

    The decade started out quietly enough. After all, Jan. 1, 2000, wasn’t perceptibly different than Dec. 31, 1999.

  • The ’60s

    The pool industry in the 1960s was like a toddler first learning about the world. It lurched forward on unsteady legs, grasping at everything in its path with a wild rush of energy and enthusiasm.

  • Zig-Zag

    A new political campaign season is coming upon us, and small businesses need to let their voices be heard on the legislative level today, more then ever.

  • Western Pool & Spa Show: Back to Basics

    If hanging out with friends and colleagues in a sun-drenched city by the sea sounds appealing, you’ll want to attend the Western Pool & Spa Show in Long Beach, Calif., this month.