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  • IAPMO Seeks Input on Model Code

    One of the two main existing pool and spa model codes is in the review process.

  • Going Commercial

    In making the transition from residential to commercial projects, too many contractors apply old methods

  • New California Legislation Calls for Toilet Replacement

    Homeowners will be required to replace all inefficient toilets when performing other improvements that require the pulling a permit.

  • How Much Is Too Much?

    The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials is hard at work updating its Green Plumbing & Mechanical Code, a supplemental model code meant for adoption by states, cities or counties interested in establishing energy efficiency requirements.

  • The History of Spas: Getting Back to Nature

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

  • Getting the Most

    Variable-speed pumps have come a long way, just ask Ben Honadel.

  • Gravel v. Sand

    Americans rarely shy away from a good debate.

  • Tracking Down Cracks

    A well-maintained fiberglass pool or spa shell can offer decades of enjoyment to a homeowner.

  • Set in Place

    It’s that time. The pool or spa filter has done a dutiful job, but it’s run its course and now must be replaced.

  • Uncharted Edge:Two

    Brown used jacks to slightly raise the pool, and jetted sand underneath to make it level.