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  • The ’00s

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

  • Facing the Future

    The rise of online retail leaves Todd Joyce with mixed feelings

  • Made in China

    Arlene Stachel, co-owner of Mt. Lake Pool & Patio in Doylestown, Pa., regularly purchases large containers of outdoor furniture from China

  • Selling Efficiency

    These days, many companies seem to be facing an unusual choice: “Go green” or go away

  • Sanitation with Brominating Products

    Brominated pools tend to exhibit different characteristics than those of pools using traditional chlorine sanitation.

  • SVRS

    Every day, in the midst of the bitter rivalry, politics and regulatory battles surrounding suction vacuum release systems, pool builders and service techs live quiet lives installing the devices.

  • Cyanuric Confusion

    Bill Peck has been adding cyanuric acid to pools for decades; but in the past few years he’s noticed a change.

  • Automation Advantages

    It wasn’t so long ago that the word “automated” referred mainly to cleaners and chemical monitors.

  • Embracing e-Commerce

    About three years ago, Joseph Musnicki realized his customers couldn’t always drop into the store to stock up on spa chemicals

  • Taking on the Internet

    Late last year, members of the Northeast Spa and Pool Association formed a task force to develop ways to support brick-and-mortar stores as they square off against the Internet.