April 15 2010 Table of Contents

Aquascapes: The Big Picture Design & Construction Aquascapes: The Big Picture

Large backyards pose a challenge that may seem like a luxury at first, but actually require a unique kind of imagination and discipline to design Read more

A Complex Problem Editor's Note A Complex Problem

In the March 12 issue of Read more

CPSC Vote Stirs Controversy Industry News CPSC Vote Stirs Controversy

Recent decisions by the Consumer Product Safety Commission regarding the VGB Act have garnered some very public disagreement Read more

Industry News Industry Dodges Bullet as Amendment Scrapped

A controversial addition to the national health care reform bill was removed before it could become law. Read more

Industry Looks to Capitalize on ‘Cash for Caulkers’ Industry News Industry Looks to Capitalize on ‘Cash for Caulkers’

The pool industry could benefit from a proposed $6 billion energy rebate program Read more

Licensing Exam a Grind for Texas Techs Industry News Licensing Exam a Grind for Texas Techs

About two months ago, Reed Hartzog entered an exclusive fraternity. Read more

MAP for the Future? Industry News MAP for the Future?

Some say minimum advertised pricing would help storefront dealers compete with Websites. Read more

Safe Kids Spokesman Retires Industry News Safe Kids Spokesman Retires

A vocal drowning-prevention advocate is leaving his post as head of Safe Kids USA Read more

California Sees Mild Uptick Industry News California Sees Mild Uptick

A small ray of light may be breaking through in the Golden State as industry members there report a slight increase in business Read more

Industry Encouraged by Tone of VGB Education Industry News Industry Encouraged by Tone of VGB Education

You aren’t likely to see a celebrity spokesperson pushing the message. Read more

Diagnosing Discoloration Technically Speaking Diagnosing Discoloration

Most pool owners assess the well being of their swimming pool by what they can see: the clarity of the water and the appearance of its surfaces. Read more

Sunshine State? Sunshine State?

It’s only the beginning, but Florida pool builders think there might be reason for optimism Read more

Distributing Wisdom Distributing Wisdom

For distributors, the road through 2009 was wrought with twists and turns. Read more

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