August 13 2010 Table of Contents

Asked & Answered Construction Asked & Answered

I have been told that low-voltage step lights can’t be used within 5 feet of the water’s edge. Read more

Luck Isn’t Everything Editor's Note Luck Isn’t Everything

It’s no secret that this economy has been devastating for the spa industry. Read more

Glass Half-full Glass Half-full

Today’s pool market seems to be a glass-half-full vs. glass-half-empty sort of environment. Read more

Using Mineral Sanitizers Technically Speaking Using Mineral Sanitizers

Silver is used as a powerful bactericide in many products, and copper is used as a common algaecide. Read more

CPSC Responds to VGB Protests Industry News CPSC Responds to VGB Protests

Officials at the Consumer Product Safety Commission have responded to accusations from Congress that their interpretation of the Virginia Graeme Baker Act is dangerous for children. Read more

Legal Rift Over Fiberglass Business Nearing End? Industry News Legal Rift Over Fiberglass Business Nearing End?

A lingering dispute between a fiberglass manufacturer and a former dealer could be resolved before it hits the courtroom. Read more

FPSIE Rolls Out Online Courses, New Board Industry News FPSIE Rolls Out Online Courses, New Board

The Foundation for Pool & Spa Industry Education has several new board members and is preparing for its new educational season. Read more

Leslie’s Poolmart Placed Up For Sale Industry News Leslie’s Poolmart Placed Up For Sale

The nation’s largest pool and spa retailer is for sale. Read more

Adversaries Gridlocked Over NEC Industry News Adversaries Gridlocked Over NEC

If code officials change their minds, pool professionals could be required to include a full copper wire grid beneath certain decks and perimeter surfaces. Read more

Playing It Safe Survey: Safety Playing It Safe

Ask Joe Jackson about his customers’ interest in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, and he’ll answer frankly. Read more

Navigating Turbulent Waters Navigating Turbulent Waters

Three separate hot tub dealers in separate New Jersey counties recently hit the same roadblock. Read more

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