February 26 2010 Table of Contents

Our Saints Editor's Note Our Saints

Recently, I traveled to New Orleans for the National Plasterers Council’s annual conference Read more

Build Lasting Memories Build Lasting Memories

For many clients, customer service often is the deciding factor when a friend or family member asks for a pool builder recommendation. Read more

Atlantic City Show is Upbeat Industry News Atlantic City Show is Upbeat

Despite a down economy, attendance was strong for the Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show. Read more

Hayward Enters Commercial Market Industry News Hayward Enters Commercial Market

Hayward Industries has launched a commercial division. Read more

Industry Pioneer Passes Away Industry News Industry Pioneer Passes Away

Martin Hoffinger, a tireless crusader for the pool manufacturing industry and longtime head of aboveground pool-maker Doughboy, died on Jan. 23. He was 88 Read more

Spa Group to Monitor Proposed Legislation Industry News Spa Group to Monitor Proposed Legislation

The International Hot Tub Association hopes a new alliance will help provide the industry with better protection against unwanted legislation. Read more

Michael Orr Rejoins FPSIE Industry News Michael Orr Rejoins FPSIE

The original executive director of the Foundation for Pool & Spa Industry Education has rejoined the organization. Read more

Pennington Leaves Vac-Alert Industry News Pennington Leaves Vac-Alert

Controversial figure Paul Pennington has left Vac-Alert, the Santa Rosa, Calif.-based manufacturer of safety vacuum release systems Read more

On-call Service Service On-call Service

The outgoing message is clear: “All calls will be returned in two- to four hours; and any calls received after 5 p.m. are returned the next business day. Read more

App your service Service App your service

In 2002, the smart phone BlackBerry took much of the tech-savvy world by storm. Read more

Sweeps for Keeps Survey: Automatic Cleaners Sweeps for Keeps

Pool & Spa News takes a close look at automatic cleaners. Read more

Cross-Training Voice of the Industry Cross-Training

Imagine the kicker of a football team, taking the field to attempt the extra point, clad in team colors and …a tutu? That may not be something we actually saw at the recent Super Bowl, but professional football players do in fact use dance training Read more

Winter of Our Discontent Construction 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 Read more

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