January 15 2010 Table of Contents

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Everyone on Deck Design Everyone on Deck

Often, a deck is the most visible part of the backyard, so you don’t want to neglect it with a finish that looks like a sidewalk. Read more

Reach Out Editor's Note Reach Out

Recently, I heard about a program with the corny name of “Puppies Behind Bars.” But that’s the only silly aspect of this great endeavor. Read more

Going with the Flow Safety Going with the Flow

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act isn’t merely about drain covers Read more

It Came From the ’60s Service It Came From the ’60s

Service wasn’t always such a cinch. Product improvements have made cleaning pools a much more efficient process. Read more

Seeing the Positives In These Times Seeing the Positives

The year 2009 was a terrible one for the pool and spa market Read more

Maintaining Vinyl Technically Speaking Maintaining Vinyl

Vinyl pool liners are protected by special additives and coatings that can withstand extremes of sun, temperature and constant exposure to chemically treated water. Read more

Prominent Distributor Seeks Congressional Seat Industry News Prominent Distributor Seeks Congressional Seat

Dee Adcock isn’t just talking the talk Read more

CPSC Awards $3.5 Million Contract for VGB Education Industry News CPSC Awards $3.5 Million Contract for VGB Education

Public relations firm Widmeyer Communications has been selected to carry out the education program of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act Read more

Genesis 3 to Debut Service Certification Program Industry News Genesis 3 to Debut Service Certification Program

Genesis 3 Design Group has partnered with NSPF to launch a program geared toward service technicians Read more

Florida Gunite Company Sold at Auction Industry News Florida Gunite Company Sold at Auction

One of Florida’s pioneers in gunite has announced his retirement and sold his company at auction Read more

Major Vinyl-Liner Firm in Chapter 11 Industry News Major Vinyl-Liner Firm in Chapter 11

Industry giant Latham International has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Read more

Historic Downturn Hits Fiberglass Manufacturers fvuqexdwdvttz Industry News Historic Downturn Hits Fiberglass Manufacturers

While some larger fiberglass-pool players have gone into Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a smaller manufacturer quietly closed its doors in autumn 2009. Read more

Latham Plan Leaves PoolCorp Without Stock Industry News Latham Plan Leaves PoolCorp Without Stock

Due to the Latham reorganization plan reported last week, most current stockholders will lose their interest in the company. Read more

New Aboveground Brand Emerges From Acquisition Industry News New Aboveground Brand Emerges From Acquisition

Wilbar International continues to aggressively build its portfolio in the aboveground pool market Read more

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