June 25 2010 Table of Contents

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Group Alleges ‘Children at Risk’ with VGB Industry News Group Alleges ‘Children at Risk’ with VGB

The Pool Safety Council has waged a strongly worded campaign to change the requirements of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. Read more

Advocate Yourself Voice of the Industry Advocate Yourself

Sometimes regulation is a good thing, and other times it’s not. Read more

Discover the Possibilities Discover the Possibilities

About half of all pools installed by Downes Swimming Pool Co. now come with automatic covers. Read more

Spa Cover Sales Solutions Spa Cover Sales Solutions

There is little work in the way of installation when it comes to spa covers, and typically repairs are few. Read more

A Cut Above Quarterly Market Report: Package Pools & Vinyl Liners A Cut Above

For the past several years, vinyl-liner pools have become ever more intricate in their design. In fact, some builders rarely install standard shapes anymore. Read more

Editor's Note Sticking Your Neck Out

I heard on the radio this morning that McDonald’s revenue was up 4.5 percent in May. Read more

Liner Notes Quarterly Market Report: Package Pools & Vinyl Liners Liner Notes

Vinyl liners are becoming more advanced every year. From plasticizers to UV inhibiters to thousands of color combinations, the options available to the builder and customer are nearly endless. Read more

VGB Grant Requirements Too Stringent for States Industry News VGB Grant Requirements Too Stringent for States

As expected, no states applied for federal grant money available through the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. Read more

Energy Rebate Recommended for Robotic Cleaners Industry News Energy Rebate Recommended for Robotic Cleaners

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has concluded that robotic automatic pool cleaners are efficient enough to warrant a rebate statewide. Read more

Funding Lapse Taints Florida’s Solar Rebate Program Industry News Funding Lapse Taints Florida’s Solar Rebate Program

Thousands of Florida residents are awaiting rebate checks from the state under a program promoting solar equipment installation. Read more

AAP Changes Guidelines for Children’s Swim Lessons Industry News AAP Changes Guidelines for Children’s Swim Lessons

The American Academy of Pediatrics has relaxed its guidelines on swim lessons for children under age 5, in light of new evidence that pool safety classes for toddlers may decrease drowning risk. Read more

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