October 15 2010 Table of Contents

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Preventing Heat Damage Field-Tested Tips Preventing Heat Damage

On a manual pool and spa system with valves (i.e., one with no automation), when most owners want to use the spa, they will turn the suction and return valves over from ‘pool’ to ‘spa,’ and flip on the heater. Read more

Be an Advocate Editor's Note Be an Advocate

I’ve just entered the most intimidating, stressful, expensive and overwhelming period of being a parent. Read more

The State(s) of Licensing Quarterly Market Report: Service The State(s) of Licensing

Brian Kelly knew the Florida Commercial Pool and Spa Exam wouldn’t be easy. Read more

Vegas Favorites International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo Vegas Favorites

There are few cities in the United States that can boast the sheer number of casinos, shows, museums, restaurants, and shopping and entertainment venues in such a compact area as Las Vegas. Read more

Very Vegas International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo Very Vegas

It just opened in July, and locals say there’s nothing like it in the Las Vegas Valley. Read morefvuqexdwdvttz

Take or Renew Your Vows International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo Take or Renew Your Vows

If you and a loved one want to take vows (or renew them), Las Vegas is the right place to be. Read more

Barrington Pools Faces Felony Dumping Allegations Industry News Barrington Pools Faces Felony Dumping Allegations

Editor’s Update - 5.27.2011 - Barrington Pools Exonerated Read more

Studies Link Cancer, Chlorination Byproducts Industry News Studies Link Cancer, Chlorination Byproducts

Three recent studies have linked some chemicals found in pool and spa water with cancer. Read more

FSPA Lobbyist Goes Solo Industry News FSPA Lobbyist Goes Solo

Florida’s pool industry advocate has hung out her shingle. Read more

Pool Industry Sees Slight Increase in 2010 Industry News Pool Industry Sees Slight Increase in 2010

With the swimming season officially over, industry experts expect new-pool sales for 2010 to close a few percentage points higher than 2009. Read more

Leslie’s Buys Texas Retailer Industry News Leslie’s Buys Texas Retailer

The nation’s largest specialty pool supply retailer just got bigger. Read more

SoCal Utility Increases Pump Rebate Industry News SoCal Utility Increases Pump Rebate

One of the nation’s largest electrical suppliers recently increased its rebates for variable-speed pumps. Read more

Industry Frustrated by Lean Trucking Lines Industry News Industry Frustrated by Lean Trucking Lines

A BioLab warehouse sits full of products ready to ship. Read more

Facing the Obstacles Economy Facing the Obstacles

Considering the intricacy of some pools built in the last decade, measuring and installing a safety cover can become a much more complex procedure than in the past. Read more

Southern DisComfort Economy Southern DisComfort

The Southern states were hit later by the economic crisis than much of the country, but industry members below the Mason-Dixon Line say the decline has caught up. Read more

Chlorine Demand Technically Speaking Chlorine Demand

Chlorine demand can be defined as the inability to maintain a chlorine residual in a pool or spa. Read more

Exit Strategy In These Times Exit Strategy

The pool and spa market has taken a huge hit from the economy, and many business owners have given up on the idea of retiring, or even selling their companies for a profit. Read more

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