December 30 2011 Table of Contents

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The Algae Arsenal Service/Technical The Algae Arsenal

When a pool’s sanitation goes out-of-whack, some of the most obvious signs are those all-too-familiar green, yellow or black blooms that begin to creep across walls, steps and other surfaces. Read more

Killer Compounds Service/Technical Killer Compounds

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the most widespread offerings. Read more

‘No’ Editor's Note ‘No’

I remember a few years ago when the Tea Party movement came into being, seemingly out of nowhere. Read more

How to Fight City Hall Special Report How to Fight City Hall

Business is tough throughout the country, but in parts of Georgia, things could be a whole lot worse. Read more

Across the Nation Special Report Across the Nation

Confronted with a historic drought, the Georgia pool and spa industry also was being plagued by water restrictions that differed from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Read morefvuqexdwdvttz

Swimming Programs Dogged by More Abuse Cases Industry News Swimming Programs Dogged by More Abuse Cases

As high-profile child sex allegations continue to rock the campuses of Penn State and Syracuse University, a sixth civil lawsuit alleging abuse has been filed against USA Swimming. Read more

China Chases Greater Share of U.S. Market Industry News China Chases Greater Share of U.S. Market

For years, Rebekah Decker figured they were just spam. Read more

California Commercial Codes In Works Industry News California Commercial Codes In Works

After several months of negotiations, the California pool and spa industry and government officials have overcome major roadblocks to passing an updated commercial construction code Read more

Industry Lobbies for CPSC Reversal Industry News Industry Lobbies for CPSC Reversal

Industry representatives are trying to persuade the U.S. Read more

Commercial Pools in Texas Pose Safety Hazard, Say Techs Industry News Commercial Pools in Texas Pose Safety Hazard, Say Techs

Commercial pool operators throughout Texas are allowing hazardous pools to remain open, despite warnings from health inspectors and service technicians, according to various sources. Read more

Techs Avoiding VGB Work Industry News Techs Avoiding VGB Work

Many service technicians are no longer comfortable performing work meant to bring about compliance with the VGB Act. Read more

Salt on Site fvuqexdwdvttz Service/Technical Salt on Site

If there’s one ingredient that most pool chemical regimens have in common, it’s chlorine. Read more

Methods of Generation Service/Technical Methods of Generation

Electrolytic chlorine generators (ECGs) all operate on the same basic principle: The generation of chlorine from salt water. Read more

Amateur Photography, Korean Heirs and a Whole Lotta Dust Schechner's Sports & More Amateur Photography, Korean Heirs and a Whole Lotta Dust

In lieu of a column on how many college football bowl games I can watch before my retinas secede from the rest of my central nervous system, I give you scattered thoughts… Read more

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