May 13 2011 Table of Contents

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Revved Up Schechner's Sports Stop Revved Up

A friend in college once said: “NASCAR shouldn’t be considered a sport unless the drivers have to run to their cars Read more

SPECIAL ISSUE 50th Anniversary Issue SPECIAL ISSUE

A period of enormous growth and self-definition for the industry. Read more

50 Years Young Editor's Note 50 Years Young

Welcome to the 50th Anniversary Issue of Pool & Spa News! I’m writing this at night, lying on my couch, physically and mentally exhausted from the sheer volume of work that went into producing this edition. Read more

Field Notes 50th Anniversary Issue Field Notes

The 50th Anniversary Issue wouldn’t be complete without insights from the magazine’s former president, Nancy Field. Read more

Builder Pleads Guilty in Entrapment Death Industry News Builder Pleads Guilty in Entrapment Death

In a history-making case, a Connecticut pool builder has pled guilty to criminally negligent homicide for an entrapment death that occurred in a pool constructed by his company. Read morefvuqexdwdvttz

Drowning-Prevention Group Taps New Leader Industry News Drowning-Prevention Group Taps New Leader

Less than a month after losing its executive director, a leading water safety organization has named a replacement. Read more

More Service Companies Switch to Flat Rates Industry News More Service Companies Switch to Flat Rates

A growing number of pool service companies are switching to all-inclusive flat fees for service calls. Read more

Service Managers Return to Routes Industry News Service Managers Return to Routes

To cope with the current economy, service executives across the nation are coming out from behind their desks and returning to routes. Read more

Acquisition Enhances Distributor’s Catalog Industry News Acquisition Enhances Distributor’s Catalog

Spa Parts Plus commemorated its silver anniversary with a new addition from the Golden State. Read more

SPEC Increases Outreach, Updates Website Industry News SPEC Increases Outreach, Updates Website

California industry lobbying group SPEC has implemented several new initiatives. Read more

The ’00s 50th Anniversary Issue The ’00s

The decade started out quietly enough. After all, Jan. 1, 2000, wasn’t perceptibly different than Dec. 31, 1999. Read more

The ’60s 50th Anniversary Issue The ’60sfvuqexdwdvttz

The pool industry in the 1960s was like a toddler first learning about the world. It lurched forward on unsteady legs, grasping at everything in its path with a wild rush of energy and enthusiasm. Read more

The ’70s 50th Anniversary Issue The ’70s

If the 1960s were the pool industry’s early years, the 1970s were its adolescence — a time of shifting extremes, and strange new challenges. Read more

The ’80s 50th Anniversary Issue The ’80s

The 1980s was a time of self-discovery for pool and spa professionals, as the freewheeling ’70s gave way to a more responsible industry. Read more

The ’90s 50th Anniversary Issue The ’90s

The 1990s were a decade of transition — not just for the pool and spa industry, but for the rest of the world, as well. Read more

Manufacturer Timeline 50th Anniversary Issue Manufacturer Timeline

Daniel Speck founded Speck Pumps in Nurnberg, Germany. Read more

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