November 25 2011 Table of Contents

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Back to School, Funny Cars and a Fantastic Voyage Schechner's Sports & More Back to School, Funny Cars and a Fantastic Voyage

In lieu of a column on whether Major League Baseball’s new labor deal should limit players’ use of sugar cereals in addition to smokeless tobacco, I give you scattered thoughts… Read more

Tragic Accidents? Special Report Tragic Accidents?

It was a summer evening in 2010, and Jovita Ibeagwa was getting ready for her night shift as a nursing assistant in Jacksonville, Fla. Read more

Facing Justice Special Report Facing Justice

Parents rarely face formal charges when their children drown in swimming pools. Read more

Falling Into Place Events Falling Into Place

The 2011 Canadian Pool & Spa Conference & Expo is causing quite a buzz. Read more

In the Rain Editor's Note In the Rain

Something terrible almost happened to my son when he was very young, and today, nearly 20 years later, I still feel as if all the good luck anyone could expect for an entire life was spent in one moment Read more

Aquatech Relocating to Las Vegas Industry News Aquatech Relocating to Las Vegas

After decades in the Golden State, one of the industry’s leading buying groups is leaving California. Read more

Arch Mourns Loss of Senior Scientist Industry News Arch Mourns Loss of Senior Scientist

Jim Brennan, a senior consulting scientist with Arch Chemicals, died on Oct. 21 in Nashville. He was 70. Read more

Farewell to Respected Retailer Industry News Farewell to Respected Retailer

Eleanor Brumfield, co-owner of Dave’s Pools in Greenfield, Ind., died Oct. 29 in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., after a fight with cancer. She was 67. Read more

Chlorinator Suit Stirs Concerns Industry News Chlorinator Suit Stirs Concerns

A lawsuit involving two individuals who suffered chemical burns from overchlorination in a spa has sparked concerns about a Rola-Chem feeder. Read more

Upbeat Mood Prevails at Pool and Spa Expo Industry News Upbeat Mood Prevails at Pool and Spa Expo

The industry was alive with newfound optimism at this year’s International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo as more than 9,000 pool and spa professionals walked through the doors of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas Oct. 30 to Nov. 4. Read more

Jandy Founder, Inventor Dies Industry News Jandy Founder, Inventor Dies

Andrew Pansini, inventor of the automatic pool cleaner and founder of Jandy Industries, died Nov. 4 at his home in Marin County, Calif. He was 93. Read more

Water Quality Expert Dies fvuqexdwdvttz Industry News Water Quality Expert Dies

George Belarski, a general manager at Palintest USA, died Oct. 24 in Cincinnati after battling cancer. He was 65. Read more

Pebble Tec Brings Beadcrete on Board Industry News Pebble Tec Brings Beadcrete on Board

A leader in high-end pool and spa finishes has added a well-known product line to its repertoire. Read more

Two Service Techs Honored as ‘the Best’ by Pleatco Industry News Two Service Techs Honored as ‘the Best’ by Pleatco

If you had to come up with one word to describe Pleatco’s Perfect Pool Guy and Gal this year, it would have to be “helpful.” Read more

New Top 50 To Be Premiered Industry News New Top 50 To Be Premiered

Pool & Spa News is launching a revamped Top 50 Builders awards program. Read more

Know Your Stains Service/Technical Know Your Stains

Protected by special additives and coatings, vinyl pool liners can withstand the extremes of sunshine, heat, cold and constant exposure to chemically treated water. Read more

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