April 13 2012 Table of Contents

Under Oath Design | Construction Under Oath

The lure of expert witness work can be strong. Read more

Using Discretion Design | Construction Using Discretion

An expert witness is generally the type of person who enjoys sharing knowledge to create some kind of good, whether it be to win a case or educate others. Read more

The Audacity Retailing The Audacity

Unruly children. Dogs in the showroom. Fraudulent credit cards. Read more

Mastering the Board Service | Technical Mastering the Board

When a customer’s pool or spa won’t heat, the problem may lie with the breaker box or the electrical wiring, or within the gas heater itself. Read more

The Sweet Smell of Success Editor's Note The Sweet Smell of Success

This is one of my favorite columns to write, and I try to create some version of it every year, but don’t always have the opportunity. Read more

Senate Bill Battles ADA Industry News Senate Bill Battles ADA

A Senate bill has been introduced to prevent the Americans with Disabilities Act from being enforced on commercial pools and spas. Read more

Lobbying Leads to ADA Extension Industry News Lobbying Leads to ADA Extension

When it comes to the Americans With Disabilities Act, public pool operators can breathe a sigh of relief … for now. Read more

Government Grants ADA Compliance Extension Industry News Government Grants ADA Compliance Extension

Responding to concerns from pool industry experts and a hotel/ lodging industry coalition, the White House issued a 60-day extension for compliance with requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more

Industry Seeks to Expand Pump Rebates Statewide Industry News Industry Seeks to Expand Pump Rebates Statewide

Rebate programs for variable-speed pumps are helping boost compliance with Florida’s new energy code. Read more

California Considers Service Taxes Industry News California Considers Service Taxes

Pool service customers in California could soon pay a new service tax if certain lawmakers get their way. Read more

New CEO on Horizon for APSP Industry News New CEO on Horizon for APSP

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals expects to begin its search for a new chief executive officer next year. Read more

Inquiring Minds Spa Smart Inquiring Minds

Question: Given the unpredictable economy and the number of dealers who have gone out of business, why haven’t more hot tub manufacturers folded? Read more

Clear as Glass Service/Technology Clear as Glass

A growing trend in swimming pool filtration uses recycled glass in lieu of quartz silica sand in conventional pool sand filters. Read more

A Flamingo in the Pelican State Retail Raves A Flamingo in the Pelican State

“Retail Raves” asks one retailer to specify a product that’s making a difference in his or her business. Read more

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