December 14 2012 Table of Contents

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Christmas Spirit Editor's Note Christmas Spirit

Recently, a number us at Pool & Spa News were chatting about holiday memories, and I was struck by the depth and poignancy of people’s lives. Read more

News Briefs Industry News News Briefs

The 9th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference and Aquatic Physical Therapy Summit, held in Norfolk, Va., reported strong attendance with 412 attendees from around the world. Read more

FSPA Helps Building,Health Officials Get on Same Page Industry News FSPA Helps Building,Health Officials Get on Same Page

Last April, the state of Florida moved the overseeing of commercial pool construction from county departments of health to local building departments, and officials there had little time to learn the ins and outs of their new responsibilities. Read more

Pool Owners Find New Way to Harness Sun Industry News Pool Owners Find New Way to Harness Sun

The ability to heat pool water with solar energy is expanding. Read more

Questions Raised by Jewelry Entrapment Industry News Questions Raised by Jewelry Entrapment

Recently, an unusual, non-fatal entrapment garnered press attention around the country. Read more

Industry News Lawsuits, Regulation Dominate 2012 Most-Read News Stories

Two lawsuits and a major builder rounded out the top three news stories for Pool &Spa News readers in 2012. Read more

Cucinotta, Lange named Perfect Pool People Industry News Cucinotta, Lange named Perfect Pool People

Two more pool professionals have joined the ranks as winners of Pleatco’s annual Perfect Pool Guy and Gal contest. Read more

Northeast Spa & Pool Helps Members Dig Out Industry News Northeast Spa & Pool Helps Members Dig Out

Hurricane Sandy’s October landfall caused more than 100 deaths, racked up billions of dollars in property damage, and for those in the pool and spa industry created a monumental mess. Read more

Lighting Up Technically Speaking Lighting Up

Any pool built more than a few years ago is probably equipped with either incandescent or fiberoptic lighting. Read more

How Much Is Too Much? Quarterly Market Report How Much Is Too Much?

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials is hard at work updating its Green Plumbing & Mechanical Code, a supplemental model code meant for adoption by states, cities or counties interested in establishing energy efficiency requirements. Read more

Eye on the Media Quarterly Market Report Eye on the Media

Diatomaceous earth and cartridges each do an excellent job of keeping pools free of particulates. Read more

Secret To Success Retail Secret To Successfvuqexdwdvttz

Several years ago, one of Cal Boothby’s employees approached a customer for a loan. Read more

Making It Clear Technically Speaking Making It Clear

Turbidity is one of the most predominant water quality issues in the pool industry. Read more

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