February 10 2012 Table of Contents

Elements of Go-to Applicators Plaster Elements of Go-to Applicators

The request may arrive via phone or fax, or from a form submitted through the company’s Website Read more

Chipping Away Plaster Chipping Away

Plaster demolition work isn’t pretty. Unfortunately, this sometimes becomes too apparent in the finished product Read more

Blasting the Problem Away Plaster Blasting the Problem Away

Some consider it old-fashioned to perform full chip-outs. Read more

A Question of Honor Editor's Note A Question of Honor

When I was young, being a journalist was considered honorable Read more

Slow Response to ADA Deadline Industry News Slow Response to ADA Deadline

With only weeks to go before the compliance deadline, inquiries about the Americans with Disabilities Act are just starting to trickle in from aquatics facilities, industry professionals report Read more

Lack of Code Enforcement Angers Arizona Techs Industry News Lack of Code Enforcement Angers Arizona Techs

The open availability of illegal pumps and motors — and the absence of law enforcement on the issue — is frustrating pool professionals across the state Read more

Early-Buy Activity Improves Industry News Early-Buy Activity Improves

Pool and spa professionals across the country are reporting a more upbeat tone to early buys in 2012. Read more

Industry Groups Intensify Push for Membership Industry News Industry Groups Intensify Push for Membership

For the first time ever, Florida’s professional pool association is adding a staff position dedicated to member relations Read more

Retail Summit Offers Motivation, Optimism Industry News Retail Summit Offers Motivation, Optimism

Despite the country’s worst recession since World War II, sellers of equipment, replacement parts and other accessories can take advantage of the recovery potential (close to $5 billion for dealers over the next several years) presented by an existi Read more

DFW Area May Face Permit Ban Industry News DFW Area May Face Permit Ban

Officials in northern Texas could soon impose restrictions that would halt all new construction and renovation Read more

School’s in Session Events School’s in Session

Things are looking promising for the 2012 Orlando Pool & Spa Show, set for Feb. 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center Read more

Innovation Nation Spa Smart Innovation Nation

In January 2011, Pool & Spa News began publishing the hot tub-dedicated column Spa Smart. Read more

Stain Detection Service/Technical Stain Detection

The sudden appearance of a stain or other surface discoloration often brings a barrage of questions, both from the homeowner and the service professional: What caused it? Can it be removed? Can it be prevented from returning? And of course, the ever-popul Read more

Strange Stains Service/Technical Strange Stains

Though many stains fall into similar categories, some are so odd that they almost seem to have come from another dimension Read more

Preventing Saltwater Problems Service/Technology Preventing Saltwater Problems

Scale, stains and cloudy water are the most common challenges with saltwater pools — but only if they are not maintained correctly. Read more

Finding Success Along Roads Less Troweled Plaster Finding Success Along Roads Less Troweled

For years, Alan Smith routinely received dozens of inquiries from homeowners and developers in search of a builder to design and construct a new pool. Read more

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