February 24 2012 Table of Contents

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Heater Hazards Equipment Heater Hazards

Ask a pool service technician to list common on-site safety hazards, and the answers likely will include diving boards, unlocked gates, and blockable main drains. Read more

State of the Market Quarterly Market Report: Chemicals State of the Market

As long as there are pools and spas, there will be chemicals to help treat them. Read more

Sun Shines on Atlantic City Show Industry News Sun Shines on Atlantic City Show

Unseasonably mild temperatures and noticeable optimism for the coming year made for a well-received Atlantic City Pool and Spa Show. Read more

Anthony & Sylvan Expands Texas Presence Industry News Anthony & Sylvan Expands Texas Presence

National megabuilder Anthony & Sylvan Pools has entered the San Antonio market. Read more

Techs Find ‘Too Many Variables’ in Fill Water Industry News Techs Find ‘Too Many Variables’ in Fill Water

Service technicians are reporting unusual fluctuations in the chemical composition of fill water throughout the Sunbelt states. Read more

Lawmaker Seeks Relief for Noncompliant Facilities Industry News Lawmaker Seeks Relief for Noncompliant Facilities

One of the states most active in implementing federal safety measures may allow pools to open this season regardless of whether they comply with the law. Read more

New Management at Leisure Pools USA Industry News New Management at Leisure Pools USA

A leading fiberglass pool manufacturer has cut ties with its longtime CEO and now is under the direction of its co-founder. Read more

NPC Conference Promotes Education, Unity Industry News NPC Conference Promotes Education, Unity

Attendance exceeded expectations for the National Plasterers Council’s 23rd annual conference. Read more

Keeping Tabs on Chemical Pricing Quarterly Market Report: Chemicals Keeping Tabs on Chemical Pricing

When suppliers announced they were raising the price of muriatic acid last fall, many retailers reluctantly followed suit. Read more

Protect and Serve Retail Raves Protect and Serve

“Retail Raves” asks one retailer to specify a product that’s making a difference in his or her business. All professionals featured in this column are selected at random. Read more

Fan Favorite Events Fan Favorite

The oceanside community of Long Beach, Calif., forms the perfect backdrop for a trade show. Read more

Look  Around Editor's Note Look  Around

I don’t really care for television commercials. Yes, I realize they pay the bills of my favorite programs. But beyond that, I rarely find much compelling about them. Read more

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