March 30 2012 Table of Contents

Great Giveaways Retailing Great Giveaways

Who doesn’t love a good giveaway? Read more

What’s Left Behind Editor's Note What’s Left Behind

Recently, my mother became ill, and I cared for her at home for a number of days before she passed away. Read more

Cut in Stone Design | Construction Cut in Stone

Landscape architect Charles Hess prides himself on creating spaces that blend architecture with the natural environment. Read more

Large Pool and Spa Retailer Expands into Phoenix Industry News Large Pool and Spa Retailer Expands into Phoenix

A growing player in the Southwestern retail scene is making a major push into one of the area’s largest pool markets. Read more

Conviction Underscores Parents’ Role Industry News Conviction Underscores Parents’ Role

A recent verdict in Florida reaffirms the notion that parental supervision around pools remains the most important layer of protection. Read more

Industry Avoids Proposed Filter Ban Industry News Industry Avoids Proposed Filter Ban

The pool and spa industry has dodged another regulatory bullet, but in its wake many wonder if there are too many model codes. Read more

Orlando Pool Show Sees Strong Activity Industry News Orlando Pool Show Sees Strong Activity

There was plenty to do in Central Florida last month beyond the Daytona 500 and the NBA’s All-Star Game. Read more

Industry News New Industry Trade Shows Report Success

Two new industry events meant to cater to underserved markets are reporting success their first time around. Read more

Texas Code Enforcement Tightens Industry News Texas Code Enforcement Tightens

Texas pool service companies offering to perform electrical work without having a staff member who is properly licensed now will be prosecuted according to the letter of the law. Read more

Patent Pending? Innovation Patent Pending?

When Michael Alford came up with the idea for his Pool Leveling System in 2004, he knew it was a good one. Read more

The Facts on Fees Innovation The Facts on Fees

The cost to prepare and prosecute a patent vary greatly, and is based on a number of factors, says Terry Clark, an intellectual property attorney with the firm of Bass, Berry & Sims in Washington, D.C. Read more

Pellet Power Retail Raves Pellet Power

“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

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