November 15 2012 Table of Contents

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New Path for Pool Financing Business New Path for Pool Financing

The pool industry has completely changed since the 2008 housing crash. Read more

A New Coin Editor's Note A New Coin

Recently, my job as editor of Pool & Spa News expanded. My new title is editor in chief and I am now also in charge of the print version of our sister publication, Aquatics International. Read more

Pool Heater Firm Sues Wal-Mart Industry News Pool Heater Firm Sues Wal-Mart

In 2004, Lora and Richard Rosene had an idea: Create a way to heat swimming pools by using an inflatable device that would act like a magnifying glass, intensifying the sun’s rays. Read more

Pool and Spa Retailers Seek Unity Industry News Pool and Spa Retailers Seek Unity

Brick-and-mortar retailers are seeking a stronger voice within the pool and spa industry. Read more

Businesses Boost Off-Season Sales with Holiday Decorating Franchise Industry News Businesses Boost Off-Season Sales with Holiday Decorating Franchise

Dennis Marunde got more than he bargained for when he pitched holiday decorating services to one of his pool customers. Read more

Entrapment-Prevention Pioneer Dies Industry News Entrapment-Prevention Pioneer Dies

Harry Newhard, inventor of one of the first anti-entrapment drain covers, died in St. Louis Oct. 20 after briefly suffering with cancer. Read more

Phoenix Pool and Spa Retailers Hit by Scam Industry News Phoenix Pool and Spa Retailers Hit by Scam

Several Phoenix-area pool and spa retailers were the victims of a gift-card scam and have changed certain policies in response. Read more

Records set at FSPA swim meet Industry News Records set at FSPA swim meet

Two national records were set at the FSPA High School Invitational Swimming and Diving Meet on Oct. 5-6 in Orlando, Fla. Read more

Niagara Falls Calls Industry News Niagara Falls Calls

Niagara Falls, Ontario, was such a popular choice for host city in 2011 that the Canadian Pool & Spa Conference & Expo is returning on Nov. 26-29, 2012. Read more

CPSC: Nearly 140 Child Drownings this Summer Industry News CPSC: Nearly 140 Child Drownings this Summer

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 137 children younger than 15 years old drowned in pools or spas between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Read more

Genesis 3 Collaborates with Landscape Groups Industry News Genesis 3 Collaborates with Landscape Groups

Genesis 3 has entered into an affiliate sponsorship agreement with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. Read more

Industry News APSP Launches Sustainable Water Foundation

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals announced a new foundation called World of Recreational Water, to promote the sustainable use of recreational water worldwide. Read more

APSP Launches Search for a New Leader Industry News APSP Launches Search for a New Leader

The search for a new CEO of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals has begun. Read more

Pool and Spa Expo a Big Hit in Big Easy Industry News Pool and Spa Expo a Big Hit in Big Easy

The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo returned to the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans this month for the first time since 2003, and scored a hit with attendees and exhibitors alike. Read more

Back at the Ranch The Industry’s Got Talent Back at the Ranch

Ray Arouesty and his wife Erica didn’t expect to become farmers. But that’s what happened. Read more

A Taste for Adventure The Industry’s Got Talent A Taste for Adventure

Jen Hatfield’s life reads like an episode of Survivor. Read more

Pigments of the Imagination The Industry’s Got Talent Pigments of the Imagination

Many don’t know it, but Don McKinney leads a double life. Read more

Running a Different Route The Industry’s Got Talent Running a Different Route

Scott Gardner has more than 30 years’ experience in the pool business in Sarasota, Fla. Read more

Appreciation for the Classics The Industry’s Got Talent Appreciation for the Classics

Bill Hoy wanted to put away some money to pay for his five children’s college education. Read more

Say It With Roses The Industry’s Got Talent Say It With Roses

If you think decorating a parade float is a genteel pastime, think again. Read more

A Dueling Nature The Industry’s Got Talent A Dueling Nature

Jeff McGalliard is inspired by an ancient sport Read more

Putting On a Show The Industry’s Got Talent Putting On a Show

At 20 years old, Steve Barnes couldn’t have known that a supposedly casual activity would develop into a lifelong passion. Read more

In the Company of Edison The Industry’s Got Talent In the Company of Edison

It could be argued that every pool builder is an inventor of sorts, designing a new creation to suit each homeowner. Read more

Singing Out Loud The Industry’s Got Talent Singing Out Loud

“Glee” has Matthew Morrison. “Smash” has Katharine McPhee. Read more

Latter Day Cowpoke The Industry’s Got Talent Latter Day Cowpoke

Greg Howard, president/CEO of Carecraft, came into the pool and spa industry after an illustrative career — or two, depending on how you look at it. Read more

Time is of the Essence fvuqexdwdvttz The Industry’s Got Talent Time is of the Essence

Mark White marches to the beat of his own drum Read more

Playing for Keeps The Industry’s Got Talent Playing for Keeps

Corie Kraft rekindles a lifelong passion with a stringed beauty Read more

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