April 26 2013 Table of Contents

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Bird on a Wire Bird on a Wire

Pool and spa professionals will find using Twitter simple with this exclusive two-part how-to tutorial. Read more

What Customers Want REFLECTIONS What Customers Want

Whether a customer is buying a puppy or a pool, certain sound business practices will go a long way toward ensuring a company's success. Read more

NSPF Taps Sawyer NSPF Taps Sawyer

The National Swimming Pool Foundation, based in Colorado Spring, Colo., has Christopher Sawyer as mission development specialist to help foster its education efforts. Read more

Nordic Hot Tubs Adds Directors Nordic Hot Tubs Adds Directors

Nordic Hot Tubs, manufacturer of spas based in Grand Rapids, Mich., has appointed Kristin Woiteshek as director of operations and Charlie Strong as director of sales and marketing. Read more

Karen Andrus-Hughes Sets Aquatic Records Karen Andrus-Hughes Sets Aquatic Records

Karen Andrus-Hughes, marketing manager at S.R. Smith, is a U.S. Masters Swimmer who loves to compete. In 2012, she had the greatest number of No. 1 times in her age group, and all 11 top U.S. times stayed No. 1 in the World Rankings for 2012. Read more

Delta UV Hires Tillman Delta UV Hires Tillman

Delta UV, a manufacturer of UV technology based in Gardena, Calif., has hired Dan Tillman as eastern regional sales manager. Read more

Lawsuit for Overseas Entrapment to be Heard in U.S. Lawsuit for Overseas Entrapment to be Heard in U.S.

A Florida judge has decided to hear a case involving an entrapment that occurred out of the country. Read more

Selecting the Right Pool Pump TECHNICALLY SPEAKING Selecting the Right Pool Pump

Choosing the right pump will help eliminate dead zones in pools while cutting energy use. Read more

Namco Filing Names Management Issues Namco Filing Names Management Issues

Namco, a retailer of swimming pools, supplies and accessories with 37 stores throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, has filed for bankruptcy. Read more

Hachik Distributors Reaches Milestone Anniversary Hachik Distributors Reaches Milestone Anniversary

This year marks Hachik Distributors’ 90th year in business. To celebrate, the company, based in Aston, Penn., has begun to commemorate the occasion with a series of special events. Read more

ADA Lawsuits Filed ADA Lawsuits Filed

The first pool-and-spa-related Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits have been filed. Read more

Automatic Pool Cleaner Sales Begin to Pop Automatic Pool Cleaner Sales Begin to Pop

As pool sales climb, more buyers are having cleaning systems installed. Here, a look at the different types of automatic pool cleaners. Read more

IPSSA Turning Around Membership Slide IPSSA Turning Around Membership Slide

After months of falling membership, IPSSA has seen its numbers increase after a change in requirements Read more

Famous Attorney with Industry Ties Passes

Lewinsky attorney William Ginsburg has died. Before taking on more visible clients, he represented the pool industry in several cases. Read more

Pool Management Companies Achieve J-1 Ruling Pool Management Companies Achieve J-1 Ruling

J-1 visa regulations clarified for pool management companies Read more

Distributors Speak Distributors Speak

Top pool and spa distributors discuss the state of the industry economy. Read more

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