February 28 2014 Table of Contents

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Pool Patch Debuts New Skimmer Basket Pool Patch Debuts New Skimmer Basket

DEBRIS Z is a new quick-release skimmer basket designed to easily empty waste matter with a touch of a button Read more

NSPF Offers New Online Course NSPF Offers New Online Course

Field Service Professional Training shows how to effectively perform routine maintenance on pools and spas Read more

BioGuard Offers Water Purifier BioGuard Offers Water Purifier

Freshen Up is designed to destroy a variety of contaminants Read more

NSPF Adds Board Member NSPF Adds Board Member

The Board of Directors for NSPF has elected Jim Mock as its newest board member Read more

Haviland Promotes Daly Haviland Promotes Daly

Haviland Pool & Spa Products, a chemical manufacturer, has promoted Misti Daly to customer service manager Read more

Cardinal Systems Makes Organizational Changes Cardinal Systems Makes Organizational Changes

Cardinal Systems, a maker of steel and polymer ingound pool wals and components, has appointed two new directors Read more

The Solution The Solution

A mystical Judaic concept rings true in business and in life. Read more

Study Finds Swimming Grows Minds Study Finds Swimming Grows Minds

According to Australian researchers, kids who swim are ahead of the curve Read more

Propane Shortage Leads to Increased Customer Interest in Hearths Propane Shortage Leads to Increased Customer Interest in Hearths

The propane shortage in the Northeast, Midwest and South is driving more customers to the hearth complement business of pool & spa retailers, but it won't affect pool season Read more

Pool Retailers See Billiards, Game Table Sales Increase Pool Retailers See Billiards, Game Table Sales Increase

With the housing industry bouncing back, more homeowners are planning their homes with a billiards, shuffleboard or foosball table in mind Read more

Cal Spas Celebrates Dealer Summit at Disney

More than 300 people gathered at the Disney Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim, Calif., to attend Cal Spas' 2014 Dealer Summit in January Read more

Solving the Saltwater pH Problem TECHNICALLY SPEAKING Solving the Saltwater pH Problem

Maintaining proper pH balance is tricky. What's the solution? Here's a hint: You're breathing it. Read more

Dues and Don'ts fvuqexdwdvttz Dues and Don'ts

For service technicians, when payments are past due, don't overextend yourself to collect Read more

New Captain at the Helm New Captain at the Helm

Getting to know Rich Gottwald, president/CEO of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals Read more

Head for the Beach Head for the Beach

The Western Pool & Spa Show returns to Long Beach, Calif., March 13-15, 2014 Read more

Seminar Central Seminar Central

The 2014 WPSS offers seminars covering a broad spectrum of subjects of interest to pool and spa professionals Read more

Going Commercial Going Commercial

In making the transition from residential to commercial projects, too many contractors apply old methods Read more

A Texas Tale A Texas Tale

The Klapprodt brothers are part of a new generation of pool professionals Read more

Swim Ponds Present Safety Concerns

Industry takes issue with landscapers claiming ponds are safe for swimming Read more

USA Swimming Report Released USA Swimming Report Released

A study commissioned by swimming's governing body evaluates its effectiveness at preventing child sexual abuse Read more

Atlantic City Show Remains Steady Atlantic City Show Remains Steady

The Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show reports strong attendance and a new name Read more

Hayward Builds Bikes for Charity, Announces Ariz. Contest Hayward Builds Bikes for Charity, Announces Ariz. Contest

At Hayward's recently held global sales meeting in Itasca, Ill., attendees built bicycles for a children's organization Read more

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