October 10 2014 Table of Contents

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Head to Head Head to Head

The rivalry between the National Plaster Council and onBalance doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. Here is a look at their science Read more

First Look First Look

An exclusive preview of five 2014 Intl. Pool | Spa | Patio Expo seminars Read more

Aboveground and Amazing Aboveground and Amazing

Boasting new shapes, sizes and installation options, temporary pools are opening new markets for dealers Read more

Increase Sales by Analyzing Store Data Increase Sales by Analyzing Store Data

Retailers can use the practice of datamining to spot sales trends to help make changes and increase their bottom line Read more

PSP Expo is the Place to Be PSP Expo is the Place to Be

The 2014 Intl. Pool | Spa | Patio Expo heads to Orlando, Fla. Read more

A Strong Collaboration

A veteran landscape architect offers observations on working with pool builders Read more

The Science Behind A Feud The Science Behind A Feud

The NPC and onBalance have held deep animosity against each other for a long time Read more

Blue-White Enhances F-200 Series Flowmeters Blue-White Enhances F-200 Series Flowmeters

Blue-White's update to its F-300 Series flowmeters include several major enhancements Read more

Hot Spring Spas Introduces Highlife Collection NXT Line Hot Spring Spas Introduces Highlife Collection NXT Line

Hot Spring Spas' new, energy-efficient series combines rich design details with functional features. Read more

Plastimayd Offers New Options with Enclosure Plastimayd Offers New Options with Enclosure

Plastimayd's air-inflated pool enclosure now is available with colored, solid or striped tops Read more

Drones Take Flight in the Pool Industry Drones Take Flight in the Pool Industry

Builders are using unmanned aircraft to document construction projects and take cool photos Read more

New Co-Op Launching for Retailers

The National Pool Retailers Cooperative will help independent pool stores combat competition from the Internet and big-box stores Read more

Congressman Visits Radiant Pools Congressman Visits Radiant Pools

Radiant Pool welcomed Rep. Paul Tonko on a recent visit to their manufacturing facility Read more

APSP To Gather Industry Associations APSP To Gather Industry Associations

APSP announced a plan to bring industry organizations together to establish a focus and perhaps pool resources Read more

Retail Org Appeals to Supreme Court on Fee Ruling

The National Retail Federation filed a petition to have the U.S. Supreme Court hear arguments to lower the 21-cent debit swipe fee Read more

In Memoriam: Bernard E. Ventre In Memoriam: Bernard E. Ventre

Ventre is described by pool industry colleagues as a valued business partner Read more

MAHC Released

The first federal pool- and spa-related model code is now available Read more

Pool Store Closes After 43 Years Pool Store Closes After 43 Years

Shallenberger Pools in Connellsville, Pa., has closed its doors after more than four decades Read more

Calif. Water Battles Continue Calif. Water Battles Continue

A ban on filling pools by one water district is the latest state restriction Read more

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