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    Under Oath

    The lure of expert witness work can be strong.

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    Using Discretion

    An expert witness is generally the type of person who enjoys sharing knowledge to create some kind of good, whether it be to win a case or educate others.

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    The Audacity

    Unruly children. Dogs in the showroom. Fraudulent credit cards.

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    Mastering the Board

    When a customer’s pool or spa won’t heat, the problem may lie with the breaker box or the electrical wiring, or within the gas heater itself.

  • Erika Taylor

    The Sweet Smell of Success

    This is one of my favorite columns to write, and I try to create some version of it every year, but don’t always have the opportunity.

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    Senate Bill Battles ADA

    A Senate bill has been introduced to prevent the Americans with Disabilities Act from being enforced on commercial pools and spas.

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    Lobbying Leads to ADA Extension

    When it comes to the Americans With Disabilities Act, public pool operators can breathe a sigh of relief … for now.

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    Government Grants ADA Compliance Extension

    Responding to concerns from pool industry experts and a hotel/ lodging industry coalition, the White House issued a 60-day extension for compliance with requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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    Industry Seeks to Expand Pump Rebates Statewide

    Rebate programs for variable-speed pumps are helping boost compliance with Florida’s new energy code.

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    California Considers Service Taxes

    Pool service customers in California could soon pay a new service tax if certain lawmakers get their way.

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    New CEO on Horizon for APSP

    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals expects to begin its search for a new chief executive officer next year.

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    Inquiring Minds

    Question: Given the unpredictable economy and the number of dealers who have gone out of business, why haven’t more hot tub manufacturers folded?

  • Clear as Glass

    A growing trend in swimming pool filtration uses recycled glass in lieu of quartz silica sand in conventional pool sand filters.

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    A Flamingo in the Pelican State

    “Retail Raves” asks one retailer to specify a product that’s making a difference in his or her business.