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    Staying Afloat

    Every April, our editorial staff starts planning the Pool & Spa News annual Top 50 Builders issue.

     
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    March Leads Offer Hope for Some Pool Builders

    Many builders across the nation reported that March saw an increase in leads for middle- to high-end pools over January and February.

     
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    Spa Manufacturer Shuts Its Doors

    A major spa manufacturer has shut down operations, voiding warranties and leaving behind several popular brands.

     
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    States Introduce Out-of-Date Energy Laws

    Lawmakers throughout the country are following California’s lead in legislating more energy-efficient pools and spas, but the proposed language could cause problems.

     
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    Drain Cover Standard May Change

    LThe drain-cover standard cited in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act may undergo a third change.

     
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    Same as Cash: Good as Gone?

    Pool and spa retailers soon could be forced to ditch a popular sales and marketing tool.

     
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    Few Discounts Seen in Raw Materials

    A near standstill in building and construction has depressed market prices for raw materials such as chlorine, PVC, concrete and steel.

     
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    What Your Customer Expects

    These days, it’s important to do everything possible to uphold our good name as service techs.

     
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    Energy-Conscious Cleaning

    Pool pumps have been a focal point for energy efficiency in several states. Automatic cleaners may be next.

     
  • Photo courtesy South Shore Gunite Pool and Spa Inc.

    Step by Step

    It’s a simple idea — a series of risers that allow you to gradually enter and exit a pool.

     
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    On Firm Footing

    Whether creating a simple set of corner steps, or an intricate staircase that includes a sun shelf, adhere to these tips for proper construction.

     
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    Outside the Suggestion Box

    Who knows your company, and the daily challenges it faces, better than those on the inside?

     
  • Operation Savings

    Less than two years ago, Stanford Hospital & Clinics found itself in a jam.

     
  • Turnover in Question

    In 1977, the National Sanitation Foundation published a standard for commercial pools to turn over water every eight hours.