• Illustration by Tim Bobko

    Look Who’s Blogging

    Odds are you know someone who has a blog

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    The Flood

    One of my first memories involves a lesson that applies to today’s economy.

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    Going to Extremes

    Officially, Splash Pools & Spas in Daphne, Ala., is closed on Sundays.

  • Photo by Nick Orabovic

    Build Your Service Dream Team

    Your employees often are the first points of contact for your customers, and it's crucial that they are as dedicated to providing excellent service as you are

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    Max Opportunities

    It’s tough out there in retail nowadays

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    Spa Drains and the VGB Act

    APSP officials currently are trying to ascertain how the federal Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act affects portable spas

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    Title 20 Enforcement Questioned at Energy Conference

    As a sign of the times, more than 40 members of the pool and spa industry gathered to discuss the implications of California’s newly amended Title 20 regulations

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    Full House for NPC’s National Conference

    The National Plasterers Council kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration and conference with a party that featured legendary entertainers Celine Dion, Elton John and Charlie Daniels

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    Orlando Show Sunny for Exhibitors, Attendees

    While pool sales and building permits remain low in the Sunshine State, strong exhibitions and steady foot traffic helped lead the Orlando Pool & Spa Show to another successful year.

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    Spa Industry Still in Limbo Over VGB Act

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has delayed its clarifications regarding hot tubs and the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

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    VGB Act Provokes Unintended Consequences

    Some unscrupulous pool and spa companies are using scare tactics and fraud to profit from the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act

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    Wanted: Registered Design Professionals

    Owners of commercial pools with field-fabricated sumps still struggle to find registered design professionals to help them comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

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    Insurer Draws Ire from Pool Techs

    Members of the United Pool Association got a scare in February when the group’s insurance broker sent out a letter denying coverage for installing drain covers and SVRS devices.

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    PV Basics

    While photovoltaic technology has been around for some time, the cost was usually high and government programs were few and far between

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    Getting Licensed

    A number of contractors have approached Dale Gulden about how to enter the solar business

  • Graphic by Nick Orabovic

    Algae Altogether

    Algae are a familiar plague of even the most diligent service techs.

  • Photo by Denise Baker

    Talking Them Down

    WWhen cutting costs, many businesses focus only on what’s inside their own four walls.