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    Become an Insider

    Warning: What you are about to read is shamelessly self-promotional. But it’s also true.

     
  • Pool & Spa News

    Seasonal Visas Meeting New Roadblocks

    Advocates of the H-2B program for seasonal foreign guest workers expect an uphill battle in the foreseeable future.

     
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    Waterparks Race to Comply with VGB Act

    With summer just around the corner, the big question for many seasonal waterparks is whether they can comply with VGB Act requirements and still open on time.

     
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    Latham Founder Merrill Laven Dies

    Package-pool pioneer Merrill Laven died at his Florida home on April 19. He was 79.

     
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    Premium Leisure Adds New Brands, Personnel

    Premium Leisure is looking toward the future.

     
  • Pool & Spa News

    State Safety Bill Will Require SVRS’s on Pools

    The Texas Senate has passed a pool and spa safety bill that would implement safety requirements more stringent than those in the federal Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

     
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    Florida Tackles Codes, Licensing

    Florida’s legislative session ended in May, but there’s still much to be decided regarding the state’s pools.

     
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    Crediting Teamwork

    Too often in the pool and spa industry we see individuals taking sole credit for what is a group effort. Frequently, a spectacular end result may have very little to do with the pool contractor. That person may even end up with an award for something that was successful in spite of them, not...

     
  • Graphic by Nick Orabovic

    Test Drive

    Pools by Ben sold close to 100 variable-speed pumps in 2008, but the company still felt a significant portion of its market remained untapped.

     
  • Graphic by Nick Orabovic

    Cost Recovery

    Even as homeowners are forced to cut costs in the down economy, relatively few will cancel their pool service. However, they may stop paying their bill.

     
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    Four-sided Transformation

    When Skip Phillips, president of Questar Pools and Spas in Escondido, Calif., walked into this backyard, he found a pool that needed help. The vessel had a perimeter overflow system that leaked water into the house, a badly constructed deck, and design elements that clashed with the home’s...

     
  • Photo illlustration by Denise Baker

    You Can Go Home Again

    Chuck Baumann’s commute to work takes a few seconds ... literally.

     
  • Photo illlustration by Denise Baker

    Tax Relief

    Among the benefits of working from your residence are home office tax deductions.