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    Industry Lauds November Elections

    With the November elections shifting the power balance in Washington, D.C., many pool and spa professionals have high hopes for more small-business-friendly policies and a boost in consumer confidence.

     
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    Florida Permits on the Rise

    Could Florida be on the cusp of a rebound?

     
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    MAP Proving a Challenge to Enforce

    Manufacturers dealing with minimum advertised pricing on pool and spa products are facing serious challenges enforcing the policy.

     
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    Industry Spokesman Passes Away

    Leslie Nielsen, popular comedic actor and longtime spokesman for the pool industry, passed away on November 28.

     
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    Industry Defies Dire Predictions

    The pool and spa industry is more resilient than many had expected.

     
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    Groups Join Forces for Pool Safety Push

    Pool safety education will get a nationwide boost next spring, thanks to the combined efforts of two child safety groups.

     
  • Steve Gorlin

    In Hot Water

    We call ourselves the pool and spa industry for a reason.

     
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    Got Grit

    Recently, I saw a film called “Winter’s Bone” that made me think, in a strange way, of the pool and spa industry.

     
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    Online Retailers Pitch Partnerships

    The change seemed to happen almost overnight.

     
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    The Roadblocks

    Customers who might once have paid to have a certified pool tech install their equipment are now purchasing parts online, and often installing them incorrectly.

     
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    Cash Is King

    Cash is making a comeback.

     
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    Setting the Record Straight

    There are more options than ever for customers looking to sanitize their pools and spas.

     
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    Staying Mainstream

    It’s true that more and more customers are asking for alternatives to traditional chlorine.

     
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    Goat or Scapegoat?

    In a positively Nixonian turn of events, the NFL’s New York Jets have indefinitely suspended their strength and conditioning coach over an incident that’s straight out of 6th grade phys. ed.