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    Our Saints

    Recently, I traveled to New Orleans for the National Plasterers Council’s annual conference

     
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    Build Lasting Memories

    For many clients, customer service often is the deciding factor when a friend or family member asks for a pool builder recommendation.

     
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    Atlantic City Show is Upbeat

    Despite a down economy, attendance was strong for the Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show.

     
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    Hayward Enters Commercial Market

    Hayward Industries has launched a commercial division.

     
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    Industry Pioneer Passes Away

    Martin Hoffinger, a tireless crusader for the pool manufacturing industry and longtime head of aboveground pool-maker Doughboy, died on Jan. 23. He was 88

     
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    Spa Group to Monitor Proposed Legislation

    The International Hot Tub Association hopes a new alliance will help provide the industry with better protection against unwanted legislation.

     
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    Michael Orr Rejoins FPSIE

    The original executive director of the Foundation for Pool & Spa Industry Education has rejoined the organization.

     
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    Pennington Leaves Vac-Alert

    Controversial figure Paul Pennington has left Vac-Alert, the Santa Rosa, Calif.-based manufacturer of safety vacuum release systems

     
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    On-call Service

    The outgoing message is clear: “All calls will be returned in two- to four hours; and any calls received after 5 p.m. are returned the next business day.

     
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    App your service

    In 2002, the smart phone BlackBerry took much of the tech-savvy world by storm.

     
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    Sweeps for Keeps

    Pool & Spa News takes a close look at automatic cleaners.

     
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    Cross-Training

    Imagine the kicker of a football team, taking the field to attempt the extra point, clad in team colors and …a tutu? That may not be something we actually saw at the recent Super Bowl, but professional football players do in fact use dance training

     
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    Winter of Our Discontent

    Among all the talk of a historically tough 2009, and hopes for 2010, one comment continually arises: “It seems like there should be more companies folding,” says Mike Geremia, president of Geremia Pools, a Pool & Spa News Top Builder in Sa