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    The Big Time

    The commercial market is very alluring. With higher price points and already-in-place financing, commercial work can mean a company gets to avoid the all-too-common headaches of residential jobs.

     
  • On the Record

    Recently, we ran a story about a large pool builder in the midst of starting a new type of business model.

     
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    Figuring Out Fiber

    Cellulose fiber is gaining popularity as a filtration media for use in septum-type (D.E.) filters, and as a filter aid in cartridge and sand filters.

     
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    Mind Your Phone Manners

    Debbie LeClerc had had several conversations with her Goldline technical representative.

     
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    IPSSA Breaks New Ground

    The Independent Pool & Spa Service Association is expanding into Oklahoma.

     
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    Lawsuit Against APSP, S.R. Smith Dismissed

    The last in a string of personal-injury lawsuits filed against the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals has been dismissed.

     
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    Plaster Analyzed in Chemical Start-Up Tests

    Calcium dust in plaster pools may be preventable, according to a recent study.

     
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    Pool Pumps May Grab Big Label, Rebates

    Two national organizations that influence energy efficiency programs around the country have taken an interest in pool pumps.

     
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    State Mandates Alarms on New Pools

    Another high-profile drowning has led to a state law requiring pool alarms on all new residential swimming pools.

     
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    VGB Public Education Campaign Launches

    A pair of U.S. Olympic medalists helped kick off the national campaign aimed at promoting pool and spa safety.

     
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    Making Concessions

    Two types of customers — or perhaps non-customers — have long been a thorn in the side of pool and spa businesses.