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    Group Alleges ‘Children at Risk’ with VGB

    The Pool Safety Council has waged a strongly worded campaign to change the requirements of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

     
  • Jennifer Hatfield

    Advocate Yourself

    Sometimes regulation is a good thing, and other times it’s not.

     
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    Discover the Possibilities

    About half of all pools installed by Downes Swimming Pool Co. now come with automatic covers.

     
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    Spa Cover Sales Solutions

    There is little work in the way of installation when it comes to spa covers, and typically repairs are few.

     
  • Pool by Complete Pools; Graphic by Nick Orabovic

    A Cut Above

    For the past several years, vinyl-liner pools have become ever more intricate in their design. In fact, some builders rarely install standard shapes anymore.

     
  • Sticking Your Neck Out

    I heard on the radio this morning that McDonald’s revenue was up 4.5 percent in May.

     
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    Liner Notes

    Vinyl liners are becoming more advanced every year. From plasticizers to UV inhibiters to thousands of color combinations, the options available to the builder and customer are nearly endless.

     
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    VGB Grant Requirements Too Stringent for States

    As expected, no states applied for federal grant money available through the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

     
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    Energy Rebate Recommended for Robotic Cleaners

    California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has concluded that robotic automatic pool cleaners are efficient enough to warrant a rebate statewide.

     
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    Funding Lapse Taints Florida’s Solar Rebate Program

    Thousands of Florida residents are awaiting rebate checks from the state under a program promoting solar equipment installation.

     
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    AAP Changes Guidelines for Children’s Swim Lessons

    The American Academy of Pediatrics has relaxed its guidelines on swim lessons for children under age 5, in light of new evidence that pool safety classes for toddlers may decrease drowning risk.