• Photo by Denise Baker

    Techs and Drugs

    Dave Hawes has a long-tenured staff and a reputation for strict hiring standards. But 15 years ago, his company fell victim to an all-too-common problem — substance abuse in the workplace.

  • Learning the Truth

    Service techs occupy an unfortunate place in the American psyche.

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    Will Coach Abuse Scandal Hurt Swimming?

    The issue of coaches crossing the line with young female swimmers is a hot topic this spring as several high-profile lawsuits have entered the public arena.

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    License Crackdown Looms for Texas Techs

    Thousands of Texas service technicians have been operating illegally since March 1, and many are unaware of this fact.

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    NESPA Pushing Licensing Efforts

    Officials from a number of Northeastern states want a construction license that’s specific to pool builders — and a recent setback won’t stop them.

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    Federal Tax Rebate Gives Businesses a Break

    Businesses in need of workers may be in for some pleasant surprises.

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    State, Local Officials to be Trained on VGB

    A number of groups are vying for federal funds to conduct training on the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

  • Pavers - Photo courtesy Artistic Pavers

    Paving the Way

    Looking for a deck option that can ride out ground movement while offering stylistic flair?

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    Bright Spots

    The key pool market of Phoenix is finally seeing a glimmer of improvement, with builders across the area reporting increases from 12- to 15 percent over last year’s dismal spring.

  • Ray Arouesty

    The VGB Effect

    The requirement to bring pools and spas into compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act became effective more than a year ago.