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    What Would You Do: Drain-Cover Recall

    Just before Memorial Day weekend, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that approximately one million drain covers were being recalled.

     
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    What Would You Do: Economy

    Saddled by crushing debt, high unemployment and a plummeting housing market, the U.S. economy has seen brighter days.

     
  • Erika Taylor

    Measuring Stick

    Welcome to the Top 50 Builders issue.

     
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    What Would You Do: Immigration

    Questions about immigration are fraught with confusion and contradiction.

     
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    Drain Entrapment Suit Filed in Texas

    A Texas family is suing a fiberglass installer, claiming their pool had workmanship problems, including one that resulted in brief entrapment incidents involving their children.

     
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    Service Techs Courted in Florida

    Service technicians have largely withstood the economic storm that has battered Florida’s new-pool construction industry.

     
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    Pool Heating Takes New Shapes

    When Douglas Ecker was contracted to redesign the electrical system for a California school, he knew he’d have to take energy efficiency into account.

     
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    Leslie’s Acquires Commercial Business

    As part of an ongoing, aggressive growth strategy, the industry’s largest retailer has added a commercial pool supply and service firm to its portfolio.

     
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    Summer Swim Season Lingers Longer

    Sales of pool equipment and chemicals held steady through the end of July, and many industry professionals expect an above-average August as well.

     
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    Former California Builder is Imprisoned

    The general manager of Aquarius Pools, a Sacramento, Calif.-based builder whose closure left many in the lurch, has been sentenced to two years in state prison for diverting funds.

     
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    Rolling with the Changes

    If this year’s Top 50 Builders list is any indication, the construction and renovation sides of the industry seem to be progressing in a new direction.

     
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    The Ultimate Warrior, Code Words and Terrifying Telecom

    In lieu of a column on whether Alex Rodriguez has a more promising future in poker than he does with the Yankees, I give you scattered thoughts…