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    Mavs, Flares and Marital Bliss

    In lieu of a column on the start of Wimbledon (my money’s on Nadal), I give you scattered thoughts…

     
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    Drowning-Prevention Efforts Persist Despite Funding Challenges

    Children under the age of 5 comprised approximately 78 percent of pool- or spa-related submersion injuries nationwide in 2010, down only slightly from the previous year.

     
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    Market Reacts to Recall

    As the industry scrambles to address the recently announced CPSC drain-cover recall, the ripple effects are starting to be felt.

     
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    Industry Feels the Strain of Drain Recall

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s far-reaching drain-cover recall is the largest in industry history.

     
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    Texas Bills Protect Pool Service and Safety

    Two Texas bills affecting the pool and spa industry are on their way to the governor’s desk.

     
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    Getting the Most

    Variable-speed pumps have come a long way, just ask Ben Honadel.

     
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    Top of Their Game

    While the hot tub market may not be as robust as in years past, plenty of spa dealers are still doing well.

     
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    Cover Connoisseurs

    Last year, Walt Leiffer and Nai Saechao installed an automatic cover on a vanishing-edge pool in Sonoma, Calif. As soon as they arrived on-site, it became apparent this was no ordinary job.

     
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    Good Drivers

    I recently experienced a momentous occasion that reminded me of the importance of a few of life’s simple lessons.

     
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    It’s Clean Up Time

    Keeping the pool clean is a dirty job, which is why to clear dirt and debris effectively, pool filters need periodic cleanings themselves.

     
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    The Pressure’s On

    All swimming pool filters are equipped with pressure gauges that measure the pressure within the filter in pounds per square inch.

     
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    The Heat Is On

    In any region of the country where pools sit unused for a few months, opening day is the time to tune up equipment for the coming swim season.

     
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    New-Pool Customers Returning

    Lately, Bruce Greene has noticed some familiar faces entering his showroom.