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    Back to School, Funny Cars and a Fantastic Voyage

    In lieu of a column on whether Major League Baseball’s new labor deal should limit players’ use of sugar cereals in addition to smokeless tobacco, I give you scattered thoughts…

     
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    Tragic Accidents?

    It was a summer evening in 2010, and Jovita Ibeagwa was getting ready for her night shift as a nursing assistant in Jacksonville, Fla.

     
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    Facing Justice

    Parents rarely face formal charges when their children drown in swimming pools.

     
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    Falling Into Place

    The 2011 Canadian Pool & Spa Conference & Expo is causing quite a buzz.

     
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    In the Rain

    Something terrible almost happened to my son when he was very young, and today, nearly 20 years later, I still feel as if all the good luck anyone could expect for an entire life was spent in one moment

     
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    Aquatech Relocating to Las Vegas

    After decades in the Golden State, one of the industry’s leading buying groups is leaving California.

     
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    Arch Mourns Loss of Senior Scientist

    Jim Brennan, a senior consulting scientist with Arch Chemicals, died on Oct. 21 in Nashville. He was 70.

     
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    Farewell to Respected Retailer

    Eleanor Brumfield, co-owner of Dave’s Pools in Greenfield, Ind., died Oct. 29 in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., after a fight with cancer. She was 67.

     
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    Chlorinator Suit Stirs Concerns

    A lawsuit involving two individuals who suffered chemical burns from overchlorination in a spa has sparked concerns about a Rola-Chem feeder.

     
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    Upbeat Mood Prevails at Pool and Spa Expo

    The industry was alive with newfound optimism at this year’s International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo as more than 9,000 pool and spa professionals walked through the doors of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas Oct. 30 to Nov. 4.

     
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    Jandy Founder, Inventor Dies

    Andrew Pansini, inventor of the automatic pool cleaner and founder of Jandy Industries, died Nov. 4 at his home in Marin County, Calif. He was 93.

     
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    Water Quality Expert Dies

    George Belarski, a general manager at Palintest USA, died Oct. 24 in Cincinnati after battling cancer. He was 65.

     
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    Pebble Tec Brings Beadcrete on Board

    A leader in high-end pool and spa finishes has added a well-known product line to its repertoire.

     
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    Two Service Techs Honored as ‘the Best’ by Pleatco

    If you had to come up with one word to describe Pleatco’s Perfect Pool Guy and Gal this year, it would have to be “helpful.”

     
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    New Top 50 To Be Premiered

    Pool & Spa News is launching a revamped Top 50 Builders awards program.

     
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    Know Your Stains

    Protected by special additives and coatings, vinyl pool liners can withstand the extremes of sunshine, heat, cold and constant exposure to chemically treated water.