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    Sanitized Series, Deli Disinterest and a Not-So-Fresh Prince

    In lieu of a column on Monday Night Football giving us another five years of Jon Gruden and his excruciating color commentary (thanks guys!), I give you scattered thoughts…

     
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    Feed Needs

    For much of the pool industry’s history, chemicals have been added to the water in two basic ways: By pouring solutions into the pool, or by placing tablets in a feeder of some sort.

     
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    High and Dry

    Liquid chemical feeders are helpful for many applications, but erosion feeders present a simpler alternative for systems in need of regular chlorine dosing.

     
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    Florida Keys on 2012

    More than 70 businesses and chapters of the Florida Swimming Pool Association are banking on Larry Ahern.

     
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    A.O. Smith Sheds Pool and Spa Unit

    A major industry manufacturer has sold its decades-old pool and spa pump motors division.

     
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    CPSC Vote Elicits Partisan Wrangling

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted to remove allowances given to certain unblockable drains in the federal pool and spa safety law

     
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    Energy Audit Outreach Targets Pool Professionals

    Home energy auditors may be well-versed in the energy-saving value of thermostats and insulation, but many neglect to include the pool in their energy assessments of homes

     
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    International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo Expands Offerings

    The 2011 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo offers a range of new classes and events this year, along with a number of old favorites.

     
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    Leading Fiberglass Manufacturer Acquires Trilogy Pools

    Viking Pools has fortified its position in the fiberglass pool segment with the recent acquisition of manufacturer Trilogy Pools.

     
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    The Protector

    “The one thing I was certain of when I was [a youth] was that I would never go into the insurance business,” said Ray Arouesty with a laugh.

     
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    Covering the Drain

    It was May 2011, and the pool season was about to begin. Service technicians were scrambling to open customers’ pools while contractors rushed to have final plaster completed in time for summer.

     
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    Entrapment Testing at a Glance

    From 1999 to 2010, there were 97 entrapment incidents reported in the United States — 12 of them fatal.

     
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    Road to a Recall

    6/1/2002

     
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    On the Right Track?

    A new version of the drain-cover standard, ANSI/APSP-16, is scheduled to be released later this year.

     
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    Physical/Ultraviolet Testing

    A key component to entrapment prevention is ensuring secure placement of drain covers.

     
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    On the List

    The following models were named in CPSC’s recall. Consult the terms of the recall for more information about its application and exemptions.

     
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    Required Reading

    I have been obsessively following the U.S. Supreme Court for most of my adult life