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    Control on the Whole

    If there’s one fact about automation on which almost every builder agrees, it’s that no two systems are quite alike.

     
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    Spa-side Switches

    When selecting automation components, some companies choose to shave a little off the cost by installing switches for waterfeatures on the side of the spa.

     
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    A Tepid Reception

    When the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act was passed in December 2007, the industry took it very seriously.

     
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    Extreme Hiring

    We’ve all heard about the grim employment picture, and many of us have experienced it firsthand. But I didn’t understand what it’s really like out there until my 18-year-old son began looking for a job.

     
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    Illuminating Safely

    When talking about safety-specific products, something that’s often taken for granted in the whole equation is lighting.

     
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    Arch to be Acquired by Swiss Firm Lonza

    Arch Chemicals’ upcoming acquisition by an international biocide company is not expected to alter its core business, but some speculate that changes could follow.

     
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    Arizona Prepares for Pump Law

    Industry groups across Arizona are educating their members about the state’s upcoming pool pump efficiency standards.

     
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    Texas Drought Rankles Pool Professionals

    Water restrictions are clamping down in Texas as the state suffers through a historic drought.

     
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    Florida Builders Seek Skilled Pool Subs

    In Florida, good help has become increasingly hard to find.

     
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    FPSIE Conducts Efficiency Study

    The Foundation for Pool & Spa Industry Education is studying how commercial pools can be made as energy efficient as possible while maintaining appropriate water-quality levels.

     
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    Senior Communities Help Revitalize Pool Construction

    Swimming pool builders across the country are finding a lucrative revenue stream in assisted living facilities and retirement communities.

     
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    Pool Industry Expo Emphasizes Education

    Among travelers of all stripes, Monterey, Calif., is known for beautiful beaches, delicious food and a quaint seaside atmosphere.

     
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    Game Interrupted, More Sauce and Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Doo

    In lieu of a column on how quickly boxing great Floyd Mayweather would dust announcer Larry Merchant — at any age — if Merchant ever crosses him again, I give you scattered thoughts…