• Erika Taylor

    State of the Union

    Creating a “State of the Industry” issue for the pool and spa market is a tricky thing.

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    States Face New Pool Regulations

    Lawmakers in South Carolina and Florida have passed new pool regulations that will impact staffing and construction.

  • Pros Voice Glass Tile Concerns

    As the popularity and sales of glass tile increase, a group of professionals have begun gathering to discuss problems associated with some of the products.

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    Invasive Whitefly ‘Sucking Chlorine’ from Florida Pools

    South Florida’s inviting climate has made it home to invasive species such as parakeets, pythons and walking catfish.

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    Carecraft Hires George Williams

    George Williams, a 40-year industry veteran who’s held prominent positions with several major manufacturers, has joined the executive staff of Carecraft.

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    Alleged Product Defect Causes Conflict

    A manufacturer of salt chlorine generators and a Northeast distributor are embroiled in an ongoing lawsuit.

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    Plasterers Plan to Broaden Mission

    One of the industry’s major trade associations is updating its mission to better reflect the changing nature of its members’ businesses.

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    Defibrillators Now Required at Pools in Maryland County

    All public and semipublic pools in Maryland’s Anne Arundel County now must have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on site, thanks to a new law signed in July.

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    Social Studies

    These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a swimming pool business that doesn’t have its own Website.

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    My Generation

    After more than four decades in the swimming pool industry, Ken Rogner retired in May 2011.

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    Numbers to Watch

    Turn on any news channel, and you won’t be able to avoid the barrage of economic indicators

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    Customer Profiles

    To succeed in business, a company must know its customers.

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    By Leaps and Bounds

    The past few years have been tough for the pool industry, but three notable companies have managed to expand not only in spite of the Great Recession but, in some cases, partly because of it

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    Pool Permits

    The charts featured here show the number of pool permits issued year-to-year in key counties throughout the Sunbelt, from 2009 through the first half of 2012.