• Is CYA Out on the Inside?

    Everyone agrees that adding cyanuric acid to a pool extends the life of the chlorine by protecting it from damage by the sun’s UV rays.

     
  • Erika Taylor

    The Best of Both Worlds

    A year ago I bought a car, and ever since the day I drove it off the lot I’ve regretted the purchase.

     
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    Unblockable Effort Suffers Major Setback

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission denied a petition by unblockable drain cover manufacturer BeeSafe Systems requesting that its products be approved for installation without a secondary vacuum-limiting system.

     
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    Upcoming Events

    The 2013 Int’l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo [PSP] will be returning to Las Vegas and will take place November 12-14, 2013, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

     
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    Virtual Conference - Available NOW!

    After years of neglect from one of the worst economic downturns, facilities are in desperate need of renovation.

     
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    Solar Sun Rings Settles Suit with Walmart

    In what is being seen as a victory for small business, Solar Sun Rings has settled a patent-infringement suit against Walmart.

     
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    Unblockable Drain Petition is Denied

    A petition by unblockable drain cover manufacturer BeeSafe Systems requesting that its products be approved for installation without a secondary vacuum-limiting system has been denied.

     
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    Uptick of Early Buys Reported

    Early buys are in full swing, and many industry members are reporting participation is up slightly compared with the past few years.

     
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    Aquatech Move Provides Case Study

    In its 50th anniversary year, buying group Aquatech Corp.

     
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    Customer-First Attitude

    No one knows the importance of customer service more than Scott Colley.

     
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    Think Globally

    Clark Hale tends to look at the big picture.

     
  • 2013 New Products Supplement

    Try something new! Take a closer look at the innovative products that will make a splash in the year to come.

     
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    N.J. Manufacturer Survives Sandy’s Wrath

    Pool chemical manufacturer Alden Leeds sustained heavy damage to its facility during Hurricane Sandy, but unlike many businesses nearby, it managed to survive.

     
  • Franchise Players

    Subway. 7-Eleven. Dunkin’ Donuts. Hertz. These brands sit at the top of the U.S. franchise world, and are part of a category containing nearly one million similar companies throughout the country.

     
  • Natural History

    After a century of renovations and updates, a Minneapolis park’s swimming hole will return to its freshwater origins and become the nation’s first “natural” public swimming pool.

     
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    News Briefs

    Watkins Manufacturing Corp., maker of Hot Spring Spas, Caldera Spas and Advanced Hydrotherapy Systems, honored its president, Steven Hammock, for his 30th anniversary with the company.