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    Heater Hazards

    Ask a pool service technician to list common on-site safety hazards, and the answers likely will include diving boards, unlocked gates, and blockable main drains.

     
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    State of the Market

    As long as there are pools and spas, there will be chemicals to help treat them.

     
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    Sun Shines on Atlantic City Show

    Unseasonably mild temperatures and noticeable optimism for the coming year made for a well-received Atlantic City Pool and Spa Show.

     
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    Anthony & Sylvan Expands Texas Presence

    National megabuilder Anthony & Sylvan Pools has entered the San Antonio market.

     
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    Techs Find ‘Too Many Variables’ in Fill Water

    Service technicians are reporting unusual fluctuations in the chemical composition of fill water throughout the Sunbelt states.

     
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    Lawmaker Seeks Relief for Noncompliant Facilities

    One of the states most active in implementing federal safety measures may allow pools to open this season regardless of whether they comply with the law.

     
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    New Management at Leisure Pools USA

    A leading fiberglass pool manufacturer has cut ties with its longtime CEO and now is under the direction of its co-founder.

     
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    NPC Conference Promotes Education, Unity

    Attendance exceeded expectations for the National Plasterers Council’s 23rd annual conference.

     
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    Keeping Tabs on Chemical Pricing

    When suppliers announced they were raising the price of muriatic acid last fall, many retailers reluctantly followed suit.

     
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    Protect and Serve

    “Retail Raves” asks one retailer to specify a product that’s making a difference in his or her business. All professionals featured in this column are selected at random.

     
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    Fan Favorite

    The oceanside community of Long Beach, Calif., forms the perfect backdrop for a trade show.

     
  • Erika Taylor

    Look  Around

    I don’t really care for television commercials. Yes, I realize they pay the bills of my favorite programs. But beyond that, I rarely find much compelling about them.