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    Legends of the Fall

    It’s rare that an opportunity presents itself to work on a historic property where landscape features such as oak trees have been maturing for more than 100 years.

     
  • Erika Taylor

    A Question of Honor

    I had my bathroom remodeled about a year and a half ago using a large amount of unique and overpriced tile.

     
  • Erika Taylor

    Opposites Attract

    In this year’s Masters of Design Issue, I noticed a trend that, when looked at one way, is a little unsettling

     
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    Training Day

    The pool season is in high gear, and it’s more important than ever to provide top-notch customer service.

     
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    Top Training Manual Tips

    If you’ve been waiting to create a training manual, don’t put it off any longer, says Matt Gohlke, president of Gohlke Custom Pools in Denton, Texas.

     
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    Industry Reacts to Acquisition

    Jacuzzi Group Worldwide announced the acquisition of ThermoSpas nearly a month ago, yet both hot tub manufacturers remain tightlipped about the deal.

     
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    Schobel Leaves BioLab

    After more than 36 years, longtime BioLab executive and APSP office holder Charlie Schobel has left the firm.

     
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    Association Preps for Industry Summit

    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals is gearing up for its 2012 Industry Summit.

     
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    Pool Companies Adjust to New Rules on Background Checks

    Just as the busy season started this year, pool firms had to adjust to new federal rules on criminal background checks for job candidates

     
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    Major California Builder Closes Doors

    One of the largest pool building companies in the San Diego area abruptly closed its doors in early June.

     
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    PoolCorp Plans to Capitalize on Industry’s Rebound

    Revenue is on the rise at PoolCorp. Sales figures for the distribution giant often are seen as an indicator of the industry’s health overall

     
  • Understanding SVRS

    A safety vacuum release system (SVRS) is a system or a device that disables a pool pump’s suction ability so that a body or object trapped against the suction outlet is freed.

     
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    The State of Salt

    Get a group of pool servicepeople together in a room, and the subject of salt chlorination will come up sooner or later

     
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    Proper Performance

    Just because salt chlorination is largely an automated process doesn’t mean it is maintenance-free.