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    Great Giveaways

    Who doesn’t love a good giveaway?

     
  • Erika Taylor

    What’s Left Behind

    Recently, my mother became ill, and I cared for her at home for a number of days before she passed away.

     
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    Cut in Stone

    Landscape architect Charles Hess prides himself on creating spaces that blend architecture with the natural environment.

     
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    Large Pool and Spa Retailer Expands into Phoenix

    A growing player in the Southwestern retail scene is making a major push into one of the area’s largest pool markets.

     
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    Conviction Underscores Parents’ Role

    A recent verdict in Florida reaffirms the notion that parental supervision around pools remains the most important layer of protection.

     
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    Industry Avoids Proposed Filter Ban

    The pool and spa industry has dodged another regulatory bullet, but in its wake many wonder if there are too many model codes.

     
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    Orlando Pool Show Sees Strong Activity

    There was plenty to do in Central Florida last month beyond the Daytona 500 and the NBA’s All-Star Game.

     
  • New Industry Trade Shows Report Success

    Two new industry events meant to cater to underserved markets are reporting success their first time around.

     
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    Texas Code Enforcement Tightens

    Texas pool service companies offering to perform electrical work without having a staff member who is properly licensed now will be prosecuted according to the letter of the law.

     
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    Patent Pending?

    When Michael Alford came up with the idea for his Pool Leveling System in 2004, he knew it was a good one.

     
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    The Facts on Fees

    The cost to prepare and prosecute a patent vary greatly, and is based on a number of factors, says Terry Clark, an intellectual property attorney with the firm of Bass, Berry & Sims in Washington, D.C.

     
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    Pellet Power

    “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.