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    The Best Policy

    Recently, Pool & Spa News ran a number of stories about problems surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act as it pertains to pools and spas, including the one in this issue.

     
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    Olympics: Six Olympians - Promoting Pools and Spas

    Olympic swimmers and divers have lent their names to myriad industry causes and companies over the years, whether it’s serving as a product spokesperson, attending trade shows or speaking with the press about the importance of pool and spa safety.

     
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    Renovation Investments Improve Arizona Commercial Pools

    An infusion of investment capital has breathed new life into pools at several Arizona apartment complexes and multifamily properties

     
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    Emerging Brazil Still a Tough Nut to Crack

    Brazil is expected to be the world’s fifth largest economy by the end of 2012.

     
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    ADA May Force Pool Closures

    Owners and operators of public pools are weighing tough options.

     
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    New Code Proposes CYA Restriction

    According to the latest working draft of the Model Aquatic Health Code, there’s no reason for indoor pools to use cyanuric acid, even in products such as dichlor and trichlor.

     
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    FPSIE Study Aims to Influence Policy

    The Foundation for Pool & Spa Industry Education has completed a study on how to save energy without compromising water quality.

     
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    Olympics: London Calling

    A large turtle waving oversized flippers, a dolphin’s back, an airy dramatic space that suggests a wave: The London Aquatics Centre, built for this year’s London Olympics, has been described as all of these.

     
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    Slideshow: The London Aquatic Centre

    State-of-the Art Design

     
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    Olympics: Construction Facts

    Building the London Aquatics Centre was a huge feat. Here are some of its unique construction facts.

     
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    Olympics: Keeping Up with Demand

    For a service technician accustomed to working on residential and small commercial sites, the first Olympic account can seem like a major step up.

     
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    Rules of Thumb

    Aside from the larger scale and higher bather loads of Olympic-size pools, some less tangible differences exist between these sites and a typical residential or small commercial account. Here are a few pointers:

     
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    Olympics: Olympic Tales

    The Summer Olympics are just around the corner, and excitement is building. The pageantry! The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat! The weird mascots! Wait, what?

     
  • An Intro to Ions

    It has been known since the time of the Greeks that copper has special properties that prevent the fouling of drinking water.