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    News Briefs

    Former L.A. Spas Owner Pledges $27 Million ; CONSPA Warns Against Unlicensed Contractors

     
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    Florida Service Firm Makes Strategic Move for Market Share

    In another example of an emerging industry trend, a Florida home services company is entering the world of pool service franchising.

     
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    Aquatech Commemorates 50th

    Aquatech has concluded a year of honoring the group’s golden anniversary by gathering for its annual conference and rolling out a new branding initiative.

     
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    In Memoriam: Larry Gelhaus

    Industry pioneer Larry Gelhaus died Nov. 18. He was 79.

     
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    Hotel Not Held Liable in Drowning

    In an unusual turn of events, a Nebraska jury recently found an Omaha hotel not liable in the case of a drowning in the facility’s swimming pool.

     
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    ADA Lawsuits Feared as Deadline Passes

    As public pool owners and operators sit at the threshold of the ADA compliance deadline, some anticipate the immediate filing of lawsuits against companies that haven’t retrofitted their facilities.

     
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    Family Bonding

    Modern Method Gunite, and companies like it, are helping usher in a new age of interior surface applicators.

     
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    At the Helm

    It could be argued that the National Plasterers Council couldn’t ask for a better leader at this juncture in its history than Edgar Sanchez.

     
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    Before & After

    A recent Pool & Spa News survey addresses emerging trends in the chemical market.

     
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    Extreme Makeover

    Ever since Bass Brewery trademarked its logo in 1876, companies have been coming up with their own symbols to differentiate their products and offer a way for the public to quickly identify with their brands.

     
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    A Broader View

    Rarely does a week go by that I’m not engaged in a conversation about the sale of pool and spa products over the Internet.

     
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    Orlando Pool & Spa Show

    When it comes to fun destinations, Orlando, Fla., is at the top of the list. After all, it boasts SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando, Walt Disney World and the nearby Kennedy Space Center, to name just a few major attractions.

     
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    Some Like It Hot

    There’s nothing like a little help from Oprah. When the queen of daytime television credited the infrared sauna with helping her shed some pounds a few years ago, dealers across the county saw interest in saunas spike.

     
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    Making a Splash

    Have you been on Houzz.com? If you’ve somehow missed the meteoric rise of this Website that connects homeowners to remodelers, then immediately stop reading this and log on.

     
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    Western Pool & Spa Show

    Words such as “spectacular” have been used to describe the Long Beach (Calif.) Convention Center and it’s easy to see why

     
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    Proposal Would Broaden Florida Licensing Requirements

    A new bill coming before the Florida legislature would require all pool service technicians statewide, including those who perform only chemical adjustments, to be swimming pool/spa servicing contractors.