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    Consummate Craftsman

    Jimmy Reed has worked with tile since he was a pre-teen helping his neighbor.

  • Erika Taylor

    Defining the Top 50

    All members of our email list — and that’s most of you — have been sent an invitation to enter the Pool & Spa News Top 50 Builders program.

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    Paddock Denies Closing Construction

    One of the oldest and largest pool companies in the nation is denying that it has closed a major part of its operations.

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    Florida Pool Permits Jump

    In another sign of the improving economy, applications to build pools in Florida were up in November nearly 300 percent from the same month in 2011.

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    Leslie’s Acquires Texas Retail Chain

    Retail giant Leslie’s Poolmart is expanding its presence in the Lone Star State

  • News Briefs

    Hanley Wood Pool Group, composed of Pool & Spa News and Aquatics International, has announced major changes and additions to its e-newsletter offerings.

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    NSPF Opens Pool Incident Database to Public

    As part of an effort to track pool-related issues, the National Swimming Pool Foundation has started compiling a database of news reports about such incidents.

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    California Pools Heads to Florida

    California Pools has gone bicoastal.

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    Pool Urination Comments Spur Ongoing Debate

    Comments made by two Olympic swimmers stating that urinating in pools is acceptable has caused more debate in the aquatics and pool industries.

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    A Route to Success

    Leland Stith was a newcomer to the pool industry six and a half years ago when he decided to take the plunge and purchase a 50-pool route.

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    How to Smoothly Transfer a Pool Route

    It’s not always easy being the new guy.

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    Finding the Right Tool for the Job

    Maintaining a safe water balance can be a daunting task.

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    Social Gathering

    Since 1960, the success mantra for marketing has been about the five Ps (originally four Ps by E.J. McCarthy).

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    No Stone Unturned

    People often ask me how Pulliam Pools has survived for 96 years, and I always give the same answer.