• Gorillas in the Midst

    To become fixated on a momentary issue to the point where we no longer notice that someone is uncomfortable or could use a little help is to enslave ourselves to the hamster wheel of our own minds.

  • Getting a Good Fit

    Tips and tricks for installing safety covers on challenging poolscapes.

  • Dealing with the Unknown

    A homeowner or general contractor has a friend of a friend’s brother who offered to do one stage of construction for a good price.

  • Opening Day

    For pool service technicians who work in the frost belt, the change of seasons brings new chores. In the spring, that means opening pools. The level of difficulty involved in that job has a lot to do with how well the previous fall’s pool closing was performed. If it was completed properly, the...

  • Shop Local: Growing Trend or All Talk?

    Pool firms that experiment with ‘shop local’ campaigns report mixed results.

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    Safety Products Manufacturer Makes Strategic Purchase

    RJE Technologies has purchased Terrapin Communications’ Safety Turtle product line. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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    Major Hot Tub Manufacturer Acquires Competitor

    After much industry speculation, Jacuzzi Group Worldwide on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Dimension One Spas.

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    News Briefs

    IPSPE Honored in Fastest 50 Awards

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    Paddock Bought by Former Executive

    Pioneering industry firm Paddock Pools has been acquired by a former executive of the company.

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    Atlantic City Show Sets Mood for Upcoming Season

    The wind gusts were high, but the haunting reminder of Hurricane Sandy was quickly replaced with optimism as the industry gathered for the 32nd Annual Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show.

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    Energy Star Pump Specs Debut in February

    Pool pumps are joining the ranks of products eligible for Energy Star certification.

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    Vance Gillette to Retire

    Long-time industry icon Vance Gillette is retiring at the end of March.

  • PSN Introduces New Blogger

    Hey everyone! I want to help business owners take advantage of the Web and market their companies online.