September 2008 Table of Contents

Drafting Drafting

The past few years in the pool industry has been a time of growth and exuberance. Read more

Small-Business Optimism Slide Continues Small-Business Optimism Slide Continues

The Small-Business Optimism Index lost a point in July for a reading of 88.2. Read more

All Hands on Deck All Hands on Deck

Though water gets the bulk of attention, it’s the deck that often occupies much of the backyard vista. Read more

Show Me the Finished Product Show Me the Finished Product

Some products are difficult to visualize from a photo or small sample board. Read more

Prep for pool visits Prep for pool visits

Taking customers to visit completed projects will cut into your day. Read more

State of the Market - Specialty Finishes State of the Market - Specialty Finishes

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Read more

Powerful pozzolans

As plasterers tinker with customized admixtures, pozzolans remain an intriguing ingredient. Read more

Retrofitting Safety Retrofitting Safety

The recently passed Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act imposes, among other things, a Dec. 19 deadline for all drain covers (suction outlets) in public pools and spas to conform to ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007 performance standards. Read more

Shoreline Pools Conviction May Prove to be a Challenge

While many in the industry are alarmed by the recent homicide charges against a Connecticut builder for allegedly constructing an unsafe pool, legal experts said the district attorney will have a tough time proving the case. Read more

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