December 31 2010 Table of Contents

Industry Lauds November Elections Industry News Industry Lauds November Elections

With the November elections shifting the power balance in Washington, D.C., many pool and spa professionals have high hopes for more small-business-friendly policies and a boost in consumer confidence. Read more

Florida Permits on the Rise Industry News Florida Permits on the Rise

Could Florida be on the cusp of a rebound? Read more

MAP Proving a Challenge to Enforce Industry News MAP Proving a Challenge to Enforce

Manufacturers dealing with minimum advertised pricing on pool and spa products are facing serious challenges enforcing the policy. Read more

Industry Spokesman Passes Away Industry News Industry Spokesman Passes Away

Leslie Nielsen, popular comedic actor and longtime spokesman for the pool industry, passed away on November 28. Read more

Industry Defies Dire Predictions Industry News Industry Defies Dire Predictions

The pool and spa industry is more resilient than many had expected. Read more

Groups Join Forces for Pool Safety Push Industry News Groups Join Forces for Pool Safety Push

Pool safety education will get a nationwide boost next spring, thanks to the combined efforts of two child safety groups. Read more

In Hot Water Voice of the Industry In Hot Water

We call ourselves the pool and spa industry for a reason. Read more

Got Grit Editor's Note Got Grit

Recently, I saw a film called “Winter’s Bone” that made me think, in a strange way, of the pool and spa industry. Read more

Online Retailers Pitch Partnerships Retailing Online Retailers Pitch Partnerships

The change seemed to happen almost overnight. Read more

The Roadblocks Retailing The Roadblocks

Customers who might once have paid to have a certified pool tech install their equipment are now purchasing parts online, and often installing them incorrectly. Read more

Cash Is King Retailing Cash Is King

Cash is making a comeback. Read more

Setting the Record Straight Retailing Setting the Record Straight

There are more options than ever for customers looking to sanitize their pools and spas. Read more

Staying Mainstream Retailing Staying Mainstream

It’s true that more and more customers are asking for alternatives to traditional chlorine. Read more

Goat or Scapegoat? Schechner's Sports Stop Goat or Scapegoat?

In a positively Nixonian turn of events, the NFL’s New York Jets have indefinitely suspended their strength and conditioning coach over an incident that’s straight out of 6th grade phys. ed. Read more

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