March 12 2010 Table of Contents

Dropping Bombs Construction Dropping Bombs

Ken McKenna hasn’t raised prices in three years. If anything, he’s dropped them to compete Read more

The Bright Side Editor's Note The Bright Side

Occasionally, I hear complaints from readers that Read more

Manage the Message Business Manage the Message

Imagine an employee with a pool and spa store had a particularly rough day. Read more

Two National Codes for Pools, Spas Afoot Industry News Two National Codes for Pools, Spas Afoot

Two new national codes for pools and/or spas are being developed Read more

New Program Finances Pool Equipment Industry News New Program Finances Pool Equipment

To help alleviate the ongoing credit crunch, a number of pool equipment manufacturers are offering financing for their products Read more

Strong Turnout for Orlando Show Industry News Strong Turnout for Orlando Show

Despite unseasonably cool temperatures for Central Florida, a strong turnout and well-attended education courses made for a successful 2010 Orlando Pool & Spa Show Read more

SmartPool Charts New Waters Industry News SmartPool Charts New Waters

Robotic pool cleaner and supply company SmartPool now is under the direct oversight of founder Joe Dubrofsky. Read more

Public Facilities on Notice Over State Law Industry News Public Facilities on Notice Over State Law

Health departments across California are spreading the word about the state’s version of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act Read more

VGB Residential Requirements Finalized Industry News VGB Residential Requirements Finalized

The question of how the Virginia Graeme Baker act will affect residential pools has finally been answered. Read more

Look Outside In These Times Look Outside

As a certified public accountant, Stan Griffin used to head the audit staff of the state of South Carolina. Read more

Testing the Waters Technically Speaking Testing the Waters

The testing procedures adopted internationally for free and combined chlorine residuals are versions of the DPD procedure developed and refined in the 1940s and ’50s by Dr. Tom Palin in the United Kingdom. Read more

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