April 29 2011 Table of Contents

Bad Boys, Bad Boys... Schechner's Sports Stop Bad Boys, Bad Boys...

I may have stumbled across the most compelling reason yet to end the current labor dispute between NFL players and owners. Read more

CPSC Considers Drain Cover Recall Industry News CPSC Considers Drain Cover Recall

What began as a complaint against one testing laboratory has grown into a full-scale investigation of virtually every drain cover on the market. Read more

Proposed State Law Divides Industry Industry News Proposed State Law Divides Industry

Industry professionals in Florida are split over a proposed safety law targeting commercial pools and spas. Read more

Leslie’s Expands in Key States Industry News Leslie’s Expands in Key States

Leslie’s Poolmart earlier this month began the first stage of its 2011 expansion efforts with the official grand openings of new stores in key states such as Arizona, California, Florida and Texas, as well as other regions. Read more

Plastics Manufacturers Feel Petroleum Pinch Industry News Plastics Manufacturers Feel Petroleum Pinch

The rising cost of petroleum is making its impact felt throughout many pool and spa manufacturing segments. Read more

Must Love Spas Spa Smart Must Love Spas

Jerry Pasley didn’t know much about hot tubs until he bought one for his young family to enjoy in 1986. Read more

Virtual Education Education Virtual Education

Pool and spa businesses have been buffeted by the economy, and while there are signs of a recovery, it’s not going to turn around overnight. Read more

Getting Audited Education Getting Audited

How much continuing education did you receive in 2010? If the answer isn’t what you’d like, you’ll soon have the chance to improve it. Read more

A Fine Balance Design/Construction A Fine Balance

In today’s pool industry, every dig is critical. But in trying to get that signature on the dotted line, some sales professionals will push the limits of what they can promise and at what price. Read more

Clever Cleaning:One Products Clever Cleaning:One

Every pool needs to be cleaned regularly, and for most pools, that means bringing in an automatic cleaner. Read more

Clever Cleaning:Two Products Clever Cleaning:Two

Automatic cleaners come in almost every shape and size, and run the gamut from simple suction and pressure devices to smart robots with advanced sensory equipment. Read more

Art of Reinvention Distribution Art of Reinvention

For William Churchman, running an efficient operation begins with a philosophy. Read more

Tired and Hungry Editor's Note Tired and Hungry

As many of you know, the next edition of Pool & Spa News is our 50th Anniversary Issue, and we’ve all been working overtime preparing for it. Read more

Connecticut Licensing Bill Introduced Industry News Connecticut Licensing Bill Introduced

A bill has been introduced in the Connecticut legislature that, if passed, would require pool and spa builders to obtain a construction license specific to the profession. Read more

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