November 30 2012 Table of Contents

Swamped with Work Builder Byte Swamped with Work

The market’s taken off for us -- I’ve gotten more business this year than I’ve had since the economic downturn. Read more

A Complicated Magic Editor's Note A Complicated Magic

Many of the materials used in pool design are very tasteful. Read more

Upcoming Events Industry News Upcoming Events

The 2013 Int’l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo [PSP] will be returning to Las Vegas and will take place November 12-14, 2013, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Read more

Virtual Conference - Available NOW! Industry News Virtual Conference - Available NOW!

After years of neglect from one of the worst economic downturns, facilities are in desperate need of renovation. Read more

FSPA to Offer Free Classes in 2013 Industry News FSPA to Offer Free Classes in 2013

The Florida Swimming Pool Association has announced that as of 2013, all of its continuing education classes will be free of charge for members. Read more

And the Winner is… Industry News And the Winner is…

The Northeast Spa & Pool Association recently announced the winners of its 2012 Awards of Excellence — Honoring Our Peers Awards Program. Read more

Industry News Industry Prepares for ADA Deadline

With less than two months left before the deadline to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the industry doesn’t seem to be rushing to the finish. Read more

Builders Foresee Improvement Industry News Builders Foresee Improvement

Construction industry leaders are preparing for increased business and a stronger economy, according to recent research. Read more

‘Chemical Cloud’ Brings Rare Lesson Industry News ‘Chemical Cloud’ Brings Rare Lesson

A San Francisco Bay-area builder learned that sometimes it’s not enough to not do anything wrong. Read more

Serious Socializing People Serious Socializing

Neal Schaffer gets it. He knows what it’s like to be a newcomer to social media, wondering how to derive the most value from it. Read more

Making a Difference People Making a Difference

“Jacuzzi Julie” is a bit of a local celebrity in Aspen, Colo. Read more

Clicks Kill Bricks Retailing Clicks Kill Bricks

Leslie Sauer closed her swimming pool and spa retail store in August 2011 after several years of struggling to compete with Internet giant Read more

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