October 12 2012 Table of Contents

Circulation from the Inside Design/Construction Circulation from the Inside

Pool builders can make large gains in energy efficiency with relatively small changes, including the placement of return fittings. Read more

A Specialty Inlet Design/Construction A Specialty Inlet

For Skip Phillips, suction and return fittings not only were laced with safety and sanitation concerns, but he also didn’t like the way they interfered with the sleek look of his vessels. Read more

Surety Editor's Note Surety

Awhile back I wrote a column about sleazy contractors who do substandard work. Read more

CPSC Swim Safely Campaign Looks Ahead Industry News CPSC Swim Safely Campaign Looks Ahead

With the 2012 swim season behind them, officials at one leading drowning prevention effort are looking ahead. Read more

Pool Firms Watch Out for West Nile Industry News Pool Firms Watch Out for West Nile

This summer, the lowly mosquito has become downright worrisome for pool firms and health departments alike, especially in Texas, thanks to an epidemic of West Nile virus. Read more

Industry News ‘Lifeguards Gone Wild’ Video Gets 14 Fired

At least a dozen California lifeguards are receiving more attention than they anticipated, and so is their employer, the city of El Monte, Calif. Read more

PoolCorp and ‘Big 3’ Named in Lawsuit Industry News PoolCorp and ‘Big 3’ Named in Lawsuit

Megadistributor PoolCorp and the manufacturers known in the industry as “The Big Three” are being accused of anti-competitive activity in a lawsuit that the plaintiffs are hoping will gain class action status. Read more

Another Acquisition for Neptune-Benson Industry News Another Acquisition for Neptune-Benson

Neptune-Benson, a producer of commercial aquatic filtration systems, has purchased Engineered Treatment Systems for an undisclosed sum. Read more

Consumers Face Online Sales Tax in Key States Industry News Consumers Face Online Sales Tax in Key States

As a taste of what’s to come for online consumers, California and Pennsylvania now are requiring that sales tax be charged on Internet purchases made by shoppers living in these states. Read more

Landmark Reopens After Major Makeover Industry News Landmark Reopens After Major Makeover

The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool has received a much-needed face-lift. After two years of reconstruction, the historic landmark reopened to the public on Aug. 31. Read more

Diamonds in the Rough Service/Technical Diamonds in the Rough

In 2010, Rick Colosimo had a problem. The recession had cut his spa business to a fraction of what it had been a few years previously. Read more

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