Pool & Spa News the sister publication to Aquatics International recently won a major journalism award for coverage of  the issues regarding suction outlet covers, as related to the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

An in-depth feature article won the 2012 Jesse H. Neal Award, widely considered the Pulitzer Prize of business media. The Neal Awards are given annually by American Business Media, an association serving the business-to-business media model.

“Covering the Drain,” which first appeared in the Oct, 28, 2011, issue of Pool & Spa News, received the award for Best Technical Content at a ceremony last month in New York. It is set to appear in Aquatics International next month. Aquatics International received a 2011 Neal Award for coverage of sexual abuse amongst swim coaches.