Other stories by Dan Schechner

  • Illinois Seeks VGB Relief for Noncompliant Facilities

    One of the states most active in implementing federal safety measures may allow pools to open this season regardless of whether they comply with the law

  • Recall Enforcement Remains Uncertain

    It’s been just over three months since the industry’s largest-ever product recall, and enforcement issues are surfacing.

  • NDPA Taps New Leader

    Less than a month after losing its executive director, a leading water safety organization has named a replacement.

  • Pool Safely Campaign Set to Heat Up in 2011

    Last year the Consumer Product Safety Commission unveiled this multifaceted campaign to promote pool safety and the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act

  • Aquatic Firms Pinched as HOAs Struggle

    With the economy still struggling, some homeowners associations are presenting pool management firms with a dilemma

  • Millions Awarded for VGB Education

    A number of industry groups recently were awarded millions of dollars in federal contracts to provide training and education on drowning prevention, as well as swimming pool and spa safety

  • CPSC Unveils New Programs

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission has begun rolling out two final mandates of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act

  • Running on Empty

    On July 29, 2009, Seattle was blazing. The Emerald City had just reached 103 degrees Fahrenheit for the first time in recorded history.

  • Distracted Lifeguards Cited in Aquatic Incidents

    Distracted lifeguards were cited in at least two aquatic incidents.

  • VGB Hits Historic Pools Hardest

    At 401 feet long and 200 feet wide, Sunlite Pool is considered the largest recirculating swimming vessel in the world. It’s one of the main attractions at Coney Island Park in Cincinnati.