Other stories by Gary Thill

  • Goodbye, Hello

    I’ve written a lot of columns in my nearly 10 years as editor of

  • VGBA DéjàVu

    Lately, I’ve been having a serious case of déjà vu, that uncanny, eerie feeling that you’ve been there before.

  • The Aquatics X Factor

    The email came with an air of desperation, but also, it turns out, the seeds of inspiration.

  • On Guard? 

    Imagine the worst case scenario at an aquatics facility. If you’re like most professionals, that probably ends with a drowning death

  • The Recall: Really!?!

    That’s the name of a popular “Saturday Night Live” skit in which “anchor” Seth Meyers reports the latest news of the day with incredulous skepticism and disgust.

  • Drain Cover Recall Leaves Questions, Confusion

    Aquatics professionals were left scrambling in the wake of a pre-Memorial Day weekend federal recall of approximately 1 million drain covers — and wondering about timing and cost of the action.

  • CPSC Issues Massive Drain Cover Recall

    Editor’s Note: Aquatics International will continue to update this story as it develops. Please check back regularly for updates.

  • Stop the Smear

    Even before I became editor of

  • Clean Up VGB

    Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

  • And the Winner Is...

    Each year, the American Business Media organization singles out an editor whose work “displays courage, integrity and passion