Other stories by Gary Thill

  • 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

  • More Powerful than Oprah

    Americans, myself included, tend to be focused on what’s become known as The Homeland. One indication of this shortsightedness is our gross geographic ignorance.

  • Hero with a Thousand Faces

    He actually ran toward the bullets

  • Five to Watch

    New Year prognostications aren’t for the timid. Invariably, the predictor ends up looking ridiculous when the forecasts don’t come to pass

  • Death Sentences

    What is a life worth? I’ve asked this question in various ways over the years, but it’s always been more of a rhetorical question than something that can be answered.

  • The Green Gap

    I’m contemplating two April events that seemingly have nothing to do with each other, but are actually inexorably linked: the annual Aquatics International salary survey and Earth Day

  • To the Rescue

    Over the years, I’ve used this column as a place to rail against everything from lifeguard pay to lack of industry cooperation.