• Come Together

    Typically, journalists are skeptics by nature

     
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    Crypto Out breaks Linked to Midwestern Water parks

    More 15 cases of

     
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    Pentair Buys Brazilian Manufacturer

    In a deal announced earlier this month, Pentair Inc. has attained a leading Brazilian vinyl-liner manufacturing and distribution company

     
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    New CEO on Horizon for APSP

    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals will likely begin searching for a new chief executive officer next year

     
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    Swim Sex Abusers Trigger Legislation

    Legislation that would ban confidential lawsuit settlements involving allegations of child sexual abuse and lengthen the statute of limitations for victims to file civil actions has been introduced in California

     
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    CPSC Approves Unblockable Extension

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission is extending by one year the deadline for retrofitting unblockable drains in public pools

     
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    Pool Magazine Receives Major Award

    Pool & Spa News the sister publication to

     
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    NDPA Poised for Growth

    The National Drowning Prevention Alliance held its 2012 National Drowning Prevention Symposium last week, and organization leaders have announced big plans for continued expansion

     
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    Pricing, Service Still Vex Red Cross Providers

    Some Red Cross providers remain frustrated with costs and customer service despite lower learn-to-swim fees announced in February

     
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    Top Swimmers’ Lung Damage May Be Linked to Chlorine

    A new study shows competitive swimmers training at indoor chlorinated pools may have lungs similar to people with mild asthma

     
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    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

     
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    ADA Lift Ruling Under Fire

    On the heels of a U.S. Department of Justice interpretation of the Americans with Disabilities Act restricting use of portable lifts, several industry organizations and manufacturers are banding together to challenge the decision

     
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    Industry Mourns Loss of an Innovator

    Joe Hunsaker, the industry icon who co-founded St. Louis-based consulting/design firm then known as Counsilman/Hunsaker & Associates has died

     
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    Government Grants ADA Compliance Extension

    Responding to concerns from pool industry experts and a hotel/ lodging industry coalition, the White House issued a 60-day extension for compliance with requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act

     
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    CPSC Takes Firmer Hand in VGB Testing

    With a new certification standard in place and swim season coming, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is instituting strict new drain cover testing procedures

     
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    AOAP Looks to Grow Beyond Parks and Recreation

    When the National Recreation & Park Association announced that 2011 would be the last NRPA National Aquatic Conference, and that its National Aquatic Branch would be dismantled, many in the industry were left wondering what would fill the void

     
  • Called Out

    I’m an early riser, so on the Saturday in question I was sitting on my couch watching TV and sipping my second cup of coffee, when suddenly we lost power at 8 a.m. 

     
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    Teaching 2.0:two

    Time is money; we all have to work within our labor budgets and we all want to maximize the allotted time available. 

     
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    Training 2.0:one

    Let’s be clear: We all have limited time, and multiple duties, responsibilities and budgets to work around

     
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    Statistically Significant

    Math, numbers and statistics were never my forte

     
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    Creative Solutions

    Hiring and training staff members is a key responsibility for nearly three-quarters of those who responded to a December 2011 online

     
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    Project Suppliers:four

    View an extensive list of companies that participated in the design and build of the London Aquatic Centre

     
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    Technical Highlights:three

    Here’s a look at five innovations behind the design that makes this facility truly champion worthy

     
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    London Calling

    A large turtle waving oversized flippers, a dolphin’s back, an airy dramatic space that suggests a wave: The London Aquatic Centre, built for the London Olympics, has been described as all of these

     
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    Slideshow: The London Aquatic Centre

    A large turtle waving oversized flippers, a dolphin’s back, an airy dramatic space that suggests a wave: The London Aquatic Centre, built for the London Olympics, has been described as all of these

     
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    Quality Assurance

    Sometimes I think pool operators wish patrons wouldn’t come and swim