Service Industry News

For more than 29 years, Service Industry News has served as the voice of the pool and spa service professional. A twice monthly newspaper, the staff covers featured stories on equipment installation, trouble-shooting and repair; water chemistry and business issues facing the industry; and news pertaining to the interests of the pool and spa technician.

In addition to the newspaper, we have produced three technical books used throughout the industry as training and reference guides. The Professional Pool Technicians' Guide to ChlorineGuide to Alternative Sanitizers and the Guide to pH, Alkalinity, Water Testing and Water Balance are compiled from articles that originally appeared in our newspaper.

We've also updated and republished an industry classic on pool care, Charlie Taylor's Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Pool Care. This light, easy-to understand and illustrated book has long been a part of any complete library on pool care. Now, it's also available in Spanish!

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Plasterers say Standard is not good enough

By Marcelle Dibrell

The APSP ANSI Plastering Standards Committee spent July in a response period
as the Technical Committee responded to comments that they solicited from the industry during the public comment period. This response period ended July 17 at which point it became eligible for submission to ANSI. It seems likely that the plastering Standards will pass the ANSI process. 

The Standards contain general statements about plastering materials and practices that very few plasterers and industry professionals would disagree with. However, for many plasterers, the trouble lies in the sorts of statements the Standards do not contain.

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