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PVC, plastic parts supply jeopardized

PVC, plastic parts supply jeopardized


By Marcelle Dibrell The pool industry may be facing a dramatic reduction in products made from plastics. The aftermath of February’s brutal Texas storm and power outages resulted in widespread damage — crippling domestic plastic production. The power outages brought Texas’ petrochemical complex, America’s hub for the raw materials for plastic, to its knees. New York-based Confer

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3 dead, truck in pool after police pursuit

3 dead, truck in pool after police pursuit


Three people were dead after a pickup truck fleeing the Garden Grove police struck another car, crashed through a wall, and landed upside down in a swimming pool. The incident occurred at a home near the intersection of South Euclid Street and Orangewood Avenue in Garden Grove, California on March 12, 2021. Police first spotted the truck, a Dodge Ram, speeding through a parking lot at just

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Make-A-Wish & Mountain Hot Tub delight girl

Make-A-Wish & Mountain Hot Tub delight girl


Thanks to the generosity of Mountain Hot Tub and Make-A-Wish of South Dakota & Montana, a little girl’s dream of her own spa became a reality. 5-year-old Maylee Williamson, of Butte, Montana, suffers from SAVI (STING-associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy) an extremely rare autoimmune disease that affects the lungs, skin, joints, bones, and blood vessels. Interstitial lung disease,

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Drought conditions may spur water restrictions

Drought conditions may spur water restrictions


A disappointingly dry February is fanning fears of another severe drought in California. It was just a little more than 5 years ago when the swimming pool & hot tub industry had to undertake a major public relations and regulatory effort to push back against state and local government efforts to restrict the use of public water to fill new swimming pools and, in some cases, prevent public water

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The many wonderful pool industry associations

The many wonderful pool industry associations


There are a number of trade associations within the pool and spa industry offering an array of benefits for the pool service professional. Perhaps one thing these associations have in common is their capacity to bring otherwise competing business entities together, allowing service professionals to form human connections. Provided in the following pages are select trade associations available

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Check out our latest ‘Horror File’ entry

Check out our latest ‘Horror File’ entry


Welcome to the latest edition of our popular “Can You Top This?” column, featuring the newest entry in the Service Industry News “Horror File. ” This issue’s entry comes to us from Paul Moloney of Moloney Pools in Mamaroneck, New York. “So we just inherited a pool for service that was newly renovated last season by others,” writes Paul. “Just look at this plumbing configuration,

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New book: How racism shut down public pools

New book: How racism shut down public pools


“The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together” By Heather McGhee In the early 1900's, public pools were commonplace in cities throughout the country, but were filled in as municipalities moved to desegregate these swimming areas. In her new book, “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together,” Heather McGhee looks at what people