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Industry utilizes ‘Let’s Pool Together’ campaign

Industry utilizes ‘Let’s Pool Together’ campaign


Fearing new pool construction & water restrictions, CPSA & PHTA position pool industry as water savers
As California grapples with an ongoing ...

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Reader applauds Ariel by Solar-Breeze cleaner

IN THE MAIL... - Reader applauds Ariel by Solar-Breeze cleaner


This letter is from Paul Sim of Pivot Solar Breeze in Scottdale, Arizona. I read with interest the article by Marcelle Dibrell in your August 1, 2022, edition of Service Industry News entitled “What’s your favorite automatic pool cleaner?” In her article, Ms. Dibrell mentioned several options that pool service professionals might recommend to their customers for cleaning the bottom of

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100’s of fish dead, poor pool care blamed

100’s of fish dead, poor pool care blamed


Investigators with the Arlington, Virginia, Department of Environmental Services have determined that swimming pool water was responsible for killing nearly 100 fish in Four Mile Run. Arlington Dept. of Environmental Services spokesman Peter Golkin said that overflow from the pool at a “multi-family property swimming pool” an apartment or condo complex “got into the storm drain” and made

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Pool cleaner bandit strikes Keller, TX

Pool cleaner bandit strikes Keller, TX


A bizarre crime trend has emerged out of North Texas this summer: People are stealing automatic pool cleaners. Fort Worth Police said that since May 31, there have been nearly 20 reports of pool cleaner thefts. Southlake Police have responded to at least eight pool cleaner thefts. Residents of the city of Keller have reported 13 thefts of pool cleaners. Dave Lieber, who writes The Watchdog

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Lopez v. Seccombe public pool discrimination  case reenacted

Lopez v. Seccombe public pool discrimination case reenacted


It is a little-known fact that a public swimming pool was at the heart of a series of civil rights lawsuits that culminated in the desegregation of America. Before far more famous cases like Mendez v. Westminster and Brown v. Board of Education, there was Marcus v. Seccombe, a 1944 class-action civil rights lawsuit that determined whether the Mexican-American residents of San Bernardino, California,

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3 more pool contractors face fraud charges

3 more pool contractors face fraud charges


In the wake of pandemic-driven new pool construction, investigators have turned up three more fraudulent pool contractors. In Little Rock, Arkansas, the state’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against David Tyler, owner of Tyler Pools and Construction, after he took money from homeowners and left jobs unfinished or untouched. The September 12 filing in the Circuit Court of Washington

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Can you really dunk the new Apple watch?

Can you really dunk the new Apple watch?


Apple Smartwatches are Great, but are they Waterproof? Part wristwatch, part smartphone sidekick, smartwatches are great for helping wearers lead a healthier lifestyle, and they also take many of the useful features inherent to a smartphone and put them on your wrist. They can be used to receive notifications, make and receive phone calls, access a wide range of apps, and are often equipped with

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Check out our latest ‘Horror File’ entry

CAN YOU TOP THIS? - 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 Bob Chriss, of Basic Pool Supply & Repair, in Boynton Beach, Florida. “Our pool tech saw this pool “truck” today on the road, and we think they need to invest in a vacuum hitch and maybe a