14 October 2020

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Fatal bacteria found in Texas water supply

Fatal bacteria found in Texas water supply


On the day that six-year-old Josiah Christopher McIntyre died from an infection caused by a brain eating amoeba, eight Texas cities were alerted to a possible contamination of their water supply, but all were cleared except the city of Lake Jackson which issued a disaster declaration. The city traced the boy’s infection to two possible sources: a splash pad near the Lake Jackson Civic Center,

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Porn star killed with muriatic acid

Porn star killed with muriatic acid


A man charged with murder of a Las Vegas porn star by injecting her with muriatic acid, will undergo a competency evaluation before his trial set for next year. Christopher Prestipino, 46, is accused of killing Esmeralda Gonzalez, 24, in May 2019, although her body was not found until early October of the same year. Her body was found encased in a “concrete and wood structure,” in a desert

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Rick English discusses  the ins & outs of pool and spa inspections

Rick English discusses the ins & outs of pool and spa inspections


Do you offer pool inspections? Are you thinking about adding this service as an additional source of income? Do you have the necessary licensing and/or certifications? We spoke to Rick English, a 22-year veteran pool inspector to learn what it takes. According to English, a pool inspector’s greatest asset is experience, but the available industry certifications can also go a long way in distinguishing

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International Association of  Certified Home Inspectors

International Association of Certified Home Inspectors


Another avenue to becoming a certified pool inspector is through the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors ® (InterNACHI). All access members can take unlimited courses, complete online testing, obtain certifications as well as obtain business development and marketing support. The process to gain Pool and Spa Inspector Certification is involved, but it also provides Home

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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 Thomas Brittain, in Melbourne, Florida. “My name is Thomas and I work for a local pool company in Melbourne, FL. I was sent out to a new pool cleaning customer to fill out our "new customer

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