31 July 2022

Share

Share

Share

Plane crashes in pool, killing passenger

Plane crashes in pool, killing passenger


One person is dead after a small plane crashed into an aboveground swimming pool in Centralia, Illinois, on July 23. According to the Centralia Fire Department, the passenger died and the pilot was airlifted to a St. Louisarea hospital with injuries. The pool’s owner, Brian Hutchinson, was home at the time of the crash. He told a news photographer that he heard a loud crash and ran outside

Share

2018 Sands Resort Legionnaires’ case settled

2018 Sands Resort Legionnaires’ case settled


More than a dozen lawsuits filed against the Sands Resort in Hampton, New Hampshire, for a deadly Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak have been settled. Concerning the 17 cases filed against the resort, the court docket states: “Judgement for neither party. No costs, interest, or attorney fees awarded. No further action for the same cause.” The lawsuits centered around a 2018 Legionnaires’

Share

Share

How asbestos diaphragms are  used to produce chlorine

How asbestos diaphragms are used to produce chlorine


Asbestos is chemically inert and able to effectively separate chlorine and sodium hydroxide in electrolytic cells. The chloralkali chemical production process involves the separation of the sodium and chloride atoms of salt in saltwater (brine) via electricity to produce sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), hydrogen, and chlorine. This reaction occurs in an electrolytic cell. The cell contains two compartments

Share

Share

3D printed pools: The future is here

3D printed pools: The future is here


When it comes to innovative pool building, it appears that the future is here, with the San Juan 3D printed fiberglass swimming pool. San Juan Pools, a Lakeland, Florida, family-owned company that has been in business since 1958, is the inventor of the full-body fiberglass swimming pool, and now, they have the additional distinction of being the first to use 3D printing technology to create swimming

Share

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 Jennifer Caldwell, of Quality Pools and Spas, in Ponca City, Oklahoma. “We got a call to check out a broken drain plug on the pool pump,” writes Jennifer. “This is the was the state of the pool

Share

Choosing the right cleaner for the job

Choosing the right cleaner for the job


Pressure-side cleaner When it comes to pressure-side cleaners, pool pros say Polaris Quatro Sport is a beast of a pressure cleaner that works like a robot. It has little trouble with acorns, leaves, and pebbles thanks to its extra large intake. It has a dual-stage filtration system, allowing it to collect both large and fine debris into a transparent cannister that is easy to clean. It is suitable