14 September 2021

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Legionnaires’ outbreak traced to NJ hot tub

Legionnaires’ outbreak traced to NJ hot tub


Four civil lawsuits have joined a dozen others in connection with the 2018 Legionnaires’ outbreak at Hampton Beach, New Jersey, that sickened 49 people and also caused two deaths. In 2019, state epidemiologists traced the May through August outbreak to a hot tub at the Sands Hotel in Hampton Beach. After the hot tub was ordered closed in late August, no additional illnesses were reported.

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Does renting your pool make it public?

Does renting your pool make it public?


Last year, swimming pool owner Melissa Reilly made $22,000 in just three months renting out her pool. In 2019, she heard about a new website called Swimply that facilitates renting out backyard pools to strangers, and she decided to make a profile, advertising her pool in Long Island, New York. Summer of 2019 brought a modest income, with just two to three bookings a week. But all of that changed

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Wanna rent out  your pool?

Wanna rent out your pool?


Often described as the Airbnb for swimming pools, Swimply is a relatively new online platform for pool sharing. It connects owners of private pools with people looking to get their hands on one. Swimply allows non-pool owners affordable access to an otherwise inaccessible luxury while allowing pool owners to earn an effortless, substantial income from their underutilized pools. Bunim Laskin,

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Hurry up & nominate your  Pleatco Perfect Pool Guy & Gal

Hurry up & nominate your Pleatco Perfect Pool Guy & Gal


Pleatco and longtime co-sponsors GENESIS / Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), and media partner AQUA Magazine, are launching the 2021 search for the best-of-the-best pool and spa service technicians nationwide and extending as far as Canada and Europe. Since 2007, Pleatco and co-sponsors have been shining a spotlight on this segment of industry professionals who are more accustomed to working

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WAHC going virtual — Dec. 7-9, 2021

WAHC going virtual — Dec. 7-9, 2021


Celebrating its 18th year, WAHC 2021 will continue the tradition of disseminating cutting-edge science relevant to all segments of the pool and spa market. Join pool and spa pros at the virtual event from December 7-9. Although originally planned for October 13-15 in Houston, Texas, organizers decided to move the show to a virtual format in abundance of caution. “We were so excited to reunite

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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 Jim Stearns of Stearns Pools & Spas, in New Braunfels, Texas. “Attached is a picture of what a maintenance person used at a commercial property in the GREAT state of Texas,” writes Jim. “You

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