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Drowning prevention is a national concern

Drowning prevention is a national concern


By Marcelle Dibrell Drowning is a national problem and prevention is a topic about which many pool care professionals are deeply passionate. Since 2015, Service Industry News has featured a column, Not on my Watch, that chronicles the media-reported drownings in the country. It details the deaths and near deaths of people in swimming pools and spas. The column is meant to educate people

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Pool Corp. acquires Pool Source, LLC

Pool Corp. acquires Pool Source, LLC


This April, Pool Corporation (Nasdaq: POOL) announced it acquired Nashvillebased Pool Source, LLC. Pool Source operates one sales and distribution center in Nashville, serving the Tennessee and southern Kentucky markets. According to Peter D. Arvan, Pool Corporation President and CEO, since its formation over eleven years ago, Pool Source has steadily grown and developed a reputation for outstanding

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2020 ANSI suction entrapment standard

2020 ANSI suction entrapment standard


The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) announced this April that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved theANSI/PHTA/ICC7 2020 American National Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance In Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Catch Basins. This newly approved standard is a revision of the ANSI/APSP/ICC-7 2013 standard. The ANSI/PHTA/ICC-7 2020 standard outlines

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Latham Group announces $19-$21 IPO

Latham Group announces $19-$21 IPO


Latham Group, Inc., international designer, manufacturer and marketer of in-ground fabricated residential swimming pools, announced that its upcoming initial public offering on the Nasdaq stock market will be priced between $19 and $21 a share, allowing it to raise about $400 million as it plans to sell 20 million shares. The Latham, New York, based company, which specializes in fiberglass in-ground

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Chlorinated water can kill Covid-19

Chlorinated water can kill Covid-19


According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the proper operation of public pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds and disinfection of the water with chlorine or bromine should inactivate the coronavirus. Now, a new study from a London university confirms this. Virologists from Imperial College London looked at the effects of varying concentrations of chlorine in water on the coronavirus.

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PHTA lob b y i n g focus on ISPSC, energy, licensing

PHTA lob b y i n g focus on ISPSC, energy, licensing


The Pool and Hot Tub Alliance’s (PHTA) Government Relations (GR) team has been hard at work monitoring state and local legislation as well as rule-making nationwide. The GR team is currently advocating in 20 states around the country, lobbying for legislation and rule-making that benefits PHTA and its members. Priority issues surround the adoption of the International Swimming Pool & Spa