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Product shortages plague pool industry

Product shortages plague pool industry


Have you been having trouble locating repair parts, equipment, and supplies to satisfy you customers’ needs? If so, you are not alone. Economists blame these shortages on what they call an interruption in the supply chain, but what exactly does that mean? This interruption is a kind of bottleneck of unprecedented proportions. If the problem were merely domestic, limited to the U.S.,

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Licensed contractors OK to hire unlicensed workers

Licensed contractors OK to hire unlicensed workers


To address the pool and spa industry’s subcontractor labor shortage, a bill supported by the Florida Swimming Pool Association has been introduced for the 2022 legislative session. SB 222, sponsored by Senator Joe Gruters, aims to ease the industry’s subcontractor labor shortage by granting swimming pool and spa contractors the same subcontractor licensing exemption that Florida homebuilders

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Pentair offering rebates to IPSSA members

Pentair offering rebates to IPSSA members


To show their appreciation of the Independent Pool and Spa Service Association, Pentair Aquatic Systems will continue to offer IPSSA a rebate incentive based on individual product purchases of each member. Pentair will reimburse IPSSA one dollar ($1.00) for each whole good that a member purchases throughout the year. The listing of qualifying whole goods is the same as listed in the Pentair’s

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Service techs invited to NPC Conference

Service techs invited to NPC Conference


Registration is open for the 2022 National Plasterers Council conference, slated to take place from February 9 through 11 in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference is scheduled to be an in-person event. After nearly two years, they will meet in for the 33rd Annual Conference at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta Hotel. Attendees can expect to: • Acquire fresh, up-to-date information on industry

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What is Naegleria Fowleri?

What is Naegleria Fowleri?


According to the CDC, Naegleria fowleri is an amoeba commonly found in freshwater, such as lakes, rivers, and hot springs. The amoeba infects people when contaminated water enters the body through the nose. It then travels to the brain, where it destroys brain tissue, causing swelling and death. Infection is not possible from drinking water contaminated with Naegleria, nor is person-to-person transmission

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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 Jeff Wolf of Sunset Pool Service, in Hilmar, California. “ The customer wanted their light working and assumed the bulb was burned out,” writes Jeff. “After the customary ‘hang my head over