EXPERT ADVICE

Education, training, key in preventing accidents on the jobsite

Building, renovating, and servicing pools and spas/hot tubs is a dangerous occupation and one that puts workers in close contact with potentially hazardous situations daily. Machinery, tools, water, electricity, chemicals, and confined spaces are all common in the workplace for those in the aquatics industry. No matter the company’s size—whether a large firm with hundreds of employees or an entrepreneur operating out of their truck—the importance of safety at...
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CASE STUDIES

Industry shaping initiatives

The pool and spa industry is seeing change when it comes to regulations and public trust. National and regional associations, government entities and concerned pool/spa professionals are engaged in understanding, shaping and implementing new initiatives that are considered by many to be in the best interest of the public, and ultimately the future of the industry. This column offers a brief overview and update on the four trend-setting initiatives that have far reaching impact on every industry segment.
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Time is money, survey finds

Pool & Spa Marketing's third annual salary survey results show the number of industry professionals earning more than $60,000 a year has increased by six per cent—from 46 per cent in 2010 to 52 per cent in 2011.


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EXPERT ADVICE

Understanding the properties and characteristics of concrete

Structures surround the modern world. Buildings, bridges, roads, and tunnels are everywhere. By definition, a structure is something made up of parts that are held or put together in a particular way. In construction, structures are designed by architects and engineers, and built by contractors or builders using many...
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