Ontario community has a new public pool to be proud of

When the request for proposal (RFP) was released for the construction of a new community aquatic facility in Strathroy, Ont., in December 2012, there were numerous commercial pool builders preparing proposals. One of these builders was Acapulco Pools, which worked actively to be selected as the designer/builder of this...
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The Lifesaving Society looks at drowning in Canada

The number of preventable water-related deaths in the country between 2006 and 2010 has increased by seven per cent over the previous five years (2001 to 2005), according to the Canadian Drowning Report: 2013 Edition, prepared for the Lifesaving Society Canada by the Drowning Prevention Research Centre Canada.

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Clearing up a cloudy issue concerning pool water

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this year entitled “Microbes in Pool Filter Backwash,” stirred up mass media attention, creating a cloud over public perceptions of swimming pool safety just as the season was entering full swing. In particular, reminding bathers about...
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Behind the scenes

A recent episode of CBC Marketplace, the hidden-camera current affairs program that puts consumer experience to the test, focused on the swimming pool industry, specifically service professionals and their method of response to a staged pool operating problem.

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Pool council comments on code revisions

The Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada (PHTCC) recently submitted comments on two industry documents—Chapter 68 of the Canadian Electrical Code Handbook (CE code) and a draft of the proposed International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)—that once finalized have the potential to change the way companies in...
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Above-ground swimming pool standard up for review

After recently announcing the approval of a revised pool construction standard, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) has released a proposed draft revision of American Standards Institute (ANSI)/APSP-4 2007 Standard for Above-ground/Onground Residential Swimming Pools for public review and comment.
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