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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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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