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Unforeseen circumstances: your contract must acknowledge unforeseen construction problems, and lay out who’s responsible for them or—you’ll end up paying the price

Unforeseen circumstances: your contract must acknowledge unforeseen construction problems, and lay out who’s responsible for them or—you’ll end up paying the price Rebecca Robledo As any builder can attest, you never actually know the scope of a project until it’s completed. So, many things can happen along the way. In the time it takes to […]

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Pool grates

Pool grates – Commercial Pool Equipment Shannon Harman by Frate Ideas Features: custom fabricated pool grates require no on-site assembly and feature made-to-measure corners, according to maker; durable product is ultrasonically welded Write 164 on Postage-Free Card [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] COPYRIGHT 2003 Hanley-Wood, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group

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when swimming’s done for the day, an alarm can stand sentry over the pool

Sounding an alarm: when swimming’s done for the day, an alarm can stand sentry over the pool Why are alarms important? While there’s no substitute for adult supervision, alarms provide a second set of “eyes” around the pool. When used properly and consistently, alarms can effectively serve as a backup to other safety barriers. What […]

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Jobless rate zooms again

Jobless rate zooms again – business currents For the second consecutive month, the U.S. unemployment rate surged, rising to 5.7 percent in November, according to the U.S. Labor Department. The jobless rate, now at its highest level since August 1995, resulted from nearly across-the-board job cuts in various industries. Among pool-related sectors, construction led the […]

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2005 WPSS exhibitors

2005 WPSS exhibitors March 10-12 Long Beach (Calif.) Convention & Entertainment Center Exhibit Hall Hours Thursday 6-9 p.m. Friday 2-7 p.m. Saturday 1-6 p.m. A A&B Brush/Alpha West Marketing 633 Abcana Industries 540 Acu-Trol 622 Advantis Technologies 326 Afras Industries 509 Aladdin Equipment Co 629 All-Safe Pool Safety Barriers 329 All Valley Solar 117 Allied […]

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AutoClor AC20-1 salt chlorine generator

AutoClor AC20-1 salt chlorine generator – Controls and Automation William Frankhauser Sunshine Pool Products Features: according to manufacturer, product requires .5ppm chlorine to be maintained; digital display; five-year warranty Contact: Sunshine Pool Products, Clearfield, Utah (800) 559-3752 Circle 184 on Postage-Free Card [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] COPYRIGHT 2003 Hanley-Wood, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group

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Married to the job: a spouse and business partner all in one. How three couples make it work

Married to the job: a spouse and business partner all in one. How three couples make it work Rin-rin Yu When Jeanette Clemens speaks of her “former boss,” she does so with fondness and admiration: “He works his tail off. He loves to build pools.” When she was first hired, she took care of the […]

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a primer on building a stand-up vanishing-edge weir wall

Scaling the wall: a primer on building a stand-up vanishing-edge weir wall Rebecca Robledo The wall is where it all happens. It’s the edge in “vanishing edge.” If done well, a dramatic illusion is created. If not, the wall reveals itself with an obvious weir or uneven water coverage. No matter how simple or intricate […]

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Pool tile

Pool tile – Renovation & Repair Products Shannon Harman By Universal Tile Co. * Features: porcelain glazed tile; all colors, patterns and designs; full-body porcelain, slate and stone look from Italy * Offerings: job lot and pallet orders; showroom; brochure and price list * Contact: Universal Tile Co., Northridge, Calif. (818) 700-1666 Circle 220 on […]

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Interlocking concrete pavers

Interlocking concrete pavers – Surfacing/Finishing Materials Marketplace American Pavers Features: innovative designs, materials and colors in paving products, per maker; more than 250 colors available, as well as custom colors, textures and designs Contact: American Pavers, Pompano Beach, Fla. (800) 780-7754 Circle 154 on Postage-Free Card COPYRIGHT 2003 Hanley-Wood, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group