The Edge - Second Quarter 2008 - (Page 9)

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE | by Steven Metz A Fun Pool is a Safe Pool “A FUN POOL is a safe pool.” This is the message that NESPA is promoting to the public this spring. Pool and spa safety is a key concern for us, as it has been for the 50-plus years of NESPA’s existence. We, the industry, know what makes a safe pool, but do we communicate that well to the public? Pool and spa safety is an important topic. We need to convey that to the public, to code officials and to all pool and spa builders. Everyone can have a fun pool when they know it is a safe pool. In this issue as we explore pool and spa safety. We all need to recognize pool and spa safety as an important issue and make it a personal priority to convey safety to swimmers at every opportunity. If you see something unsafe on a pool, tell the homeowner. Fix the problem. Do you share the APSP handouts on safety and the layers of protection? What steps can you take to promote safety in your community among your customers? I would like to hear your safety stories. Please email me at president@nespapool.org. We have an exciting and timely article line-up in this issue of The Edge. Remember, we always write about a season ahead to keep material fresh and relevant for you, our readers. In this issue, we feature the second in a two-part series on rashes…an itchy subject not to be missed. We also feature articles on the hydraulics of vanishing-edge pools, hot weather concrete pours and how to get started in the hot tub business. We once again feature an outstanding Project Focus, this time an elegant indoor pool. There are also two articles on safety—safety on the construction site and safety products you can incorporate into your pools and spas this season. We hope you enjoy the issue! | Steven Metz is president of NESPA, an APSP affiliate, for the 2007-2008 term of office. THE EDGE 9 We all need to recognize pool and spa safety as an important issue and make it a personal priority to convey safety to swimmers at every opportunity.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Edge - Second Quarter 2008

The Edge - Second Quarter 2008
Contents
The President’s Message
Rashes – When Chemicals Bite Back
How to Get Started as a Hot Tub Service Technician
Hydraulic Design for Impressive Effects
Project Focus
Shotcrete Work in Hot Weather
Make Safety Part of Your Work Culture
Products to Make Your Pools and Spas More Enjoyable
Index to Advertisers

The Edge - Second Quarter 2008

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