In The News: October 21, 2010

The Element of Surprise

photo of Boron in periodic table of elementsCarbonates are the traditional buffering system used in swimming pools. They perform the vital task of keeping the pH from fluctuating, thus ensuring the water in the pool remains comfortable for bathers and doesn't attack the vessel that contains it. They've been doing it well for years, and their market penetration is, in the opinion of Jeff Lloyd, about 100 percent.

Read more about borates in pool water.

Fellowship Breakfast Slated For IPSPE

photo of a coffee cupThe Swimming Pool and Spa Industry's Christian Fellowship will hold a breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. It will take place in Tradewinds B, one of the downstairs meeting rooms, from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m.

Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact [email protected].

Pink For A Purpose

photo of Lenoir City PoolAs Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues and many businesses pay tribute to those affected by the disease, one pool in Lenoir City, Tenn., decided that it's OK to add a little color this month.

The Lenoir City Pool facility placed pink covers over the lights of its bubble dome in honor of Maggie Hunt, chief deputy clerk for the city, after learning she had breast cancer.

"It just made me cry," Hunt told the local NBC affiliate. "You tear up when you think of people helping you . . . It just means a lot to everybody. Not just myself, but to everybody fighting the same battle I am."

Visit to see a video of the pool.

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