Keep your on-site guys safe from respiratory issues By Keith Loria Inhalation of respirable crystalline silica is dangerous and could even be life threatening. It is estimated that approximately 2.3 million U.S. workers are exposed to respirable silica dust at work each year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has
How Dealers Handle Pro Sports Pools By Seraine Page Jack Manilla, CEO of Portofino Pools, lives and breathes sports. “I’m an avid NFL fan,” says Manilla, who grew up hearing sports on a portable radio in western Pennsylvania. He remembers his dad simultaneously listening to the radio while reading the
Finishes and practices for making pool structures as watertight as possible By Michelle L. Cramer Though a concrete pool structure will never be 100 percent watertight, achieving an adequately sealed pool requires reliable materials and techniques. Steve Goodale, owner of SwimmingPoolSteve.com and a swimming pool specialist in Ontario, Canada, points out that
New ownership brings previous employees on board with a shared vision for a prosperous future By Michelle L. Cramer Dominic Radocchia had a vision when he opened Connecticut-based Namco in 1962 — a vision that spanned more than four-decades. His family-run pool and spa retail business grew to more than
by Michael Shebek, Automatic Pool Covers Inc., Westfield, Indiana Most business owners in the pool and spa industry know, formally or informally, what their business goals are for every season. However, it is challenging to make sure every employee at their company can state those goals at a moments notice.