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Bob Hawken Retires From Neptune Benson

Bob has been a fixture in the aquatics industry for 42 years.  He focused on the commercial swimming pool industry beginning in the early 1980’s and after a 6 year relationship with KDI Sylvan Pools, joined Neptune Benson.   It is reported that we will still see Bob on special projects.  The Counsilman – Hunsaker team thanks Bob for his long and strong working relationship in supporting the firm.

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Pools and Hot Tubs – Does Science Support Pool Water Exposure Causes Cancer or Asthma?

If something was published in scientific literature 50 years ago, you  simply go online (or have a librarian) go online to find the paper.  The upside is that scientific, scholarly  publications never go away!  This is an  awesome thing since today’s scientists can determine the edge of scientific  knowledge and push forward. This reduces wasteful […]

Reasonable Pool ADA Requirements

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) testified today before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution in support of reasonable pool and spa entry requirements for travelers with disabilities and called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to work for sensible measures that provide access while protecting children from harm. AH&LA ADA Counsel Minh Vu, […]

Decorative Water Features Need Robust Water Treatment

A recent article published by The Washington Post discusses an outbreak of the bacterial infection known as Legionnaires’ disease which reportedly affected eight Milwaukee area people in 2010.  The outbreak has been linked to a decorative water feature located in a hospital lobby that had been visited by all eight of the people who contracted […]

‘Pool-mageddon’ Delayed, Feds Grant Reprieve for ADA Compliance

ADA retrofit edict goes off deep end The Justice Department on Thursday issued a 60-day stay for hundreds of thousands of public pools that had been required to install ramps and wheelchair lifts by today or else face lawsuits over violating disability laws.