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As we've covered in AQUA previously, the deepest pool in the world is Italy's Y-40 Deep Joy, a 130-foot deep pool — or the equivalent of a 14-story building. However, it may not be a world record holder for much longer.
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In fact, Illinois native Jim Elliott is working on plans for an even deeper pool — 150 feet! — on the side of a former landfill in Aurora, Ill.
Elliott's intentions aren't just to break a world record. He's the founder of Diveheart, an organization that uses scuba diving as a way to help those with disabilities build confidence and experience the therapeutic benefits water therapy can offer. Elliott envisions the project would consist of four separate pools of different depths that can be used for rehabilitation, research, scuba training and more.
As the Chicago Tribune reported in February, Elliott is currently working with Shodeen Inc. (Geneva, Ill.). Shodeen representatives are currently in talks with city officials about next steps to make the pool a reality — a process that, as any pool pro knows, can take some time.
As Elliott told the Chicago Tribune, "Putting a Starbucks in downtown Aurora may be a lot easier, but the payoff on this unique project could be a game-changer."
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance has named Sabeena Hickman as the organization's new president, chief executive officer and staff liaison to the board of directors. Hickman, who most recently served as the CEO of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, brings 20 years of association experience to her new role. She will start September 3. Lawrence Caniglia, current president and CEO, will continue in an advisory role to aid in the transition.
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Dear Advice for the Lovelorn:
I'm a 20-something backyard swimming pool who is, shall we say, starting to show her age. My plaster etches. My tiles are loose. And I can't cope with my coping anymore. I would love to get a makeover, but I'm afraid the other pools in the neighborhood will find out. What can I do? —Brokenhearted in the Backyard
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Do you know there may be 12 company-crushing killers roaming loose inside your business right now? We call them the Deadly Dozen. And I assure you, it doesn't matter if you've been doing business for 5, 10, 20, 30 years or more and have been getting what most people would consider pretty good results, we're here to tell you that these culprits are costing you a lot of money in lost opportunity and lost business.
That's the bad news.
The good news is that we have identified...