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After Hurricane Michael slammed Florida’s St. George Island in October, many residents returned from the evacuation to learn they had little left to return to.
David Coston, who owns a vacation home on the island, was one of the lucky ones whose property survived the Michael’s sustained winds and storm surge.
The day he returned, Coston was certainly relieved to see the house standing, but he did notice something was missing. “Wait a minute, our hot tub’s not here,” he said
Coston was certainly not complaining. Not considering what other islanders had gone through. Still, it was a mystery.
Coston later went on the island’s Facebook page, where someone had posted a picture of a hot tub on the beach at Dog Island, 20 miles from Coston’s home. Could this be his hot tub, not in a neighbor’s yard or in a pile of debris but on a beach in another ZIP code? Believe it or not, it was. And it was no worse for the wear.
“In fact, a guy posted a picture the other day,” Coston told a local reporter. “He was actually sitting in the middle of it. And he said, you know, this is where we’re relaxing on the bay.”
Check out the story the local NBC affiliate ran about Coston’s missing hot tub.
"With all the tragedy around us, everybody's looking for some good news and something that's funny," Coston said.
Parts of the U.S. saw significant flooding this spring and summer, which has important ramifications for pool and spa owners who must assume floodwaters have contaminated their pools and spas with chemicals, fertilizers, oils, gasoline, sewage, germs (bacteria, parasites, fungi, and viruses), silt and debris. This contamination persists long after the floodwaters have receded.
In addition, flooding leaves behind water-damaged electrical equipment in homes, swimming pools and other...
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As those who carry on this battle can attest, the campaign is waged using various strategies that work in different ways. There is no one-size-fits all algae treatment, which is why the industry is replete with different algaecides (algae killers) and algistats (algae preventers).
There are tens of thousands of...
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.
“We are delighted that...
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