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There are an estimated 78.2 million baby boomers in the U.S. today, and of these about 7,900 will turn 62 each day this year. This means roughly 330 Americans reach retirement age every hour, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Many of these...

By now, statistics of the downturn in the economy need no repeating. Effects are hitting consumers from every angle—the cost of food and gasoline continues to climb while the housing market falls lower and lower. Water dealers, particularly...

Whether you are a water treatment dealer or a product manufacturer, product certification should be high on your list of priorities. In a world that is as competitive as ours, product certification can give you the edge you need over your competition...

The swimming pool field has traits that are unique and similar to other water treatment applications. The biggest difference, however, revolves around human exposure. Humans are active in swimming pool water, depositing nutrients, bacteria and disease...

Chlorination has played a significant role in the disinfection of water and wastewater treatment for the past 100 years. This effective treatment method is proven, reliable and economically priced to meet varying application needs. Safety concerns...

Water dealers often question leasing and what it can do for their business. Leasing can help you gain a competitive edge in the market and secure sales. Small businesses, for instance, are the fastest-growing business segment in the U.S. today. Seven...

Americans are aging, and American entrepreneurs are aging even faster. Over the next 15 years, more than half of the country’s small- and medium-sized family business owners are expected to retire.

According to research, American family...

In the March 2008 issue of Water Quality Products, the IOA column discussed mastering the fundamentals of ozone and reviewed the four basic elements required to form fully functional ozone systems: oxygen/feed gas preparation, ozone generation, mass...

An overview of major certification agencies and the certification process

In light of recent issues with pharmaceuticals in drinking water and the increased need for filtering systems in the home, it may be time to consider all of your...

Many dealers today have a tough time adding sales staff and making them successful. They tell me “you just can’t find good sales staff anymore.” My experience with the clients I assist in recruiting great sales staff has been that we can find good...