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Renovation Time

By Jim McCloskey The weather has taken a turn toward heat in the time since I wrote my last blog:  It’s been in the 90s several times recently, and it reminds me of an even hotter stretch early in May … Continue reading

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Water Wonders

By Jim McCloskey I’ve seen two articles recently that I must share – one inspiring, the other amazing. First the inspiration: It’s tough for aquatic facilities to be recognized at all when it comes to the rigorous requirements of the Leadership … Continue reading

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A Memorable Milestone

By Jim McCloskey I’ve recently returned from four days of celebrating the 20th anniversary of Genesis with friends and colleagues in Paso Robles, Calif. – about 35 miles away from where it all started for them at Morro Bay on … Continue reading

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A Long, Strange Trip

By Jim McCloskey As this newsletter appears, I’ll be heading north to Paso Robles, Calif., to participate in the 20th Anniversary Celebration for Genesis – very much aware of the fact that it’s a two-decade landmark for WaterShapes, too: We … Continue reading

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The Value in Sharing

By Jim McCloskey With this edition of the newsletter, we wrap up two important article sets at once, with the second and final part of Robert Mikula’s and Simon Gardiner’s coverage of fountains as resources for civic participation and the … Continue reading

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Swimming’s Lessons

  One of my strongest (and best) childhood memories is of the first time I managed to swim the full length of an Olympic-size swimming pool. Another of my strongest (and saddest) youthful recollections is of the first time I tried swimming … Continue reading

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Pure Persuasion

By Jim McCloskey Early on January 10 – within an hour of unveiling the third of John Cohen’s trio of articles on his quest to deliver toxin-free pool and spa water to his clients – I heard from a reader … Continue reading

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