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  • Shine the Water 'Til it Sparkles

     Summer is in full swing and residents are making use of the water in the pool. It’s possible that the water is having a hard time keeping its “sparkle." Before grabbing one of the myriad of products available on the market that can clarify, or clear up dull water, try these ready solutions: Clean your filter media. Whether the system is sand, cartridge or diatomaceous earth (DE) the filtration...
  • All The Cool Kids Are Doing It

    We’ve all been volun-told to do things in life. You know—when it’s “strongly suggested” that you volunteer for something. It’s presented like a choice, but it’s really not.  I’m volun-told to help my Mom get ready for our annual Christmas party every December, just like my best friend is volun-told to dress up with me for Halloween. Why she needs any convincing is beyond me. We all have busy...
  • No Clear Guidance with Supreme Court’s Disparate Impact Decision

    Apartment Industry Colleagues, After much anticipation, speculation and contemplation of the potential ruination of the apartment nation…the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) finally released its decision on Texas Department of Housing and Community Development v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. For those unfamiliar with the name, this is the case that answers the question of...
  • Soft Pants, Soft Sell

    I discovered ‘soft pants’ last month. This is an actual thing. They’re those pants for women—usually tapered at the ankle—that look (and feel) like classy pajamas acceptable for daytime wear. Sometimes they have patterns. Always they are soft. These soft pants are slowly yet steadily changing my life. I’m concerned I may never return to hard pants. Goodbye, jeans. You were good to me. But...

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