• Pelican Reef Moves to Larger Showroom

    by AQUA Editors August 2017

    Pelican Reef, Inc. announces it is moving to a larger Las Vegas showroom. The company plans to use the larger space to introduce the Panama Jack Contract Outdoor Collection.

    The C-1288 showroom, located in the World Market Center in Las Vegas, Nev., will measure more than 8,000 square feet and feature such collections like the Panama Jack Maldives as well as a full display of existing outdoor and sunroom offerings.

    The Chicago showroom is located in Merchandise Mart 15th...

  • Reef Tropical Pool & Landscape Expands Operations

    by AQUA Editors August 2017

    Reef Tropical Pool & Landscape purchased a 12,000-square-foot warehouse and office building in Florida City, Fla., in June, to expand major operational departments including pool construction, pool repair, landscape maintenance, tree service and landscape installation. It will continue to fully utilize its existing space in Key Largo, Fla., for certain operational divisions along with customer service and sales.

    The expansion will help Reef Tropical grow its construction, repair...

  • Filbur Manufacturing Adds Rep Group to Field Rep Staff

    by AQUA Editors August 2017

    Filbur Manufacturing is proud to announce a new addition to its field representation staff. As of August 1, WEK & Associates will join Filbur in representing all of its products. They will be responsible for covering the following states: Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and the Florida panhandle region.

    “We are very...

  • FSPA Creates Technical College Course to Attract New Industry Pros

    by Kathryn Howard July 2017

    To help draw more job candidates to the pool and spa industry, the Florida Swimming Pool Association is developing a 600-hour course that will be offered at Manatee Technical College (Bradenton, Fla.).

    Plans for the course began when Mary Anderson, education program manager for FSPA, met with MTC’s president at a conference.

    “We started talking and came to the realization that there has not been a program specific for the swimming pool industry,” she says. “We could create...

  • Pool Reality TV: Crossing Borders

    by AQUA Editors June 2017

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    For many years, CEO Miguel Mercado and the people at Dorian Construction Group, an El Paso-based custom pool builder, enjoyed the...

  • APSP Approves $1.3 Million Education Revamp

    by AQUA Editors June 2017

    The APSP Board of Directors approved a $1.3 million investment in education and training initiatives last week to meet the challenge of finding, hiring and educating qualified workers and to develop career paths within the industry.

    The initiative will include upgrading all existing certification courses and developing new courses for both online and classroom consumption with an eye on young workers coming into the workforce. It will position APSP as an accredited education...

  • Mark Your Calendar: World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is This Week

    by AQUA Editors June 2017

    The nation's top water safety and training organizations are joining forces to present The World's Largest Swimming Lesson on June 22 to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. Waterparks, pools...

  • Relocates to Florida

    by AQUA Editors June 2017

    After 37 years in the pool and spa industry (15 years of which were in Las Vegas), relocated all operations to Pensacola, Fla. as of February. The offices, warehouse, call center and shipping facility moved at the same time. All current employees and managers have also moved.

    Although a very large task, this move has been in the works for almost a year. All phone numbers and email addresses have stayed the...

  • Secard Pools Opens New Superstore

    by AQUA Editors May 2017

    Secard Pools recently completed a new superstore and business park in Hesperia, Calif.

    Designed by award-winning Omega Design Group and built by premier builder Conco Construction, the Secard Business Park, anchored by owner Secard Pools, includes an impressive pool park displaying a complete line of pool and water features. Once inside the three-story retail location, a giant display of Cal Spa hot tubs and swim spas showcases the latest in industry innovations.

    “Anyone who...

  • Clear Comfort Announces Course on Chlorine-Free Pools

    by AQUA Editors May 2017

    Clear Comfort announces its APSP-accredited continuing education course, “Chlorine-Free: Is It For Me?” The course will cover new technologies in pool management and basic tenants of maintaining a chlorine-free pool. Attendees of the course will receive 1.5 APSP continuing education credits.

    The first series of courses were held across Texas in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin in early May. The next series will be held across California in Santa Barbara, West Los Angeles,...