• Business Briefs: Late April 2014

    by Cailley Hammel April 2014

    Zodiac Pool Systems Technical Support Team Completes Certified Pool/Spa Operator Certification Program

    Zodiac Pool Systems announced that the company’s technical support team has completed specialized coursework and training to obtain the Certified Pool/Spa Operator Certification from the National Swimming Pool Foundation. Under the direction of Chris Mather, customer education administrator at Zodiac and a Certified Pool/Spa Instructor, the 23-person team...

  • Business Briefs: Mid-April 2014

    by Cailley Hammel April 2014

    Zodiac dealer events promo
    A look at the artwork Zodiac is using to promote dealer events.

    Zodiac Pool Systems Expands Annual Promotional Events 

    After significant success last year, Zodiac Pool Systems has expanded its annual promotional event program for Zodiac and Polaris dealers. 

    The Zodiac Days and Polaris...

  • Business Briefs: April 2014

    by Cailley Hammel April 2014

    CGT Pool Liner Design Wins Award

    CGT is pleased to announce its Hudson Plaza design has won the 2013 Golden Cylinder award for “Technical Innovation” from the Gravure Association of America.

    This award-winning design has also been well received by homeowners and pool builders, as Pool Market...

  • Business Briefs: March 2014

    by Cailley Hammel March 2014

    VivoPools Appoints Industry Icon to Advisory Board

    VivoPools, a leader in swimming pool service management, has announced the appointment of Vance Gillette to the company’s advisory board. In this role, Gillette will draw on his 45 years of knowledge and expertise to...

  • Business Briefs: Late February 2014

    by Cailley Hammel February 2014

    Evosus Integrates with Pool Corp

    Evosus, Inc., makers of Evosus Business Management Software, a fully integrated software program designed specifically for the pool and spa industry, has now fully integrated its software with the Pool Corp system, a move which will...

  • POOLCORP Reports Record 2013

    by Scott Webb February 2014

    POOLCORP, the largest distributor of swimming pool products in the United States, today announced full year 2013 results.

    Net sales for the year ended December 31, 2013 increased 6% to a record high of $2.08 billion, compared to $1.95 billion in 2012. Base business sales increased 6%, including a 6% increase from swimming pool product sales. According to the company, base business sales...

  • Business Briefs: February 2014

    by AQUA Editors February 2014

    King Technology Announces New Dealer Website, Online TrainingFROG’s new website allows dealers/distributors to order literature and POP, sign up for programs, view the latest FROG news and participate in the new FROG Training. 

    "This fun, interactive training program looks like a video game and engages the user to...

  • Business Briefs: January 2014

    by Cailley Hammel January 2014

    New Year, New Acquisition

    Swimways, a leader in leisure products in the pool and spa industry, announced that it is acquiring Spongex — which produces, Aquaria a high-end line of aquatic leisure products — from Nomaco Inc. The acquisition includes the Spongex manufacturing plant in Tarboro, N.C., and its 45 employees.

    Known for its Aqua Cell foam technology, an exclusive closed-cell foam molding process made in the USA, Spongex produces...

  • Hayward Acquires Pool Cleaner Manufacturer

    by AQUA Editors January 2014

    Hayward Industries has announced that effective December 20, 2013, they acquired Poolvergnuegen, a leading manufacturer and marketer of pool cleaners.

    “We are delighted about acquiring Poolvergnuegen. The company has developed a wonderful business with a strong presence in the Western U.S. and certain international markets," says Hayward Industries CEO Robert Davis. "Outstanding technology, robust and reliable products, together with a clear customer focus has enabled Poolvergnuegen...

  • Meet the 2013 Perfect Pool Guy, Gal, Spa Guy

    by AQUA Editors December 2013

    photo of Pleatco Pool Guy, Gal, and Spa Guy
    Tommy Rayburn, Amanda Colwell, Dan Stebner (L–R)

    During IPSPE in Las Vegas, Pleatco honored its new winners of the annual Perfect Pool Guy/Gal Awards. But this year came with a twist — in addition to honoring the Perfect Pool Guy and Gal, Pleatco passed out a brand-new award for the Perfect...