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  • Haviland Taps Jim Gay for Sales

    by AQUA Editors June 2016

    Haviland Pool & Spa Products, makers of seven unique pool and spa chemical lines including ProTeam, SpaPure and Salt Support, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jim Gay to the position of Southeast regional sales manager for the company. Gay is anindustry veteran with more than 40 years of experience in everything from sales and service to distribution.

    He...

  • The Unreal Future of Pool Design

    by Cailley Hammel June 2016

    Watching Noah Nehlich demonstrate Structure Studios' latest innovation is like watching a magic trick. First, he puts on the floor something that resembles a mouse pad. Then he holds up an iPad. Suddenly, a pool appears on the screen as if it were installed into the very floor on which we stand.

    As Nehlich walks around the mouse pad on the ground, called a track pad, he can see the pool from all sides. With a press of a button, he can swap the pool for a different shape, size,...

  • Sponsored Video: Pleatco PureStart Pre-Filters

    by Pleatco, LLC June 2016

    Introducing NEW Pleatco PureStart Pre-Filters!

    A revolutionary product range scientifically engineered to overcome the problems associated with tap, ground and well water being used for filling and topping off pools and spas regardless of make, model or size.

    PureStart cartridges attach to a garden hose and capture dirt  particles filtering the water BEFORE it enters into a spa or pool. These new disposable sediment filter cartridges are made from unique melt-spun filtration...

  • LaMotte Receives Presidential Award for Export Success

    by AQUA Editors June 2016

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently presented LaMotte Company’s Richard Rogers with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. The Chestertown firm was the only one from the state of Maryland honored this...

  • Natural Chemistry Announces Corporate Name Change

    by AQUA Editors June 2016

    Natural Chemistry L.P, a leader in specialty pool and spa chemicals, announces it is changing its corporate name to NC Brands L.P. The new company name works as an umbrella for its expanding range of top-of- the-line brands in the swimming pool and spa industry.

    “As a company with over 25 years of experience in recreational water, we are committed to delivering products that will change pool and spa care for the better," says Mark Munford, CEO of NC Brands. "The new corporate name...

  • Tara Liners Supports South Carolina Flood Relief Efforts

    by AQUA Editors June 2016

    South Carolina is still recovering from the disastrous flooding from last October. To help, Tara Liners is donating a portion of the proceeds from pool liner sales in South Carolina to the Red Cross to...

  • Try Before 'They' Buy

    by Cailley Hammel June 2016

    Almost Heaven Saunas has been on the upswing. Annual sales have increased 25 to 30 percent each year over the past seven years — and actually doubled between 2014 and 2015. Consumer interest has picked up as well; according to research by Almost Heaven, Google searches for the word "sauna" have climbed by 20 percent annually for the past several years.

    In spring, Almost Heaven capitalized on surging sales and rising public curiosity by opening a large showroom in Holland, Mich.,...

  • VacuSeal Signs License Agreement with Watkins Wellness

    by AQUA Editors May 2016

    The owners of Hot Tub Products (Wallingford, Conn.), has signed a license agreement with Watkins Wellness (Vista, Calif.), allowing them to manufacture VacuSeal covers for it line of swim spas.

    The VacuSeal is Hot Tub Products' unique cover and lifter system that removes and replaces the cover in one single motion, eliminating the need to first fold the cover in half.

    In January, Watkins introduced its new fitness system line at both their national Hot Spring and Caldera...

  • POOLCORP Promotes Postoll

    by AQUA Editors May 2016

    POOLCORP, the world's largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related backyard products, announced the promotion of Rick Postoll to vice president and general manager.

    “Rick’s passion, work ethic, and ability to foster change will continue to enhance the strategic direction, growth and profitability of both POOLCORP and our customers. His successful years of industry experience in customer-focused solutions and business acumen made him a natural fit...

  • Haviland Employees Grow Mustaches to Support Local Hospital

    by AQUA Editors May 2016

    Haviland Pool & Spa Products, makers of ProTeam, SpaPure and Salt Support pool and water treatment products, set up an in-house challenge to raise money for cancer treatments at Mercy St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. The inaugural competition was created by the team at Haviland; called the Havastache competition, there were 11 employees who competed to grow...