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  • Submissions Open for Pleatco's Perfect Pool Guy/Gal Contest

    by AQUA Editors July 2016

     

    Have a super-talented service tech on your team? Someone who comes to work each day ready for a challenge, always goes the extra mile and does so with a smile?

    If so, keep reading. Pleatco and longtime co-sponsor Genesis are on the hunt for the best of the best pool and spa service technicians across the country and beyond in the annual Pleatco Perfect Pool Guy and Gal contest.

    The highlight of this year's...

  • Inter-Fab Hires New Director of Commercial Aquatics

    by AQUA Editors July 2016

    Inter-Fab Inc, manufacturers of slides, diving boards, rails and unique water features, is pleased to announce the hiring of David Monk to the position of director of commercial aquatics. Monk's mission is to expand Inter-Fab’s commercial and custom rail business as well as working to expand the company’s line of commercial products. He has spent the last seven years...

  • Sponsored Video: Instant Pump Automation with Jandy iQPUMP01

    by Zodiac Pool Systems June 2016

    The new Jandy Pro Series iQPUMP01 enables app control for Jandy variable-speed pumps. A mobile pump user interface that allows pool professionals to easily install, set up, and control the pump using a smartphone and the iAquaLink app, iQPUMP01's built-in hotspot technology makes set up and programming simple - even without Internet access. iQPUMP01 is compatible with all Jandy Pro Series variable-speed pumps and doesn't require a JEP-R user interface or other automation system. No more...

  • 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.,...