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  • Navy Vet Wins ASP Franchise

    by Cailley Hammel March 2016

    America’s Swimming Pool Company is honoring those who served in a big way. Last year, the company announced its veterans program, a contest that would thank a veteran for his or her service by awarding them a free pool maintenance franchise. The first winner was officially announced last week: Miguel Macias, who will open is franchise in Reno, Nevada, in April....

  • CPSA Announces Bevy of Agreements

    by AQUA Editors March 2016

    The California Pool & Spa Association (CPSA) has announced several new affiliation agreements with pool industry partners designed to consolidate industry efforts and support.

    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), the Western Pool and Spa Show, and the Foundation for Pool and Spa Industry Education (FPSIE) have all finalized affiliation agreements with CPSA, and the association is close to finalizing an agreement...

  • Watkins Announces New Name, Wellness Focus

    by AQUA Editors March 2016

    Watkins, the leading portable spa manufacturer, is rebranding itself with a new name, logo and tagline. Now called Watkins Wellness, the company’s goal is to better position itself as a supplier of health and wellness-focused products.

    “We don’t simply make products, we make wellness appliances that improve the lives of our customers,” says Steve Hammock, president of Watkins Wellness....

  • Sales Surge

    by Cailley Hammel February 2016

    Imagine if...

  • Mid America Show Will Stay in Indy

    by AQUA Editors February 2016

    Organizers of the Mid America Show have decided to retain their Indianapolis location for next year's show. Last month, the show was held in Indianapolis for the first time; it's success has led to a return engagement.

    "The move from Chicago to Indianapolis in January resulted in a boom in attendance and a very successful Show for both exhibitors and attendees. As word on how the Show flourished, booth space is expected to sell out early for 2017, and attendance is expected to...

  • Business Briefs: February 2016

    by AQUA Editors February 2016

    RB Control Systems Appoints Rick Brunori as CEO

    RB Control Systems has announced the promotion of Rick Brunori as CEO, a move the company says better aligns the company for growth in new markets and expansion into new product offerings.

    Brunori was co-founder of RB Control Systems since the company launch in 2003 and has been responsible for the design and vision of the company’s business management software. Corinne Kraft, co-founder of RB Control Systems, will continue...

  • Portable Spa Competitors Find Common Ground

    by Scott Webb February 2016

    The pool and spa industry is not known for its willing teamwork and collegial spirit. At times, one may think it's an industry of adversaries that would rather sink than swim if swimming means working with rivals, even on projects of common interest.

    For we are all competitors. Every set of eyes moving across this page is working for a body trying to gain at the expense of another. But at the same time, there are areas where cooperation benefits all, and in that area of mutual...

  • APSP U Announces Winter Courses

    by AQUA Editors January 2016

    APSP University has announced its slate of winter courses for pool and spa builders,
    designers, and hot tub and service providers.


    Virtual Courses
    (These courses are three or four hours in duration. Check course description for full details.)

    • Pool & Spa Construction Course: February 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 and 17
    • CHTT Certified Hot Tub Technician Course: February 2, 4, 9 and 11
    • CST Certified Service Technician Course:
    ...
  • Business Briefs: January 2016

    by AQUA Editors January 2016

    Water Tech Names New GM, Executive President of Sales and Marketing

    Marchal DePasquale has joined Water Tech as the new general manager and executive vice president of sales and marketing, reporting to CEO/Owner Guy Erlich.

    DePasquale’s brings more than 30 years of experience...

  • January 2016 New Spa & Pool Products

    by AQUA Editors January 2016

    Avenue Mosaic is excited to unveil its collection of new tile designs. The Tea Box collection (pictured in Blue Lady) consists of 1-by-1-inch tiles, each showcasing a unique blend of wispy brushstrokes in soft tones. Individually, no two tiles are alike — but together, they make a stunning artistic...