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  • Why You Should Own IPSSA's Water Chemistry Training Manual

    by Eric Herman May 2016

    For those of us who are fascinated by water chemistry, especially of the pool and spa kind, there's a wonderful new resource well worth considering. The Independent Pool & Spa Service Association recently announced the release of its Basic Training Manual (2016 Revised Edition), Part I — Water Chemistry, by Robert W. Lowry. When it comes to the world of pool and spa water...

  • Does the Future Hold 25 Million New Pools?

    by Bil Kennedy May 2016

    In 1991, the residential inground swimming pool industry began an impressive 14-year run-up, going from 97,000 annual new pools to 176,000. To put that in perspective, the 2.1 million inground pools built during that period nearly equaled the entire number of pools built in the U.S. since the industry's emergence in the 1950s. In fact, nearly 40 percent of all inground pools today were built during that period.

    But as everyone knows, the party ended in 2006. Over the next four years...

  • Educating the Industry with Water in Motion

    by Lenny Giteck April 2016

    As show organizers considered the impending Pool & Spa show in Atlantic City this year, they decided to plan something really special to help educate industry members on the nuances of pool hydraulics. And playing on a number of references both in and outside the industry, they decided to call it "The Wall."

    Primarily the brainchild of Trish McCormick, manager of NESPA's The Pool & Spa Show, and Paulette Pitrak, NESPA's deputy executive director, The Wall was developed as...

  • Pool and Spa Industry Leaders Sponsor Kids Day Out

    by AQUA Editors April 2016

  • Water Safety USA Launched

    by AQUA Editors April 2016

    A consortium of national governmental and nongovernmental organizations concerned with water safety and drowning prevention have come together to establish Water Safety USA, a focused effort to empower people with resources, information, and tools to more safely enjoy and benefit from our nation's aquatic environments. Water Safety USA will work to align safety advice from member organizations and magnify the reach of that advice in an effort to collaboratively improve water...

  • APSP Pushes Pool Covers To Feds

    by AQUA Editors April 2016

     

    APSP's Water Conservation Coalition went to Capitol Hill last month to advocate for the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WaterSense certification for the industry's most efficient cover...

  • Combating Thirst Around the World

    by AQUA Editors April 2016

    A recent study found 4 billion people face water scarcity at least one month out of every year. Despite the...

  • APSP, NSPF Merge: A Behind the Scenes Look

    by AQUA Editors April 2016

    In what has to be seen as the biggest news in recent memory, APSP and NSPF have agreed to merge into a single entity to better serve the needs of the pool and spa industry.

    It's long been a goal of industry leadership to streamline organizations and bring better focus and coordination to their efforts on behalf of pool and spa professionals. This agreement to join together in service will give the industry a more unified and therefore more powerful voice. It was the culmination of...

  • Pentair Wins Energy Star Partner Of The Year

    by AQUA Editors April 2016

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Pentair Aquatic Systems with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior  energy efficiency achievements. Pentair’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2016.

    Pentair, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2013, will be honored for its leadership in manufacturing pool pumps that earn the ENERGY STAR, the...

  • WAHC Opens Registration

    by AQUA Editors April 2016

    Registration has opened for the 2016 World Aquatic Health Conference. The three-day event, hosted by the National Swimming Pool Foundation, is taking place at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., October 19-21.

    This scientific and educational conference is offering participants an early registration rate of $445 and can save attendees as much as $150 when purchased between April 1 and May 31. A 2016 special is being...