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  • 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...

  • SE Show Moving to Nashville

    by AQUA Editors March 2016

    Organizers of The Southeast Pool and Spa Show have announced the event is moving to the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. for 2017. For the past two years, the show was held in the Charlotte Convention Center, where it had moved from its previous home in Atlanta.

    This is in line with a small trend in certain pool and spa shows, which in recent years have shown willingness to switch locations to help ease travel burdens for some attendees and make the show more accessible. (PSP...

  • Business Briefs: March 2016

    by AQUA Editors March 2016

    Jacuzzi Group Worldwide Announces New Executive

    Jacuzzi Group Worldwide, a global manufacturer and distributor of branded bath and hot tub products, has announced the appointment of Drew Meng as president, North American spa business. Meng will have direct responsibility for the Jacuzzi Hot Tubs, Sundance Spas, Dimension One Spas and ThermoSpas...

  • American Pool Restores Facility for the Boys and Girls Club

    by AQUA Editors March 2016

    Three American Pool chapters recently collaborated to help restore a swimming pool at a New Jersey Boys and Girls Club.

    The club, located in Monmouth County’s Asbury Park, is a fixture for after-school activities; for many, it’s a home away from home. For years, the swimming pool was the most popular amenity, especially considering the facility’s location just two miles from the beach.

    “As Asbury Park is a shore town, it’s really important for kids that are growing...

  • The Western Pool & Spa Show: A Comforting Tradition

    by Eric Herman March 2016

    I attended my first Western Pool & Spa Show way back in 1990, when it was held in Pasadena instead of its current long-time home in Long Beach, Calif.Over the ensuing years, I’ve attended (I think) 11 installments, the latest being this past March 10-12. 

    Right as I walked into this...

  • 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...

  • Eyes On The Prize

    by Barrett Kilmer March 2016

    When Kathy Caviness first came upon the idea of entering the International Awards of Excellence in 2007, her husband, Kelly, was a little apprehensive.

    "I knew about the contest, and I viewed it as a very prestigious award," he recalls. "I thought, 'Man, I don't even know if our pools are good enough to compete internationally.' But they were."

    Today, almost 10 years later, Caviness Landscape Design, in Edmond, Okla., just outside of Oklahoma City, has more awards...