- by AQUA Editors
- April 2017
Pittsburgh’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies is an award for privately-owned companies that have seen the most financial growth in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area. To enter, nominated companies have to submit three years’ worth of financial information that is then audited by a third party. The final list includes law firms, pharmaceutical companies, education companies and other large, multimillion-dollar enterprises.
Also on that list? Valley Pool & Spa, a firm with five locations in...read more
Internet giant Amazon has been granted a patent on a new technology that will prevent brick-and-mortar shoppers from showrooming, or the practice of comparison shopping on a mobile device while in a retail setting. (A somewhat ironic move, given that showrooming has helped solidify Amazon’s reputation as an e-commerce giant.)
The patent, called “Physical Store Online Shopping Control,” would prevent shoppers at brick-and-mortar Amazon locations from showrooming by blocking...read more
It’s official: The world’s first hot tub theme park is open for business.
As we reported in February, the concept for this “spamusement” park debuted in a video in November 2016. The video depicted an assortment of unique attractions, including a carousel, Ferris wheel and even a roller coaster, all of which would be filled with hot water.
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The last thing any pool owner wants is to have an outbreak of algae during the summer. Well-maintained pools should be free from algae, but there are some things that can turn a maintained pool into a green menace right at the height of swim season. Here are just some of the causes of algae outbreaks in summer.
Rainstorms are notorious for bringing nitrogen into pools, where the nitrogen converts into nitrates, a food source for algae. In addition, when...read more