- by AQUA Editors
- April 2017
To help draw more job candidates to the pool and spa industry, the Florida Swimming Pool Association is developing a 600-hour course that will be offered at Manatee Technical College (Bradenton, Fla.).
Plans for the course began when Mary Anderson, education program manager for FSPA, met with MTC’s president at a conference.
“We started talking and came to the realization that there has not been a program specific for the swimming pool industry,” she says. “We could create...read more
When Adolph Kiefer passed away at his home May 5 in Wadsworth, Ill., at age 98, the world of aquatics lost one of its most enduring icons. Among his many accolades: at the time of his death, Kiefer was America’s oldest living Olympic champion.
He rose to fame at age 17 at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, known as “the Nazi Olympics,” where he won the gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke. Hitler shook his hand in congratulation, but Kiefer later said that if he had known what...read more
Well, here is some overdue good news: The hot tub industry has experienced the first back-to-back double-digit increase in sales in 15 years. And, in fact, after nearly eight straight years of downturns and lethargy, the spa business has managed four consecutive growth years.
What follows is a closer look at the composition of today’s spa owners.
It's interesting to compare some of the characteristics that depict the base of hot tub owners across the country.