Eric Herman
A writer/editor with 32 years experience covering a wide range of business, technical, scientific and cultural topics, Eric joined the AQUA staff in August 2011 following 12 years as editor and co-founder of WaterShapes Magazine. He now serves as AQUA's senior editor. He can be reached at eric@aquamagazine.com.
  • Thursday, November, 15, 2018 Gone Fishing

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  • Tuesday, November, 06, 2018 LEDs: The New Direction of Pool Lighting

    التنبؤ خيار ثنائي LED lights have taken the pool industry in bold new directions — and have done so in increasingly rapid fashion in only the past few years. In terms of sales, the new compact-LED fixtures have reportedly overtaken traditional incandescent lights, which are increasingly relegated to replacement sales.

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  • Thursday, November, 01, 2018 Customizing the Cure

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  • Thursday, November, 01, 2018 Investment Firm Acquires PebbleTec

    http://josiart.at/rete/6240 Pebble Technology International, Inc. (PebbleTec) recently announced that it has been acquired by Graycliff Partners, a New York-based investment firm focused on lower-middle market investments in companies that have demonstrated market leadership and innovation. Graycliff reportedly purchased the company from a small group of individual shareholders for an undisclosed price.

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  • Thursday, November, 01, 2018 Consider the Skimmer

    hombres solteros cristianos en venezuela They are among the most common components on all types of pools, spas, fountains and other man-made bodies of water. The humble skimmer is truly ever present — so much so, in fact, that it predates pumps and filters. Back in the early 1900s when the modern pool industry was still in its infancy, there were no recirculation systems; water generally entered the pool at or near the bottom and exited through "scum gutters" that were essentially massive skimmers.

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  • Tuesday, October, 16, 2018 An Experiment in Energy Efficiency

    It's no secret that variable-speed pumps have become the primary means for increasing energy efficiency in pools. Since their introduction in the early 2000s, the technology has become widely accepted at all...

  • Tuesday, October, 16, 2018 The Art of Construction

    Over my many years writing about the pool and spa industry, I’ve witnessed scores of pools in the installation and renovation process. It’s a process that never ceases to amaze me.

    I’ve seen pools built outdoors and indoors, in high-rises and tiny backyards, on large estates, cantilevered off the sides of mountains, by the ocean, in the desert, in lavish resorts and middleclass homes. Every pool is different from the last, every client has his or her own particular wish lists and...

  • Thursday, October, 11, 2018 Covers Go Custom

    The advantages of automatic pool covers are well documented. From safety to increased heating efficiency, ease of service, aesthetics and convenient operation, owners of both high-end and middleclass pools are opting for automatic covers in greater numbers.

    Complicating matters for auto cover manufacturers, however, is increasing customer interest in customized pools, pushing manufacturers to create covers than can cooperate with the myriad features that can be found in today's...

  • Thursday, October, 11, 2018 A Long Way Down!

    It's claimed to be the tallest man-made waterfall in the world. Flowing 108 meters (350 feet) down the glass exterior of the Liebian International Building in Guiyang, China, capital of Guizhou province, the waterfall measures about three meters taller than the previous record holder, the falls at the Solar City Tower in Rio de Janeiro.

    Built by Ludi Industry Group, the waterfall system draws recycled water from reservoir tanks located in the building's basement. It is then...

  • Tuesday, October, 02, 2018 Pool Chemistry Training Institute Hits High Notes

    This past Saturday, Sept. 29, I had the pleasure of attending a daylong chemistry class in Sacramento, Calif., presented by my long-time friends and associates Robert Lowry and Greg Garrett. Suffice to say, it was a day very well spent.

    Last year, the pair teamed up to establish the Pool Chemistry Training Institute, which is based largely on chemistry manuals authored by Lowry for IPSSA. Both men are...