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  • September 2017 New Spa and Pool Products

    by AQUA Editors September 2017

    Itching to try new products? Take a look at the newest industry products below, including a new vinyl liner pattern, a refillable chemical dispensing system, a heater and more.

    Cordelia
    Cordelia's Premium Pool Shock is designed to work in tandem with Cordelia's full line of saltwater pool...

  • When the Powers of the Sun Combine

    by Eric Herman August 2017

    While solar heaters have maintained a steady niche in the swimming pool market, solar manufacturers and installers over the years have had to adapt to evolving technology and consumer preferences. A new technology invented by FAFCO called CoolPV, a hybrid technology that combines solar water heating with photovoltaic...

  • 6 Low-Maintenance, High-Fun Backyards

    by Laura Gaskill, Houzz August 2017

    To be successful amid the outdoor living boom, it's critical for retailers and builders to stay abreast of rapidly changing consumer tastes in backyard products. To help keep your product lines up to date, AQUA has partnered with design megasite Houzz to bring you more content about outdoor living, from pools and spas to outdoor kitchens and patio furniture. Here, a Houzz expert talks low-maintenance backyards that bring on the fun.

    Whether you are hoping to conserve water,...

  • Ledge Lounger Ranks on the 2017 Inc. 5000

    by AQUA Editors August 2017

    Ledge Lounger has been ranked No. 420 on the 36th annual Inc. 5000, a prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful independent companies in America, and has in the past included internationally known companies like Microsoft, Under Armour, Zappos, LinkedIn and more.

    The average company on the list achieved a three-year average growth of 481 percent. Ledge Lounger’s three-year sales growth was an...

  • APSP University Announces PSP Expo Course Lineup

    by AQUA Editors August 2017

    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals APSP University announces its certification courses and training scheduled for pool and spa builders, designers, service providers and retailers at the 2017 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo Oct. 29 to Nov. 3 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

    APSP University Certification Courses offered include:

  • Employee Handbooks: Profitable Tools for Small Businesses

    by Phillip M. Perry August 2017

    What commonly neglected business tool can help your workplace run more smoothly, orient new employees quickly and reduce your risk of costly legal battles? If you guessed “the employee handbook,” you’re right. Too often given short shrift, this vital document can play a vital role by communicating workplace policies and employee responsibilities. The result can be a more productive organization and a more profitable business.

    “Employee handbooks are extremely important for...

  • 6 Trending Patios That Beat the Summer Heat in Style

    by Annie Thornton, Houzz August 2017

    To be successful amid the outdoor living boom, it's critical for retailers and builders to stay abreast of rapidly changing consumer tastes in backyard products. To help keep your product lines up to date, AQUA has partnered with design megasite Houzz to bring you more content about outdoor living, from pools and spas to outdoor kitchens and patio furniture. Here, a Houzz expert lists trending backyard designs that keep you cool in warm climates.

    Summer is all about outdoor...

  • How Salt Chlorine Generators Work

    by APSP Recreational Water Quality Committee (RWQC) August 2017

    Electrolytic chlorine generators (ECGs), or salt water chlorinators, use electricity and dissolved salt to produce chlorine for the pool. This chlorine works just like the chlorine applied using traditional methods — it yields hypochlorous acid, the active sanitizer in pool water.

    ECGs work by converting dissolved chloride ions into available chlorine. Housed within the ECG are two types of electrodes called cathodes and anodes. The electrodes are coated with a thin layer of a...

  • 3 Steps to Creating the Ultimate Pool Experience

    by David Goldman August 2017

    A co-worker recently told me that our real competition doesn't come from the pool industry — it's the RV, boat and vacation businesses that contend for our customers. They're all products that may come with a substantial investment, but are purchased by customers who want to enhance their lives.

    That insight made one thing clear to me – the pool sale is never about the money. Customers are willing to spend a lot of money to enhance their lives. In the case of a pool, they've already...

  • August 2017 New Spa and Pool Products

    by AQUA Editors August 2017

    What's new in industry products? A sectional sofa for the pool, a customizable pool slide and stain remover, to name a few.

    Have a new product you'd like to see on AQUA? Send product information to editors@aquamagazine.com.

    Rico Rock