Scott Webb
Scott Webb has been with AQUA magazine in one capacity or another since April 2001; he now serves as executive editor. Scott has a degree from University of Cincinnati in aerospace engineering and lives in Madison, Wisc. To get in touch, email him at scott@aquamagazine.com.
  • Friday, August, 22, 2008 Sell more spa chemicals by listening to your customers

    A customer stopping in to pick up chemicals for a spa is a matter of daily routine in a retail store. Every working spa needs chemicals, so it should be an easy sale.

    That's one way to look at it. Another way is to see this common everyday interaction as a retailer's best, most frequent opportunity to bind customers into the store, fend off competition from the big box, and in the...

  • Thursday, August, 21, 2008 Chemical Interactions

    A customer stopping in to pick up chemicals for a spa is a matter of daily routine in a retail store. Every working spa needs chemicals, so it should be an easy sale.

    That's one way to look at it. Another way is to see this common everyday interaction as a retailer's best, most frequent opportunity to bind customers into the store, fend off competition from the big box, and in the...

  • Tuesday, July, 22, 2008 Get the correct water testing results

    For many of us, water chemistry is a murky concept to begin with. But it's particularly confusing when an unlikely result causes you to lose confidence in your water test. Is the test faulty? Is your water simply wrong? Has the world gone mad?!

    Relax. The answers to these questions are no, maybe and yes, in any order you like. And likewise, simple answers and logical reasoning can explain that pH...

  • Monday, July, 21, 2008 Parker Pools discusses fiberglass pool installation

    There was a time when a firmly placed fiberglass shell signaled the end of a pool project. Add some decking and landscaping, perhaps, and there the matter would rest.

    While those jobs still make up the majority of fiberglass pool construction, upscale fiberglass pool projects today are more of a mosaic, where the fiberglass pool itself is just one tile.

    Although fiberglass...

  • Monday, July, 21, 2008 Piece of the Puzzle

    There was a time when a firmly placed fiberglass shell signaled the end of a pool project. Add some decking and landscaping, perhaps, and there the matter would rest.

    While those jobs still make up the majority of fiberglass pool construction, upscale fiberglass pool projects today are more of a mosaic, where the fiberglass pool itself is just one tile.

    Although fiberglass...

  • Monday, June, 23, 2008 Invest in Rotationally-Molded Spas

    Back in the early days, when spa manufacturing was a garage-based operation, a spa was a spa, and the cheapest spa was usually the market leader. Capital investment was minimal, and if an entrepreneur could figure out a way to sell for $100 less and still make a profit, the company's future was assured.

    In time, as companies grew they tried to differentiate themselves by making spas more elaborate....

  • Monday, June, 23, 2008 The Volkswagen of Spas

    Back in the early days, when spa manufacturing was a garage-based operation, a spa was a spa, and the cheapest spa was usually the market leader. Capital investment was minimal, and if an entrepreneur could figure out a way to sell for $100 less and still make a profit, the company's future was assured.

    In time, as companies grew they tried to differentiate themselves by making spas more...

  • Monday, June, 23, 2008 Flow restriction in pool and spa filtration

    Recent years have seen the gradual lowering of both line velocities and flow rates in pool plumbing. On one hand, to mitigate suction entrapment hazards, recently-passed legislation and standards have demanded that water moving through pool pipes adhere to strict speed limits.

    At the same time, driven by the imperative of energy conservation, a procession of states have begun lowering...

  • Monday, June, 23, 2008 Slowing Down To Get Ahead

    Recent years have seen the gradual lowering of both line velocities and flow rates in pool plumbing. On one hand, to mitigate suction entrapment hazards, recently-passed legislation and standards have demanded that water moving through pool pipes adhere to strict speed limits.

    At the same time, driven by the imperative of energy conservation, a procession of states have begun lowering...

  • Thursday, May, 22, 2008 New gazebos are easier than ever to build

    With the coming of June's warmth and late evening sunsets, many a homeowner's thoughts turn to the romance of a backyard gazebo.

    And many a dealer stands ready to turn that romantic idea into a reality, with a stand-alone structure that can provide an outdoor venue for traditionally indoor activities like cooking or entertainment.

    One reason many dealers add gazebos to their...