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.
  • Thursday, May, 22, 2008 Keep It Tight

    Between the moment customers understand the need for a new winter safety cover and the time they see that ester-based fabric stretched across their pools, neat and taut as a marine barracks bedspread, a dealer or builder will perform a number of vital tasks.

    The purchase agreement, the measurement and ordering of a cover and its installation are all challenges on the road to a satisfied...

  • Wednesday, May, 21, 2008 Modern computer diagnostics have reached the spa service industry

    The spa equipment industry is easing into the computer diagnostics age in a fashion similar to the way automotive and heavy equipment industries did in decades past.

    For more than 20 years, cars have used sensors distributed throughout the vehicle to monitor its condition. These networked sensors constantly reply to a central computer's relentless fundamental question: "Is everything...

  • Thursday, April, 24, 2008 What's Under The Vinyl?

    Owners of in-ground vinyl-liner pools tend to focus their attention on what is most visible - the enormous water barrier that covers the entire surface of the pool.

    But the people who build the structures understand that what's under the vinyl is just as important to a successful pool installation.

    There are several material choices when it comes to supporting a vinyl...

  • Thursday, April, 24, 2008 What's underneath the vinyl in a vinyl-liner pool?

    Owners of in-ground vinyl-liner pools tend to focus their attention on what is most visible - the enormous water barrier that covers the entire surface of the pool.

    But the people who build the structures understand that what's under the vinyl is just as important to a successful pool installation.

    There are several material choices when it comes to supporting a vinyl...

  • Thursday, April, 24, 2008 Growing interest in the health benefits of saunas is driving sales

    Amid the economic hardship of the last year, sauna sales in the United States have remained steadfast, and that promises an even brighter future when the economy eventually picks up.

    The chief impetus is the buying public's perception of the product. The evidence is anecdotal, but there's reason to believe that the longstanding assertion of a broad range of sauna health benefits is...

  • Thursday, April, 24, 2008 Warming To Saunas

    Amid the economic hardship of the last year, sauna sales in the United States have remained steadfast, and that promises an even brighter future when the economy eventually picks up.

    The chief impetus is the buying public's perception of the product. The evidence is anecdotal, but there's reason to believe that the longstanding assertion of a broad range of sauna health benefits is...

  • Monday, March, 24, 2008 Know what's in fill water before it enters the pool

    As another spring creeps up from the South, many pools across the nation will be adding water — filling or topping off. And whether a new pool is receiving its entire complement, or just a top-off to bring a winterized pool up to active service level, understanding source water is important.

    For with a spring fill, the hidden ingredients in source water become part of a pool's chemistry just the same as if they'd been measured out and added from a big white bucket. Knowing...

  • Monday, March, 24, 2008 Hidden Ingredients

    As another spring creeps up from the South, many pools across the nation will be adding water — filling or topping off. And whether a new pool is receiving its entire complement, or just a top-off to bring a winterized pool up to active service level, understanding source water is important.

    For with a spring fill, the hidden ingredients in source water become part of a pool's chemistry just the same as if they'd been measured out and added from a big white bucket. Knowing...

  • Monday, March, 24, 2008 Getting In The Mood

    Few people would buy a new car without first taking it for a test drive. There's a lot of money at stake.

    You could say the same thing about a spa. For many customers, it's hard to plunk down thousands of dollars for a particular hot water experience they've never actually had.

    For that reason, many retailers have erected in the corner of their stores a "mood room" where...

  • Monday, March, 24, 2008 Create a spa-experience room to increase sales

    Few people would buy a new car without first taking it for a test drive. There's a lot of money at stake.

    You could say the same thing about a spa. For many customers, it's hard to plunk down thousands of dollars for a particular hot water experience they've never actually had.

    For that reason, many retailers have erected in the corner of their stores a "mood room" where...