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.
  • 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...

  • Monday, March, 24, 2008 Streamlining pool service routes

    The goal of a good route schedule is to spend the least amount of time on the road — and therefore, the maximum amount of time on the job. Because that's where the money grows.

    And route scheduling affects more than just a service tech's precious time. A lot of company money is poured into the fleet's gas tanks as well, adding another sobering cost to idling in traffic.

    For...

  • Monday, March, 17, 2008 Pump Surgery

     Other than the pool shell itself, there's no more critical component of a pool system than its engine of circulation, the pump. Making pump replacement efficient, then, is equally critical to a service company's health.

    A pump repair job begins with the discovery of something not right with the pool's heart - a growing murmur or indications of pressure loss....

  • Monday, March, 17, 2008 Repairing a pool's circulatory system

     Other than the pool shell itself, there's no more critical component of a pool system than its engine of circulation, the pump. Making pump replacement efficient, then, is equally critical to a service company's health.

    A pump repair job begins with the discovery of something not right with the pool's heart - a growing murmur or indications of pressure loss....

  • Monday, March, 17, 2008 Troubleshooting pool leaks

     Rarely does a leak pose a serious threat to a pool - it does not command the attention of a broken pump or even a clogged filter-but it can be an annoying and persistent burglar of water and chemicals, and if allowed to linger it may invite other, more serious offenders such as algae and structural damage to the homeowner's backyard.

    There's the sense of...

  • Monday, March, 17, 2008 Fashionable Skirts

     Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder. Be that as it may, over the years most beholders of portable spas have found little to delight the eye - especially with the cover down. With the mesmerizing water hidden from sight, the eye is drawn to the skirts or surrounds, which have tended to be somewhat dull, even before the ravages of elements and various...

  • Monday, March, 17, 2008 Retailing spa and hot tub skirts and surrounds

     Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder. Be that as it may, over the years most beholders of portable spas have found little to delight the eye - especially with the cover down. With the mesmerizing water hidden from sight, the eye is drawn to the skirts or surrounds, which have tended to be somewhat dull, even before the ravages of elements and various...