Following the celebration of National Water Safety Month, the 2019 World's Largest Swimming Lesson will...
With the North American economic engine running at about 3,000 rpm with pools and spas going in...
Editor’s note: This article went to press coincident with the merger of APSP and NSPF into the...
New standard puts energy consumption labels on hot tubs
A new standard has been announced by APSP which will put a comprehensive energy label on hot tubs, enabling consumers to use a unit's energy consumption in choosing a hot tub to purchase. States that adopt the new standard will require such labeling on all hot tubs sold.
National Water Safety Month (NWSM) begins next week on May 1, as aquatics industry leaders push for safer water practices to prevent drowning and water related injuries in the coming summer season.
APSP has announced a new partnership with ADP, a national provider of payroll and employee management solutions, to offer APSP members discounted rates on health insurance, workers’ compensation insurance and payroll services.
The more pools a service company cleans, the more money it makes. At the same time, service techs can add top-line revenue by taking the time to look around the backyard for additional sales opportunities.
Watkins Manufacturing has announced the acquisition of Endless Pools, manufacturer of counter-current swim machines and underwater treadmills. The acquisition allows Watkins to expand its line of personal well-being products into the aquatic fitness category, opening new channels of distribution and access to a new customer base. Watkins Manufacturing will maintain the Endless Pools brand and Endless Pools’ headquarters will remain in Aston, Pa.
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) has joined 173 other industry organizations in a massive show of support for H.R. 636, the America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015. This bill would restore the small business expensing — sometimes called Section 179 expensing — level to $500,000, including limited improvements to real property and permanently index the level to inflation.
For decades, we put high-horsepower single-speed pumps on pools and watched those electric meter dials spin around and around and around. We created all this resistance to flow, and our customers paid untold millions of dollars in sky-high utility bills to overcome a problem of our own creation.
United Aqua Group, which operates Aquatech, AquaCommercial, and AquaValue, has announced an alliance with POOLCORP. A 52-year old buying group, UAG said it remains committed to its successful business model; however, it recognizes the immediacy often associated with its members’ need for same day or alternative products.
The idea of clearing a pool of phosphates in order to fight algae has been gathering momentum for years. The approach is simple: Since we know algae eat phosphates, we take away their food supply and starve them into submission.
Although the housing market was something of a disappointment last year — with flat sales in an otherwise moderately growing economy — some signs this winter point to a resurgence in this crucial sector for the pool and spa industry. (New home sales remain the best opportunity for backyard pool sales.)
Some of the biggest home builders in the U.S. are reporting a strong increase in sales in the latter half of January, citing an improving economy, continued low interest...