• BWT Acquires AQUATRON

    by AQUA Editors March 2019

    On Jan. 31, the European Commission confirmed the acquisition of AQUATRON by BWT Group, a leading water technology company.

    Wolfgang Stangassinger, head of the BWT Pool Division, said in a statement:

    “We are delighted to welcome AQUATRON, a world leader in the design and manufacturing of pool robots, to our BWT family. With its innovative products and strong...

  • Allied Innovations Acquires Spa Parts Plus

    by AQUA Editors February 2019

    Allied Innovations, a leading provider of spa control and replacement parts including Len Gordon, Gecko, Aqua-Flo, Spa Builders, Brett Aqualine, Balboa and Waterway, has acquired Spa Parts Plus, a fellow spa part distributor. As both companies provide a range of distribution services to the spa and hot tub industry, the merger better positions both entities to respond to the industry's growing demands by sharing resources and capabilities.

    Allied Innovations is based in Las Vegas,...

  • BioLab Acquires NC Brands

    by AQUA Editors January 2019

    KIK Custom Products, the parent company of BioLab, has acquired NC Brands, a leading provider of specialty chemicals and related pool and spa products. While industry acquisitions are increasingly common, the scale of this merger is significant: NC Brands rapidly expanded its portfolio over the last several years with the acquisitions of Red Leopard, SeaKlear, Natural Chemistry and Coral Seas.

    “The acquisition of NC Brands reflects our commitment to growing our pool business and...

  • A Look at the Zodiac/Fluidra Merger

    by AQUA Editors November 2018

    Mergers and acquisitions are not at all uncommon in the pool and spa industry; consolidation has played a great role in shaping our industry for decades. However, rarely are they as significant as the merger between between Barcelona-based Fluidra and Zodiac...

  • CMP Acquires Bobé Water & Fire, Adding New Elements to a Growing Portfolio

    by AQUA Editors October 2018

    Custom Molded Products, LLC recently announced its latest acquisition of Bobé Water & Fire, LLC, located in Phoenix, Ariz. and manufacturer of outdoor decorative fire features, scuppers, water/fire pots, spillways and other unique metal fabricated products. CMP is a leading supplier of white goods, advanced sanitizers, pool waterfalls and innovative LED products and now...

  • Florida Water Products and American Pool Supply Agree to Merge

    by AQUA Editors August 2018

    Florida Water Productsand American Pool Supply, leaders in the wholesale distribution of swimming pool products, have entered into an agreement to merge the two companies. The transaction details are undisclosed, but the merger is expected to close before Dec. 31, 2018. The newly combined entity creates a footprint of 16 distribution centers servicing a customer network of 8,500...

  • Hasa Announces Marketing Agreement with Unicel

    by AQUA Editors August 2018

    Hasa, a leading producer and distributor of high-quality water treatment products, has entered into an agreement with Meissner Mfg. Co. (otherwise known as Unicel) to support and promote Unicel replacement cartridges and grids to the swimming pool and hot tub industries in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas.

    “We are very excited to have Unicel represented by the Hasa sales force,” says Christine Schaeffer, vice...

  • Poolwerx Partners With Newest Franchise in California

    by AQUA Editors July 2018

    Poolwerx recently partnered with Redlands Pool & Spa Center in California to be the latest franchise addition to the Poolwerx business.

    “Pool maintenance is something that’s required year-round, and it is our mission to make sure consumers know the importance of creating safe pools for their family and friends nationwide,” says John O’Brien, CEO and founder of Poolwerx.

    Sharon and Cal Boothby, the owners of Redlands, are a husband and wife duo who have been in the pool...

  • ASP Continues Impressive Growth

    by AQUA Editors July 2018

    America’s Swimming Pool Company recently announced that it has awarded franchise rights to its 100th franchise owner — a lofty milestone for the company, which has been establishing franchises since 2005.

    “Hitting the 100th franchise owner mark is a significant milestone and a huge achievement for our company,” founder Stewart Vernon says. “The franchise development team at corporate does a great job with getting new owners interested in our unique franchise model, but the best...

  • ASP Records 100th Franchise Owner

    by AQUA Editors May 2018

    America’s Swimming Pool Company has granted franchise rights to its 100th franchise owner. Fewer than 19 percent of franchise organizations reach that number.

    “Hitting the 100th franchise owner mark is a significant milestone and huge achievement for our company,” says Stewart Vernon, founder and CEO of...