• 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...

  • Hayward Acquires pHin Parent Company

    by AQUA Editors April 2018

    Hayward Industries announces it has acquired ConnectedYard, Inc. ConnectedYard is the company behind the pHin Smart Water Care solution, which combines a Wi-Fi-enabled smart monitor and mobile app that monitors pool and hot tub water chemistry and temperature 24/7, notifying customers via smartphone when they need to balance the water.

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    "The pHin Water Care solution is an...

  • APSP Announces Partnership with Aqualine Insurance

    by AQUA Editors April 2018

    APSP announces a new partnership with Aqualine/Venture Pacific Insurance Services, a national provider of risk management solutions for the pool and spa industry. The partnership will offer APSP members exclusive rates on commercial insurance including property, general liability, auto insurance, workers compensation, surety bonds, employee benefits, financial services and risk management.

    “We selected Aqualine as our new partner to serve the changing needs demanded by our members,”...

  • CMP Acquires Saline Generating Systems

    by AQUA Editors March 2018

    Custom Molded Products is pleased to announce its acquisition of Saline Generating Systems. The acquisition adds saltwater chlorination systems to CMP’s product offering.

    “We are excited to expand the CMP product line in a way that continues to support our customers,” says William Drury, president and CEO.

    Last August, CMP acquired DEL Ozone, a maker of ozone and UV sanitizer solutions for pools and hot tubs. The acquisition of SGS provides CMP customers a more comprehensive...