• 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...

  • Lucite International Acquired by Plaskolite

    by AQUA Editors February 2018

    Lucite International’s continuous cast acrylic sheet business has been acquired by Plaskolite, an acrylic sheet manufacturer.

    As a part of the transaction, Plaskolite is acquiring the Lucite manufacturing facility in Memphis, Tenn. The closing is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2018. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

    “Our goal is to be the industry leader while strengthening our marketplace position for the benefit of our customers,” says...

  • Core Covers Acquires Sunstar

    by AQUA Editors January 2018

    Core Covers announced this week it has acquired Sunstar Spa Covers & Accessories, a move that will expand Core's production to 250,000 spa covers per year, making it the world's largest supplier of spa safety covers.

    According to a statement from Core, the acquisition is ideal in several ways: The companies are both based in San Diego, Calif., and are operationally identical, allowing for seamless integration; Core will also retain Sunstar's production staff, securing decades...

  • POOLCORP Acquires Chem Quip

    by AQUA Editors January 2018

    POOLCORP announces its acquisition of the assets of Chem Quip as of December 29, 2017.

    Chem Quip is a Sacramento-based distributor of equipment, chemicals and supplies to residential and commercial swimming pool customers; it operates five sales and distribution centers located in Northern and Central California.

    “Chem Quip has been a strong presence in the Northern California swimming pool industry for over 55 years. Adding the Chem Quip team and sales locations to the...

  • NSPF Announces Partnership with ORFA

    by AQUA Editors December 2017

    NSPF is excited to announce an international partnership with the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association.

    NSPF and ORFA agree that the pool industry workforce must acquire a solid foundation of training in order to perform jobs exceptionally and to mitigate risk in and around pools...