The Everything Under the Sun Expo is one of the mainstays of the pool and spa industry. Located in...
Allied Innovations, a leading provider of spa control and replacement parts including Len Gordon,...
APSP has announced the newly revised ANSI/APSP/ICC-11 2019 Standard for Water Quality in Public...
Pool service can be demanding, particularly on the knees. Is there a way to get the job done while also being kind to your body? Industry pros share their insights:
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Victor GonzalezSwamp Thing Pool Service | South Pasadena, Fla.
"What tips would you give to save your knees?"
Wesley LanceA & L Pool Service | High Bridge, N.J.
"I've worn gel knee pads for years now. Lowe's has the good ones that don't pinch your skin. They last about three months, and I buy another pair."
Mike MazzeoSolar Living | Fair Lawn, N.J.
"Keep moving. Chondroitin and glucosamine supposedly help lubricate joints."
Dennis DonnellyNewport Pool Company | Newport, R.I.
"My employee recommended turmeric. Started taking it during spring openings and within a week, all swelling and pain was GONE and hasn't returned. All natural, no side effects."
John PomaA+ Pool Service, LLC | Lakeland, Fla.
"I use a boat cushion after having an emergency knee surgery due to an infection that was life threatening almost two years ago."
Ryan JohnsonSuburban Pool Service | Folsom, Calif.
"I actually carry one of these with me, which I use to kneel on."
Few would argue that when it comes to hiring laborers these days, it's a sellers market. As is true throughout the construction industry, pool builders consistently report that hiring laborers is one of the greatest challenges they face.
"It's almost impossible," says Brent Handy, owner and president of Paragon Pools in Lake City, Fla. "The vast majority of people we encounter when we try to fill a position are typically either older people who lack skill sets and are just looking...
The Everything Under the Sun Expo is one of the mainstays of the pool and spa industry. Located in sunny Orlando, it’s easily accessible for the thousands of Florida-based professionals — and generally a nice place to escape to if you’re visiting from afar. The show has long held a reputation as one of the strongest industry trade shows, particularly for service technicians, which comprise about 65% of show attendees.
There are several reasons why industry pros hold the show in such...
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,...
APSP has announced the newly revised ANSI/APSP/ICC-11 2019 Standard for Water Quality in Public Pools and Spas, which features significant changes that will impact pool and spa service professionals across the nation.
The new Standard is the first comprehensive, data-driven and knowledge-based national Standard for pool and spa water quality and chemistry. It is ideal for understanding the minimum guidelines surrounding water quality parameters in public swimming pools and spas for...