• Uber for Pool Service: Will On-Demand Service Take Off?

    by Cailley Hammel August 2016

    Nicole Ruble was on Facebook in late April when an ad caught her eye. It was promoting a new lead generation service, Pool Service on Demand, that claimed it could help pool businesses land new service customers.

    Ruble, sales manager of JFY Pools in Elgin, Ill., was intrigued. But Sean Ruble, her husband and owner of JFY Pools, was uncertain.

    "I was the one that was like, 'All right, let's do it, it sounds really interesting,'" Nicole says. "Sean was the one who was a little...

  • Hayward Acquires Kripsol Group

    by AQUA Editors July 2016

    Hayward Industries announced yesterday it has acquired Kripsol Group, headquartered in Yuncos, Spain. 

    “We’ve had a long standing relationship with Kripsol and are delighted to add their portfolio of products and management talent to Hayward.  This combination also fulfills our strategy of manufacturing close to our customers,” says Clark Hale, president of Hayward Industries.

    Founded in 1988 in Madrid, Spain, Kripsol markets its products around the world under the Kripsol...

  • AquaFinesse Announces New VP of Sales and Marketing

    by AQUA Editors July 2016

    AquaFinesse is proud to announce the addition of Chris Lacy as vice president of sales and marketing due to a restructuring of the AquaFinesse management team. Bob Snodgrass, who previously held this role, is now senior vice president.

    Chris joins AquaFinesse with 33 years in the pool and spa industry in various sales management roles with Polaris Pool Systems,...

  • Haviland Adds Two Engineers to Growing Team

    by AQUA Editors July 2016

    Haviland Enterprises, manufacturers of borate-technology pool and spa water treatment products including the ProTeam and Spa Pure brands, has hired two experienced engineering professionals to new positions for its growing Grand Rapids team.

    Benjamin Gaeth is the new engineering manager. He will oversee the engineering function of all Haviland facilities, including engineering, maintenance and the laboratory. His emphasis will be ensuring products are engineered and processed using...

  • Evosus Hires Parker for Client Support

    by AQUA Editors July 2016

    Evosus Business Management Software, makers of an all-in-one software program designed specifically for the pool and spa industry, has hired Andre Parker as a new member of the Evosus support team. With more than 20 years of experience in desktop support, Andre will be a valuable software resource, helping clients with software-related...

  • Submissions Open for Pleatco's Perfect Pool Guy/Gal Contest

    by AQUA Editors July 2016


    Have a super-talented service tech on your team? Someone who comes to work each day ready for a challenge, always goes the extra mile and does so with a smile?

    If so, keep reading. Pleatco and longtime co-sponsor Genesis are on the hunt for the best of the best pool and spa service technicians across the country and beyond in the annual Pleatco Perfect Pool Guy and Gal contest.

    The highlight of this year's...

  • Inter-Fab Hires New Director of Commercial Aquatics

    by AQUA Editors July 2016

    Inter-Fab Inc, manufacturers of slides, diving boards, rails and unique water features, is pleased to announce the hiring of David Monk to the position of director of commercial aquatics. Monk's mission is to expand Inter-Fab’s commercial and custom rail business as well as working to expand the company’s line of commercial products. He has spent the last seven years...

  • Sponsored Video: Instant Pump Automation with Jandy iQPUMP01

    by Zodiac Pool Systems June 2016

    The new Jandy Pro Series iQPUMP01 enables app control for Jandy variable-speed pumps. A mobile pump user interface that allows pool professionals to easily install, set up, and control the pump using a smartphone and the iAquaLink app, iQPUMP01's built-in hotspot technology makes set up and programming simple - even without Internet access. iQPUMP01 is compatible with all Jandy Pro Series variable-speed pumps and doesn't require a JEP-R user interface or other automation system. No more...

  • Haviland Taps Jim Gay for Sales

    by AQUA Editors June 2016

    Haviland Pool & Spa Products, makers of seven unique pool and spa chemical lines including ProTeam, SpaPure and Salt Support, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jim Gay to the position of Southeast regional sales manager for the company. Gay is anindustry veteran with more than 40 years of experience in everything from sales and service to distribution.


  • The Unreal Future of Pool Design

    by Cailley Hammel June 2016

    Watching Noah Nehlich demonstrate Structure Studios' latest innovation is like watching a magic trick. First, he puts on the floor something that resembles a mouse pad. Then he holds up an iPad. Suddenly, a pool appears on the screen as if it were installed into the very floor on which we stand.

    As Nehlich walks around the mouse pad on the ground, called a track pad, he can see the pool from all sides. With a press of a button, he can swap the pool for a different shape, size,...