The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance announced this week that a supplement to the ANSI/APSP/ICC/NPC-12 2016...
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance has awarded the 2019 Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant to the Pueblo Department...
The Texas legislature has passed HB 2858, which allows municipalities in the state to require...
The 2017 PSP Expo is in full swing here in Orlando, and attendees are making the most of it by scoping out new products, taking in education and networking with fellow industry pros. Couldn’t make it to the show — or simply want to relive the first day? Below, we share a few glimpses of the show, from special events and cool booths to fun moments on the show floor.
Making an EntranceYou know you're at a pool and spa show when the parking lot is full of trucks and vans...and the occasional fiberglass pool. Now that's an entrance!
APSP's Fan Favorite WinnerThis pool, built by Superior Pools of Southwest Florida in Port Charlotte, won the Awards of Excellence Fan Favorite award at the banquet honoring this year's AOE winners.
All Nestled Up (right)The Cocoon from Vivere welcomed attendees to enjoy a moment of luxurious relaxation away from the show floor.
Color Trends (below)Lucite Spas, the Pantone of the pool and spa industry, debuted its new selection of colors for the coming year. They include Sedona, a blend of warm earth tones that evoke the natural beauty of Arizona’s red sandstone; Crimson Night, a color that features a blend of black and pearl, reminiscent of the nighttime sky; and Aegean Sea (pictured), a striking turquoise color with streaks of silver and grey.
Take Five (right)Caitlin Miller took a quick siesta after a busy day of sharing the restful benefits of hammock ownership at the La Siesta booth.
Float On (below)Novelty pool floats are still a boon for industry retailers, especially for those looking to cater to the millennial market. Manufacturers like Swimline are racing to release new concepts for eye-catching, Instagram-worthy floats, like this oversized giraffe (which follows the swan, flamingo and unicorn craze) and bottle of rosé (a millennial mainstay).
The WAVE of the FutureThe APSP WAVE Young Professionals Network gathered at The Pub to discuss the next generation of the pool and spa industry.
Howlin' it UpWith day one in the books, industry pros went to Howl at the Moon to blow off some steam with drinks, appetizers and dueling pianos.
Many of us may have had the unfortunate experience of adding soda ash "wrong" to pool water, resulting in a pool that looks like it is filled with milk. In fact, we refer to it as "milking" a pool. Why does that happen?
When we decide, for example, to raise the pH of a pool from 7.2 to 7.6, we calculate how much soda ash is required for that size pool to achieve a 0.4 pH unit increase. A solution of soda ash (sodium carbonate) has a pH of above 11, so when added to pool water the pH...
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance announced this week that a supplement to the ANSI/APSP/ICC/NPC-12 2016 Standard for the Plastering of Swimming Pools and Spas was approved by the American National Standards Institute on May 10. The new supplement impacts the way that industry professionals plaster pools and spas.
"We are excited that our PHTA Standard Writing Committee for the Plastering of Pools and Spas was able to address plastering applications in cold temperatures and further...
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The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance has awarded the 2019 Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant to the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment at the National Environmental Health Association’s 2019 Annual Education Conference & Exhibition awards ceremony in Nashville, Tenn.
Given in the memory of Dr. Robert Neil Lowry, a...