• Step Into Swim Announces Grant Recipients

    by AQUA Editors August 2017

    The National Swimming Pool Foundation announces the recipients of the 2017 Step Into Swim campaign, a 10-year initiative to create one million more swimmers. The following organizations will benefit from $78,750 received in donations this year: Angels of America’s Fallen, EVO Swim School, Jewish Community Center Association, New York State Parks, SwimToday, YMCA, and 14 individual...

  • The Future of VGB

    by APSP July 2017

    On the 10th anniversary of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, APSP testified on Capitol Hill and called upon senators to recognize and support statewide adoption of the...

  • Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant to Benefit the Quechan Tribe

    by AQUA Editors July 2017

    APSP awarded the 2017 Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant to Quechan Parks and Recreation. The award was presented at the National Environmental Health Association/Department of Housing and Urban Development...

  • ASP Launches 2017 Veteran Program

    by AQUA Editors June 2017

    America’s Swimming Pool Company is excited to announce the 2017 ASP Veteran Program is open for entries. The program, now in its third year, seeks to thank a distinguished veteran for his/her service by helping them get their own ASP franchise off the ground — and waiving the franchise fee.

    (For perspective, 2016 winner Brad Baglio's$65,000 franchise fee was completely covered by...

  • NESPA Announces 2017 Scholarship Winners

    by AQUA Editors June 2017

    NESPA announces Hannah Melissen of Chalfont, Pa. and Emmah Evangelista of Collingswood, N.J. are the 2017 H. J. “Duke” Ellington Memorial Scholarship awardees.

    Melissen was nominated by Ray Calvitti of Blue Haven Pools & Spas (Hatfield, Pa.). She will receive a $3,000 scholarship award. Evangelista was nominated by Aimee Speas of Blue Wave Pools (Audubon, N.J.). She will receive a $2,000 scholarship award.

    Since 1985, NESPA honored the memory of Harold J. “Duke”...

  • Float Like A Duck Launches Water Safety Campaign

    by AQUA Editors June 2017

    The Float Like a Duck water safety initiative launched the “Learning to swim, led me to...” campaign to inform and inspire youth about exciting adventures and career opportunities enjoyed from learning how to swim.

    The multi-series video campaign showcases a wide range of individuals and groups from around the Southern Nevada community who credit their path to personal growth, success and accomplishments...

  • Michael Phelps Joins the Pool Safety Movement

    by Kathryn Howard May 2017

    Michael Phelps may have retired from swimming professionally, but that doesn’t mean he’s leaving the pool life behind. Phelps is now the new face of pool safety thanks to a partnership with Pool Safely, a campaign created by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to educate the public about child drownings and entrapments in pools and...

  • A Peach of a Project

    by AQUA Editors May 2017

    It's called PEACH (People Extending a Caring Hand), an annual charitable outreach project organized and sponsored by Lonza, the well-known chemical manufacturer based in Alpharetta, Ga.

    Now in its sixth year, the 2017 PEACH project...

  • Dealers Give Back During Incentive Trip to Hawaii

    by AQUA Editors April 2017

    More than 330 travelers representing the Watkins Wellness family of brands traveled to Hawaii in February to celebrate their success and achievements over the past year.

    The trip was the finale of the 2016 Watkins Wellness Incentive Program, which rewards dealers who excel in the industry and reach their annual goals. This year, the trip sent dealers on an all-expense-paid trip to a “Pacific Paradise” at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, in Hawaii.

    In addition to...

  • Decorating for Decorated Vets

    by AQUA Editors December 2016

    For the first time in years, the home of World War II vet Chuck Franzke of Waukesha, Wis., is lit with Christmas decorations. This year, Franske and his wife of 72 years, Beverly, received a holiday gift of exterior decorations from