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  • Portable Spa Roundup: A Hot Tub for Everyone

    by AQUA Editors September 2017

    It's a good time to be a hot tub retailer. Not only is there increasing evidence to support the vessel's tie to better health, marking the rise of what we call the Hot Tub Health Movement, but sales are stronger than they've been in years. According to Pkdata, the hot tub industry has seen consecutive growth for four years now — including two back-to-back years of double-digit growth.

    It certainly helps that...

  • APC Installation: Outsource or In-House?

    by AQUA Editors September 2017

    {bglink 4626}Automatic pool covers were always destined to go mainstream. They offer a rare combination of dominant market drivers — safety, automation, convenience and conservation — all in one package.

    So it's been no surprise they've enjoyed admirable growth. Even in the recession, automatic pool cover sales held up well. And now that pool builders are experiencing a sustained period of demand, automatic pool covers are reveling in that same salutary market.

    APC arguments...

  • September 2017 New Spa and Pool Products

    by AQUA Editors September 2017

    Itching to try new products? Take a look at the newest industry products below, including a new vinyl liner pattern, a refillable chemical dispensing system, a heater and more.

    Cordelia
    Cordelia's Premium Pool Shock is designed to work in tandem with Cordelia's full line of saltwater pool...

  • Winterizing Products to Help You Close Up Shop

    by AQUA Editors August 2017

    {bglink 5232}Unless you're lucky enough to be in an area with year-round swimming, it's time to start thinking about the fall rush that is winterizing season. Properly winterizing a pool is critical on several levels. First and foremost is safety; a securely covered pool protects children and pets from falling in. There's product longevity: Winterizing from the cover to the skimmer and plumbing helps the overall pool withstand harsh winter weather. And finally, a winterized pool makes your...

  • Industry Figures Urge Readiness For New Pump Standards

    by Daniel Seeger August 2017

    Whenever new regulations are delivered to the doorstep of an industry, it can cause understandable dismay. Sometimes, though, the shift in requirements can simply provide a boost in getting manufacturers where they’re already going. The new rules governing dedicated-purpose pool pumps fall into the latter category, according to many in the industry.

    “It’s going to expand what has already been happening for a while now,” says Jeff Farlow, program manager of energy initiatives for...

  • Investment Protection: 2017 Spa Covers & Removal Systems Roundup

    by AQUA Editors August 2017

    After making the leap and buying a hot tub, the next item on your customer's shopping list should be a cover. Spa covers boast a slew of benefits, safety and energy conservation foremost among them. However, spa covers also protect the water from debris, rain, snow and other contaminants, and that means fewer chemicals are required for water balance.

    In addition to a spa cover, a cover lifter is a great idea for a new spa buyer, especially elderly folks who bought a hot tub to...

  • August 2017 New Spa and Pool Products

    by AQUA Editors August 2017

    What's new in industry products? A sectional sofa for the pool, a customizable pool slide and stain remover, to name a few.

    Have a new product you'd like to see on AQUA? Send product information to editors@aquamagazine.com.

    Rico Rock

  • Ready to Renovate?

    by AQUA Editors July 2017

    When renovating a pool, every product selection you make matters. From pool paints and coatings to decking and coping, your choices make an impact in aesthetics, safety and, most importantly for your customer's wallet, longevity. Here, we take a look at just some of the products in the renovation category.

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    Make a Splash with Fiberglass

    by AQUA Editors July 2017

    When considering shell types, fiberglass is truly coming into its own — according to research by P.K. Data, fiberglass sales have doubled since 2006. It's impressive growth aided both by advances in fiberglass technology and greater consumer awareness of the product; for customers who want a pool without the pain of weeks- or months-long construction, fiberglass is a great solution.

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  • July 2017 New Spa and Pool Products

    by AQUA Editors July 2017

    Looking for ways to revitalize your showroom or make your job easier? This month's new products roundup has a little bit of everything, from trendy outdoor living products to new building products and service tools.

    The Service Program
    The Pool Service...