• Some Like it Hot: Sauna Roundup

    by AQUA Editors April 2019

    Looking to jump on the wellness wagon? Take a look at what some of the industry-leading manufacturers have to offer in the world of saunas.



    The Cilindro heater is...

  • April 2019 New Spa and Pool Products

    by AQUA Editors April 2019

    April showers products! With pool season just around the corner, take a look at what is new this month.



    RAMUC's Coping Spray Paint was created to...

  • Customize the Spa Experience with Accessories

    by AQUA Editors March 2019

    The hot tub experience may start with the tub — but that's only the beginning. From there, it can be personalized to the tastes and needs of the individual spa owner. From speakers to relaxing fragrances and storage units, owners truly have the opportunity to create an experience all their own. Here are just a few spa accessories from leading manufacturers:



  • Putting Safety First

    by AQUA Editors March 2019

    Any pool and spa experience is made better by a safe environment. The addition of fences, covers, alarms and other safety measures give homeowners — especially those with little ones — peace of mind that allows them to enjoy their backyard experience to the fullest. Manufacturers are also committed to putting homeowners at ease with an array of safety products. Here, take a look at just some of the safety products you can find on the market.


  • March 2019 New Spa and Pool Products

    by AQUA Editors March 2019

    Looking to stock your showrooms and trucks with something new? AQUA takes a look at the products new to the industry this month:



  • How To Choose the Right Manufacturers

    by Mario Rossetti December 2018

    I am too often asked for my opinion on which manufacturer a business should choose. I say “too often” because it’s always difficult for me to frame an answer to this question. Unless I’m consulting for a company, I am hesitant to offer specific names because I know it would make someone upset.

    I do however feel strongly that choosing a manufacturer deserves serious contemplation; and probably for reasons that may not seem obviously apparent.

    If you make the right choice, you...

  • Pentair Wins Best New Product at 2018 PSP Expo

    by AQUA Editors November 2018

    Pentair’s latest automation innovation, the IntelliConnect Control and Monitoring System, was named Best New Product at the 2018 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo. Pentair received the award for the second year in a row, having won Best New Product for its energy-efficient UltraTemp ETi...

  • Service Sidekicks

    by AQUA Editors November 2018

    Essential for both technicians and homeowners alike, the automatic pool cleaner is a trusty service sidekick, helping service technicians multitask and saving pool owners from extra work. Patrolling the pool floors and climbing walls, no debris big or small is safe within a cleaner's path. Quick and efficient, they are an invaluable industry tool and, for the entrepreneurial technician, a bestseller.

    As technology evolves, APCs continue to gain new and exciting features that make...

  • LEDs: The New Direction of Pool Lighting

    by Eric Herman November 2018

    LED lights have taken the pool industry in bold new directions — and have done so in increasingly rapid fashion in only the past few years. In terms of sales, the new compact-LED fixtures have reportedly overtaken traditional incandescent lights, which are increasingly relegated to replacement sales.

    According to James Carter, lighting product manager for Hayward Industries, "From an LED perspective, the rate of adoption is extremely high because the entire lighting industry has...

  • Consider the Skimmer

    by Eric Herman November 2018

    They are among the most common components on all types of pools, spas, fountains and other man-made bodies of water. The humble skimmer is truly ever present — so much so, in fact, that it predates pumps and filters. Back in the early 1900s when the modern pool industry was still in its infancy, there were no recirculation systems; water generally entered the pool at or near the bottom and exited through "scum gutters" that were essentially massive skimmers.

    In terms of what...