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  • Sponsored Video: King Technology @ease

    by King Technology January 2017

    Earning money through repeat sales from happy customers just got a lot easier. So easy we call it @ease. The latest product from FROG sanitizes hot tubs by creating Fresh Mineral Water that’s cleaner, clearer, softer and easier to take care of thanks to SmartChlor Technology, which self-regulates to reduce chlorine use up to 75 percent and shocking to only once a month. The best part — @ease replacements are 3X more profitable than dichlor, so your aftermarket business will increase...

  • January 2017 New Spa and Pool Products

    by AQUA Editors January 2017

    With a new year comes a swath of new products from top manufacturers in the industry. This month, you’ll find a way to bring spin class to the pool, a modern take on tiki torches, a new spa and more.

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  • Stars of the Show: New Products at the PSP Expo

    by AQUA Editors October 2016

    This year's PSP Expo will feature more than 525 companies across 137,600 square feet of exhibit space. If your mission at the Expo is to scout for new products, you're sure to find a wealth of them in New Orleans. Below, we take a look at just some of the new developments and popular offerings you'll find in the Big Easy.

    RELATED: Our Guide to the 2016 PSP Expo

     

  • Seminar Spotlight: 'How to Maximize Your Profits Using Manufacturer's Agents'

    by AQUA Editors October 2016

    For the past five years, APSP's Manufacturers' Agents Council has presented an eye-opening seminar at the PSP Expo. The program is led by veteran manufacturer representative Charlie Gunter of WEK & Associates, a rep firm that covers the Southwest and Southeastern U.S. representing numerous manufacturers and their product lines.

  • Inside Chlorine's Staying Power

    by Eric Herman October 2016

    For all of the criticism and market pressure brought to bear on traditional chlorination, proponents point out that despite popular concerns and a spectrum of available alternatives, chlorine has remained indispensable for many professionals and consumers alike — a fact that is not likely to change anytime soon.

    In 1908, Jersey City, N.J., became the first city in the U.S. to apply full-scale chlorination to its drinking water. Within a few short years, other major cities including...

  • Outdoor Living: What’s Trending Right Now

    by Ted Lawrence October 2016

    We've really come a long way in the pool and spa industry.

    When I first entered this business, the vast majority of builders and retailers were selling what I call "boxes of water," or rectangular pools with hoppers and diving boards. Some would even advertise themselves with slogans like, "We sell everything from the coping on in."

    Life was pretty good, but life was simple — even a bit bare-bones. The consumer's backyard was left with nothing around it, no landscaping,...

  • APCs: A Pool Owner's Best Friend

    by AQUA Editors October 2016

    For many pool owners, the automatic pool cleaner is an indispensable part of the backyard.

    Those who work full time, for example, and bounce from the office to soccer practice to the dinner table, simply don't have time to worry about manually vacuuming the pool. At the same time, there's much to be said for the convenience of an APC — just toss it in for a few hours and come back to a sparkling pool, all without lifting a finger.{bglink 3831}

    It's unsurprising, then, that...

  • Sauna Pants: They're Real, and They're Spectacular

    by AQUA Editors October 2016

    Since the dawn of civilization, man has longed for the sensation of sauna in his loins, but was disinclined by the time and hassle of actually stripping down and taking a sauna. Equally...

  • October 2016 New Spa and Pool Products

    by AQUA Editors October 2016

    Wondering what's new in pool and spa products? Wonder no more! This month, we have quite a selection of innovative items, from a cool new Apple Watch interface and a multipurpose swim spa to four new chemical offerings. Scroll down for more.

    Advantage...

  • Why I Love This Industry

    by AQUA Editors September 2016

    We don't claim it's perfect, and there are moments of frustration in any line of work, but overall, we have to admit the pool and spa industry is a great place to make a living.  The result of our toil and effort, in the end, is often a smile of relaxation and enjoyment on a little girl's face as she plays in a clean, clear water.

    Every year, in our State of the Industry Survey, we ask the professionals of this industry what they like most about the job. Today we offer a few of...