The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals is rolling out a new online, self-paced course for...
Amazon is further investing in experiential retail, this time by rolling out a show digital...
Pamplona Capital Management recently acquired controlling interest in Latham Pool Products from...
by AQUA Editors March 2017
Pool season is just on the horizon — which means its time to get your showroom, store shelves and trucks loaded with the latest the industry has to offer. This month, we have a new spa model, an automatic pool cleaner, chemicals and more.
Inter-FabInter-Fab now offers a vinyl pool liner...
by AQUA Editors February 2017
What’s new in the vinyl liner world? A lot, in fact. Take a look at this year’s new and bestselling liners and you’ll find everything from rustic mosaic looks and geometric patterns to designs that literally sparkle.
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Two international firms have formed a new joint venture to distribute vinyl products in North America. The firms, Haogenplast Ltd., based out of Israel, and Ontario-based Pixiu Solutions Inc., will operate under the name pH Plastics Inc. and will be based in Brantford, Ontario.
The joint venture combines the expert manufacturing capabilities of Haogenplast Ltd. and the distribution and market knowledge from Pixiu Solutions Inc. Both companies own 50 percent of the joint...
We know what you were thinking — “What’s new around the industry this month?” Well, we got you: there’s a steel swim spa, a new phosphate remover, an artificial rock jumping stone/waterfall combo, a sauna and more. Scroll down for more.
Diamond SpasDiamond Spas' Stainless Steel Swim Spa...
by AQUA Editors January 2017
Once water is properly tested, a prescription of chemicals is needed to leave it ready for use. Here, we take a look at pool and spa chemicals from manufacturers throughout the industry as you look to top up your chemical inventory.
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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.
Splash-A-Round PoolsSplash-A-Round Pools' Aqua Cycle provides an excellent low-impact...
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.
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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.
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...
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,...