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  • Research: Water Immersion Yields Neurological Benefits

    by Eric Herman April 2017

    Ever since the first time humans stepped into a warm geothermal pool, we've known how good it feels. And beyond that wonderful sensation of aquatic immersion, we've also long suspected doing so is really good for us.

    Thanks to an ever-growing body of research, we've learned how swimming can lower blood pressure,

  • From Solo Owner to ESOP

    by Cailley Hammel April 2017

    By the Numbers

    A study has found ESOPs appear to increase sales, employment and sales per employee by about 2.3 to 2.4 percent.*

    * Source: Joseph Blasi, Douglas Kruse, and Dan Weltman, "Firm Survival and Performance in Privately-Held ESOP Companies," 2013

    Jim Van...

  • Product Focus: 2017 Backyard Safety Products

    by AQUA Editors April 2017

    For pool and spa professionals, safety is always a top concern. Luckily, there's plenty of products out there designed to help you keep your customers safe in the backyard. Here, we look at 2017's new and bestselling safety offerings, from pool covers and gates to alarms — and more.

    RELATED: This Service Company Takes Safety to the Next Level

  • Sponsored Video: How to Paint a Pool

    by Ramuc Pool Paint April 2017

    Need to revitalize a pool? A fresh coat of paint is a cost-efficient way to protect and beautify most any aquatic structure. RAMUC’s expertise is in developing specialty coatings designed to withstand the conditions that exist underwater, such as harsh chemicals, salt, lotions, water movement, temperature changes and UV rays. RAMUC — a brand name you can trust.

  • Sweating It Out On A Lake

    by Kathryn Howard April 2017

    There are few things in life that are not improved by sailing. Eating, drinking, sleeping, reading, fishing, playing chess and thinking are just a few of the millions of activities that are enhanced simply by sitting onboard some type of watercraft. You can now add "taking a sauna" to the list, as...

  • April 2017 New Spa and Pool Products

    by AQUA Editors April 2017

    What’s new this month? A quiet pump, a wrench for pool lids, an American flag skimmer cover and more.

    S.R.Smith
    The next generation of S.R.Smith's popular heliX pool slide, the heliX2, is new and ready for order. The helix2 features a patented water feature at the top of the slide powered...

  • Flochella Rocks New Zealand

    by AQUA Editors April 2017

    It was New Zealand's first-ever floating music festival: Flochella, a day of music, high-dive plunging, sunshine and thousands flotation devices of all shapes, colors and sizes.

    More than 4,000 turned out to Great Lake Taupo for the event on February 6, Waitaingi Day, a national holiday. Eager attendees pushed the unique aquatic gathering to capacity by midday, three hours before it kicked off. More than a 1,000 already had wristbands and floats in hand by 9 a.m.

    New Zealand...

  • Why Pool Pumps Overheat — And What You Can Do to Stop It

    by Steve Goodale April 2017

    Editor's Note: This is the first entry of a two-part series. The second part will appear online and in AQUA Magazine in May.

    Your pool pump is overheating, and you want to know why it's happening and how to fix it. This two-part story is about what causes pool pumps to run too hot, what you can expect moving forward if you suspect your pump is overheating and some ways to remedy the problem.

    Pool pumps use a lot of power, and as a result, they must dissipate...

  • Is Amazon Go the Future of Retail?

    by AQUA Editors March 2017

    For today’s consumer, convenience is king. Amazon, the e-commerce giant making billions on convenient shopping, has unveiled a new retail model that hopes to make shopping even easier for customers: cashier-free stores.

    The technology, called Amazon Go, enables customers to walk in, select what they’d like and leave — no lines, no cashiers, no fumbling to grab your wallet, nada. Amazon describes this as “just walk out” technology, which made its debut in a convenience store setting...

  • Avoid Opening Pools to Copper Stains

    by Chris Marcano March 2017

    Now that the long winter is finally ending, pool owners are looking forward to pulling off their covers.

    One of the strangest experiences a pool owner can have is to discover upon opening that the pool has a purple crystal-like stain on its surface. Service professionals have known about this phenomenon for years, and commonly refer to it as purple haze.

    Purple haze is not, contrary to popular belief, an organic bacteria or an algae issue. The problem is actually the result...