Retailers always want to sell more pools, spas, and chemicals, yet one of the most important and ignored profit centres are accessory sales. Pool and spa industry members often scour tradeshow floors and talk to vendors to learn about the latest gadgets currently on the market; however, many pay little attention to offering these accessories, which could potentially make their business the most amount of money.
Unlike Hollywood films, most drowning victims are not physically able to call out. They use their arms to try and keep themselves above water and are typically stuck in one spot within the pool. This is what differentiates a drowning victim from someone who may be experiencing ‘aquatic distress,’ as they are still able to move back and forth within the pool.1
After receiving detailed results from the Ontario’s Chief Coroner earlier this year with regards to an inquest conducted on a 2010 drowning incident, the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada (PHTCC) has worked diligently in its efforts to enhance the reputation of its members and the aquatics industry.
Since rebounding from a two-year decrease in hot tub production between 2008 and 2009, Canadian manufacturing numbers have remained stable, but relatively flat since 2010.
Zodiac Pool System’s line of Jandy® Pro Series variable- and two-speed swimming pool pumps are the latest to receive Energy Star® certification as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) energy efficiency standards program.
Weather conditions play a significant factor in the success of a Canadian swimming pool and hot tub selling/building season, and if meteorologists’ predictions are correct, this coming summer should be quite positive for the aquatics industry.
Thanks to funding from the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program, Halifax children between the ages of 4 and 12 are able to take part in the regional municipality’s ‘I Love to Swim’ program.
A unique partnership between Swimming Canada and Chicken Farmers of Canada looks to promote healthy lifestyles through swimming and well-balanced diets.
More than 100 swimming pool and hot tub professionals participated in the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada’s (PHTCC’s) Toronto chapter training days held in March and April.
The 2013 annual issue of Pools, Spas & Patios, the only Canadian magazine targeted to the backyard leisure living market, will be available on newsstands at major retail outlets on May 13.