CASE STUDIES

Carefree Pools along with industry partners ‘pay it forward’

In the spring of 2015, a Kingston, Ont., family decided to have an inground pool installed—an upgrade from the smaller above-ground they had in their backyard at the time. Just like thousands of other homeowners considering a new pool, the family’s timing was perfect—from a planning and construction perspective.
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TECHNIQUES

Tree care and maintenance

By Jeff McMann

Trees play an important part in a landscape environment, often providing the backbone around which backyards are built. They improve the quality of the air we breathe, absorbing, trapping and filtering harmful pollutants. They provide shade around the pool in the summer and shelter in winter. Well-placed trees can reduce noise from neighbours and vehicles, lessen glare and provide shade and shelter from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. In addition, trees also provide … Continue reading Tree care and maintenance


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EXPERT ADVICE

Workplace health and safety

Many pool and spa companies think of health and safety requirements as something they have to do, simply because it’s mandated and they could potentially be punished for not following through. However, in addition to saving lives and preventing injuries and illness, creating a healthy and safe workplace makes...
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EXPERT ADVICE

Understanding the physics of flocculation

If the physics of particle removal by filters seem unexpectedly complicated, the factors involved in flocculation of suspended particles and their aggregation into stable clumps, firm enough to withstand filtration pressures, are even more complex.


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