EXPERT ADVICE

Tips for purchasing and using snow throwers

If this winter proves to be anything like last year’s, groundskeepers and property managers can expect to spend many hours keeping pathways and properties clear—even if it means having to shovel multiple times per day.
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CASE STUDIES

Project Spotlight: Backyard Getaways Inc (2011)

Rather than having a blank canvas from which to build the ultimate outdoor escape, Backyard Getaways Inc., a pool, spa and landscape design/build firm in Brampton, Ont., was asked by their client to perform a complete pool and backyard renovation, and they...
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TECHNOLOGY

Modern hot tubs: Efficiency redefined

Today, most consumers are very conscious of energy use—no matter the product. Therefore, it is important for manufacturers to consider the impact their products have on the environment. The trend to go ‘green’ is growing and has spawned several innovations as it pertains to product design and development. This method of thinking has also made its way into the hot tub industry. While most consumers know what a modern hot tub is, most still think they cost a lot of money to own and operate. In fact, the cost of operation is one of the most commonly asked questions...
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EXPERT ADVICE

Hydraulics and energy efficiency

For decades, pool professionals believed over-sizing pumps and filters would give them a competitive edge in their pool presentations. Unfortunately, this supposed advantage has backfired...
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VINYL

Tips and tricks for measuring and installing custom vinyl liners

The increasing number of awards handed out for innovative and unique vinyl-lined pool designs has made it apparent that builders can do almost anything when constructing these pools. Builders and renovators are no longer limited to plastic drop in steps or standardized square step sections. Today, homeowners are looking...+ Read More
VINYL

Tips and tricks for measuring and installing custom vinyl liners

The increasing number of awards handed out for innovative and unique vinyl-lined pool designs has made it apparent that builders can do almost anything when constructing these pools. Builders and renovators are no longer limited to plastic drop in steps or standardized square step sections. Today, homeowners are looking...
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