State of the Industry 2015

After the total number of pool building permit registrations fell in 2013—despite three consecutive years of growth—the Canadian pool industry remained optimistic about the 2014 season. However, there is only a short window of opportunity to improve on years past, so an early start is key...
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Reducing operating expenses with new lighting technologies

Commercial aquatic facilities are continuously performing internal ‘audits’ on operational costs to find ways to save money for additional aquatic programming. In doing so, many are discovering one of the fastest, easiest ways to reduce energy consumption is to replace old incandescent pool lighting with today’s improved light-emitting diode (LED) lighting.
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Two lifelong friends position Highbury Pools for future growth

Brian Jewell and Dan Hendriksen, owners of Highbury Pools Ltd., in London, Ont., not only grew up together, but were also groomed for the pool industry at a young age. Best friends since the age of five, both men, now in their 40s, were always at the shop restoring their first cars...
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Using decorative concrete to create unique swimming pool surrounds

Concrete is one of the world’s most durable products; it has been used to create various structures for hundreds of years. From engineers to bricklayers, a variety of concrete compounds have been used for various purposes and applications over time. In fact, concrete is used more often than any...
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Project Spotlight: Olympic Pools & Spas (2012)

By Jason Cramp

Although this homeowner’s backyard in Sydney, N.S., was rather petite, when it came time to maximizing the once unusable space, compromise was simply not an option.

In constructing this backyard retreat, Olympic Pools & Spas, also in Sydney, created an extension of the family’s...

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Custom sauna installation

Today, an increasing number of people are looking for unique products to complement their lifestyle and individual taste. Most consumers are looking for products that can be tailored to their personal needs, allowing them to stand out from the rest by emphasizing their style. This desire for a unique,...
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