PROFILES

Ontario landscaping firm is set to grow

Creativity, imagination and hard work are the staples of a successful landscaping firm. Darryl Shaver and Sandro Aiello, owners of Darsan Contracting in Concord, Ont., put these three tenets into practice as they built their company, which offers...
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CASE STUDIES

The future of pool lighting

Swimming pool lighting helps to extend the backyard entertaining experience. As the sun starts to set, rather than ending the evening early, an illuminated pool/spa allows the time spent in the backyard—swimming, relaxing or entertaining—to continue into nightfall.
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TECHNIQUES

Why smart people can make bad business decisions

Companies in the pool and spa industry are facing an ironic problem. Success depends on the quality of everyday decisions made by people in the company. However, people have hardwired flaws in their thinking that are reinforced by a multi-tasking, time-constrained environment. In fact, many companies are doing little...
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