EXPERT ADVICE

The Ins and Outs of Job Costing

For many in the pool and spa business, money is looked upon as a taboo topic not to be openly discussed. It is true that in any form of business, be it Canada or the U.S., competitors are restricted by laws from getting specific when discussing pricing, overhead and profit margins with one another. However, understanding these factors in broad, general terms (which are legally discussable) is at the core of the success of any profitable business—especially in the world of pool and spa contracting.
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EXPERT ADVICE

Spring opening tips and conversion advice for saltwater pools

Spring is here, which means opening season for swimming pools is just around the corner. The proper spring startup sets the tone for the entire season. For saltwater pools, spring startup is even more critical if problems such as chlorine (Cl) demand, algae, staining and scale were experienced during the prior season and not dealt with adequately.
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CASE STUDIES

Evolution of pool filtration

Commercial swimming pool filtration has evolved significantly over the past six decades, encompassing many changes in methods, materials and technology. Many earlier filtration systems were similar to what was used for municipal water treatment, as that was the...
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