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...
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CASE STUDIES

Project Spotlight: Pool Craft (2016)

This project was built for a family living in the small community of Queensville, located northeast of Toronto. The homeowner had no immediate neighbours and the property provided a picturesque view of the sprawling countryside. This made the setting ideal for Pool Craft, a pool design/build firm based in Richmond Hill, Ont., to create a backyard oasis that would appeal to all of the homeowner’s recreational and professional needs.
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Project Spotlight: Aloha Pools Ltd. (2010)

The creation of a two-tiered level surface in the backyard of this home in West Vancouver, B.C., gave this client the private are they desired for recreation and outdoor entertaining throughout the year. The house was built on a steep hillside and had no usable outdoor space due to steep bluffs in the...
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CASE STUDIES

Safety covers

A swimming pool cover, when properly installed, can provide owners with energy savings and added security. However, while many clients want to reap these benefits, they also want the cover to be...
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CASE STUDIES

Aquatic therapy and rehabilitation

In the world of increased health awareness and lifestyle enhancements, fitness spas, also known as swim spas, continue to be a popular choice among consumers seeking a hot tub for hydrotherapy, health, physical therapy and rehabilitation purposes. As their popularity increases, manufacturers remain focused on incorporating features into their...
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