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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EXPERT ADVICE

Helping new hot tub and swim spa owners keep water quality in check

Many retailers and/or service technicians in the hot tub and swim spa industry have likely faced an assortment of phone calls from customers with questions regarding water maintenance after the unit has been delivered and installed. These queries can range from: “Why is the water foaming?” to “Why is the water green?” and “What is that smell?” or “Why is the water so cloudy?” Should these inquiries start to occur, it is important each consumer ‘crisis’ is handled carefully to ensure their problems are resolved.
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CASE STUDIES

Canine therapy pool

During the winter of 2010, Mac, a golden retriever, who lives with a family near Severn Bridge, Ont., was struck by a passing vehicle in front of the family’s home on Christmas Eve. Mac was excited to see his master come home and quickly ran to meet him; however,...
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EXPERT ADVICE

Filters play an integral role in hot tub water quality

One of the most memorable hot tub water care questions this author has ever received involved the topic of filters. Years later, the question is still relevant because it not only highlighted the importance of proper filter care, but also the integral role they play in helping keep hot...
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