EXPERT ADVICE

Differentiating stains and determining treatment

Staining is a problem many pool and spa owners will contend with at some point. It is a nuisance that detracts from a pool or spa’s overall esthetic value and can contribute to surface deterioration. Staining can be prevented...
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PROFILES

Splash pads and public health

A new phenomenon has emerged across North America; splash pads and spray parks. These are the latest form of interactive, wet recreation (body contact recreation). Over the last several years in Canada and the United States, the industry has witnessed...
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CASE STUDIES

Project Spotlight: Darsan Contracting (2013)

The addition of a concrete swimming pool and rustic patio area in the backyard of this large, colonial-style residence in Vaughan, Ont., not only co-ordinated well with the home’s architectural design, but also created space for the family to relax and entertain with friends.
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TECHNIQUES

Selling hot tubs

“We want to go home and think about it.” Does this phrase sound familiar? It probably does, as it is the number one response a salesperson will receive from a prospect when asked if...
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EXPERT ADVICE

Swim spa sales increase as retailers focus on water therapy and fitness

For some builders who have traditionally found the installation of swimming pools to be challenging in some backyards—whether due to space or the homeowner’s budget—swim spas have opened the door to just about anyone looking for a large conventional pool. Swim spas, in a sense, are mini-versions of swimming...+ Read More
TECHNIQUES

Balancing between esthetics and efficiency

A project’s design is influenced by a number of factors. Designers and builders are constantly performing a balancing act with respect to budget, client interests, site conditions, and building codes. The addition of energy efficiency and esthetics only serves to complicate the project. Typically, the client’s budget and expectations...
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