EXPERT ADVICE

Best practices for completing concrete pool interiors

Concrete pools are often referred to as the ‘Cadillac of pools,’ as their hardscaped natural look and feel is tough to duplicate and their cost is reflective of this. In fact, the price point to the consumer for a concrete pool is usually the highest in comparison to other pool types for several reasons.
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EXPERT ADVICE

Strategies for marketing and advertising illuminated pool/spa products

By Ted Lawrence

As the pool and spa/hot tub industry goes through what everyone hopes will be a short winter, it is important for business owners—especially those operating pool/spa retail stores—to start the New Year off right by putting together a marketing and advertising plan for the coming year. To do this properly, it is important to start with an advertising budget; once a reasonable monetary amount has been determined, plan all of the events … Continue reading Strategies for marketing and advertising illuminated pool/spa products


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TECHNIQUES

Managing service truck stock

Inventory tracking is one of the most complex and vexing issues for pool and spa/hot tub retailers and service companies. Virtually everything that happens in a business conspires to degrade inventory accuracy. Service employees forget to write things down, sales staff give items away, operations people are bogged down and no one is tracking warranties… the list goes on.
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CASE STUDIES

Variable speed pumps

By Scott K. Petty

With the advent of various legislation aimed at improving the energy-efficiency of appliances and similar products, energy-efficient pumps have become a popular topic within the pool and spa industry. Every pool and spa circulation system requires at least one pump; many have multiple units. As...


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CASE STUDIES

Aquatic facility interior design

Stretch ceiling systems offer designers, contractors, and owners creative freedom in ceiling design. Installations may take varying forms such as pitched, curved, vaulted, domed, and/or circular, in addition to simple flat ceilings. Membranes, the stretchy part of a stretch ceiling, are available in a wide range of colours, textures,...+ Read More
CASE STUDIES

Aquatic facility interior design

Stretch ceiling systems offer designers, contractors, and owners creative freedom in ceiling design. Installations may take varying forms such as pitched, curved, vaulted, domed, and/or circular, in addition to simple flat ceilings. Membranes, the stretchy part of a stretch ceiling, are available in a wide range of colours, textures,...
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