CASE STUDIES

Raising revenues by updating the beauty and functionality of pools

Renovation projects are becoming a larger segment of every pool business. Profit margins on these projects are often higher than those earned in new pool construction. Not everyone is able to track which part of the renovation project makes the most money, but universally, pool builders say today’s accessories are definitely contributing to the bottom line.
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TECHNOLOGY

Modern hot tubs: Efficiency redefined

Today, most consumers are very conscious of energy use—no matter the product. Therefore, it is important for manufacturers to consider the impact their products have on the environment. The trend to go ‘green’ is growing and has spawned several innovations as it pertains to product design and development. This method of thinking has also made its way into the hot tub industry. While most consumers know what a modern hot tub is, most still think they cost a lot of money to own and operate. In fact, the cost of operation is one of the most commonly asked questions...
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ASSOCIATIONS

Pool council comments on code revisions

The Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada (PHTCC) recently submitted comments on two industry documents—Chapter 68 of the Canadian Electrical Code Handbook (CE code) and a draft of the proposed International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)—that once finalized have the potential to change the way companies in the pool and spa industry manufacture, install and service their products.
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EXPERT ADVICE

Swimming pool winterization

Keeping pool water clean, clear, healthy and inviting to bathers seems to carry its own rewards when the weather is warm and sunny. However, when the cool winds of autumn start to blow, it seems to be harder to...
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CASE STUDIES

Custom spa fabrication

In 2009, Diamond Spas Inc. (DSI), a custom fabricator of stainless steel and copper aquatic vessels in Frederick, Col., was approached by a client and her interior decorator with a vision of incorporating a custom metal swim spa into a luxury ‘getaway’ retreat she was building in...+ Read More
CASE STUDIES

Custom spa fabrication

In 2009, Diamond Spas Inc. (DSI), a custom fabricator of stainless steel and copper aquatic vessels in Frederick, Col., was approached by a client and her interior decorator with a vision of incorporating a custom metal swim spa into a luxury ‘getaway’ retreat she was building in...
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