For retailers, the pool cleaner can basically sell itself using a video display or interactive display—the ideal product for busy summer store hours. Before finalizing sales plans for the 2019 season, retailers should be sure pool cleaners are incorporated into their retail and service plans.
Chlorine became popular for pool use in the 1920s. A form of calcium hypochlorite containing 70 per cent available chlorine, and known as high-test hypochlorite (HTH), became available in 1923. This form of chlorine became very popular as a bleaching agent, as well as a sanitizer for pool water, and production increased rapidly.
Whether a pool builder is asked to plan a full outdoor renovation or the homeowner is just looking to install a new element or two, selecting the right mix of hardscaping can turn their backyard into a visual masterpiece.
As more and more consumers request these products, some pool professionals—new and old—could use a refresher course on why automatic covers can be somewhat scary to those who do not understand them, and profitable to those who do.
Pools, Spas & Patios’ online directory of backyard Lookbooks, launched in 2015, continues to be a popular feature on our website. As a result, we have identified the ‘Best of 2018’ Lookbooks with a special icon.