Smart devices are gaining in popularity and their presence in North American homes is increasing. With no surprise, consumers are attracted by the convenience, savings, and control it brings to their lives.
With more government agencies in Canada and the U.S. adopting the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), there is a new industry standard to follow for pool operating procedures and best practices. As such, many organizations are turning toward digital storage and processing of their records to ensure they are complete and safely stored.
A child drinks 44 mL (1.4 oz) of water every hour they play in a pool; therefore, it is crucial to ensure the water is clean. One major component to the cleanliness of pool and/or hot tub water is the filter. Today, one of the most popular media used to cleanse water are filter cartridges, which…
This is not another Internet article on some new crazy technology or app. The Internet of things (IoT), also known as the network of things or the Internet of everything, is not the next big gadget, it is already here. Chances are many are already using it without even knowing so. This technology affects daily life on every level (i.e. personal, professional, health, and leisure) now and into the future. The purpose of this article is to provide industry professionals a better understanding of this technology as a way of life.
When the Irish painter Robert Barker first exhibited his enormous 137-m2 (1479-sf) panoramic painting of London in the late 18th century, he took Londoners entirely by surprise. His painting, which required a custom-built multi-level rotunda to be exhibited, showed viewers a completely new, stunningly immersive way to see and explore their city and landscape.
Finding the right tech solutions to improve the outdoor design process—without adding to the workload—helps designers create spectacular customer experiences. In some cases, incorporating cutting-edge technology can often create new challenges, but at the same time solve others. From software intended to streamline the design process to social media apps marketed as the efficient way for businesses to connect with clients, there are now many tech- based options available for designers, builders, and contractors.
There are many factors to consider when working with customers to determine the best lighting system for a pool or spa/hot tub. One of the most important is educating consumers on the three main types of lights available: halogen, fibre-optic, and light-emitting diode (LED). The most common pool light is a…