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The top 10 trending news stories and features of 2018

From some of the most significant mergers and acquisitions in recent times to evolving industry initiatives and revealing studies, Waterlines has delivered an abundance of breaking news in 2018. Many feature articles in Pool & Spa Marketing also captivated readers ranging from workplace culture and the labour shortage to design/build techniques and service technician best practices.

Here is this year’s must-read content:

Top 10 news stories

  1. Leslie’s Poolmart acquires Pittsburgh pool and spa chain
  2. Fire destroys Vinyl Works Canada plant
  3. Fluidra, Zodiac finalize US$1.5 billion merger agreement
  4. Ontario’s largest hydro utility joins Poolsaver program
  5. Zodiac to prohibit online sales of its Jandy product line
  6. Poolsaver pump rebate program expands in southern Ontario
  7. Survey finds many swimmers unaware of potential health risks
  8. Hot tubs recalled due to faulty UV generator
  9. Hayward Industries acquires ConnectedYard, pHin
  10. Specified Air Solutions acquires big three HVAC brands

Top 10 feature articles

  1. How workplace culture can adapt to solve the labour shortage
  2. Equipping pools, new and old, with remote control capabilities
  3. Tips for pool and hot tub dealerships to compete against Internet and big-box retailers
  4. The art of non-invasive leak detection
  5. Best practices for maintenance techs to ensure accurate water test results
  6. A case for borates: Maintaining water chemistry in pools using salt chlorine generators
  7. Small, hybrid pool installations are appealing to older generations
  8. The pool installer curriculum
  9. Sun care best practices for pool and hot tub professionals
  10. A microscopic look at how the pool environment affects cartridge filters

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