Expo Issue: Future Forward

The Future of Pool Design is Here, Virtually

Designing in virtual reality will not only impress clients and increase close rates, it will create better backyard environments

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Making the Grade: Answering the Need for Progressive Pool Industry Education

Industry education is evolving with the changing needs of its recipients

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The New Breed

Millennials are coming of traditional age to buy pools and spas, but industry professionals wonder where they are and how they will impact the industry

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Solving the Health Equation: How to Connect Water Exercise with Public Health

Some researchers and industry organizations are leading the way, but others are taking a while to get there

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Exclusives

Call for Entries: Pool and Spa News New Products 2017 Issue Call for Entries: Pool and Spa News New Products 2017 Issue

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How to Draft the Perfect Employee Handbook for Pool Service Companies How to Draft the Perfect Employee Handbook for Pool Service Companies

Employee handbooks establish expectations, protect a company, and set the tone for...

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Rising Stars

Meet the movers and shakers who’ve made a habit of bringing their unique visions to fruition while capturing the eyes and ears of their peers. Meet the rising stars here.

Today's Stories

New Evidence Shows Water Exercise Helpful for Stroke Patient Recovery

Research suggests water immersion and exercise may have advantages over land...

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PoolCorp Antitrust Lawsuit: Case Closed -- For Good

As plantiffs opt out of an appeal, the PoolCorp class action ends in the...

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In Memoriam: Don Witte, Entrapment Research Pioneer, Code-Writing Virtuoso 1936-2016

Witte performed entrapment tests decades before the phenonemon became a nationwide...

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In Memoriam: Northeast Spa & Pool Association's Paulette Pitrak 1951-2016

NESPA mourns the loss of its long-time deputy executive director, while...

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With Recreational Weed Legal in Several States, Pool Industry Employers Wonder: Is Reefer Use a Fireable Offense?

Marijuana's legalization sparks concerns about labor laws and recruiting quality...

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What's Keeping That Swimming Pool Warm??

A Paris swimming pool is using warmth recovered from the sewers.

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Mermaid Swimming Class Assists Physical Rehabilitation

A woman created Central Illinois Mermaids to help her sister through physical...

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Texas Judge Blocks Department of Labor's Overtime Regulations

A preliminary injunction delays implementation of the DOL's pay regulation.

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World Aquatic Health Conference Highlights Magic, Health and Safety in Water

Aquatics professionals were encouraged to share their water stories at the 13th...

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Florida Building Code Limits Finish Options, Brings Back Sun Shelves to Commercial Pools

Trade associations collaborate to develop consistent finish-color standards and...

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PSP Expo a Hit in the Big Easy

Pool professionals gathered in New Orleans to attend the 2016 International Pool|...

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It's Official: Workers' Compensation Rates in Florida Set to Soar

FSPA and other associations may take legislative action as rates rise 14.5 percent

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American Amenities Acquires Heartline Fitness Products

Heartline’s core business is designing fitness spaces, along with placement and...

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Video

Fooling Nature: How to Make Artificial Rock Look Real It’s true that artificial rock is, as the name indicates, manmade. But the appearance shouldn’t give it away. Here, a rock contractor and his crew... Read more

Spa Corner

2016 Master of Design: Concrete

Sonoran Steel
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Sonoran Steel

Earth, air, water and metal combine to create a modern scene that looks perfectly... Read more

Modern Outlook
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Modern Outlook

Clean lines and well-defined planes perfectly frame the Palm Springs landscape below Read more

A Butte in Copper
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An impressionist desert tableau highlights Phoenix’s Pinnacle Peak Read more

Subtle Revolution
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Subtle Revolution

Several light-handed innovations add up to create an overwhelmingly modern but... Read more

Blue Ice
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A rooftop pool adds a subtle glow from above and below Read more

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