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Pros Talk Waterproofing Pools and Spas

With ever more complicated pools and spas, waterproofing continues to confound.

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How Pool, Spa Pros Deal with the Multigenerational Company Phenomenon The generations: Watters Aquatech, a family firm, includes (L-R) owners Russ and Susan Watters, Nani Swecker and Dustin Watters.

If handled deftly, generational differences among staff can work to a company’s benefit

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Quarterly Market Reports

Another Man's Treasure: How Some Pool Pros Profit From Junked Equipment Another Man's Treasure: How Some Pool Pros Profit From Junked Equipment

Dealing pre-owned pool appliances can be lucrative and dicey

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Vinyl Liners: State of the Market Vinyl Liners: State of the Market

Manufacturers assess the post-recession vinyl liner and package pool business

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Vinyl Liners: Tackling the Toughest Stains of All, the Kind Behind the Liner Vinyl Liners: Tackling the Toughest Stains of All, the Kind Behind the Liner

When brushing and sanitizing doesn't cut it, you may have to come at it from the...

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Pool Covers: Covering the Bases Pool Covers: Covering the Bases

Conservation awareness is helping the pool cover market as it continues to recover...

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Meet the 2016 Pool & Spa News Top 50 Builders
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Meet the 2016 Pool & Spa News Top 50 Builders

Find out which pool firms made our highly anticipated Top 50 Builders list this year. Read more

Today's Stories

Northwest Pool Professionals Build Memorial Splashpark

More donations are needed for this project honoring the memory of a young cancer...

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Valuable Lesson: It pays to build value into the spa cover buying experience

Hot tub pro shows how brick-and-mortar store owners have an advantage

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#FLOATY Unveils Unicorn Pool Toy with Swarovski Crystals

Pool toys have become the new must-have luxury item.

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Sloan Joins America's Swimming Pool Co. Read more
Five Pieces of Advice From 2016 Top 50 Builders

Pool builders share some words of wisdom in the latest edition the podcast series...

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Pool Builder Reflects on Advice from Industry Mentor

In this edition of Top 50 Builder Bites, Ben Evans shares some words of wisdom he...

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Top 50 Pool Builder Explains How His Values Impact His Pool Firm's Bottom Line

Listen as Scott Neave explains how applying his personal values to operating his...

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Builder Reflects on his Father's Impact on His Swimming Pool Company

The owner of Juliano's Pools & Spas in Vernon, Conn. explains what his father...

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Court Denies Bail Reduction for Brooks

The former NPC executive director remains in prison on $1.5 million bail

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California Safety Bill Amended

The removal of certain stipulations causes relief among industry officials.

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Father's Day Reflections: 2016 Top 50 Pool Builders Share Dads' Business Advice

This edition of Top 50 Builder Bites features three tips from our 2016 award winners

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Mission Pools President Shares Some Father's Day Business Advice

Bruce Dunn thanks his dad for helping him to succeed in the pool industry

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California Pools President Offers Fatherly Advice

In this edition of Top 50 Builder Bites, Steve Terry shares a tip he learned from...

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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

Award-winning Cedar Oasis Not Just for Hippies
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Joseph Gordon Green designed a bamboo oasis around a cedar hot tub for his Masters... Read more

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8-Person Spa Serves as Focal Point of Chicago Rooftop Retreat
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8-Person Spa Serves as Focal Point of Chicago Rooftop Retreat

Masters of Design winner Chicago Roof Deck + Garden created a sleek outdoor room... Read more

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Hillside Spa Pops With Strong Geometric Design
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Hillside Spa Pops With Strong Geometric Design

Masters of Design winner Joseph Huettl created an elliptical spa design that... Read more

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Three Steps to Successful Spa Placement
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Three Steps to Successful Spa Placement

Portable spa installers must follow special precautions when selecting and... Read more

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Location Lessons: From Building to Retail
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Location Lessons: From Building to Retail

Some customization is necessary for each store in the company Read more

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