Rebecca Robledo, senior editor of Pool & Spa News and Aquatics International, is an award-winning trade journalist with more than 20 years of experience developing and producing magazine content meant to help small businesses, their managers, employees and craftsmen improve their work. She specializes in technical, complex or detail-oriented subject matter. Rebecca has reported on the pool and spa industry for more than 20 years, with an emphasis in design and construction, as well as legal and government-regulation issues. For this coverage, she has received numerous awards, including two Neals, considered by many to be the “Pulitzer Prize of Trade Journalism,” from American Business Media. A nearly lifelong resident of Southern California, Rebecca holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Communication with a Journalism emphasis from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Extensive rockwork and generous plantings build a naturalistic palette on a waterscape with every conceivable amenity.
Simple to the eye doesn’t mean easy to build, as this elegant installation shows.
Structured by expertly placed geometry, the yard captivates with contrast, elevation changes and a multitude of textural layers
The linear waterscape clings tightly to the home’s footprint to achieve a sum better than its parts
Findings from a retrofit and study in San Antonio could forward efforts to allow variable-speed technology on commercial pools
The industry experiences victories and setbacks in the fight against drought restrictions.
Pool builders in the Bayou State must have a contractors license with the appropriate subclassificatioin
Dramatic tiled geometry and subtly falling water highlight elevation changes, material contrasts and a commissioned artwork.
After 66 years in business, a personal tragedy seems to have triggered the company’s abrupt closing.
Accused of leaving several pools unfinished, the former Phoenix institution and its sister company cannot build for now.
A key indicator for home remodeling bodes well for pool and spa construction this year .
Should pools be considerd a luxury for the poor?
As the industry picks up this year, it’s a good
time to think about which of the Great Recession changes you should keep.
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