Home > Business > 50 Years of Pools & Spas: A Decade by Decade Exploration Business Posted on: January 01, 2012 History Issue 50 Years of Pools & Spas: A Decade by Decade Exploration A closer look at the state of the pool and spa industry during the last 50 years. The SixtiesEarly Years. Free-for-All. Pleasure. Self-Definition. Growing Pains. The SeventiesWater as Art. Organization. Women’s Lib. Family Focus. The EightiesSelf-Discovery. Technology. Image. Decade of Consumption. The NinetiesTransitions. Modernization. Water Safety. Rise of Internet. The AughtsEarly Extravagance. Recession. Technological Advances. Resilience.