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    Grottos, waterfeatures, seating and planter pockets require special attention to be functional and appear natural

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    When expertly administered, cracks add a powerful sense of motion and degradation to artificial rock formations

  • Coloration

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  • Rock Solid Principles

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  • Trade Wars

    Pool and spa firms wade through a complicated market for chlorine products

  • Dressing Up the Spa

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  • Selling Salt

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  • Growing Up

    Internet retailers in the pool and spa industry are starting to consolidate