More stories about ARIZONA

  • Desert Drama

    This Phoenix-area townhouse sat on a golf course and had little space in the backyard. But, as is so often the case, the homeowners still wanted a lot of bells and whistles.

  • Hot Tub Market In Limbo Amid Sales Decline

    Not long ago, the Phoenix metro area was home to 60 hot tub stores.

  • Clash Over Cal Hypo Headed to Court:One

    A Phoenix retailer is embroiled in a legal battle with the city fire department over the storage of calcium hypochlorite, a powerful Class 3 oxidizer.

  • Clash Over Cal Hypo Headed to Court :Two

    A Phoenix retailer is embroiled in a legal battle with the city fire department over the storage of calcium hypochlorite, a powerful Class 3 oxidizer.

  • Picking up the Pieces

    Phoenix-based Shasta Pools and Spas made a mainstream media splash when it recently finished, free of charge, a half-completed project by Riviera Pools.

  • Abandonment Issues

    When Phoenix-based Riviera Pools declared bankruptcy in fall 2008, president and CEO Ron Ostlund vowed to complete the 50 or so projects his company had not yet finished.

  • Arizona Industry Group Building Presence Online

    Its initial push for membership complete, the Southwest Pool & Spa Association is looking to the future

  • Pool Equipment Targeted for Theft in Arizona

    As the price of copper goes up, thieves are increasingly looking toward the backyard as a source of quick cash

  • Phoenix Market Continues to Slide

    The Phoenix market, once a bastion of fast growth, is one of the hardest-hit areas in the current economic slump, with builders reporting 60 percent to 70 percent drops in new-pool construction since 2006.

  • Phoenix-Based Riviera Pools Closes Its Doors

    One of the Phoenix area’s largest and more controversial pool companies is the latest victim of a crippling credit crunch and construction slowdown.