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  • News Briefs

    Watkins Manufacturing Corp., maker of Hot Spring Spas, Caldera Spas and Advanced Hydrotherapy Systems, honored its president, Steven Hammock, for his 30th anniversary with the company.

  • Uptick of Early Buys Reported

    Early buys are in full swing, and many industry members are reporting participation is up slightly compared with the past few years.

  • Businesses Boost Off-Season Sales with Holiday Decorating Franchise

    Dennis Marunde got more than he bargained for when he pitched holiday decorating services to one of his pool customers.

  • Consumers Face Online Sales Tax in Key States

    As a taste of what’s to come for online consumers, California and Pennsylvania now are requiring that sales tax be charged on Internet purchases made by shoppers living in these states.

  • Florida Housing Uptick Boosts Pool Sales

    With new housing starts in Florida up more than 25 percent from 2011, pool contractors in that state who work with home builders have seen substantial improvement in their business as well.

  • PoolCorp Plans to Capitalize on Industry’s Rebound

    Revenue is on the rise at PoolCorp. Sales figures for the distribution giant often are seen as an indicator of the industry’s health overall

  • Automation Advances

    The job of the “pool guy” is changing rapidly.

  • Inquiring Minds

    Question: Given the unpredictable economy and the number of dealers who have gone out of business, why haven’t more hot tub manufacturers folded?

  • On the Outside

    Incorporating outdoor products such as gazebos, furniture and barbecues can boost revenue for pool and spa professionals.

  • Double Coverage

    When Boomer Esiason has trouble with one of his hot tubs, the ex-Cincinnati Bengals quarterback calls on his old roommate Jim Riggs for a quick refresher.