Layering plants for dramatic effect, Catering to minority demographics, Industry advocates work together, and more.
Hand-rendered drawings vs. three-dimensional software, Selecting the right filter media, Ultraviolet radiation, and more.
Stripping a pool shell without damaging the surface, Detecting and treating stains, Plasterers who have expanded their offerings, and more.
Chemicals: State of the market, Keeping tabs on chemical pricing, Preventing heater hazards, Raves: A shield for vinyl liners, and more.
Should the industry do more to promote swimming?, The challenges of selling outdoor products, Dealing with calcium deposits, and more.
Project Profiles: Landscape architect Charles Hess works in stone, Going through the patent process for a new product, Tips on holding online promotions, and more.
Advice for tackling expert-witness work, Out-there complaints from customers, Changing out a heater’s integrated control board, Hot tub experts shed insight on the industry, and more.
How distributors are beefing up their services, Questioning the buying power of Groupon, Tracing cleaner issues, How to create a realistic integrated online-marketing campaign, and more.
Profile: The London Aquatics Centre, Top athletes promote pools and spas, Service challenges of Olympic-sized competition pools, and more.
Understanding both sides of the plaster spotting issue, The benefits of offering energy audits, The ins-and-outs of selling toys and games, and more.
Avoiding common mistakes with controllers, Innovations in water sanitation, Automation on smart devices, The debate over free estimates, and more.
Special Issue: Top 50 Builders exemplify the best in customer service, Behind-the-scenes looks at two custom cover installations, and more.
Profile: David Duensing goes behind-the-scenes of a waterfall installation, The future of salt chlorination, Tips on implementing a training program, and more.
2012 Masters of Design: Concrete Pools, Fiberglass Pools, Vinyl-Liner Pools, Waterfeatures and Spas
Profile: Check out an award-winning, custom pool house, An exclusive survey on vinyl-liner pools reveals the latest trends, Tracking down the causes for a tripping GFCI when on a spa service call, and more.
State of the Industry: The demographics behind pool ownership, The stats followed to predict the future of the economy and pool industry, Pool permits issued year-to-year in key counties, and more.
An overview on how to implement a perimeter-overflow pool, Project profile: A perimeter-overflow pool that blends classic design elements with a modern twist, Evaluating new customers/ pools to limit liability issues, and more.
Quarterly Market Report: Trends in vinyl-liner pools, How financing changes and increased customer interest are propelling vinyl pool sales, Avoiding water issues with vinyl-liner pools, and more.
Maximizing efficiency & pool inlet configuration, The benefits of refurbishing spas, Planner: International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, and more.
Applying a proper waterproofing membrane, Women service techs can-do attitude takes them far, and more.
The Industry’s Got Talent: Profiles of industry insiders with prodigious talent, unusual hobbies or astonishing accomplishments, and more.
Special Report - Glass Tile: In the last few years, glass tile became a hot seller. Now it’s turned into a hot topic, Will Amazon.com be the demise of brick and mortars?, and more.
Water-usage in the three main filtration technologies , Advantages of cartridge and DE filters, Benefits of upgrading to LEDs, Mystery shopping as a tool for brick and mortars to compete with e-retailers, and more.
Two speed pumps as replacement options, Could franchising be the future for pool service?, The nation's first "natural" public pool will rely on plants and biological filters rather than chlorine and chemicals, Is CYA always good?, and more.