January 27 2012 Table of Contents

Race to the Bottom Commentary Race to the Bottom

When I was a kid, my friends and I used to play a game that we called “Race to the Bottom of the Pool. Read more

Drawing the Dream Design | Construction Drawing the Dream

A long-held belief of the ultra-high-end pool builder has been that hand-rendered perspective drawings were the most appropriate presentation tool one could use, not only to stand out from the competition, but also to give homeowners a better idea of how Read more

The Spirit of Innovation Editor's Note The Spirit of Innovation

My favorite period in the history of the pool and spa industry is the ’60s and ’70s. Granted, for much of that time I wasn’t even in elementary school, but nevertheless when I look at photos and read about what went on in those years, I Read more

Lethal Light Equipment Lethal Light

Between the rising costs of electricity and growing consumer demand for “green” water treatment solutions, ultraviolet (UV) radiation is becoming an increasingly popular tool for disinfecting pools and spas. Read more

The Ozone Option Equipment The Ozone Option

One additional application of ultraviolet radiation (UV) — and a potential complement to a UV system — is ozone Read more

Media Matters Equipment Media Matters

Water clarity is a crucial aspect of pool maintenance, whether a job site involves a small family pool or a huge commercial vessel Read more

Future Filtration Equipment Future Filtration

The quest to create a filtration system that handles high flow rates and bather loads, filters the finest particles possible and stays unclogged with minimal maintenance has led to the development of some promising new technologies. Read more

AquaStar Sues Hayward Industry News AquaStar Sues Hayward

AquaStar Pool Products of San Diego has filed a lawsuit accusing Hayward Industries of engaging in anticompetitive practices Read more

New Show to Debut in Atlanta Industry News New Show to Debut in Atlanta

The inaugural Southeast Pool & Spa Show comes to the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta Jan. 29 to Feb. 1 Read more

Commercial Construction Shows Promising Start Industry News Commercial Construction Shows Promising Start

Pool builders across the country are reporting new activity on the commercial front Read more

New Service Licensing Bill Introduced in Florida Industry News New Service Licensing Bill Introduced in Florida

A bill introduced this month in the Florida legislature would amend current licensing requirements for all swimming pool service technicians Read more

Genesis 3 Co-Founder Leaves Organization Industry News Genesis 3 Co-Founder Leaves Organization

David Tisherman, one of the co-founders of Genesis 3 Design Group, is selling his stock in the organization to the other principals Read more

Leslie’s to Purchase Shasta Retail Industry News Leslie’s to Purchase Shasta Retail

Phoenix construction firm Shasta Pools & Spas has agreed to sell its retail outlets to Leslie’s Poolmart Inc Read more

Neptune-Benson Acquires Lawson Aquatics Industry News Neptune-Benson Acquires Lawson Aquatics

Neptune-Benson, a manufacturer of commercial pool filtration systems has announced the acquisition of Lawson Aquatics, a maker of main drain and rim-flow system components Read more

ThermoSpas Searches for a Buyer Industry News ThermoSpas Searches for a Buyer

The Wallingford, Conn.-based company best known for its direct-to-consumer marketing of hot tubs and swim spas recently began the search for a buyer. Read more

Sitting Pretty Retail Raves Sitting Pretty

“Retail Raves” asks one retailer to specify a product that’s making a difference in his or her business Read more

Will to Survive Spa Smart Will to Survive

Five years ago, 78 hot tub stores were spread along the 518 square miles of desert land that make up the Valley of the Sun. Read more

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