May 23 2014 Table of Contents

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Special Features GETTING READY TO ROCK, PART 2 Special Features

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

Formations GETTING READY TO ROCK, PART 2 Formations

When installing artificial rock, professionals must ensure that every rock formation is realistic, compelling and intuitive Read more

Cracks GETTING READY TO ROCK, PART 2 Cracks

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

Coloration Coloration

A successful project uses realistic staining, shadow and highlights to convey a powerful sense of aging Read more

Rock Solid Principles Rock Solid Principles

Artificial rock artists share their techniques for forming, cracking and coloring the product for ultimate realism Read more

Splash-A-Round Pools Releases Solar Heat Square Splash-A-Round Pools Releases Solar Heat Square

Splash-A-Round Pools' new NOAIR solar hear square is designed to warm the water and reduce evaporation and chemical loss Read more

PoolMan Scoop Provides Measuring Solution PoolMan Scoop Provides Measuring Solution

The PoolMan Scoop is designed to provide accurate weight-to-volume conversions for commonly used granular pool chemicals Read more

Allied Innovations' Offers New Snap-Tite Escutcheon Allied Innovations' Offers New Snap-Tite Escutcheon

Replace escutcheons without removing existing rails with Allied Innovations' new Snap-Tite escutcheon Read more

Rock On Rock On

The art and science of artificial rock Read more

Trade Wars Trade Wars

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

Dressing Up the Spa Dressing Up the Spa

Consumers enjoy hot tubs more with the right enhancements Read more

Selling Salt Selling Salt

Chemical manufacturers and retailers are increasingly catering to saltwater pool owners Read more

Pool and Spa Retail Stores on the Rise Pool and Spa Retail Stores on the Rise

Optimistic business owners are reaching into new markets Read more

Florida Firm: Out with Commercial, in with Franchise Florida Firm: Out with Commercial, in with Franchise

The franchise model continues to gain momentum in the pool service industry Read more

Retail Cybersecurity an Increasing Concern Retail Cybersecurity an Increasing Concern

Ever since the breach of Target's system in December, protecting consumer data from cybercriminals has become a hot topic Read more

+Pool Sees New Phase +Pool Sees New Phase

Designers of the much-publicized +Pool now are testing a proposed filtration system Read more

Summer Causes Customer Excitement, Sales Summer Causes Customer Excitement, Sales

An unusually harsh winter has created pent-up demand for backyard products Read more

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