February 13 2017 Table of Contents

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How to Improve Automatic Pool Cleaner Sales How to Improve Automatic Pool Cleaner Sales

Don’t let the internet have the upper hand in selling automatic pool cleaners. These tips will help brick and mortars get their share of sales. Read more

Study Reveals Shopping Habits of Generation Z Study Reveals Shopping Habits of Generation Z

The majority of Generation Z prefers to shop in brick-and-mortar stores. Read more

Pool Builder Faces Fraud Charges Pool Builder Faces Fraud Charges

A Pennsylvania builder recently surrendered amid charges of home improvement fraud and insurance fraud. Read more

Pool Contractor Gets 33-Year Prison Sentence Pool Contractor Gets 33-Year Prison Sentence

Charges include arson and sexual assault. Read more

PoolCorp Makes Advances in Backyard Living Market PoolCorp Makes Advances in Backyard Living Market

The national distributor has entered into partnerships with two manufacturers of backyard-living products. Read more

In Memoriam: Ken Jacuzzi 1941-2017 In Memoriam: Ken Jacuzzi

As a boy diagnosed with a debilitating condition, Ken Jacuzzi was the inspiration for the modern day hot tub. As an adult, he rose to prominence as an advocate for the disabled. Read more

In Memoriam: Brian Lee Miller, 1953-2016 In Memoriam: Brian Lee Miller, 1953-2016

Miller, a Top 50 Builder, straddled a dual career as a pool builder and school administrator with aplomb Read more

Komado Grills That Work Both Angles BACKYARD LIVING Komado Grills That Work Both Angles

Consumers shouldn’t have to choose between gas and charcoal, not when there is a perfectly reasonable third option on the market: A dual-fuel grill Read more

Leslie’s Acquired by New Investors Leslie’s Acquired by New Investors

The new firm has plans to continue the retailer's market growth Read more

Top 3 Reasons to Attend the Western Pool & Spa Show Top 3 Reasons to Attend the Western Pool & Spa Show

WPSS organizers expect around 9,000 in attendance, and 200-plus exhibitors Read more

Why the Failed APSP/NSPF Merger is Not a Failure Reflections Why the Failed APSP/NSPF Merger is Not a Failure

By now, everyone’s heard the announcement that the planned merger of NSPF and APSP is not to be. But it's not a failure. It's progress. Read more

Innovative Pool and Spa Products for 2017 Innovative Pool and Spa Products for 2017

Introducing six innovative products spotted at the 2016 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo in New Orleans Read more

European Stainless Steel Pool Manufacturer Berndorf Enters U.S. Market European Stainless Steel Pool Manufacturer Berndorf Enters U.S. Market

A heavy hitter in its own continent, the firm hopes to raise overall demand for its category Read more

Master Pools Guild Takes Its Marketing Campaign to the Grammys Master Pools Guild Takes Its Marketing Campaign to the Grammys

The Master Pools Guild has once again targeted high-end consumers by taking out an ad in the Grammy Awards program. Read more

In Memoriam: Al Stocking
12/20/1928 - 12/31/2016 In Memoriam: Al Stocking 12/20/1928 - 12/31/2016

The founder of Litehouse Pools & Spas was 88. Read more

In Memoriam: Andy Blake
7/19/1938 - 1/3/2017 In Memoriam: Andy Blake 7/19/1938 - 1/3/2017

Long the soul of A&A Manufacturing, Blake was 78. Read more

Police Nab Alleged Pool Pump Thieves Police Nab Alleged Pool Pump Thieves

The Pool Pump Bandits are finally behind bars after stealing more than 30 pumps Read more

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