Quarterly Market Reports

  • July 10, 2014

    Pool Pump 3.0

    Utility companies see rebate potential in a new kind of pumpRead More

     
     
  • July 10, 2014

    Designing energy efficient pools

    Building greener pools and spas means more than selecting the right pumpRead More

     
     
  • May 08, 2014

    Trade Wars

    Pool and spa firms wade through a complicated market for chlorine productsRead More

     
     
  • May 08, 2014

    Selling Salt

    Chemical manufacturers and retailers are increasingly catering to saltwater pool ownersRead More

     
     
  • March 13, 2014

    A Point-of-Sale System Makes Business Easier

    Save time by utilizing the automated features and shortcuts of an all-inclusive point-of-sale systemRead More

     
     
  • March 13, 2014

    On the Go

    Mobile apps are changing the way pool and spa professionals operate. Here are some popular ones.Read More

     
     
  • December 04, 2013

    Forming a Bond

    Professionals discuss how to properly apply bond coats to refinish a pool or spaRead More

     
     
  • December 04, 2013

    Finishing Touches

    In this QMR pictorial, the focus is on a couple of decorative spa and pool tile projectsRead More

     
     
  • September 10, 2013

    Automatic Pool Covers and Salt Systems Can Be a Perfect Marriage

    With proper care, automatic covers work well with salt water poolsRead More

     
     
  • September 05, 2013

    How to Avoid Pool Cover Installation Errors

    Pool professionals are becoming more comfortable than ever installing safety and automatic covers. But everyone can stand to improve.Read More

     
     
  • June 07, 2013

    Geothermal Heating Offers a Green Solution for Pools

    Geothermal heating is an efficient form of energy and, in certain areas, can pay for itself in short order.Read More

     
     
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    May 23, 2013

    Harnessing Solar Energy

    Installing a solar pool-heating systemRead More

     
     
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    September 28, 2012

    Financial Freedom?

    Edwards Pools began offering financing to its vinyl-liner pool customers last year. But the program didn’t stimulate sales. In fact, not one client applied for a loan. Read More

     
     
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    September 28, 2012

    Liner Notes

    The strides that vinyl-liner pools have made toward customization are well known: The liners have become more attractive, special-order panels allow contractors to build in virtually any shape, and plastic copings are often cast aside in favor of higher-eRead More

     
     
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    June 15, 2012

    Automation Advances

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

     
     
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    June 15, 2012

    Working Together

    As helpful as new technologies might be, a foolproof, all-in-one pool sanitation solution still hasn’t been invented yet.Read More

     
     
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    June 15, 2012

    Sophisticated Science

    Automated controllers are the most sophisticated pieces of equipment found in the pool and spa industry, hands down.Read More

     
     
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    June 15, 2012

    Avoid Overcalibration

    A frequently made mistake in the use of automatic controllers takes place on the commercial side.Read More

     
     
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    June 15, 2012

    Palm Pilot

    Thirteen years ago, Eloy Sherlock and his partner, Bernard Zimring, sealed a deal for their pool-building firm by signing a contract on a paper napkin.Read More

     
     
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    June 15, 2012

    In Control

    A handful of leading manufacturers have introduced products that connect automation systems to smart devices so consumers and industry professionals can monitor and control settings using a Web-enabled app.Read More