Preservation

The Pool Tom Petty Sang About
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The Pool Tom Petty Sang About

Historic spring-fed pool could get a makeover after decades of neglect More

A History of Pools and Spas: Timeline
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A History of Pools and Spas: Timeline

Each year brought new innovations, products and companies to the fold. More

Nation's First "Natural" Public Swimming Pool
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Nation's First "Natural" Public Swimming Pool

After a century of renovations and updates, a Minneapolis park’s swimming hole... More

The History of Spas: Getting Back to Nature
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The History of Spas: Getting Back to Nature

From the earliest times, soaking in hot water has been a central part of human... More

The History of Concrete Pools: Waterscapes Emerge
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The History of Concrete Pools: Waterscapes Emerge

All the crucial pieces were in place by 1970 to create the modern home pool/spa... More

The History of Package/Vinyl-Liner Pools: A New Market in a Box
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The History of Package/Vinyl-Liner Pools: A New Market in a Box

Thanks to the gunite and hand-packing concrete processes, the price of residential... More

The History of Aboveground Pools: Playing for Keeps
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The History of Aboveground Pools: Playing for Keeps

In the early half of this century, most consumers considered the dream of owning a... More

The History of Concrete Pools: The People’s Pool
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The History of Concrete Pools: The People’s Pool

When industry pioneer Philip Ilsley built the first gunite pool in 1940, he couldn... More

The History of Concrete Pools: The Birth of an Industry
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The History of Concrete Pools: The Birth of an Industry

A hundred years ago, Americans knew pools as intriguing public attractions,... More

Historic Downturn Hits Fiberglass Manufacturers
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Historic Downturn Hits Fiberglass Manufacturers

While some larger fiberglass-pool players have gone into Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a... More

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