Creating a New Pool/Spa Service Program Can Increase Profits

Swimming pool and spa service companies can increase profits and market share by creatively looking at their resources and developing high-profit service programs.

It is important for pool/spa service companies to continuously offer new services to help increase profits and grow the business by distinguishing themselves from competitors. One way this can be achieved is by adding a water treatment program using specialty chemicals. Blue Water Pool & Repair Corp., a full-service pool and spa business in Orlando, Fla., is a prime example … Read More

Maximizing Pump Efficiency with Variable Orifice Pool Returns

Since the introduction of variable flow technology and the understanding of affinity laws, many consumers, as well as energy policies, have started to focus on introducing energy-efficient systems to the swimming pool environment. With both variable- and two-speed pumps taking the lead role in this new ‘eco-revolution,’ both pool professionals and pool owners are asking, “Why is the industry heading … Read More

Modern Hot Tubs: Efficiency Redefined

Modern Hot Tubs: Efficiency Redefined

Today, most consumers are very conscious of energy use—no matter the product. Therefore, it is important for manufacturers to consider the impact their products have on the environment. The trend to go ‘green’ is growing and has spawned several innovations as it pertains to product design and development. This method of thinking has also made its way into the hot … Read More

Understanding the Effects of Aquatic Exercise on Human Health and Physiology

Understanding the Effects of Aquatic Exercise on Human Health and Physiology

A considerable amount of research has been accumulated over the past 50 years on the effects of aquatic immersion on the human body, much of which began during the period NASA was planning to put an astronaut into space using aquatic immersion as a proxy for weightlessness. These effects were profound and spurred further research on the cardiovascular, pulmonary and … Read More

Mobile Technology Revolutionizes Pool/Spa Operation

Mobile Technology Revolutionizes Pool/Spa Operation

The number of things people can do with a smartphone is rapidly increasing and there are no signs of it slowing down. Today, more consumers are using their mobile phones not only to stay in touch with friends and family, but to also pay bills, make travel/entertainment plans, check weather forecasts and even play games. In fact, sales of these … Read More

Trained Operators, Safer Pools

Trained Operators, Safer Pools

Each level of government can make legislation. Each province has a Public Health Act and accompanying regulations, which include protocols for swimming pool operation. Many jurisdictions where these regulations are in place require swimming pools to be operated by someone who is trained appropriately. In some cases, the level of training varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction; however, as each regulation … Read More

4 Tips for Growing a Sustainable Business

4 Tips for Growing a Sustainable Business

The following excerpt is from Wendy Keller’s book Ultimate Guide to Platform Building. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes In the old days, before online rating places like Yelp, TripAdvisor, OpenTable and even RateMyProfessors and HealthGrades, the worst that would happen if a company or service provider dished out poor goods or lousy service is that they’d get a bad reputation. … Read More

Innovations in Hot Tub Water Treatment Brighten the Industry’s Future

Innovations in Hot Tub Water Treatment Brighten the Industry's Future

Throughout history, water has been considered an everlasting commodity. However, much is changing and worldwide water supplies are dwindling due to pollution from overuse and industrialization. Water is a necessity for drinking, cleansing, hydrating, agriculture, food processing, power generation and sewage transport; therefore, the further its replenishment becomes unsustainable, regulations dealing with its use will only increase. As a result, … Read More

Health Benefits You Should Be Sharing with Your Customers

Health benefits of jacuzzis and hot tubs

People have enjoyed warm-water immersion long before written history. In fact, many of the earliest habitation areas were established around natural hot springs, which allowed residents to take advantage of the benefits they had to offer. However, despite these facts, it is surprising that still today many people make little use of the warm-water environment for health advancement and preservation. … Read More

Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips for Saltwater Chlorinators

Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips for Saltwater Chlorinators

One of the fastest growing accessories in the swimming pool and spa industry are electrolytic chlorine generators (ECGs), which also go by the name of salt chlorine generators (SCGs), saltwater chlorinators and saltwater generators. They all do the same thing—produce chlorine onsite. The popularity of this sanitation method is increasing in both the residential and commercial pool/spa markets; however, there … Read More