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

A Biochemical Catalyst for Supplemental Pool and Spa Maintenance

Applying known technologies to everyday practical uses has become commonplace for consumer products, and enzymes are no exception. Probiotic yogurt, laundry detergent, and shampoos use enzymes because of their effectiveness and versatility. In fact, health store shelves sport enzyme products promising to work all sorts of miracles, including improved digestive systems, strengthening hair and giving it shine, and keeping oils … 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

Pool and Spa Energy Audits

Pool and Spa Energy Audits

Many pool professionals are challenged by the seasonality of the industry and look for new ideas that will keep sales flowing during the off-season. Performing energy audits for pool owners creates an innovative way to improve the bottom line and keeps professionals in front of their customers even during the winter months. In today’s economic climate, homeowners are seeking ways … Read More

Providing Online Service and Expertise Is Good for Business

Providing Online Service and Expertise Is Good for Business

Pool or spa businesses trying to reach out to customers without over spending can use blogging as a marketing and communications tool. In today’s technology-fuelled world, every business should have a web presence. Whether it is a website, blog, or Facebook page, new and existing customers should be able to learn about any business online. Most small businesses have a … 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