Enzyme-Based Water Conditioners Enhance the Hot Tub Experience

Enzyme-based water conditioners meet the needs of hot tub owners who prefer natural products in all aspects of their lives.

The hot water industry is constantly evolving, making it necessary to research new trends and products in the hot tub market. For instance, there is growing interest in the use of natural products for water conditioning, balancing, and making water maintenance easier. This is all driven by consumer knowledge of, and their need for, an improved bathing experience. This article … Read More

A Leadership Tactic That Can Inspire Employees to Give Their Best

A Leadership Tactic That Can Inspire Employees to Give Their Best

Empowering employees in today’s business world requires a new dynamic in leadership. One way high-performing companies are accomplishing this is by adopting a business strategy that has been used for centuries in sports—coaching. What does a coach look like? A coach is a lot like a teacher, a person who imparts knowledge and gives instruction. They look a lot like … Read More

Managing Service Truck Stock

Starting a service truck inventory plan involves stripping the truck down and restocking it, counting every single piece in the process.

Inventory tracking is one of the most complex and vexing issues for pool and spa/hot tub retailers and service companies. Virtually everything that happens in a business conspires to degrade inventory accuracy. Service employees forget to write things down, sales staff give items away, operations people are bogged down and no one is tracking warranties… the list goes on. However, … Read More

Equipment Troubleshooting Tips for Service Professionals and Retailers

Industry professionals and retailers should know what to do when faced with a problematic pool cleaner.

Today, automatic and robotic pool cleaners are not only a convenient maintenance accessory for pool owners, but are also a great tool for industry professionals when incorporated into their service routine. That said, with so many of these products in the market, not only do industry professionals need to be well-versed in troubleshooting any number of complications they might face, … Read More

How to Install an Energy-Efficient Pool Circulation System

Correct plumbing design, pump selection, and optimal flow rates are extremely important to ensure proper flow in a pool system.

It is the pool builder’s job to make the client happy and to help them realize their dreams of having a backyard oasis, which is an important aspect of pool construction. However, the most important part of pool installation is what is below the ground and how it affects the look and functionality of the final product. Correct plumbing design, … Read More

Why Checking Calcium Hardness Levels Is a Maintenance Must

One of the more critical issues can be scaling on the surface of the vessel below the waterline, especially in hard water areas where the majority of inground hot tubs are finished in plaster.

As most in the industry know, the buildup of scale in a hot tub or pool can be a pain. Literally. Once the scale has formed, the only thing left to do is grab a mild scale remover and start scrubbing. After draining and several hours of elbow grease, some progress may have been made and the pain will be … Read More

Understanding the Electromechanical Process of Galvanic Corrosion

Steel pool walls are eroding and ladder handrails are turning black. New heaters are failing after one year and warranties are void because the casing was not bonded. What is going on here? The pool industry has some difficult-to-grasp concepts such as water chemistry; where on the surface it seems easy enough to resolve, but when traditional remedies do not … 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

Variable-Speed Pumps Are Not Just a Trend, They Are a Need

One of the biggest advocates for the energy saving features of variable- or multi-speed pumps (VSPs) is Energy Star.®

As far as clichés go, ‘going green’ is a good one. But within consumer markets, the environmentally friendly frenzy is often overstated. Many so-called green products are often overpriced and/or ineffective. It is no wonder why many consumers have become jaded by the green movement. Escalating energy costs and social awareness are still forcing everyone to be more responsible, however. … Read More

The Ugly Grasp of Biofilms

Biofilm is a common word heard in the pool and hot tub industry lately. In the last few years, there has been an increasing amount of information via studies and tests, which can be used to educate industry members and consumers on the subject. In previous articles, there is mention of biofilm existing in wet areas on pool toys and … Read More