May is National Drowning Prevention Month

May is National Drowning Prevention Month

The World Health Organization Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer highlights that 372,000 people drown worldwide each year. Drowning is among the ten leading causes of death for children and young people in every region of the world. The report sets out the evidence showing a range of effective drowning prevention strategies, and makes a number of recommendations … Read More

Measure the Success of Your Business Beyond the Bottom Line

Measure the Success of Your Business Beyond the Bottom Line

As a startup owner, you obviously want to figure out the best way to measure success. In the early stages of business ownership, financial gains are not necessarily a good measure of forward movement. Instead, look out for these positive reinforcers as a way to measure your startup’s success. How To Measure Your Startup’s Success 1. The Industry is Taking Note … Read More

What It Takes to Be a Small-Business Owner (Infographic)

What It Takes to Be A Small Business Owner

Being a small-business owner isn’t easy, but an overwhelming majority of entrepreneurs wouldn’t have it any other way. While small-business owners cite “having to wear so many hats” and “finding new customers” as their biggest concerns, according to the below infographic courtesy of online marketing company Constant Contact, a whopping 84 percent said that, if given the opportunity, they would … Read More

Fitness Spas

Fitness Spas

Fitness spas, also known as swim spas, are quickly gaining momentum in the marketplace, as they offer a range of health and lifestyle benefits and their affordability often makes them a good fit for homeowners who want both a pool for lap swimming and a hot tub for hydrotherapy. These spas are designed with gym-like features, such as treadmill swim … Read More

Aquatic Health Benefits

Health beneifts of swimming pool and spas

In the pool and spa industry, promotion has consistently centred on delivering fun and family togetherness. Over the years, this marketing approach has prompted many consumers to purchase swimming pools and hot tubs for their homes, looking for those very payoffs. However, today’s economic and social climate suggests buying behaviours are shifting. While consumers still place a strong focus on … Read More

Emphasizing the Importance of Supervision Around Backyard Pools

Emphasizing the Importance of Supervision Around Backyard Pools

Each year there are tragic stories of children who drowned because an adult turned their attention away—even just for a minute. Any one of a number of distractors can occur in the backyard, whether it is answering the phone, talking to someone, flipping burgers on the barbeque, or simply getting a towel. Many people are surprised to know drowning is … Read More

Knowledge of Hot Water Benefits Can Lead to More Sales

Knowledge of Hot Water Jacuzzi Benefits Can Lead to More Sales

Promoting hydrotherapy is good for everyone. The therapeutic benefits hot tub and swim spa owners enjoy are vast—from physical to emotional stress relief to alleviating aching muscles and pain caused by arthritis. The list of health benefits are many, as is the number of people seeking relief. People are looking for alternative methods to traditional medicine to maintain health and … Read More

Understanding Pool Construction Terms and Techniques

Understanding swimming pool construction terms and techniques

When a client requests a concrete pool, spa, or water feature design, what they are essentially asking for is a vessel constructed of a mix comprising aggregate, sand, cement, and water that is placed over structural steel. One of the great benefits of designing a concrete vessel is the only limitation is the builder’s imagination. The execution of building the … Read More

What Does the Future Hold for Pool and Hot Tub Automation?

What Does the Future Hold for Pool and Hot Tub Automation?

Imagine giving customers the ability to sit poolside on a warm summer evening, touching a familiar screen, and bringing their backyard to life in a way that suits their particular mood. One tap of their finger can transform their outdoor living space to reflect an ambiance or theme that matches the way they felt during that particular evening. Builders have … Read More