Helping Out Mother Earth: Building Eco-Friendly Pools

By |2021-03-28T23:06:23+00:00April 5th, 2021|News|

Earth-Friendly Materials, Designs, and Outdoor Environments for At-Home Poolscapes There’s nothing quite like plunging into a secluded tropical grotto hidden in the jungle or sinking into a luxurious lounger by the pool at a posh resort. But for those who strive to live an environmentally conscientious life, travel isn’t exactly the eco-friendliest way to spend

Help Wanted: Despite High Unemployment, Pool Businesses Struggle to Hire

By |2021-03-28T22:40:40+00:00March 28th, 2021|News|

For pool pros, the pandemic has had a surprising twist: A major uptick in business. “This has been one of the best years we’ve ever had. It’s been pretty crazy,” says Justin Lex, operations manager at Swimming Pool Services, Inc., a Wisconsin-based company. “Everyone is stuck at home and trying to build a pool or

Watch Scotty McCreery Plunge Into Swimming Pool In Support Of The Special Olympics Of North Carolina

By |2021-03-28T22:37:39+00:00March 25th, 2021|News|

Scotty McCreery is supporting the Special Olympics of North Carolina by taking a polar plunge into his ice cold swimming pool. In a clip shared on February 23, McCreery explained that he (and his dog Moose) are raising awareness and money for the Special Olympics of North Carolina by taking the plunge. “It is freezing

Pool Pros in Your Pocket: Podcasts Offer Industry Insight On the Go

By |2021-03-22T23:43:06+00:00March 22nd, 2021|News|

For many pool pros, podcasts have emerged as a popular way to keep up with best practices and industry trends while driving from customer to customer. While it’s not a replacement for trade shows or conferences, it’s a valuable method for gaining free industry knowledge from your colleagues and experts. These audio talk shows are

10 New Year Resolutions that Will Make You a Water Safety Warrior

By |2021-03-22T23:48:58+00:00March 20th, 2021|News|

Education and knowledge is the key for everything and definitely something we should focus on in 2021. According to the CDC, an average of 10 fatal drowning incidents happen in the USA every day and is the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for children 1-4 years, the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths

Some Like it Cold — as in Taking Dips in Chilly Swimming Pools

By |2021-03-21T01:32:13+00:00March 14th, 2021|News|

It still sends chills down my spine when I think of Brad Giesinger’s Facebook post. Not that it was scary, but it was just that feeling of being very, very cold. Brrrrrr. Giesinger, 39, a former Memphian now living in Phoenix, Arizona, where he’s in the luxury real estate business, takes a plunge in his

COVID-19 Vaccines and Coronavirus Variants: What Swimmers Need to Know

By |2021-03-21T01:34:00+00:00March 9th, 2021|News|

What’s new with the COVID-19 pandemic and how can you keep swimming safely in the time of coronavirus? It’s been a year since the coronavirus appeared in the U.S. and nearly a year since the petite particle began upending our lives and uprooting our swimming routines. Although there’s some hope that the end of this

GENESIS® Virtual Courses Elevate Pool Building

By |2021-03-21T01:34:49+00:00February 23rd, 2021|News|

(Alexandria, Va.) - GENESIS®, a company of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), has announced its lineup of virtual course offerings through May 2021. These courses lay the foundation for successful and inspirational pool design and construction and help pool designers and builders elevate their craft to the next level. GENESIS® and PHTA are

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