Annual poll takes industry’s pulse

Pool & Spa Marketing recently conducted its sixth annual salary survey of the Canadian aquatics industry and according to your input, provided anonymously, the majority of respondents are working between 35 and 50 hours per week, which is 10...

State of the Industry 2015

After the total number of pool building permit registrations fell in 2013—despite three consecutive years of growth—the Canadian pool industry remained optimistic about the 2014 season. However, there is only a short window of opportunity to improve on years...

Industry returns to Toronto showing optimism for 2015

After three years in Niagara Falls, Ont., the 2014 Canadian Pool & Spa Conference & Expo returned to the Toronto Congress Centre—a convention hall familiar to many in the industry as it hosted the show for many years prior...

Ontario community has a new public pool to be proud of

When the request for proposal (RFP) was released for the construction of a new community aquatic facility in Strathroy, Ont., in December 2012, there were numerous commercial pool builders preparing proposals. One of these builders was Acapulco Pools, which...

The Lifesaving Society looks at drowning in Canada

The number of preventable water-related deaths in the country between 2006 and 2010 has increased by seven per cent over the previous five years (2001 to 2005), according to the Canadian Drowning Report: 2013 Edition, prepared for the Lifesaving...

Socializing and detoxifying baths appeal to the masses

The question whether a sauna is a necessity or a luxury product is one that perhaps has never been fully explained. For many years people have had the misconception that private saunas were strictly for the rich and famous....