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 per cent lower than in 2013 and may be attributed...
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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 past, so an early start is key...
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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 worked actively to be selected as the designer/builder of this...
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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 Society Canada by the Drowning Prevention Research Centre Canada.

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Clearing up a cloudy issue concerning pool water

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this year entitled “Microbes in Pool Filter Backwash,” stirred up mass media attention, creating a cloud over public perceptions of swimming pool safety just as the season was entering full swing. In particular, reminding bathers about...
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