Leveraging technology in the outdoor design process

Finding the right tech solutions to improve the outdoor design process—without adding to the workload—helps designers create spectacular customer experiences. 
In some cases, incorporating cutting-edge technology can often create new challenges, but at the same time solve others. From...

Centralized purchasing: Taking business operations to a new level of...

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, centralized purchasing has become integral to business success. It eliminates redundant and duplicated efforts and creates opportunities for combining departmental purchases to qualify for volume discounts and decreased/eliminated shipping costs. Centralized purchasing also makes...

Renovating three high-school pools in one summer

Renovating commercial aquatic facilities on a tight schedule is not uncommon for most construction crews in the pool industry; however, renovating three high school pools (managed by the same school district) over the course of one summer is a...

Managing service truck stock

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,...

How to increase profits on pool installations and renovations

Today’s pool accessories give builders new design opportunities in the backyard—whether for installations or on renovation projects. In fact, the latter continues to provide key profit-making projects for builders and, in response, manufacturers are providing more accessory products to...