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Automatic pool covers are a money-making opportunity for builders

High-end pools are no longer the only projects where one will find an automatic cover. In fact, these covers are quickly becoming the norm in many markets throughout Canada and the United States. With more homeowners frequently requesting them, industry professionals need to decide if they should train their staff on how to install and maintain them, or outsource the installation and maintenance to a specialized company.
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A look at the latest commercial pool accessories, equipment, and design features

Technology continues to advance in the commercial and residential pool markets, as there are always new products, technologies, and design methods being introduced. This article will look at what is trending for 2017. Some of the design options and products that are discussed are not necessarily new to the industry, but thanks to new technologies and innovations, they continue to make an impression on clients who realize they need to have them in their aquatic facilities.
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Hot tub or swim spa, what is the difference?

Retailers that have had customers ask to test a swim spa but cannot oblige because they do not carry them could be missing an emerging wave of new buyers. Although swim spas are not new to the hot tub industry, an increasing number of manufacturers now have a swim spa line. The reason for this is because these units serve the niche fitness market—one for which most consumers did not know they were looking for until seeing them in action.
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Cash management: Retail tips that can bolster profitability

When it comes to the success of a pool and spa business, proper cash management is critical. Many businesses fall into the trap of equating cash flow with overall revenue. In reality, cash flow is a product of multiple areas of a business; therefore, investing time in these areas...
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BRIEFS

Montreal municipality prohibits diving board use

The use of diving boards has been banned at all public pools in Beaconsfield, Que., a west island municipality of Montreal. A recent provincial government audit determined them to be a hazard under the new safety requirements imposed on private and public pools by the Government of Québec.+ Read More
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