Polishing Paradise
A beautiful aquatic setting deserves equally dazzling water, explains water-quality specialist, Steve Kenny. That universal truth can lead anywhere, he says, including this project that is nestled in the heart of a tropical paradise, where he rescued a gorgeous pool from the murky depths of an inadequate treatment system.   ...
Pebble Tec Offers Lightstreams Glass Tile
Pebble Technology (Scottsdale, Ariz.) now offers Lightstreams glass tile. All tiles are specially designed for pools, featuring permanent internal coloring and texturing and the highest standards of craftsmanship. Twice-fired to remove stresses in the glass and specially engineered for secure application, they deliver nearly timeless durability, with silky smooth corners and edges for safe and comfortable contact with bare skin. For details click here.
RicoRock Offers Coping and Waterline Kits
RicoRock (Orlando, Fla.) provides coping/waterline products are comprised of light-weight cast concrete rock that is mortared in place. Created to meet the growing consumer demand for rock-treatments around pools, the coping complements the company’s lines of waterfalls and boulders. Made of high-density concrete mix that resists damage to freeze/thaw cycles, the texture of the coping is slip-resistant making it ideal for pool perimeters. For details, click here.
Naming a Legacy
Coining a term intended to define anything truly new is no small task, even for the most skilled of wordsmiths. But that is exactly what Jim McCloskey did 23 years ago, when he came up with a way to describe an emerging industry – an epiphany that, by the way, materialized during a nice, long soak. ...
Timely Facility Upgrades
For commercial public and private aquatic facilities of all types, making the best use of downtime during the pandemic for key upgrades is a great way to capitalize on what is otherwise a time of dryness. And, according to aquatic play solutions consultant Cory Anderson, it might not be as expensive or difficult as some might think.  ...
Investigating Corrosion
Corrosion in swimming pools can present something of a mystery, explains Jeff Freeman and Mark Holden, and that is especially so if all the possible causes are not taken into account. After years of investigation, the pair discovered a set of corrosion-related issues that are pervasive, as well as sometimes challenging to identify and decipher. ...
Price & Profit Strategies
Although pricing and profits go hand in hand, Mike Farley points out many in the watershaping industry are woefully misguided when it comes to what they charge. That needs to change, he says, and for anyone seeking guidance in this all-important facet of doing business, there’s a terrific “no BS” resource worth reading. ...
Stepping into History
On February 17, Watershape University presented a special on-location edition of its Wolfpack Webinar Wednesdays. Hosted by Dave Peterson, the program took a deep dive into a massive natural swimming pool project currently being installed in one of Southern California’s most historic private residences. ...
Ready to Roll
As the grip of the pandemic begins to finally loosen, Watershape University’s Wolfpack is prepared to step out of the den and move with purpose into the dawn of a new day. On March 24, WU’s staff offered a special Wolfpack Webinar Wednesday presentation outlining plans for the post-covid era. ...
Investing in Potential
Hayward’s CEO, Kevin Holleran, shares his thoughts on the company’s recent IPO, the impact of…