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Industry Trends to Expect in 2021
PHTA members predict the top industry trends for the upcoming season.
May 20, 2021
Watkins Wellness’ Mike Dunn Retires After 42-Year Career
Since Mike Dunn entered the hot tub manufacturing business in 1979 — as a teenager helping his father Jack run Hawkeye Spas in Corona, Calif. — the industry has evolved from purveyor of a “party product” (Dunn’s words) to a provider of powerful products that improve people’s lives. When he says “these are not your father’s hot tubs anymore,” he means it.
April 27, 2021
2021 SOI Retail Report
It has been a difficult year for pool and spa retailers, to say the least. When the pandemic shut down first descended on the nation in March 2020, some dealers had to close their doors as they lobbied to be deemed essential by Homeland Security. This was the first battle of the year — a fight they would win — but it certainly was not the last.
April 22, 2021
What People Are DOING About the Trichlor Shortage
As the industry heads into perhaps its biggest swim season ever, pool companies strategize for the tab shortage.
April 8, 2021
Operating Guidelines for a Successful Public Pool and Spa Reopening During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guidelines for a successful public pool and spa reopening during the global pandemic.
March 30, 2021
Newsletter for Pool and Spa Professionals
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In the wake of the St. Valentine’s Day Pool Massacre, pool pros pull together in a massive reconstruction effort.
March 11, 2021
Completing the Hidden Hot Tub
A certain secret spa uncovered in our June issue wasn't functional at the time. After months of hard work, the family now has it running.
March 4, 2021
A New Way to Remove CYA?
A promising new method of CYA removal saves you from draining the pool.
March 4, 2021
The Next Logical Step: Automatic Spa Covers
Spa owners like the convenience of an auto cover, too.
February 25, 2021
The Evolution of Cover Lifting Devices
Less than a quarter century ago, spa cover lifting devices didn’t exist; today, they come standard with just about every spa cover sold.
February 18, 2021
Spa Covers: Conquering COVID Challenges
From material shortages to workplace restrictions, spa cover suppliers share how they adapted during the pandemic.
February 11, 2021
Holiday Hot Tub Heist
2020 was certainly a year to bring out the ba-humbug in all of us — but the Grinch’s notorious disdain for holiday cheer appears to have reached a new low.
February 9, 2021
I'm Dreaming...of a Free Hot Tub
This holiday, some spa customers took a gamble on the weather and won big.
February 2, 2021
Let Automation Smooth Your Journey Through 2021
Over two dozen easy-to-implement steps of automation to help your journey through 2021.
January 21, 2021
Tech Notes: The Crucial Role of Standards and Codes
Understand the standards and codes that keep pools and spas safe.
January 19, 2021
The Impact of Chloraminated Tap Water on Pools and Spas
Understanding the impact of chloraminated tap water on pools and spas.
December 1, 2020
Notes From Bob Lowry: The CYA Debate Continues
Is it possible to remove CYA from pool water using aluminum sulfate?
November 23, 2020
CYA-Free Sanitizing Solutions for Hot Tubs
Multiple sources, including the CDC, recommend eliminating CYA from hot tubs. Fortunately, there are alternatives.
November 3, 2020
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A Retail Rundown
Spa dealers report how the 2021 season went, share what their offseason will look like — as well as make predictions for the new year.
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