In The News: May 6, 2010

State of the Industry - Feedback?

State of the Industry - Feedback?By now you should have already had your first look at AQUA's State of the Industry issue, diving into statistics from the building, retail and service industries this past year. What has stood out to you? Was there something major we left out?

We want to improve this issue for next year, we need feedback from you, our loyal readers.

As you read through the issue, make a few notes about what we did right or what we can improve upon, and send us an e-mail at [email protected]. We're looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you again to the nearly 800 pool and spa professionals who took the time to fill out the survey so we could create such an in-depth market analysis.

National Water Safety Month

National Water Safety MonthSummer looms on the horizon and for many pools around the country, it's nearing opening season - the perfect time to recognize National Water Safety Month. Throughout the month the month of May, join the APSP, National Recreation and Park Association and the World Waterpark Association in raising awareness about the importance of water safety.

Visit to download educational resources, sample sponsor letters to your local government and CDC-guided event planning and media coverage tips. Also join the National Water Safety Month Facebook page at to find out more about what's going on around the country.

Be sure to keep AQUA in mind when planning your events, and send us an e-mail at [email protected] to let us know what you did to recognize National Water Safety Month. Be sure to include photos.

Business Briefs

Business BriefsThe World Aquatic Health Conference is changing things up this year and featuring a juried aquatic art exhibition. The new event will showcase original aquatic-themed art that has images related to swimming pools or hot tubs and/or individuals involved in water fitness or warm water immersion activities. Submit up to five original works created in two-dimensional mediums, no larger than 36-by-36-inches, in digital format. Submit images to [email protected] by Aug. 15. For more information, visit

Insulated Pool Kits is offering 10 percent off all its products for all the men and women who have served in all branches of service: military, firefighters, and police and law enforcement agencies (including veterans, retirees and those presently serving). This offer is also extended to any pool builder who is building a pool for servicemen and women. For more information, call (800) 348-6916.

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