Voting Now Open for Pleatco Perfect PoolGuy and Gal Contest
All of the 2021 nominations are in, which means it is time for the public to help select this year's finalists.
October 5, 2021
Growing to Meet Demand
In another example of companies expanding production to meet the demand surge that began with the pandemic, MAAX Spas is opening a factory in Iowa to start building more spas and swim spas.
September 30, 2021
Pentair Buys Pleatco
Leading pool equipment manufacturer Pentair has finalized an agreement to purchase Pleatco, major manufacturer of filter cartridges, pre-filters, DE grids and filtration accessories, headquartered in Louisville, Ky.
September 22, 2021
Fluidra Acquires S.R. Smith
Fluidra S.A. (BME: FDR), a Spanish listed global leader in pool and wellness equipment and connected solutions, announced it has acquired S.R. Smith, a U.S.-based manufacturer of commercial and residential pool deck equipment and accessories, from Champlain Capital, a private equity fund based in San Francisco and Boston.
September 2, 2021
Pleatco Perfect PoolGuy and Gal Search 2021 Now Open
Pleatco and longtime co-sponsors GENESIS / Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), along with media partner AQUA Magazine, are proud to launch the 2021 search for the best of the best pool and spa service technicians nationwide and extending as far as Canada and Europe.
August 26, 2021
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Meet HASA's Youngest Designer
One hardworking eighth grader is the creative force behind HASA’s new 3D-printed keychains.
August 24, 2021
Cardinal Systems Exands/Improves Its Existing Mfg. Facilities
July 27, 2021
Reconstruction Begins at Chlorine Plant
Several factors are contributing to the chlorine shortage in the pool and spa industry, but the most notable is the loss of the Lake Charles, La.-based BioLab chlorine plant last August as a result of Hurricane Laura. The company provided the following press release as it breaks ground on reconstruction. See below:
July 13, 2021
AquaStar Pool Products Team Expands
AquaStar Pool Products, Inc. announces a key internal promotion and the addition of three new director-level employees to its growing team. These four individuals bring a diverse offering of talent and experience, both industry and external, to the organization. "I’m really excited about the expansion of our corporate team and know that this group will be making waves in the swimming pool industry for years to come," says Olaf Mjelde, president and founder of AquaStar Pool Products. "Our team is ready for the challenge of serving in these unprecedented times within the swimming pool and spa industry."
May 20, 2021
Shortage Update: Chlorine Plant Being Rebuilt, Due Spring 2022
There are several factors causing the chlorine shortage currently plaguing the pool and spa industry, but perhaps the largest is the loss of the BioLab chlorine plant in Lake Charles, La., as a result of Hurricane Laura last August. The company announced yesterday that the plant is being rebuilt and expected to come online in the spring of next year with additional capacity.
May 18, 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
Chlorine Independence Day™: Your Plan to Beat Chemical Shortages
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April 6, 2021
Latham Plans to Go Public
Latham Group, Inc. (“Latham” or "the Company") announced it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock.
April 1, 2021
Hayward Goes Public
Last Friday, Big 3 manufacturer Hayward (formally known as Hayward Holdings, Inc.) global designer, manufacturer and marketer of pool equipment and automation systems, officially went public. The move reflects the broader financial world’s growing interest in pool and spa companies, as investors take notice of the pandemic surge in pools and spas.
March 16, 2021
Fluidra Acquires CMP
Fluidra S.A. has announced it has acquired Custom Molded Products (CMP), a Georgia-based manufacturer of pool and spa components, from Tenex Capital Management.
March 11, 2021
Haviland Launches Unfiltered Legends Podcast
Haviland Pool and Spa Products is pleased to announce that it has launched a new podcast series designed for and by pool legends.
February 16, 2021
Tara Launches Rebranding
Tara, manufacturer of in-ground vinyl swimming pool liners and pool safety covers, has launched a comprehensive rebranding. The new logo and name, Tara Pool & Outdoor Products, reflect the company's expanded product line and fresh vision for the backyard.
February 11, 2021
Follow ‘The Legend’ at The Pool & Spa Show!
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January 26, 2021
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Chemical Incidents Up Across Nation
What is causing the increase in pool-related chemical incidents? CMAHC looks into a variety of factors that could be at fault.
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