In The News: September 30, 2010

Jack's Magic Acquires Power Blue

photo of Jack's Magic productsJack's Magic has acquired the Power Blue product line from Custom Chemical Solutions.

"With an average growth of 50 percent sales per year, we are pleased with our success," says Tony Roland, president of Custom Chemical Solutions. "However, we realized these superior products need to be solving more swimming pool problems sooner rather than later. Jack [Beane, president of Jack's Magic] and his staff of industry experts are better positioned to offer these great products to a broader market sooner."

Beane says the acquisition is a perfect fit for Jack's Magic since the "Power Blue products remove scale, scum line and other swimming discolorations, and that's a niche we at Jack's Magic have focused on for more than two decades."

The products will continue to be marketed under the Power Blue name.

CPSC Awards APSP Virginia Graeme Baker Education Contract

APSP logoThe Consumer Product Safety Commission has awarded the APSP a contract to provide training services in compliance with the VGB Pool and Spa Safety Act.

The APSP will provide services to all states, with the exception of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, which will receive training under a separate contract awarded to NESPA.

The APSP says it intends to create and implement training programs focused on supporting compliance with the Act for all industry professionals, including aquatics managers and lifeguards.

Teel's Tactics

Gibb Teel is national sales manager for Dream Maker Spas, the Lake Mary, Fla-based maker of rotationally molded hot tubs. AQUA recently caught up with him to get his views on the state of the spa industry and his timetable for a market turnaround.

Read more about Teel's views on the hot tub industry.

LAST DAY for 2011 AQUA Choice Submission

Logo: AQUA Choice AwardsTomorrow is the last day to submit entries to the 2011 AQUA Choice Awards, an annual competition that recognizes the most beautiful, challenging and intriguing pool projects. A panel of industry experts will judge entries, and winners will be showcased in AQUA Magazine and presented in a gallery on the AQUA Website. For more information go to or call Scott Webb at 800/722-8764 ext. 124.

The deadline has been extended to Monday, Oct. 4, for all our AQUA E-News readers. Don't hesitate, submit your best work today.

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