Design - Build

The pool and spa industry has always wowed the world with gorgeous bodies of water. However, it takes a lot of work to get there. From meeting clients and landing projects to shotcrete installation, plastering and plumbing, here’s a look at what builders go though to reach that beautiful ending.


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Aerial Views Can Help Sell Pools

Drones allow pool builders to show off their work in a whole new way.

Making the Shade

Shade structures represent oppportunities for added revenue and creative design treatments, but first you have to remember to look up.

Guided by the "Why"

The road to more sales starts by understanding your customer on a new level.

Simple Control Solutions For Simple Pools

A new product is making it easier for older pools to join the automation movement.

Design in Place: Desert

Senior Editor Eric Herman explores the differences in design that spring from a pool's natural setting.

A Pool Solution to Hilly Backyards

Semi-inground hybrid pools provide an option for customers living on sloping lots and limited means.

Resolving Conflicts Without LItigation

Avoid costly lawsuits and preserve relationships with mediation

They Like the Ledge

Tanning ledges heat up the fiberglass market

Finding the Next Generation

A new generation of pool and spa pros is needed to invigorate a graying industry.

The Next Generation Speaks

In the face of a greying industry, these young people prove the future is in good hands.

Skimmer Replacement, Part 1

A look at the process, tips and nuances of one of the industry's most common, yet sometimes tricky repairs.

Mediterranean Inspiration

A young woman makes her mark in the competitive world of custom aquatic design.

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