As the main line of defense against water contamination, it’s essential for a pool pro to know the ins and outs of filter media. Which filter is right for your next job? You’ll find out in these articles.


One way the industry meets the needs of its middle-class customer base: the package pool, which features a vinyl-liner interior. While formerly known as a “cookie cutter” product, package pools are now just as customizable and beautiful as their gunite counterparts.


For both inground and aboveground pools, a safety cover is critical for protecting pools from the elements and keeping people safe. Whether you’re looking at the latest styles or wondering how to properly measure a pool for a winter cover, AQUA has you covered.


An improving economy means retailers are poised for success now more than ever. However, that doesn't mean brick-and-mortar dealers aren't without challenges, such as competition from online giants and big box stores. For advice on marketing, customer service, sales tips and more, read this section.


In the past, it was all about chlorine. Not anymore. As the industry evolves, so too have sanitizing methods, which are now as varied as the pools they help keep clean and clear. Looking to be well-versed in bromine, salt chlorine generators and green methods of sanitizing? Start here.

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