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.

The Hard Truths About Attracting New Talent to the Pool Industry

"If we are to survive the whirlwind of change that is about to take place, we need visionaries."

"Alexa, Turn My Pool On."

Homeowners can now command their pools and spas without getting up from the couch.

The Evolution of Package Pool Marketing

A look at how the package pool message has changed.

Skimmer Replacement, Part 2: In With the New

A detailed look at completing a skimmer-replacement project.

Design in Place: Pacific Northwest

Washington State's Alderbrook Resort & Spa welcomes guests and local residents to a world of water and natural grandeur

A Groundbreaking Concept

Imported from Italy and now available in the U.S. and Canada, a new type of pool construction offers customers exciting new shapes.

Models of Consistency

APSP protects the industry by working to prevent unreasonable and burdensome pool and spa regulations.

Builder Report 2018: Solid Growth

With a strong housing market and growing consumer confidence builders continue to report powerful optimism for the coming year.

Developing New Methods of Pool Construction

Is the pool and spa industry experiencing a "Golden Age" of innovative construction techniques?

Concrete Pools in Days, Not Weeks

These prefab pools cut construction time by 90 percent or more.

Even Better Than The Real Thing

Composite decking materials, meant to simulate wood, can offer significant advantages.

Pool Zones

Treating the pool as a venue for outdoor living can present profitable design opportunities.

Keeping Employees Motivated

Offering benefits and perks will help you retain your employees.

Hot Designs in Hot Water

Hot tubs are eyesores no more — today's spa design is all about making a statement in the backyard.

Illuminating Possiblities

A Long Island landscape lighting designer works to define the outdoor experience at night.

Finding Efficiencies

No matter the motive, reducing energy consumption is always a good idea.

Developing Talent: Taking the Long View

Finding good help requires looking beyond the usual places.

Design in Place: Tropical Attitudes

Nature and culture inspire designs in some of the hemisphere's most-desirable locations.

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