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Service Industry News celebrates 35 years

Service Industry News celebrates 35 years


When Service Industry News was born 35 years ago, the pool and spa world was a different place. To name a few examples: Pool and spa service professionals were charging $50 a month. For the most part, business owners did their accounting on paper, with computer use and accounting software just beginning to emerge. The cell phone, so vital a part of our lives today, was not even around yet. Car

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ADA accessible waterpark opens this summer

ADA accessible waterpark opens this summer


The country’s first completely ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) accessible water park is slated to open summer 2022 at Murphy Aquatic Park, located in Avon, Washington Township, Indiana. The project began in 2019 with the purchase of more than 35 acres, which was to be developed into a water park with a large focus on inclusivity. According to Lora Helmick, the park’s director,

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New photovoltaic heat pump coming

New photovoltaic heat pump coming


A revolutionary new method of water heating may be coming to a swimming pool or spa near you. Scientists from Mutah University in Jordan have recently investigated a photovoltaic heat pump system to heat a large aquatic facility. Distinct from solar water heating, which uses a water pump to direct water to rooftop arrays of hoses to directly heat water from the sun, photovoltaic energy uses

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What’s the plan for selling your  business?

What’s the plan for selling your business?


Are you a hardworking employee of a pool and spa service business? Do you have an aptitude for numbers? Do you have a fundamental understanding of accounting, or at least the ability to learn it? Are you a people person, and do you know how to be a salesperson? According to a recent Service Industry News survey of pool and spa service owners, a surprising number plan to turn over their businesses

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IPSSA: A service tech’s best friend

IPSSA: A service tech’s best friend


By Rose Smoot, IPSSA Director 2022 is the year of pool service. With all the new pool and spa installations, these pool and spa owners are desperately seeking the help of service techs to keep their new investment in tip-top shape. Service professionals know that there is a tremendous opportunity for business growth. But sometimes they wish they could lean on other industry professionals to support

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NDPA needs service tech partners

NDPA needs service tech partners


Attention service pros! The National Drowning Prevention Alliance invites you to become a Water Safety Champion. By becoming a Water Safety Champion and sharing Layers of Protection, you let potential clients know you are more than just a business to them, you’re a partner providing peace of mind and helping them enjoy their pool or spa to the fullest. It’s a good business decision,

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Check out our latest ‘Horror File’ entry

Check out our latest ‘Horror File’ entry


Welcome to the latest edition of our popular “Can You Top This?” column, featuring the newest entry in the Service Industry News “Horror File. ” This issue’s entry comes to us from Rick Reyes of Rick Reyes Pool Service, in Anaheim, California. “I have been fortunate to be a loyal reader since your first issue back in January of 1987,” writes Rick. “Unfortunately , when