On January 22, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals and National Swimming Pool Foundation announced (again) that they were going to merge. Today we’re joined by Larry Caniglia, CEO of APSP, to discuss the reasons behind the merge, where they’re at in the process and what the industry can
Caldera introduces Freshwater Salt SystemBy Michelle L. Cramer Watkins Wellness learned a lot from the launch of the Ace Saltwater Sanitizing System in 2010 and customer feedback since then, says Melinda Scheble, assistant manager of product management for Watkins. Among those changes: Customers were looking for something easier to maintain
Longtime Lucite employee looking forward to more travel/family time In 2007, Chris Robinson was profiled in the first issue of SpaRetailer. At that time, he had already worked 20 years at Lucite. Now Robinson is retiring after 39 years with the company. He began his career working at the Remington
Make daily upkeep a must-do choreBy Linda Cahan Your employees should be trained in the art of keeping your store in top shape. Clutter, dust and stains visually degrade your store and your merchandise. Sticky shelves or dust on products says you’re not busy, and these products don’t sell well.
Best practices for new employee onboardingBy Angela Wakefield Onboarding new employees can be nerve-wracking, but with a bit of pre-planning you can take many stumbling blocks out of the process. Susan Heathfield, owner of TechSmith and human resources and management expert for TheBalanceCareers.com in Okemos, Michigan, has been helping employers perfect