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RB Pool & Spa Offers ‘Job Progress’ Construction Software for Builders



RB Pool & Spa Offers ‘Job Progress’ Construction Software for Builders

RB Retail and Service Solutions software now offers a fully integrated construction software solution that is designed specifically for pool and outdoor living builders.  This unique module tracks construction costs, inventory, and the actual progress of each job – with customizable notes.  This module enables builders to track the ongoing costs of construction work and the physical progress of the job with job progress management. You can also create contracts, view the bid price next to the actual costs to manage variances and perform progress billings. Controlling variance is easy with the side-by-side comparison of the bid versus the actual costs. User defined fields let you customize the job stage of each line item. Track sub-contractor costs along with your own labor, inventory, and expenses.  Enter your expenses and subcontractors as you use them and send the invoices to QuickBooks® accounts payable. Using this software will ensure your building projects stay in track and profitable. 

RB Pool & Spa Offers ‘Job Progress’ Construction Software for Builders
RB Pool & Spa Offers ‘Job Progress’ Construction Software for Builders

RB Retail & Service Solutions provides point of sale and business management solutions for pool & spa and chimney & hearth retailers. The software was specifically designed with those industries in mind, taking into consideration the features that would be of most importance to those business owners. RB is a highly experienced and trusted authority in the industry and its software boosts profitability, competitiveness, work/life balance of owners and employees, efficiency, and the ability to make more informed, data-driven decisions about their business.

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RB Retail & Service Solutions software was created over 20 years ago by a pool and spa professional to handle the diversity and complexity of the pool and spa retail, service, and construction business. Our software is continually enhanced, and further developed with suggestions and input from hundreds of pool and spa dealers throughout the United States and Canada.  Call (866) 933-9099 or visit the website to schedule a demo.

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Marianne Trusty is a Press Correspondent for the pool & spa industry. A published author and social media influencer reaching over 20 million people around the world each day. Contact Marianne about publishing op-editorials, breaking pool news and press releases at [email protected]

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Master Spas Continues Support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as Charity Partner of Warburton Golf Tournament



Master Spas continues support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as charity partner of Warburton Golf Tournament

Fort Wayne, IN – Master Spas, a leading manufacturer of premium hot tubs and swim spas, continued its support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a charity sponsor of the 2023 Warburton Golf Tournament.

Master Spas donated an H2X Trainer 15 swim spa to the auction and presented St. Jude with a significant donation, which was made on behalf of Master Spas and its worldwide network of specialty retailers. In addition, Master Spas donated a Michael Phelps Legend Series hot tub for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway raffle.

The 2023 Warburton Golf Tournament took place February 23-26 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs, California.  It is an annual event that brings together celebrities, professional athletes, and top-tier golfers to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which provides life-saving care to children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The event includes a golf tournament, auction, and other activities designed to raise awareness and funds for the hospital.

“We are honored to partner with the Warburton Golf Tournament and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to support this important cause,” said Kevin Richards, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Master Spas. “As a company, we are committed to making a positive impact in our community, and we believe that supporting St. Jude’s mission to find cures for childhood diseases is a worthy cause.”

This year’s four-day event raised more than $4.7 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Warburton is the highest grossing tournament for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, raising more than $26.5 million since it began 13 years ago.

Fueled by the company’s mission and values, Master Spas has established a charitable giving program that supports multiple nonprofit organizations and charities, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Master Spas Care program extends beyond the company and to its global network of retailers.

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Because of events like The Warburton, St. Jude can provide cutting-edge treatments not covered by insurance, at no cost to families. When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

About Master Spas

Master Spas is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 90 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Operating out of a state-of-the-art, 583,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on a 50-acre manufacturing campus, Master Spas is the largest portable spa, hot tub and swim spa manufacturer in the world with all products built in the U.S.A. The company’s executive team boasts more than 200 years of spa manufacturing success and one of the strongest track records in the industry. For more information, please visit:

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Fluidra Makes Dedicated Shift to More Efficient LED Pool Lighting



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Following new Department of Energy lighting regulations, the company takes energy-savings a step further

SAN DIEGO – March, 1 2023– The swimming pool industry is about to undergo another transformation as a result of new Department of Energy (DOE) lighting regulations that aim to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by prohibiting the sale of some incandescent lights. In response to these changes, Fluidra, a leading global provider of pool equipment and connected solutions in the pool and wellness sector, has announced its commitment to not only meet, but exceed these regulations.

The new regulations, which apply to various pool lights with a lumen range between 310 and 3,300 lumens (roughly 25 to 300 watts for incandescent lamps), build upon the existing Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which set energy efficiency standards for many common household lighting products. Under the new regulations, manufacturers are required to produce lighting products that are even more energy-efficient, which should result in significant cost savings for consumers. According to independent environmental studies requested by the DOE, this new regulation is estimated to result in net consumer benefits of $3 billion over 30 years.

To be compliant, the new regulations stipulate the following:

•            Manufacturers can no longer sell non-compliant incandescent lights manufactured or imported on or after the effective date of January 1, 2023

•            Distributors & Retailers can no longer re-sell non-compliant incandescent lights without penalties effective March 1, 2023, and with reduced penalties until July 31, 2023

As currently written, these regulations affect Fluidra’s 100W and 300W incandescent lighting products. However, the company, which is focused on reducing its carbon impact both through its business practices and the products it produces is taking a firmer stance and will stop manufacturing incandescent lights completely. Moving forward, the company will only manufacture LED lightswhichhave been shown to provide up to 87% energy savings* for homeowners.

“Pool owners are now looking for much more than just a beautiful pool they can enjoy; they want that pool to include solutions that mitigate environmental impact while also saving them money,” said Fluidra president, Lennie Rhoades. “We’re always looking for ways to make the pool more energy efficient, whether it’s through the use of variable-speed technologies or adding a pool cover, which conserves water, heat and chemicals.  In the case of lighting, we are already seeing a natural migration within the industry to LED-based technologies, so these new DOE regulations give us an ideal opportunity to accelerate the transition to this more efficient technology. We are confident that our customers will benefit from the increased efficiency and cost savings these changes will bring.”

*Calculation based on a comparison between a 500W white incandescent light and a 65W white LED light with comparable lumen output.

In place of the previous generation of incandescent lights, Fluidra will continue to build out its robust range of LED lighting options, including the upcoming release of their latest LED offering, the Infinite WaterColors LED Lights, the company is confident that its lighting solutions will cater to the sustainability concerns of pool owners while providing a superior experience and the highest value to pool owners.

For more information about Fluidra’s LED pool and spa lighting solutions, pool professionals are encouraged to contact their local Fluidra representative for information or visit

About Fluidra

Fluidra is a publicly listed company focused on developing innovative products, services and IoT solutions for the residential and commercial pool markets, globally. The company operates in over 45 countries and owns a portfolio of some of the industry’s most recognized and trusted brands, including Jandy®, Polaris®, Zodiac®, CMP®, Taylor Water Technologies and S.R.Smith. To learn more about Fluidra, visit or call 800-822-7933.

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Programming a Pump Has Never Been So Fast and Easy



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Jandy® introduces ground-breaking new SpeedSet Pump Controller

San Diego, CA – March 1, 2023 – Jandy just changed the game when it comes to programming a variable-speed pump. The innovative equipment brand launched its NEW SpeedSet™ Pump Controller and its already making waves in the industry as an easier, quicker, more intuitive pump interface.

Setting a new standard for ease and efficiency, SpeedSet is packed with advanced technologies and full-featured control to make installation and servicing faster for pool professionals—and with less frustration.

Designed for quick, intuitive use, the Jandy SpeedSet™ controller is capable of controlling pump speeds for multiple features with 10 daily schedules, plus eight additional on-demand timed runs. Within minutes, professionals can create these customized programs by utilizing Jandy’s exclusive FlyWheel™ Navigation Dial which enables an almost effortless experience—simply turn the dial to scroll through a robust menu; then press to select.

SpeedSet doesn’t just make programming the pump a breeze, it makes pool maintenance a cinch as well. The controller offers a dedicated, high-speed “CLEAN” runtime option to circulate chemicals or vacuum the pool and a one-touch STOP button that immediately stops the pump for servicing. This revolutionary controller even provides professionals with a failsafe “TIMED STOP” option that can be set for a custom duration; automatically restarting the pump at the pre-scheduled speed when the timer is complete.

Ideal for pools with automation, SpeedSet is built with an easy-to-access wiring connection point for all Jandy automation systems and local automation bypass control, giving it the unique ability to pass automation commands on to the variable-speed pump while still allowing for local control capabilities during pool servicing.

SpeedSet also comes equipped with the largest factory-installed display screen in the industry, so it can be easily read and provides the optimal viewing angle with tool-free mounting to four different positions on the pump.

“We’ve listened to our customers and designed the perfect pump controller,” said Steve Jones, senior product manager pumps. “Our goal was to make programming a variable-speed pump faster and easier, with little to no learning curve and the SpeedSet controller does just that—without sacrificing performance or control.”

The SpeedSet controller is available as a preinstalled option on Jandy VS pumps or sold separately as a wall-mounted option. As part of Fluidra’s Trade Series Exclusive Policy prohibiting the sale of all Jandy equipment online, SpeedSet is for sale only by brick-and-mortar dealers and is not available for resale on the Internet. Pool professionals are encouraged to contact their local Fluidra representative for information or visit

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About Fluidra

Fluidra is a publicly listed company focused on developing innovative products, services and IoT solutions for the residential and commercial pool markets, globally. The company operates in over 45 countries and owns a portfolio of some of the industry’s most recognized and trusted brands, including Jandy®, Polaris®, CMP®, Taylor Water Technologies, S.R.Smith and Zodiac®. To learn more about Fluidra, visit or call 800-822-7933.

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