D&D Technologies (Huntington Beach, CA) offers two models of the MagnaLatch Series 3 magnetic child-safety gate latch for use with barriers around watershapes. Made in Top Pull and Vertical Pull versions, the products’ mechanisms are beyond a toddler’s reach and include flashing lights and alarms to alert adults to the fact that the gate is in use. For details, click here.
PAL Lighting USA (Tucson, AZ) has introduced the Touch 5 wireless control. Designed with five separate channels operated by touch from a remote handset, smart phone or tablet, the unit has one channel dedicated to lighting control (and remembers the last color, speed and brightness settings) and four others to cover pumps, blowers, valves and more. For details, click here.
Aquaview (Beverly Hills, CA) makes frameless glass pool fencing for applications ranging from private residences to commercial settings. Featuring tempered safety glass held in place with #316 stainless steel clamps, the easy-to-install, low-maintenance systems enhance safety for family, pets and neighbors without spoiling nearby or distant views. For details, click here.
Bobé Water & Fire Effects (Phoenix, AZ) has launched a line of fully customizable fire pits. Made from steel or stainless steel and water-jetted as desired with a family name, a special date, a favorite saying or any custom design, the units are portable, can be used for grilling and have covers that serve as tabletops when the fire function is not in use. For details, click here.
Madison Fielding (Port Chester, NY) now offers The Piermont, a line of high-fidelity outdoor sound systems housed in teak planters. The planters’ modern design fits well in both modern and classic settings and features three-way sound with a ten-inch woofer, a four-inch midrange speaker and a one-inch tweeter for a true audiophile experience. For details, click here.
Bobé Water & Fire Features (Phoenix, AZ) had added hand-formed copper tiki torches to its line of products. Measuring 80-inches tall, the posts are available either smooth or with a bamboo appearance and come with torch heads in two styles: one in which flames emit from the top of the torch, the other with an open structure for a livelier flame. For details, click here.
FX Luminaire (San Marcos, CA) manufactures ZD MR-16, a drop-in LED lamp that converts incandescent fixtures to energy-efficient LED fixtures. The units are compatible with any brand of low voltage fixture that accepts an MR-16 base and come in two beam intensities and four beam-angle options with 10-, 25-, 35-, and 60-degree spreads. For details, click here.
Bio-Blaze (Mound House, NV) offers The Column, an indoor/outdoor fireplace and space heater . Operating on bio-ethanol fuel without chimneys – and producing neither emissions gas or smoke – the units move around on casters and require no external connections. Made with powder-coated steel, they are available in two sizes in black or white. For details, click here.
Pebble Technology (Scottsdale, AZ) now makes water/fire bowls to bring the soothing sound of moving water and the warming presence of fire to backyard environments. The units are available with manual or automated control systems, run on natural gas or propane and come in three styles – Firenze (a cone shape), Milano (round) and Roma (square). For details, click here.
Stone Forest (Santa Fe, NM) now produces The Pebble Collection, a product line inspired by the beauty of small, smooth pebbles – but enlarged to garden-scale applications. The line includes fountains in four sizes ranging from 24 to 60 inches tall, each one hand-carved from blocks of onyx or conglomerate stone. Vases and seats are available as well. For details, click here.
FX Luminaire (San Marcos, CA) has released the Luxor Cube, a module that allows the company’s lighting-control systems to zone and dim its own as well as other brands of low- and line-voltage fixtures as well as waterfeature pumps and other items with relay inputs. The units are available in three models: low voltage, high voltage and 0-10 volt. For details, click here.
Inter-Fab (Tucson, AZ) now offers the Garden Ride Series of pool slides – two-piece flume slides designed to be built into custom landscaped pool areas. The deep, wide flumes have compact footprints and come in seven-, ten- or 15-foot lengths. They also feature the company’s Zoom Flume water-delivery system and come in any of ten colors. For details, click here.
RicoRock (Orlando, FL) now offers designers and builders a variety of pre-cast rock options for waterslide access, including step systems for use on hillsides or mounds as well as pre-cast staircase systems for use on flat ground. Available in configurations suited to most popular fiberglass-slide heights, they come in seven-, ten- and 15-foot lengths. For details, click here and scroll down.