Construction Systems/Materials

Hayward’s ColorLogic LED Lights
Hayward (Berkley Heights, NJ) offers ColorLogic 320 & 160 LED lights. The 1.5-inch pool, spa or accent lights provide low-profile, total color coordination of all water environments and complete synchronization with all Universal ColorLogic lights. With 10 fixed colors and 7 color-changing shows, the ColorLogic 1.5-inch light is ideal for highlighting steps, bubblers, baja shelves and other water features. Learn more.
CamerEye Enables Construction Site Monitoring
CamerEye (San Diego, CA) introduces smarter pool construction monitoring and management with a complete AI-video camera pool safety system and builder portal. The builder portal offers streamlined job oversight and project management with a smart AI-video camera system and portal allows pool builders to monitor all jobsites and construction progress from start to end. ...
Pebble Tec Introduces Smooth Finish
Pebble Technology International (Scottsdale, AZ) is has announced the addition of a new finish to its line of pool and outdoor living products, PebbleBreeze. The finish offers the beauty and durability PebbleTec’s exposed aggregate pool finishes, while providing a new smooth texture and three new unique colors. Vibrant glass beads add sparkle while proprietary additives deliver top industry durability. ...
Concrete Cancer III (a perfect storm)
As Paolo Benedetti explains in this conclusion to his series on Alkali Silica Reaction, although the problem can be avoided with basic and well-known precautionary measures, it is almost impossible to cure once the it starts. The business implications are grim for watershapers who are caught unaware. ...
PVC Membranes (a neat fit)
There’s no limit to the cost of renovating severely cracked pools. Ontario Pool Coatings recently turned to PVC membranes as a way to control those costs and most important, provide a reliable watertight renovation solution. As company president, Darren Borland, explains, the move into membranes has proved a perfect fit. ...
AquaStar Introduces New Unblockable Drain Cover
AquaStar Pool Products (Ventura, CA) has introduced the Perfect Circle drain, an unblockable drain option designed for use in concrete pools and spas. It has four ports which gives designers the ability to use multiple pumps and a hydrostatic relief valve with this one single unblockable drain cover.  The unique open center design allows the cover to blend seamlessly into the pool or spa finish. Read more.
Mistcooling Offers Pool Cooler
Mistcooling (Houston, TX) makes Pool Cooler, a simple fixtures designed to decrease pool water temperatures up to 10 degrees. It's easy to install, made in the USA, and operates without additional electricity, a cost-effective method of cooling a swimming pool compared to pool chillers, the company says.  It does not require any Freon or gas to operate, and attaches to a pool return jet fitting. Read more.
Thursday Pools Offers Fiberglass Sports Pool
Thursday Pools (Fortville, IN) now offers a flat-bottom sports pool designed to accommodate lounging as well as active play for all ages! This pool offers full width generous steps with a long bench area that adjoins the steps providing more seating options. The flat bottom is great for volleyball, basketball, water aerobics or lap swimming. The vessel is auto-cover-ready and comes with the company’s non-skid, gel coat finish. The pool is 13’-5” wide by 40’ long with a 4’-6” depth, and holds 13,500 gallons of water. To learn more, click here.   
Renolit Introduces Marble Liner
Renolit (Laporte, Ind.) now offers a new designer PVC membrane called ALKORPLAN TOUCH-Vanity, a new textured liner membrane pattern inspired by nature. Designed to imitates the look and feel of white marble using a white base color with subtle threads of grey throughout to give the material the realistic appearance of white marble, this 80-mil thick reinforced membrane can be used for new pool construction or to completely encapsulate and renovate leaking or deteriorated pools. To learn more, click here.
Luxury Liner Notes
Once derided as “baggies,” pools with vinyl liners have now taken their place in the world of custom watershaping, due to the flexibility of shape and wide spectrum of patterns, colors and textures. This beautiful remodel stands as a perfect example, says Columbian watershaper, Christophe Garces. ...