Technidea Corp. (Escondido, CA) manufactures the ZipLevel Pro-2000, a digital altimeter and leveling system for use in setting elevations and levels for watershape and other construction projects. The unit operates without rods, tripods or sensors and avoids issues with lines of sight or calibration. The base unit includes a clear digital readout. For details, click here.
Jandy Pool Systems (Carlsbad, CA) manufactures the Levolor K-2300, an electronic autofill device that maintains water levels in two bodies of water with separate equipment sets. Designed to compensates for waves, the units feature lock‐out systems that prevent overfilling and ensure reliability by having no moving parts that can break or rust. For details, click here.
CMP (Newnan, GA) has introduced 20-inch-diameter unblockable ring drains. Designed for VGB compliance, the high-flow units are available in white, gray, black, dark gray, tan or dark blue to blend into popular finishes, and the pipe connections (single or dual ports) are on the ring’s edge, so the interior circle is easily filled with plaster, pebbles or tile. For details, click here.
Aquatic Technologies Group (Stuart, FL) makes AquaGuard 5000, an epoxy coating designed for restoring the interior surfaces of swimming pools and spas. Stronger than plaster and easier to apply, the durable, nonporous material has its own structural integrity regardless of the substrate and keeps its color while resisting resists stains and algae. For details, click here.
Ramuc Pool & Deck Paint (Rockaway, NJ) has updated its A2 synthetic rubber-based coating. Designed to restore and upgrade previously painted pool surfaces as well as bare concrete, marcite or plaster, the VOC-compliant, high-gloss, easy-to-apply material also works on ponds and fountains and offers excellent hiding, coverage and protection. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) manufactures the WG Series of VGB-compliant square drain covers for residential and commercial pool applications. Available in a wide range of sizes and flow designs and designed for use on concrete pools for new construction or renovations, the low-velocity units limit flow to 1.5 feet per second. For details, click here.
Meridian Tile (Phoenix, AZ) assembles modular barstool tops for in-pool applications. Pressed from porcelain and glazed, the long-lasting units speed the installation process and come in a variety of colors and decorative patterns. Custom designs and logos are available as options, backed up by a glaze lab that formulates and tests for accurate coloration. For details, click here.
RenoSys (Indianapolis, IN) has upgraded its RecDeck PVC flooring to include new UV inhibitors and additives that allow it to stand up to the most extreme climate conditions and all levels of exposure to pool and deck chemicals. Designed for commercial applications, the reinforced PVC membrane is slip-resistant, watertight and made for long-term service. For details, click here.
Universal White Cement (Glendale, AZ) offers Radiant Fusion, a pool-finish blend that uses micro-pebbles enhanced with iridescent Pebble Radiance glass crystals and abalone shell to create vibrant water hues and ultra-smooth surfaces. Pre-blended to ensure strength and durability, the mixes include pozzolan-enhanced cement in each formulation. For details, click here.
Construction Specialties (Lebanon, NJ) offers GridLine+ architectural accents. Originally designed as rugged entrance flooring, the system is now being applied in fountain and landscape applications as trench grating. Made with 304 stainless steel, the grates come in three depths from 1-1/8th to 3/8ths inches and with satin or polished finishes. For details, click here.
Frank Wall Enterprises (Columbus, MS) manufactures the Handychute, a system designed to direct the flow of concrete as it comes off the mixing truck. Available in eight- and ten-inch diameters in a variety of lengths from one to five feet, the system keeps forms cleaner, cuts down on waste and reduces spattering as concrete flows out of the chute. For details, click here.
Coverall Stone (SeaTac, WA) supplies Pebble-Tile-1A, a mesh-backed mosaic tile made with natural pebbles. Designed to provide a hand-set look with easy interlocking installation, the pebble materials are available in a wide range of natural colors, shapes and textures and are suitable for use on the floors, walls, steps and benches of watershapes of all types. For details, click here.
Vapco (Valley Park, MO) now offers PVC Spray-N-Lock, an aerosol spray that quickly bonds wet or dry PVC pipe and fittings (as well as other PVC material) in one step without primer, cement or long curing times. The material is intended to fuse paired surfaces on a molecular level, creating permanent bonds that have been pressure tested to 160 psi. For details, click here.