Construction Systems/Materials

New Liner from Fox Pools
Fox Pools offer its new Speckle Step Soleil overall pattern for vinyl liner pools.  The unique design mimics the look of tiny mosaics and features small pops of gold mosaic “tiles” that add sparkle to the pool water and a sense of luxury to the pool’s aesthetic.  Available in 20-mil for new Fox inground pools and replacement pool liners. For details, click here.
Fox Introduces New X-Brace System
Fox Pools now offers pool builders the patented X-Brace technology that provides 100% support of the pool walls and pool deck without concern for internal or external pressures, the company says. The X-Brace structure is bolted to the pool panels using heavy-duty, corrosion resistant bolts. The X-Brace uses a simple system of steel rods and “S” hooks that anchor the brace and wall panel to the ground so the pool can be backfilled with or without water in the pool. Read more here.
S.R. Smith Makes Artisan Handrails
S.R. Smith provides the Artisan Series Hand Rail is a patented, designer-inspired curved shape rail designed to provide a custom look for any pool environment. The series of rails are made to easily retrofit into an existing Figure 4 setting. In addition to the standard polished stainless-steel finish, Artisan Series Pool Rails may be available with powder-coated white, taupe and rock gray. For details, click here.
AQUA & More’s Designer Membrane
AQUA & More, a division of Renolit, now offers a new designer membrane called ‘Touch-Authentic’ created to imitate the look of marble stone. The liner features brown hues and blends with stone coping and deck treatments.  The 80-mil reinforced membrane is an ideal product to completely encapsulate and renovate leaking or deteriorated pools, the company says. It features textured, slip-resistant finish for steps and shallow areas. For details, click here.
VGB-Compliant Outlets from AquaStar
AquaStar (Ventura, Calif.) manufacturers a complete line of anti-entrapment suction outlets made to VGB-certified specifications. All components meet or exceed ANSI/APSP 16-2011 and NSF/ANSI 50 2009a national standards and ASTM G154 UV testing exposure. Sumps are manufactured from strong PVC, drain covers are manufactured from UV resistant polymers. To learn more, go here.
Detail A151: Mounting Handrails
Commercial pools must conform to a variety of safety and operational requirements beyond those promulgated in the residential segment of the industry. The ubiquitous 3-bend handrail is no exception. As Dave Peterson explains, even this simple design sometimes fails in implementation -- but help is on the way with this nifty and useful detail. ...
Pebble Tec Offers Lightstreams Glass Tile
Pebble Technology (Scottsdale, Ariz.) now offers Lightstreams glass tile. All tiles are specially designed for pools, featuring permanent internal coloring and texturing and the highest standards of craftsmanship. Twice-fired to remove stresses in the glass and specially engineered for secure application, they deliver nearly timeless durability, with silky smooth corners and edges for safe and comfortable contact with bare skin. For details click here.
RicoRock Offers Coping and Waterline Kits
RicoRock (Orlando, Fla.) provides coping/waterline products are comprised of light-weight cast concrete rock that is mortared in place. Created to meet the growing consumer demand for rock-treatments around pools, the coping complements the company’s lines of waterfalls and boulders. Made of high-density concrete mix that resists damage to freeze/thaw cycles, the texture of the coping is slip-resistant making it ideal for pool perimeters. For details, click here.
Pebble Tec With Seashells
Pebble Technology (Scottsdale, Ariz.) offers Shimmering Sea pebble pool finish, an organic combination of cultivated…
Rhino Shrink Wrap Offers Fast Tent
Rhino Shrink Wrap (Holmes Chapel, U.K.) makes the Fast Tent System for cold-weather construction. The…