Pentair Pool Products (Sanford, N.C.) has launched the Pool Builder app for iOS and Android mobile devices to help pool builders efficiently manage the building process, while improving communication with customers. The app feature built-in wireless technology, enabling a phone’s camera to provide a real-time, live project views among other features. For details, click here
Paramount Pool & Spa Systems (Chandler, Ariz) offers Airbar, a channel air system installed flush with the pool bottom that delivers a rush of bubbles. Available in complete hexagonal and octagonal kits, it comes in either white or gray and is designed to animate pool water, but also disappear when not in use. For details, click here.
Code 3 Water (Brentwood, CA) offer the MP line of home wildfire-fighting water pump systems. Designed for use with pools, the systems come complete with a Honda engine-driven pump, a rapid-attack cart, up to 1100 feet of fire department-grade 1.5-inch fire hose, hose reels and an aluminum nozzle. For details, click here.
Pentair Pool & Spa Equipment (Sanford, NC) has released the ColorVision Bubbler, a combination of ColorVision Niche and Pentair GloBrite LED lights that produces vivid fountain-like water movement. The low-voltage system requires minimal water flow and brings a colorful, energy-efficient element to pools, ponds, fountains and more. For details, click here.
Pentair (Sanford, NC) has introduced MagicBowl Water Effects, a line of fountain bowls that bring strong visuals and soothing sounds to poolscapes. An architectural and auditory accent by day, by night the bowls combine LED lights with the flowing water to add a new tone. The durable units are available in seven finishes with round or square shapes. For details, click here.
Water Odyssey (San Marcos, TX) has introduced Massive Splash, a modular splash-play feature. Designed to draw attention with the constant motion and dumping of water buckets, the system’s uprights come in sets of two, three or four and offer different spray effects that provide constant cooling, water-chasing opportunities and safe play. For details, click here.
Bobé Fire & Water (Phoenix, AZ) makes box scuppers for applications with swimming pools, spas and other waterfeatures. Made with copper or stainless steel and available in seven textures and powder-coated finishes, the units feature flow rates of 15 gallons per minute and have fully welded seams, 1-1/2-inch female inlets and grounding lugs. For details, click here.
Landscape Structures (Eden Prairie, MN) has added HydraHub2 to its Aquatix line of interactive play features. The stainless steel unit fills a 65-foot-diameter splash zone with multiple play opportunities on twin, interconnected platforms that include dumping buckets, bubblers, a working telescope, multiple sprayers and a three-person waterslide. For details, click here.
Water Odyssey (San Marcos, TX) has added Water Coils to its range of inclusive waterplay systems. Equipped with four helical coils in a standard set, as many coils as desired may be added to meet any splash pad’s needs. The finishes are chlorine-, ultraviolet- and vandal- resistant, and the low-profile rounded flanges reduce opportunities for toe-stubbing. For details, click here.
RicoRock (Orlando, FL) now offers Vertical Wall, a waterfall system designed for use in contemporary poolscape and landscape designs. The lightweight, four-foot-wide, nearly seven-foot-tall units install easily; feature polished-concrete frames surrounding cast-rock inserts; and have spillways that send arcs of water into a pool or catch basin. For details, click here.
Water Odyssey (San Marcos, TX) manufactures Aqua Spouts, a line of themed waterplay features created with small children in mind. Intended for residential as well as commercial applications, the line includes more than 50 bright, hand-detailed models focused on nature, ocean, pirate, transportation and desert themes. Custom designs are available as well. For details, click here.
WhiteWater West (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada) offers Life Floor, a flooring system designed to minimize the consequences of slip-and-trip incidents in waterpark applications. The thick foam-rubber material provides safety, play value and comfort with tiles that are soft and have a rippled texture for slip-resistant without abrasiveness. For details, click here.
Water Odyssey (San Marcos, TX) has introduced Fun Forms Aqua Slides for use in aquatic-play settings, from spray parks to zero entry/beach entry areas in swimming pools. The units come in 40 different, brightly themed, hand-detailed designs and in various sizes to suit the needs of toddlers (2 to 5 years) as well as tweens (5 to 12 years). For details, click here.