Grand Effects (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) manufactures fire-and-water columns that operate automatically and are compatible with pool/spa controllers. Fabricated in black concrete to resemble basalt, the easy-to-install columns come in three heights – 20, 28 and 30 inches – and can be used individually or as combined multi-tiered compositions. For details, click here.
Waterfall Creations (Orlando, FL) manufactures Countertops, stand-alone four-piece structures made for use as poolside bars. Made with a fiber-reinforced concrete mix, the 72-inch wide, 32-inch deep and 32-inch tall units are available with optional 24-inch-wide waterfall effects (with LED lighting included) or 48-inch-long fire features. For details, click here and scroll down.
Ledge Lounger (Houston, TX) offers the Signature line of in-pool chaises. Designed to provide contoured, comfortable places to relax on shallow lounging areas up to nine inches deep, the product comes in 11 colors and is made from durable, color-stabilized, chemical- and weather-resistant material. An optional headrest/pillow is also available. For details, click here.
Featherock (Chatsworth, CA) provides Fire Pit Rock made of pumice. Available in large (800-pound) and small (150-pound) sacks or in bulk, the lightweight material is safe at high temperatures, will not crack or explode and comes in charcoal-colored pieces in either a three-to-six inch ‘Firepit’ form or a more uniform, hand-sorted four-inch ‘Fist’ form. For details, click here.
Spark Modern Fires (Bethel, CT) has launched a line of Fire Windows that offer two-sided views of a ribbon of fire. The units are designed for indoor, outdoor or indoor/outdoor installations, operate at 95 percent efficiencies and are available in three-, four-, five- and six-foot lengths. They also feature stainless steel construction and install quickly and easily. For details, click here.
QCP (Norco, CA) manufactures Slab, a precast-concrete fire feature available in a variety of colors and finishes. With a choice of natural gas or propane and a heat output of up to 90,000 Btus, the units comes in six-, eight- or ten-foot lengths and offer battery-powered pushbutton starters, manual flame-height adjustments and rolled-lava rock infill. For details, click here.
D&D Technologies (Huntington Beach, CA) manufactures TruClose Regular – Standard, a self-closing hinge designed for use with gates weighing up to 66 pounds. The unit allows for fast, easy installation with tension adjustments on either end and is designed with aesthetics in mind: no visible fasteners, optional decorative trim covers and stylish looks. For details, click here.
CMP (Newnan, GA) has introduced the Brilliant Wonders LED Lighting Control, the first such unit with an interactive, digital LCD screen. Designed to control lights, create schedules and set up custom shows with ease, the unit may be installed indoors or out in place of a standard light switch and is compatible with most LED pool lights. For details, click here.
Tension Structures (Cerritos, CA) makes tensile fabric structures with a variety of free-form canopy designs and in a range of sizes and colors. Using membranes such as PTFE-coated fiberglass or PVC to diffuse daylight, the lightweight, durable systems are engineered to meet all structural, flame retardant, weather-proofing and natural-force requirements. For details, click here.
ToddPod (Manahawkin, NJ) produces double-stall outdoor showers, offering full privacy with the convenience of a changing room separated from the shower by a partition wall that keeps clothes dry. The door can be placed in any location and opened in any direction to suit specific needs. Accessories including benches, towel bars and hooks are available. For details, click here.
Fountains Unique (Laguna Hills, CA) has added Tuscany Spill Bowls to its line of decorative fountain products. Using natural colors and textures, the bowls feature a variety of scupper configurations – from a wide center scupper to triple scuppers at either 45- or 90-degree angles – and come in a variety of colors and diameters from 21 to 39 inches. For details, click here.
Paloform (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) offers Caldera outdoor fire pits for residential and commercial applications. Formed using Corten steel, the 45-inch-square, 12-inch high units are pre-weathered for an even patina and may be ordered for wood burning or for use with natural gas or propane burners with manual or automated ignition systems. For details, click here.
Oreq Corp. (Temecula, CA) has introduced Travertine Urns by Custom Cascades. Water fills the bowl to create a sheer stream that flows from the spout; there’s also an optional spill edge with a lip designed to carry water away from the wall to eliminate calcium buildup. The units have 1-1/2-inch inlets on the bottom and also come in brass or copper. For details, click here.