Bobé Water & Fire Features (Phoenix, AZ) has introduced the Builder Series of decorative bowls. Combining water and fire into a single design, the cost-effective units come in copper or stainless steel and in various sizes for design flexibility and are available with keyed gas valves, push-button spark ignitions or 24-volt automatic ignitions. For details, click here.
Atlantic Water Gardens (Mantua, OH) has assembled rainwater-harvesting kit that include either submersible or external pumps to go along with the company’s Clean Rain Ultra Downspout Diverter, a pump vault, Eco Blox, and a 45-mil EPDM pond liner with a heavy-duty underlayment. The systems have two capacities: 504 or 945 gallons. For details, click here and scroll down.
Zodiac Pool Systems (Vista, CA) has introduced wet-area LED lights that can be installed within 10 feet of a pool or spa – the first system to do so without the need to submerge the fixtures. Completely weatherproof and compatible with most 12-volt pool/landscape power transformers, up to 14 of the 7-watt lights may be installed on a 100-watt transformer. For details, click here.
Hearth Products Controls (Kettering, OH) offers Copper Fire and Water Bowls that are deep enough to include remote electronic ignition systems – or optional match-lit starters for complete flexibility. Available in four models (two round, two square) in two finishes (smooth or hammered), the units come in four sizes to fit any setting or application. For details, click here.
MistAMERICA (Scottsdale, AZ) has announced the availability of Mist360, a mist generator integrated with a fan that disperses the water vapor in a 360-degree pattern and cools areas by up to 30 degrees F. Ideal for pool areas and on patios and decks in both residential and commercial settings, the fans can be customized to match any décor. For details, click here.
Outdoor Shower Co. (Dallas, GA) manufactures Cap-Imber Fatboy, a free-standing, stainless steel, hot/cold shower system for outdoor applications. The units feature 8-inch-diameter shower heads positioned 80 inches above the base, come with or without hand-held spray attachments and are easily disassembled for cold-weather storage. For details, click here.
Aquatic Access (Louisville, KY) makes the IGAT-180, a lift that provides easy access to and from inground swimming pools. The water-powered units are secured into the deck with concrete and steel and can be locked in place, but the lift apparatus removes easily for storage. They are capable of lifting 400 ponds; heavier-duty models are available. For details, click here.
Grand Effects (Irvine, CA) has announced the availability of Fire Candeleres for residential and commercial applications. The units come in square or round formats and are available in stained concrete – or in a translucent quartz applied as a marquetry inlay and lit from within by white or colored LEDs. All come with black metallic or black concrete bases. For details, click here.
Lightcraft Outdoor Environments (Chatsworth, CA) has introduced the Bistro line of string lighting for outdoor applications. Available in 12- or 120-volt LED or incandescent formats, the strings offer illumination reminiscent of the bygone days of outdoor street fairs and other festive occasions, with options including snap-on shades. For details, click here.
Steel & Glass Architectural (Beverly Hills, CA) makes frameless glass fences for use around swimming pools. The system features tough, durable, half-inch-thick tempered glass panels available in heights of four or five feet and widths of 5 feet. Each panel is safely attached by high-strength 316 stainless steel clamps core-drilled into the base material. For details, click here.
Gardenside (Berkeley, CA) has introduced Nature Corners, an all-weather collection of durable, high-quality indoor/outdoor wicker furniture made from hand-woven polyethylene rattan with powder-coated aluminum frames. The synthetic rattan is flexible, resists UV degradation, won’t fade and is both environmentally friendly and recyclable. For details, click here.
Aqua Vista Glass (Virginia, Queensland, Australia) manufactures frameless glass pool fencing with a modular design. Engineered for strength, beauty and cost-effectiveness, the system features stainless steel posts and thick glass panels in custom as well as 20 standard sizes to work around any slope or obstacle. Glass gates are also available. For details, click here.
D&D Technologies (Huntington Beach, CA) now offers LokkLatch Magnetic, a magnetic latching system that fits any metal, wood or vinyl square post. Available with trim covers that match gate hinges, lighting and yard accessories, the system helps create a cohesive outdoor living environment while withstanding the effects of time and weather. For details, click here.