Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) has launched the DEP 500 series of pleated-element diatomaceous-earth filters. Designed to trap more dirt with less maintenance, the units combine cartridge technology with the superior water clarity and low head loss of D.E. filtration with elements that can be backwashed or quickly removed and rinsed. For details, click here.
EcoSmarte (Minneapolis, MN) manufactures the Standard Turbo oxidizing/ionizing system for residential swimming pools holding up to 50,000 gallons. Designed to eliminate the need for sanitizing chemicals or for adding silver to the water, the units feature titanium electrodes and also generate carbon dioxide to eliminate the use of acid as a pH controller. For details, click here.
Skimmer Lids (Yatala, Queensland, Australia) has introduced the Hide skimmer lid for concrete swimming pools. Made of 316 stainless steel and offering a range of depths to accommodate various filler materials, the unit comes with a safety key, height adjusters and an edge-protection system that keeps surrounding material from chipping or breaking. For details, click here.
Natare Pool Corp. (Indianapolis, IN) offers moving pool bulkheads that meet all current FINA, USA Swimming and NCAA requirements. The engineered structures move easily, provide varying course lengths and feature wave-quelling, flow-through openings at the water’s surface. Designed for durability, they also have slip-resistant lane targets. For details, click here.
Daldorado (Naples, FL) has introduced the DalLUX stone and tile grate-support system for use on straight, parallel pools. The system features 12-inch-wide supports and mitered corners to which cut-to-size stone or tile pieces are attached using a supplied adhesive and spacer lugs. The resulting grates have load capacities in excess of 5,000 pounds. For details, click here.
Bobé Water & Fire Features (Phoenix, AZ) makes Cannon Scuppers for use in raised pool walls and decorative waterfeatures. Available in copper and stainless steel with three other color finishes, the units have 1.5-inch inlets welded to the back and come with 1-, 1.5-, 2-, 2.5- and 3-inch outlets. Custom sizes are also available, as are escutcheon plates. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) has introduced OmniHub, a smart, expandable controller that brings system management to existing pool/spa systems without the need to replace major equipment. It installs easily and offers remote operation of pumps, heaters, pool/spa and landscape lights, salt chlorinators, booster pumps and more. For details, click here.
Pentair Aquatic Systems (Sanford, NC) makes the IntelliLevel water-leveling system. The units allow for accurate addition of water through pressure sensing, ultrasonic water-level detection and an electromechanical microventing system to measure and add water to an accuracy within a quarter inch, measuring added water to ensure the correct ﬁll. For details, click here.
Speck Pumps (Jacksonville, FL) has launched its Model 21-80/30G, a high-efficiency pump that moves water to feed vanishing edges, waterfalls, fountains or slides. Designed for quiet operation with four-inch suction and return ports, the all-plastic unit provides maximum flow at low head and is non-corrosive, salt-tolerant and chemical/UV resistant. For details, click here.
Inter-Fab (Tucson, AZ) offers Designer Series Grab Rails for pool and spa applications. Available singly or in pairs, the units are made of 304 stainless steel and can be upgraded with any of six powder-coat colors or three thermoplastic-coat colors to match any backyard décor. For salt pools, a marine-grade 316 L stainless steel option is also available. For details, click here.
Poolsmith Technologies (Phoenix, AZ) has launched the Organic pH control system for pools. The easy-to-install unit injects carbon dioxide into the water using carbolic acid as its source – no chemical handling, mixing or dispensing required. The controller automatically manages and stabilizes the pH level and helps prolong the life of pool surfaces. For details, click here.
AutoPilot (St. Petersburg, FL) manufactures the Pool Pilot Eco Nano, a salt-chlorine generator for swimming pools of up to 25,000 gallons. The easily installed, easy-to-use, easy-to-service, in-line units operate on 220-volt circuits at flow rates as low as 20 gallons per minute and with salt concentrations from 2,000 to 35,000 parts per million. For details, click here.
Little Giant (Oklahoma City, OK) makes pool-cover pumps that prevent the accumulation of rainwater or melted snow. They attach to standard garden hoses for easy water removal; are equipped with a removable intake screen for easy cleaning; and clear 1,700 gallons per hour with a 1/3-horsepower pump. Manual and automatic versions are available. For details, click here.