VacCare (Simi Valley, CA) produces the Model AR300 automatic air-relief safety valve for use in releasing trapped air within a pool/spa filter. Designed to replace existing pressure gauges and manual valves, the units protect the equipment and anyone who works with it – pool operators and technicians as well as homeowners – from accidental blow-offs. For details, click here.
H2O Flow (Sylvania, OH) has introduced the FlowVis Flow Meter, an affordable, reliable control device designed specifically for pools, spas, fountains and waterfeatures. Available in five sizes from 1.5 to 4 inches, the easy-to-install units function as both flow-measuring units (crucial to efficient use of variable-speed pumps) and as fully functional check valves. For details, click here.
Zodiac Pool Systems (Vista, CA) has introduced the Jandy Pro Series Ozone Corona Discharge System. Designed for high output and energy efficiency in a reliable, easy-to-install package, the units are impervious to moisture and acids, rid the water of biofilm and organic and inorganic contaminants and come in three sizes for pools up to 100,000 gallons. For details, click here.
Aquascendo (Los Angeles, CA) makes a movable pool floor system that can be raised or lowered to any level. Capable of changing a dry patio surface into a toddler’s wading pool or an exercise pool or a deep-water swimming pool in minutes, the system is intended for commercial or residential applications and works via an elevator-like mechanism. For details, click here.
Hammerhead International (Las Vegas, NV) makes acrylic panels for use in high-end residential and commercial swimming pools. Available in many shapes and sizes, the panels can be made to match everything from the most complicated radiuses of vanishing-edge walls to simple spa panels. The company also offers installation services. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) has announced the release of the ColorLogic Light Controller, an easy-to-install unit designed to control the company’s low-voltage, customizable LED lighting systems. The wall-mounted device has an adjusting dial and a preview window, offering ten fixed colors as well as seven color-changing light shows. For details, click here.
Pentair Commercial Aquatics (Sanford, NC) now offers a totally enclosed, fan-cooled (TEFC) motor with its EQ series of pumps. The new motors are more robust and corrosion-resistant because ambient air cannot enter, making these pumps, which come in four sizes, suitable for use with salt-chlorination systems or in coastal applications. For details, click here.
Delta UV (Gardena, CA) has released its E-Series of low-pressure, high-output ultraviolet systems for water disinfection. Featuring Clean Light Technology, the easy-to-install units come with either stainless steel or PVC housings; have lamps that last up to 16,000 hours; and are available in five sizes for flow rates from 31 to 110 gallons per minute. For details, click here.
Custom Molded Products (Tyrone, GA) has launched a laminar jet system featuring advanced LED lighting, a synchronizing system and a prefilter for use around pools. Designed for a balance of performance and reliability, the units have precision stainless steel nozzles and a flow system that minimizes turbulence for a glass-like laminar flow. For details, click here.
Waterway Plastics (Oxnard, CA) manufactures Poly Storm jets for use in gunite spas. The units come in a variety of colors and spray configurations. All of the internal components are threaded and interchangeable, so massage approaches can be mixed, matched and altered to suit specific client needs or desires – and the jets are large enough for easy changing. For details, click here.
AstralPool (Jacksonville, FL) produces the Viron P300 variable-speed pump. Featuring a housing that offers near-silent operation and a permanent-magnet, brushless DC motor designed to decrease operating costs, the pump adapts to the task at hand while reducing wear and tear on filters, heaters, chlorinators and other system components. For details, click here.
ClearWater Tech (San Luis Obispo, CA) has added the CD30nx ozone generator for commercial and residential swimming pools and spas to its product line. The compact, wall-mounted unit features a unique LCD user interface that allows for control and monitoring of ozone production, system status and diagnostics in a variety of languages. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) has announced that its OmniLogic automation system now works with the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Protect. With this interaction, Nest modes such as home, away or protect can now turn on or off backyard equipment and features based on the homeowner’s behavior or scheduling preferences. For details, click here.