Universal White Cement (Glendale, AZ) offers Jewels for Pools with Pebble Radiance. This blend of iridescent, multihued, gem-like glass – combined with mini-pebbles, abalone shell and pigments – adds new dimensions to pebble pool finishes. Strong and durable, the material includes the company’s pozzolanic-enhanced cement in each formulation. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) has added single-element SwimClear cartridge filters to its line of filtration products. Available in 100, 150 and 200 square foot models, the units are designed for energy savings, reliable performance and clean, pure water and feature tanks made from a reinforced co-polymer material for strength, durability and long life. For details, click here.
S.R. Smith (Canby, OR) now offers the Rogue2, an enhanced version of the company’s classic Rogue slides. The units come in four colors and maintain the retro look and feel of the original slides, but the flumes have been redesigned for increased stability and durability as well as performance and safety with wide, sturdy ladders and high flume walls. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) has released AquaVac 500C, a low-profile robotic pool cleaner for use in commercial pools holding up to 40,000 gallons. The units feature a dual-mode technology that runs either a fast 90-minute bottom-only run or a deep, three-hour bottom, wall and waterline cleaning – always on the most efficient cleaning path. For details, click here.
Pleatco (Glen Cove, NY) has introduced PureStart Pre-Filters, a product line engineered to overcome the problems associated with using tap, ground and well water to fill and top off pools and spas. Made using a melt-spun filtration technology, the cartridge attaches to a garden hose to capture dirt and mineral particles before they reach a spa or pool. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) has expanded its Universal H-Series gas heater line to include new 500,000-Btu heaters featuring fast speed-to-heat capability. Available for both residential and commercial applications and for use with either propane or natural gas, the compact units offer great performance and efficiency as well as low emissions. For details, click here.
MP Industries (Huntington Beach, CA) has released the Auto-Lev Model 1953-J, an accurate, easy-to-install device that maintains exact water levels in pools, spas, fountains, ponds or water-holding tanks. Made of durable, high-impact plastic with a commercial-grade float assembly, the units have access lids available in black, white, tan or gray. For details, click here.
Zodiac Pool Systems (Vista, CA) has released the Jandy Pro Series JXi high-efficiency gas heater for residential pools. The units come in four sizes and work with the company’s Versa Plumb system, making integration with other equipment easier for pool professionals and offering increased hydraulic efficiency, lower power usage and minimized plumbing. For details, click here.
ControlOMatic (Grass Valley, CA) now offers the MiniWarden, a pH/ORP controller. Designed for low-cost efficiency, the units measure chemical values in the water and deliver corrective chemicals dosages as needed – and, unlike many chemical feed systems, do so while continuously adjusting for changes related to bather load and water temperature. For details, click here and scroll down.
S.R. Smith (Canby, OR) has published literature on its line of rails and ladders for use with swimming pools and spas. The six-page, full-color brochure discusses materials and finishes and the availability of sealed stainless steel rails designed for use with saltwater pools. It also highlights the designer-inspired Artisan Series, graced with stylish, sweeping curves. For details, click here.
Pentair (Sanford, NC) manufactures BioShield, a low-pressure ultraviolet sanitizing system for use on commercial pools. Designed to protect bathers from chlorine-resistant microorganisms such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium, the units provide secondary disinfection while decreasing chemical consumption and improving air and water quality. For details, click here.
Hayward (Elizabeth, NJ) has introduced Aquanaut, a suction-drive turbine cleaner pre-programmed with steering sequences to ensure full pool coverage. Available in two models for smaller and larger pools, the units feature self-adjusting turbine vanes for power optimization and interchangeable throats to manage lower flows or larger debris. For details, click here.
Nirvana (Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada) makes heat pumps for swimming pools. Available in models ranging from 31,750 to 140,500 Btus and designed to work in both conventional and saltwater applications, the quiet, reliable units feature easy-to-use control panels as well as corrosion-resistant, double-coil titanium heat exchangers for optimal heat transfer. For details, click here.