Atlantic Water Gardens (Mantua, OH) has added stainless steel scuppers to its product line. Designed to put a crisp, finishing touch on formal waterfeatures, the scuppers are made of 304 stainless steel and are available in 12-, 24- and 36-inch widths. Each model also features a five-inch lip extension and a fully welded enclosure. For details, click here.
Zodiac Pool Systems (Vista, CA) has acquired the assets of Next Step Products and its Savi line of pool and spa lights. This includes the Melody series of nicheless underwater, full-color LED lights: They require no grounding or bonding and can be installed to within four inches of the water’s surface, making them ideal for steps, sun shelves and beach entries. For details, click here.
Solaris Pools (Northport, NY) has introduced a solar heating system for swimming pools. Designed to run off a pool’s existing circulation system, the water circulates through tubing placed within a nearby sun-exposed deck or driveway, transferring heat to the water as it moves by day or radiating it away at night to cool the water. For details, click here.
S.R. Smith (Canby, OR) now manufactures the Fiberstars line of lighting products – including Color Light Streams, which are used to illuminate the streams of water produced by laminar jets, bubblers, rain features and waterfalls as well as star lighting systems placed on watershape floors. Colors include white, blue, green, red, amber and purple. For details, click here.
Paddock Industries (Rock Hill, SC) offer the Evacuator, an air-handling system designed to clear chloramines away from the surface of indoor swimming pools of chloramines that gas off the surface of the water. The units are available as four standard models for use with new and existing pools as well as in custom configurations. For details, click here.
Century (Tipp City, OH) now offers the V-Green 270 variable-speed pump motor. Featuring an integrated timer and a state-of-the-art user interface, the unit is capable of delivering energy savings of more than 80 percent compared to standard single-speed motor and is suited for pump applications ranging from 3/4 - to 2.7 total horsepower. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) announces the introduction of the SwimClear C7030 cartridge pool filter. Encompassing 700 square feet of effective filtration area, the large, efficient units feature heavy dirt-holding capacity, allowing for extra-long cycles between cleanings and thereby minimizing water consumed in backwashing. For details, click here.
Current Systems (Ventura, CA) has published a full-color brochure on its RiverFlow swim current/lazy river/waterfall systems. It describes how the quiet-operating units use variable-speed pumps to create broad, smooth, fully adjustable, river-like currents that are suitable for swim training and rehabilitation as well as the fun of floating along in a lazy river. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) has added the Super Pump VS to its line of variable-speed pool pumps. Designed to save owners of residential pools up to 80 percent off the energy costs of single-speed pumps, the new units have been sized for use with 1-1/2- to 2-inch plumbing, making them idela for remodeling projects and retrofits. For details, click here.
Pentair Commercial Aquatics (Sanford, NC) has introduced AmerBrite – white LED replacement bulbs that can be switched out with old, incandescent Amerlite bulbs. Designed to save enrgy, the LED units are offered with 300-, 400- and 500-watt equivalencies to meet the needs of any pool or spa set up with an Amerlite housing. For details, click here.
Raypak (Oxnard, CA) manufactures four models of low-NOx gas heaters for residential pools and spas. Available at Btu levels from 199,500 to 399,000, the models feature combustion-control systems that minimize nitrogen oxide emissions, making them compliant with the most stringent air-pollution standards. For details, click here.
AutoPilot (St. Petersburg, FL) has introduced CoPilot, a combined salt chlorination/ozonation system that destroys up to 99.99 percent of microorganisms in a pool for superior sanitization and water clarity. The system comes in two easy-to-install models, one for pools up to 40,000 gallons, the other for those up to 85,000 gallons. For details, click here.
Waterway Plastics (Oxnard, CA) manufactures a universal booster pump. Made to replace any pump used to drive a pressure-side pool cleaner, the three-quarter horsepower unit features a quiet, durable, powerful, efficient motor as well as a tall, versatile mounting base and comes with connectors and a hose kit designed to ease installation. For details, click here.