Lorentz (Henstedt-Ulzburg, Germany) offers PS solar swimming pool pumps for use in residential and commercial swimming pools and spas. Designed to operate all filtration functions from solar panels without (in most cases) any electricity costs, the units use brushless DC motors and include controllers that optimize pump speed. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) has introduced the Super Pump VS 115V, a variable-speed pump designed as an easy drop-in replacement for 115V single-speed pumps. Featuring a permanent-magnet motor, the unit is sized for applications with 1-1/2-inch plumbing and can provide up to 80-percent energy savings over single-speed pumps. For details, click here.
ClearWater Tech (San Luis Obispo, CA) manufactures the Microzone Series of corona- discharge ozone generators for use in residential pools and spas and ornamental waterfeatures. The wall-mounted, plug-and-play systems come in five models, are easy to install and maintain, require no air preparation and operate with 0-100% ozone output. For details, click here.
Zodiac Pool Systems (Vista, CA) has launched the new Aqualink Z4, a pool/spa control system that brings convenient, easy-to-use automation to up to four circuits and three valve actuators. Easy to install and set up, the units are also iAquaLink compatible, so they can be operated using any smart phone, tablet or web-linked device – or by a wireless remote. For details, click here.
Neptune Benson (Coventry, RI) has acquired the ProStrainer line from ProFlo. These lightweight, low-profile, small-footprint, dual-basket strainers operate with a horizontal laminar flow that eliminates clogging, reduces energy use and limits wear and tear on the pump. Their quick-release lids also ease access to their large-capacity baskets. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) has released the CAT 3500 and CAT 5500 wireless water-quality controllers, complete with conductivity and TDS monitoring. Equipped with Internet-based monitoring capabilities tailored specifically for salt chlorine applications, the intuitive systems monitor pH, ORP and salt level/TDS. For details, click here.
Zodiac Pool Systems (Vista, CA) now offers the Jandy Pro Series VS PlusHP, a variable-speed, mid-sized, high-head pump for both renovations and new construction. Available only to pool professionals and brick-and-mortar retailers, the 2.7 total horsepower units feature large strainer baskets and an auxiliary circuit to control another device. For details, click here.
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.