Cardinal Systems (Schuykill Haven, PA) has introduced HydroBlox as an upgrade to traditional French drains. Made from 100% recycled thermoplastics, the system uses an exceptionally porous, high-strength plastic that filters and directs the flow of water using surface tension, requires little maintenance and drains many times faster than sand. For details, click here.
Waterway Plastics (Oxnard, CA) has released its 2019 Pool & Spa Product Buyer’s Guide, a 360-page catalog available for online use or downloading. It covers the company’s pumps, filters, blowers, controls, unions, fittings, manifolds, chlorinators, jets, valves and lighting systems along with technical specifications and information on replacement parts. For details, click here.
CCEI (Inglewood, CA) has launched the Plug in Pool System – an underwater electric outlet that works by induction rather than direct electrical contact. Wireless, contactless and safe, as soon as the line to the wall unit is disconnected, electricity stops flowing and the light can be removed and replaced with another white or colored light or an accessory. For details, click here.
Southern Grouts & Mortars (Pompano Beach, FL) makes Diamond Brilliance, a finish that includes a factory blend of quartz, select pebble aggregates and a polymer-modified Portland cement. The material is designed for use on submerged surfaces in concrete watershapes, and ceramic-coated aggregate and/or glass beads may be added for color and texture. For details, click here.
Stetson Development (Lake Elsinore, CA) manufactures Pour-a-Lid trays for use in aesthetically concealing the company’s specially designed channel drains. Once the drain system is leveled and installed in place, trays filled with the surrounding material are inserted to provide a polished look and avoid the visual disruptions these fittings often cause. For details, click here.
Miracote (Rancho Dominguez, CA) produces MiraFlex Membrane C, a polymer-modified, flexible, cementitious membrane for the waterproofing and protection of concrete, masonry and other construction materials and substrates. Designed for applications under tile, the product is compatible with thin-set mortars and other cementitious materials. For details, click here.
NLB Corp. (Wixom, MI) offers strong, lightweight, flexible Sure Shroud sheathing material for high-pressure hoses. Designed to reduce operator fatigue while providing protection against dangerous hose ruptures, the ballistic-grade sheathing operates at pressure ratings to meet all needs, comes in six- to ten-foot lengths and has cast-metal camlock couplings. For details, click here.
Abatron (Kenosha, WI) produces Tread Spread, an easy-to-apply epoxy coating that meets OSHA and ADA recommendations for slip-resistance in both wet and dry conditions. Designed for commercial and recreational pools and decks, the product bonds to concrete, wood, metal and fiberglass and comes in two colors: safety yellow or slate gray. For details, click here.
Basecrete Technologies (Sarasota, FL) offers SlabStitch for the repair of concrete cracks. Designed to transfer load and stress away from the fracture while producing tensile strength across the crack for a permanent structural solution, the system includes anchor wedges, concrete-repair mortar and mesh to seal the crack and prevent water penetration. For details, click here.
Oceanside Glasstile (Carlsbad, CA) has introduced the Muse line of mosaic glass tile. Available in three sizes – 7/8 inch square, 1-3/8 inch square and 7/8 by 1-3/8 inches – the material is available in 19 unique patterns as well as in custom blends and gradients. The line also includes a variety of trim pieces for clean, consistent, finished looks. For details, click here.
RicoRock (Orlando, FL) has introduced Mini-Caves for use with backyard pools. Made with steel-reinforced artificial rock and intended for use in situations where space is at a premium, the system’s modules install quickly and offer shade within a four-by-four-foot interior space that can either be dry or incorporated into the pool. For details, click here and scroll down.
A&A Manufacturing (Phoenix, AZ) offers the AVSC drain for pools, spas and waterfeatures. Designed for high efficiency and rapid clearance of even heavy debris, the easily installed units are classified as unblockable. Their lids fit flush to the floor and can be topped with various interior-finish materials to blend them into their surroundings. For details, click here.
Renosys (Indianapolis, IN) now offers PolyGrate, a durable, versatile grating for pool perimeters. Made from single sheets of marine-grade HDPE and completely customizable, the units are designed to fit any pool gutter and feature high-friction walking surfaces to prevent slipping. They can also be placed vertically for use on bulkheads. For details, click here and scroll down.