Dryden Aqua (Busserach, Switzerland) offers Activated Filter Media as a direct replacement for sand. The product is made from a specific type of glass with an optimized particle size and shape and contains metal-oxide catalysts designed to create a high oxidation potential zone while preventing bacteria formation and reducing chemical consumption. For details, click here.
FAFCO (Chico, CA.) has introduced CoolPV, a hybrid photo-voltaic/solar pool-water heating system that generates household electricity while simultaneously heating water in the same rooftop footprint. In addition, water flowing through the panels to be heated also serves to cool the photo-voltaic panels to extend the panels’ service lives. For details, click here.
Pentair Pool Products (Sanford. NC) brings remote-control capabilities to commercial equipment rooms by combining its AcuPort modules with the company’s Acu-Trol controller and a facility’s LAN service to provide secure system access via Windows-based laptops and other devices that are part of its WiFi network or through the Internet. For details, click here.
A&A Manufacturing (Phoenix, AZ) offer the QuikPure3 system, which releases ozone into a pool to break down contaminates while eliminating odors and harsh chemicals. Designed to reduce the amount of residual chlorine and other chemicals needed to keep a pool’s water fresh and healthy, the system also significantly reduces scale and tile-line build-up. For details, click here.
Living Waters Aeration (Raleigh, NC) tackles the problem of hot swimming pool water with its Portable Watercannon. Available as the 1.5 and 3.0 models, the systems use aeration to reduce water temperatures while injecting fresh oxygen into the water. Running the system overnight can reportedly cool the average pool by 10 to 12 degrees. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Clemons, NC offers the programmable, fully rechargeable and completely waterproof AquaPod to take pool and spa control right into the water. Backlighted for nighttime use and engineered to float horizontally, the units enable users to turn up the heat, turn on the lights or activate waterfeatures with just a touch. For details, click here.
J&J Electronics (Chino, CA) produces the ColorSplash VU RGB-W, a 1.5-inch, nicheless LED fixture for pool and spa applications. The light source features a variety of colors and can put on its own light shows to transform ordinary aquatic settings into custom, illuminated waterfeatures. The product also comes in a pure-white version. For details, click here.
Pentair Water Pool & Spa (Sanford, NC) has introduced the Max-E-ProXF VS, a commercial pump that features variable-speed capability, digital control and proprietary software that enables custom programming for specific tasks such as filtering, heating and cleaning. The pump also includes four programmable to provide user-specified flows. For details, click here.
Thursday Pools (Fortville, IN) has created two new, small-sized fiberglass pool models designed specifically for smaller backyards. Created for the growing number of urban developments with small lot sizes, the new Aspen pool is available in a 12-by-25 foot size as well as a 14-by-30 foot size to fit into compact yards or other small spaces. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Clemmons, NC) offers HydroRite UVO₃, a secondary sanitization and oxidation system that delivers a powerful trio of disinfectants: UV, ozone and advanced oxidants. The NSF-certified system works to inactivate more than 99.9% of harmful chlorine-resistant microorganisms in residential or commercial pools. For details, click here.
Bradford Products (Leland, NC) produces pre-manufactured, custom, stainless steel spas to suit a wide spectrum of applications, including resorts, luxury hotels, private residences, aquatic centers or day spas. Ideal for rooftop and elevated-deck installations, the durable units are shipped fully fabricated, plumbed to stub-outs and ready for installation. For details, click here.
Clearwater Tech (San Luis Obispo, CA) offers its Microzone Series, which uses corona discharge (CD) technology to eliminate odors and reduce chemical usage while providing superior ozone performance in a compact housing – perfect for residential spas, ornamental waterfeatures, small aquariums and a variety of small-scale watershapes. For details, click here.
Thursday Pools (Fortville, IN) has introduced the option of a sunken living area to its line of fiberglass pools. This amenity is available in square or rounded shapes that can be placed in various places around the pool’s perimeter and can be customized as swim-up bars or full-function spas – or can be capped to become lounging areas or putting greens. For details, click here.