Ramuc (Rockaway, NJ) manufactures EP High Build, an durable epoxy finish that brings stain-, chemical- and abrasion-resistance to concrete and plaster watershape surfaces. The material applies easily and builds quickly, with a dry 8 mils left behind with each smoothing, surface-filling coat. The self-priming, two-coat system is VOC compliant. For details, click here.
PAL Lighting (Tucson, AZ) has published information on its LED Optics/Digital system – a programmable perimeter RGB strip that allows for control of color, brightness, speed, patterns and effects with pools and spas. The cuttable strips feature 120-degree light spreads and are designed for Wi-Fi control with memory recall and customized syncing. For details, click here.
Fiber Creations (Phoenix, AZ) assembles Pool Stars Kits to capture the universe in a pool or spa. Designed for use in new construction or in extensive renovations, the system includes a color-changing, twinkling LED light source, fiberoptic cables and termination kits that put fibers flush with a pool’s interior surface for safe, trouble-free operation. For details, click here.
Waterway Plastics (Oxnard, CA) has introduced Power Defender 270, a dual-voltage, variable-speed pump for watershape applications. Operating at either 115 or 230 volts (with horsepower levels, respectively, of 1.5 or 2.7), the units have standard square flanges and C-face mountings and feature a user interface that allows for maximum user control. For details, click here.
Pentair (Sanford, NC) has introduced the Aurora 3800, a single-stage, end-suction commercial pump with capacities of up to 4,200 gallons per minute. Designed for waterpark applications, the quiet, smooth-running pump has a pull-out design that simplifies disassembly in horizontally mounted applications. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) has launched the AquaVac 6 Series of robotic pool cleaners. The units have WiFi operability as well as six variable-speed-driven rollers with adaptive traction to offer wall-to-wall cleaning on any pool surface; a system designed to provide constant suction; and a quick-release debris canister for easy cleanup. For details, click here.
S.R. Smith (Canby, OR) has upgraded its popular Varsity starting blocks. Designed for easy updating, the Velocity VR models feature fiberglass footboards with outstanding strength; frames made from thick commercial-grade, powder-coated stainless steel; five-position start wedges tucked under the footboard; two deck-surface options; and custom colors. For details, click here.
S.R. Smith (Canby, OR) has introduced Mod-Lite, a modular LED pool/spa fixture that operates without a direct connection to its power source. Designed for flexibility, convenience and safety, the lights come in two styles that screw into a base that wirelessly supplies power to the LED, thereby simplifying installation, service and winterizing. For details, click here.
Pentair Water Commercial Pool & Aquatics (Sanford, NC) offers the WhisperFloXF VS 5HP variable-speed pump, an energy-saving solution for hotel, motel, apartment, condominium and HOA applications. Designed to run on either single-phase or three-phase power, the unit has a built-in drive that eliminates the extra cost of an external drive. For details, click here.
CMP (Newnan, GA) has launched UV-C 50, a high-flow ultraviolet sterilizer designed for easy installation, reliability and simple serviceability on swimming pools containing up to 50,000 gallons. The unit prevents micro-organism growth, breaks down chloramines, reduces chemical use, optimizes water clarity and creates no chemical by-products. For details, click here.
Aqua Creek Products (Wye, MT) has launched the Mighty 400 and Mighty 600 ADA-compliant pool lifts. Made with adjustable-height seat poles allowing six inches of additional adjustment in two-inch increments, the units come in white, gray or tan powder-coat finishes, are designed for in-ground anchoring and have standard flip-up armrests. For details, click here
S.R. Smith (Canby, OR) now offers the Velocity Advantage Starting Platform for use with competition pools. The strong, fiberglass footboard is mounted to a marine-grade HDPE composite base and attaches easily to both pool decks and bulkheads with minimal drilling. There’s also a five-position start wedge and an integral backstroke start ledge. For details, click here.
Mikel Tube Collection (Opwijk, Belgium) handcrafts the Revelation 1 wooden diving board. Made from Ipé and featuring anti-slip slots at the end of the board, this model is 96 inches long, 17 inches wide and ranges from one to three inches in thickness. Boards can be prepared to account for a diver’s weight and come in light, medium and dark shades. For details, click here.