Loop-Loc (Hauppauge, NY) now offers Aqua-Xtreme, a mesh pool-cover material that features maximum light blocking to deter algae growth – and thereby ensure a cleaner pool in spring when the cover comes off. The mesh weave is strong but is only half as heavy as a solid safety cover and drains up to 80 gallons per minute without clogging. For details, click here.
Pentair Aquatic Systems (Sanford, NC) now offers IntelliConnect, a control and monitoring system that allows pool owners to adjust water-chemistry levels, turn on waterfeatures, control lights, change pump speeds or filtration cycles and more, all via a smartphone or computer. In all, the system controls up to five pool devices. For details, click here.
Raypak (Oxnard, CA) has introduced the Electric 3 Series Titanium heater for pools and spas. Built with titanium heating elements and 316L stainless steel components to withstand extreme water conditions and salt chlorination, the compact units install easily, are suitable for new projects or remodels and come in four models from 18,767 to 92,128 Btus. For details, click here.
CMP (Newnan, GA) has introduced Powerclean Salt Ultra, a chlorinator that uses common salt to produce pure chlorine for use in sanitizing pool water. Designed for durability, affordability and serviceability, the compact units feature clear housings that make it easy to see when it’s time to clean the cells, which remove easily for cleansing without acid. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) has launched the DEP 500 series of pleated-element diatomaceous-earth filters. Designed to trap more dirt with less maintenance, the units combine cartridge technology with the superior water clarity and low head loss of D.E. filtration with elements that can be backwashed or quickly removed and rinsed. For details, click here.
EcoSmarte (Minneapolis, MN) manufactures the Standard Turbo oxidizing/ionizing system for residential swimming pools holding up to 50,000 gallons. Designed to eliminate the need for sanitizing chemicals or for adding silver to the water, the units feature titanium electrodes and also generate carbon dioxide to eliminate the use of acid as a pH controller. For details, click here.
Skimmer Lids (Yatala, Queensland, Australia) has introduced the Hide skimmer lid for concrete swimming pools. Made of 316 stainless steel and offering a range of depths to accommodate various filler materials, the unit comes with a safety key, height adjusters and an edge-protection system that keeps surrounding material from chipping or breaking. For details, click here.
Natare Pool Corp. (Indianapolis, IN) offers moving pool bulkheads that meet all current FINA, USA Swimming and NCAA requirements. The engineered structures move easily, provide varying course lengths and feature wave-quelling, flow-through openings at the water’s surface. Designed for durability, they also have slip-resistant lane targets. For details, click here.
Daldorado (Naples, FL) has introduced the DalLUX stone and tile grate-support system for use on straight, parallel pools. The system features 12-inch-wide supports and mitered corners to which cut-to-size stone or tile pieces are attached using a supplied adhesive and spacer lugs. The resulting grates have load capacities in excess of 5,000 pounds. For details, click here.
Bobé Water & Fire Features (Phoenix, AZ) makes Cannon Scuppers for use in raised pool walls and decorative waterfeatures. Available in copper and stainless steel with three other color finishes, the units have 1.5-inch inlets welded to the back and come with 1-, 1.5-, 2-, 2.5- and 3-inch outlets. Custom sizes are also available, as are escutcheon plates. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) has introduced OmniHub, a smart, expandable controller that brings system management to existing pool/spa systems without the need to replace major equipment. It installs easily and offers remote operation of pumps, heaters, pool/spa and landscape lights, salt chlorinators, booster pumps and more. For details, click here.
Pentair Aquatic Systems (Sanford, NC) makes the IntelliLevel water-leveling system. The units allow for accurate addition of water through pressure sensing, ultrasonic water-level detection and an electromechanical microventing system to measure and add water to an accuracy within a quarter inch, measuring added water to ensure the correct ﬁll. For details, click here.
Speck Pumps (Jacksonville, FL) has launched its Model 21-80/30G, a high-efficiency pump that moves water to feed vanishing edges, waterfalls, fountains or slides. Designed for quiet operation with four-inch suction and return ports, the all-plastic unit provides maximum flow at low head and is non-corrosive, salt-tolerant and chemical/UV resistant. For details, click here.