CCEI USA (Inglewood, CA) manufactures 12-14 volt Safety AC Transformer designed specifically to power pool and spa lights. The units allow for direct connection of underwater fixtures, has two compartments to maintain the separation of primary and secondary connections and includes a circuit breaker to protect against overloads. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) has introduced the TriVac 700 pressure-side pool cleaner. Designed to skim debris from the surface of the water as well as thoroughly vacuum the pool floors, walls and coves, the device has a wide suction inlet, a large debris bag, a jet-propelled drive and protective wheels for gentle treatment of pool surfaces. For details, click here.
ControlOMatic (Grass Valley, CA) makes PoolWarden, a remote-controllable single- or dual-pool system that monitors pH, ORP and temperature. Features include a lockout that disables chlorine feeding in the event of high pH. There’s also an offset that lowers the ORP setpoint at night to help maintain consistent sanitizer levels day and night. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) has launched an improved spa blower. Designed to deliver quiet performance and powerful streams of soothing bubbles, the units install easily and have durable motors with thermal switches and replaceable brushes for extended life. There’s also a full-spring check valve to prevent water from reaching the motor. For details, click here.
Bradford Products (Leland, NC) makes WaterFX Reflecting Pools for both residential and commercial applications. Designed to bring a measure of peace and tranquility to any indoor or outdoor environment, the shallow stainless steel vessels can be customized to any desired size or shape and are available with tile finishes as well as lighting systems. For details, click here.
Speck Pumps (Jacksonville, FL) now offers the Normblock Multi line of pumps for commercial pools, fountains and waterparks with elevated salt concentrations. Available in 7.5-, 10-, 15- and 20-horsepower models, the energy-efficient, quiet-running units have housings and impellers made of high-performance plastic for corrosion resistance. For details, click here.
Ramuc Pool Paint (Rockaway, NJ) now offers a safe, low-VOC spray paint specifically designed to brighten and protect a pool’s existing coping material. Available for use in renovations and restorations, the environmentally safe, gloss-white material gives the old substrate a fresh look while protecting it from dirt, chipping or fading. For details, click here.
Spectrum Products (Missoula, MT) makes the Aqua Buddy, a battery-powered pool lift that offers a smaller footprint and single-axis operation for motel, hotel and any other applications where deck space is limited. Constructed of powder-coated stainless steel for durability, the units feature a secure mounting system and lift up to 350 pounds. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) has released SelectaFlo Valves for use with diatomaceous-earth filters. Designed to provide up to 90-percent less head loss than multiport valves, the units feature trigger-action handles that makes it easy to select among four valve/filter functions with the company’s ProGrid and DEP 500 filters. For details, click here.
Da Vinci Spas (Littleton, CO) manufactures a custom stainless steel hot tub with plexiglass front panels and a matching external staircase. Designed for use on second-floor balconies, the heavy-duty units are available in sizes large and small and feature 1.5-inch-thick acrylic panels along with hydrotherapy pumps and jets, top-ledge controls and LED lighting. For details, click here.
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.