Pleatco (Glen Cove, NY) manufactures the Advanced line of filter cartridges. Made using a uniformly bonded filtration medium that contains more fibers per unit area, the units have greater dirt-holding capacity than standard filtration fabrics and are designed to operate at lower pressure and with better flow for longer service intervals and cartridge life. For details, click here.
S.R. Smith (Canby, OR) manufactures SwimWall Systems to bring lane-length flexibility to larger commercial and completion pools. The units are positioned on the pool floor when not in use. When filled with air, they rise into a vertical position to form a barrier designed to fit around lane lines, effectively doubling the number of available lanes. For details, click here.
Spectrum Aquatics (Missoula, MT) offers the Motion Trek BP 350 Deluxe, a UL-listed, battery-operated, ADA-compliant pool lift with a 350-pound lifting capacity. Self-operable from the deck or in the water, the units feature coated, all-stainless-steel construction and can be installed in new or existing decks with setbacks from six to 22 inches. For details, click here.
CMP (Newnan, GA) has introduced Brilliant Wonders LED Waterfall 2, an illuminated waterfall system that allows for custom-cutting and use on curving walls. The cutting can be done at the factory or in the field, and the system features a sawtooth-embedded lip for interesting flow in addition to easy LED service via a front-side panel. For details, click here.
Raypak (Oxnard, CA) manufactures XTherm Indirect Pool Heaters for commercial aquatic facilities. Available in three models that deliver between 999,000 and 1,999,000 Btus, the units protect boilers from exposure to chemically treated pool water and feature cupro-nickel heat exchangers that can be upgraded to titanium for superior corrosion resistance. For details, click here.
Waterway Plastics (Oxnard, CA) has released its 2018 Pool & Spa Product Buyer’s Guide, a 352-page catalog available online and as a CD covering the company’s pumps, filters, blowers, controls, unions, fittings, manifolds, chlorinators, gunite jets, valves and lighting systems along with technical specifications and details on replacement parts. For details, click here.
LiqTech North America (White Bear Lake, MN) produces microfiltration systems for commercial aquatic facilities. With pore sizes of one or three microns, the systems’ silicon carbide membranes remove organic and inorganic particles as well as bacteria and microorganisms including cryptosporidium – and even some biofilm-borne viruses. For details, click here.
Summit-USA (Vancouver, WA) has rolled out the Mariner line of pool slides for commercial applications. Engineered for design and installation flexibility, the heavy-duty units deliver maximum fun in both small and large spaces, come in multiple colors and are expandable horizontally and vertically in both enclosed-tube and open styles. For details, click here.
Air & Water Solutions (Nutley, NJ) has introduced BioOx Swim, a system designed to clean the air at indoor aquatic facilities. The easy-to-install units come in three sizes for placement on pool decks and in other areas; larger facilities will require multiple units, which draw air through water injected with natural enzymes that destroy harmful toxins. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) has released the VS Omni variable-speed pump system. Designed as an easy way to add scheduling and smart control to pools, the units work with existing equipment and control up to four devices from almost all suppliers. The systems include a hub, a relay and a control pad, all manageable with a smart phone. For details, click here.
CMP (Newnan, GA) has released the DEL AOP 25 sanitizer, a unit that aligns a plasma ozone cell with an ultraviolet light chamber to create hydroxyl radicals – a powerful synergy that destroys up to 99.9 percent of harmful water contaminants (including chemical-resistant bacteria) and significantly reduces the required level of residual chlorine. For details, click here.
Hayward Commercial Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) has introduced HCF Sand Filters. The units feature rapid open/close, no-tool lids with two viewing ports and a 12-by-16-inch manway large enough to permit easy media loading and inspection. The tanks also have oversized grid-array laterals for improved filtration and longer filter cycles. For details, click here.
Shock Alert (O’Fallon, MO) has introduced a monitoring system that detects electrical voltage gradients in pools and other waterfeatures. An operator moves the floating detector around the watershape using the included tether; the unit has three probes and includes flashing and audible warnings that intensify as it is moved closer to a power source. For details, click here.