AquaCal (St. Petersburg, FL) has streamlined the look of its HeatWave SuperQuiet heat pumps. The corrosion-proof cabinets are rust- and fade-proof and have louvered side panels to protect the evaporator coil while ensuring efficient air flow. There’s also a control panel flips out to protect it against sun and weather. For details, click here.
Pentair Commercial Aquatics (Sanford, NC) manufactures Acu Drive XS, a variable frequency drive that reduces aquatic facilities’ operating costs by minimizing energy consumption as well as routine maintenance, because the units also feature motor soft start and decrease water hammer to protect shafts and impellers. For details, click here.
DEL Ozone (San Luis Obispo, CA) offers Eclipse UV, a disinfecting system that keeps pool and spa water clean, clear and safe. Made with a clear glow ring for easy visual confirmation of operation, the units have cooling vents coupled with a heat shield to protect the system from heat and a built-in ball valve for convenient draining and winterization. For details, click here.
Natare (Indianapolis, IN) manufactures MicroFlo swimming pool filtration systems – high-capacity, cost-effective, easy-access, easily maintained units custom-sized and designed for applications with competition pools, training and lap pools, waterfeatures, recreational pools or spas and various specialty pools of any size, from 5,000 to 5 million gallons. For details, click here.
S.R. Smith (Canby, OR) has added Sentry Lifeguard Chairs to its line of lifeguard stands. Designed to complement any aquatic environment, the chairs include deck-anchoring systems, come with 30- or 42-inch seat heights and are made with high-density polyethylene and marine-grade hardware for strength, durability and low maintenance. For details, click here.
Meyco Products (Melville, NY) manufactures winter pool covers featuring RuggedMesh, a lightweight mesh material that has the durability of a solid cover. Designed to filter out finer particles, the tight weave blocks 99 percent of the sunlight to reduce algae growth, keep ultraviolet light from damaging pool interiors and minimizing evaporation. For details, click here and scroll down.
Zodiac Pool Systems (Vista, CA) has introduced the Polaris PB4SQ booster pump. Designed for energy efficiency, quieter operation and ease of installation and service, the high-performance, fan-cooled unit is made to power the company’s line of pressure-side cleaners and reduces energy consumption by 30 percent compared to older models. For details, click here.
Fox Pool (York, PA) now offers straight and radiused in-pool benches with its vinyl-liner pool systems. Designed to provide places to rest – and to keep a close eye on any children in the water – the units work with the contours of freeform pools and are available with optional hydrotherapy jets that make the entire experience more relaxing. For details, click here and scroll down.
Pentair (Sanford, NC) offers the Quad D.E. Cartridge-Style Filter, a system that combines the convenience and ease of cartridge filters with the water-cleaning power of diatomaceous earth filter media. The housing includes four easily-accessible and removable D.E. cartridges that maximize filter surface area for greater dirt capacity and longer service intervals. For details, click here.
Blue-White Industries (Huntington Beach, CA) offers the Flex-Pro A2P peristaltic pump. Designed for high-use pool, spa and waterpark applications, the metering device delivers liquid chemicals including sodium hypochlorite, calcium hypochlorite or muriatic acid at rates up to 17.2 gallons per hour and features a tube-failure detection system. For details, click here.
Clear Comfort (Boulder, CO) has released an updated version of its CCW 100 Next, a hydroxyl-based oxidation technology redesigned for simpler installation and maintenance. Intended for use with pools and spas up to 40,000 gallons, the unit creates hydroxyls to destroy contaminants and generates hydrogen peroxide for residual sanitation. For details, click here.
Pentair Commercial (Sanford, NC) has introduced the ETi 400, a high-efficiency heater that uses a pure titanium, direct-fire heat exchanger for corrosion resistance. The easy-to-install 400,000-Btu unit has a 96-percent thermal efficiency rating; fast heat-up times; ultra-quiet operation; and a rotating control panel for left or right plumbing connections. For details, click here.
Waterway (Oxnard, CA) has released its 2017 Pool & Spa Product Buyer’s Guide, a 340-page, two-color digital flipbook. The document covers the company’s full line of pool- and spa-related products, including pumps, filters, valves, fittings, jets, drains, skimmers, blowers and controls as well as lighting systems and equipment and fittings for waterfeatures. For details, click here.