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.
Pentair (Sanford, NC) has launched the ETi 400, a swimming pool heater with a direct-fire, pure titanium heat exchanger for long-lasting, energy-efficient heating. Designed for use with pools of up to 75,000 gallons, the units offer 96-percent thermal efficiency (using either natural gas or propane) and have tubing shaped for maximum flow and efficiency. For details, click here.
Automatic Pool Covers (Westfield, IN) manufactures a wheel-less, deck-mounted, fully automatic AutoGuard pool cover system designed specifically for retrofitting onto existing pools. The system includes a cover housing and uses control technology that prevents damage to components. It also features a special vinyl that decreases deck drag. For details, click here.
DEL Ozone (San Luis Obispo, CA) manufactures Solar Eclipse 50, an ozone-generating system designed for swimming pools holding up to 25,000 gallons. The design ensures that hydroxyl radicals are delivered into the water using advanced plasma-gap ozone cells and high-output UV lamps via variable-speed-pump-compatible Mazzei venturi injectors. For details, click here.
CMP (Newnan, GA) manufactures Natural Wonders Deck Covers as a custom design element intended to keep skimmer covers from becoming unwanted visual distractions. The heavy duty units are available in four natural finishes – White Stone, Sand Stone, Gray Stone and Brick – selected to complement common decking systems. For details, click here and scroll down.
Fox Pool Corp. (York, PA) offers pre-plumbed PoolMate Spas to drop into a deck alongside or near a swimming pool. The units include a pump and filtration system along with a 250,000 Btu heater. They also have easy-access steps and an insulated cover, offer 12 or 25 jets and come in Sparkling White or Gray Granite. For details, click here.
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.