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  • Fluidra Dives into High-Tech Water Chemistry Market

    by AQUA Editors August 2017

    On the heels of pHin and Sutro, Fluidra is leaping in the smart water chemistry game after acquiring 80 percent of Riiot Labs, the creator of a smart water sensor called blue by Riiot.

    blue is a floating water sensor that connects via Bluetooth to an owner’s mobile device to report information about the state of the pool water (temperature, salinity, pH level, redox potential and conductivity). The sensor can be synchronized with a pool dealer’s IT system, and service techs can also...

  • Jacuzzi Brands Acquires Hydropool

    by AQUA Editors July 2017

    Jacuzzi Brands has made two new acquisitions: Hydropool Hot Tubs and Swim Spas, a leading industry manufacturer, and BathWraps, a leading supplier of bathware sold through premiere remodeling dealers in the U.S. Terms were not disclosed.

    “We are extremely excited about the addition of both Hydropool and BathWraps to our existing spa and bath businesses,” says Bob Rowan, CEO Jacuzzi Brands. “Both companies are complementary to our core business and are led by exceptional management...

  • NC Brands Acquires Coral Seas

    by AQUA Editors June 2017

    NC Brands reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Coral Seas, a division of Coral Chemical Company, targeted to close around the end of June.

    This acquisition follows NC Brands' acquisition of the assets of Red Leopard in October 2015, HaloSource’s SeaKlear product line in May 2016 and Aqualus’s water soluble pouch technology in April 2017.

    “Our companies have been working together for...

  • Hayward Acquired By Investment Firms

    by AQUA Editors June 2017

    Yesterday, Hayward Industries announced it has been acquired by CMP Capital Advisors and MSD Partners. Alberta Investment Management Corporation is also investing.

    Under the Davis family leadership for more than 50 years, Hayward has grown through organic development and strategic acquisitions to expand its product offering to include a complete line of pumps, filters, heaters, cleaners, sanitizers, IoT driven automation and...

  • NC Brands Acquires New Technology

    by AQUA Editors May 2017

    NC Brands L.P. (manufacturer of Natural Chemistry, SeaKlear and Red Leopard) has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Aqualus, LLC. This acquisition follows NC Brands L.P.’s acquisition of the assets of Red Leopard LLC in October 2015 and HaloSource’s SeaKlear range in May 2016.

    Aqualus provides companies in the pool and spa industry with water-soluble pouches. These pouches are specifically designed to be compatible with the chemical filled inside the pouch.

    Mark...

  • Haviland Acquires Baleco International

    by AQUA Editors February 2017

    Haviland Pool and Spa Products has acquired Baleco International Inc. of North Bend, Ohio. Baleco International offers a wide variety of pool water treatment products, including Aquamate and Maintain Pool Pro, and also provides private labeling services. Baleco began as Cincinnati Soap Center in 1958 before adding pool chemistry in 1962. Baleco moved to its current 100,000 square...

  • RicoRock Purchases Waterfall Creations

    by AQUA Editors October 2016

    RicoRock, makers of innovative, cast concrete rock for waterfall applications, is pleased to announce it has purchased the assets of Waterfall Creations in Florida and is excited to integrate its products into the RicoRock family.

    “We have always admired the ready-made waterfall designs and how they are designed to be attractive but also comfortable for children to sit and play in the waterfall,” says Bruce Riley,...

  • Chemours Oxone Acquired by International Firm

    by AQUA Editors September 2016

    After more than 50 years with DuPont and a short 14 months with Chemours, the Oxone business is now part of Lanxess Corporation.

    Lanxess paid around 210 million euros for the Clean and Disinfect business, which comprises various active ingredients and specialty chemicals especially for disinfection and hygiene solutions. The company has financed this first post-realignment acquisition from existing liquidity.

    “The acquisition is the first milestone on our path of...

  • Neptune Benson Acquires Delta UV

    by AQUA Editors August 2016

    Evoqua Water Technologies, which recently acquired Neptune Benson, announced yesterday it has acquired Delta UV, a leading manufacturer of UV-C technology based in Gardena, Calif.

    The acquisition adds Delta UV’s systems to Evoqua and Neptune Benson’s portfolio of UV solutions, including ETS-UV and Wallace & Tiernan Barrier UV products. In addition to complementing its product range, the acquisition means Evoqua and Neptune Benson will now offer UV solutions for a large variety...

  • Hayward Acquires Kripsol Group

    by AQUA Editors July 2016

    Hayward Industries announced yesterday it has acquired Kripsol Group, headquartered in Yuncos, Spain. 

    “We’ve had a long standing relationship with Kripsol and are delighted to add their portfolio of products and management talent to Hayward.  This combination also fulfills our strategy of manufacturing close to our customers,” says Clark Hale, president of Hayward Industries.

    Founded in 1988 in Madrid, Spain, Kripsol markets its products around the world under the Kripsol...