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  • Pleatco Taps New VP

    by AQUA Editors August 2017

    Pleatco is pleased to announce and welcome Scott Gleason as its new vice president of business development. Gleason brings a great deal of pool and spa industry experience to the job, including 16 years as national sales manager for Unicel.

    “We are very excited to welcome Scott to Pleatco,” says Howard Smith, CEO. “Not only will he bring a wealth of experience to our sales team, but also be a great ambassador for our brand as we concentrate our expansion both domestically and...

  • Pleatco's 10th Annual Perfect Pool Guy/Gal Contest Now Open

    by AQUA Editors July 2017

    Pleatco a leader in pool and spa filtration products, and longtime co-sponsors Genesis and the National Swimming Pool Foundation, announce the launch of the 2017 Pleatco Perfect Pool Guy/Gal contest.

    This year marks a big milestone: 10 years of honoring the best pool and spa service technicians across the country, extending as far as Canada and Europe.

    “Over the past nine years of the contest, we’ve learned that being a professional pool or spa service technician is more...

  • 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...

  • Pentair Wins Silver in PRO Awards

    by AQUA Editors June 2017

    Chief Marketer recognizes Pentair as the Best Seasonal-Themed Campaign Silver Winner for the 2016 “Pump Up Your Savings” marketing campaign. The award was announced on June 13 at the PRO Awards Luncheon held in New York City.

    “We’re honored to have our work...

  • 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...

  • Tara Manufacturing's Ultimate Makeover Contest Now Open

    by Cailley Hammel June 2017

    For many pool builders, the hardest jobs aren’t new pool builds — they’re restoration projects. Best-case scenario: you’re simply resurfacing and adding new features. Worst-case scenario: You’re entirely gutting the backyard…and crossing your fingers that you don't run into any number of unexpected problems along the way.

    In honor of the challenges a backyard renovation can bring — as well as the reward of completely transforming a backyard — Tara Manufacturing created the

  • A Peach of a Project

    by AQUA Editors May 2017

    It's called PEACH (People Extending a Caring Hand), an annual charitable outreach project organized and sponsored by Lonza, the well-known chemical manufacturer based in Alpharetta, Ga.

    Now in its sixth year, the 2017 PEACH project...

  • Inter-Fab Taps John Phillip for Dealer Sales

    by AQUA Editors May 2017

    Inter-Fab announces it hired John Phillip to handle the sales of Inter-Fab products to pool and spa dealers across the US and Canada. Phillip has been tasked with providing outstanding vendor support to dealers who purchase and install Inter-Fab products to ensure dealer success and growth.

    “Our goal is to continue the growth of...

  • 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...