News: Manufacturer News
- POOLCORP Reports Record 2013
by Scott Webb February 2014
POOLCORP, the largest distributor of swimming pool products in the United States, today announced full year 2013 results.
Net sales for the year ended December 31, 2013 increased 6% to a record high of $2.08 billion, compared to $1.95 billion in 2012. Base business sales increased 6%, including a 6% increase from swimming pool product sales. According to the company, base business sales...
- Business Briefs: February 2014
by AQUA Editors February 2014
King Technology Announces New Dealer Website, Online TrainingFROG’s new website allows dealers/distributors to order literature and POP, sign up for programs, view the latest FROG news and participate in the new FROG Training.
"This fun, interactive training program looks like a video game and engages the user to...
- Business Briefs: January 2014
by Cailley Hammel January 2014
New Year, New Acquisition
Swimways, a leader in leisure products in the pool and spa industry, announced that it is acquiring Spongex — which produces, Aquaria a high-end line of aquatic leisure products — from Nomaco Inc. The acquisition includes the Spongex manufacturing plant in Tarboro, N.C., and its 45 employees.
Known for its Aqua Cell foam technology, an exclusive closed-cell foam molding process made in the USA, Spongex produces...
- Hayward Acquires Pool Cleaner Manufacturer
by AQUA Editors January 2014
Hayward Industries has announced that effective December 20, 2013, they acquired Poolvergnuegen, a leading manufacturer and marketer of pool cleaners.
“We are delighted about acquiring Poolvergnuegen. The company has developed a wonderful business with a strong presence in the Western U.S. and certain international markets," says Hayward Industries CEO Robert Davis. "Outstanding technology, robust and reliable products, together with a clear customer focus has enabled Poolvergnuegen...
- Meet the 2013 Perfect Pool Guy, Gal, Spa Guy
by AQUA Editors December 2013
During IPSPE in Las Vegas, Pleatco honored its new winners of the annual Perfect Pool Guy/Gal Awards. But this year came with a twist — in addition to honoring the Perfect Pool Guy and Gal, Pleatco passed out a brand-new award for the Perfect...
- Latham Acquires Vinyl Liner Manufacturer
by AQUA Editors December 2013Latham Pool Products, North America's largest manufacturer of swimming pool components, has acquired Plastimayd, one of the nation's oldest manufacturers of swimming pool vinyl liners, along with its affiliated brands. The move adds Plastimayd and VynAll liners and CoverLogix safety covers to Latham's roster of pool product brands, which includes Viking, Trilogy and Blue Hawaiian fiberglass pools; package pool brands Pacific Pools, Fort Wayne Pools, Kafko Pool Products, Performance Pool...
- S.R.Smith Acquires FiberStars
by AQUA Editors December 2013S.R.Smith has acquired the pool and spa assets of FiberStars, an Energy Focus Company. The purchase brings S.R.Smith a portfolio of LED lighting and control products, which the company will integrate into its portfolio.The acquisition of FiberStars provides S.R.Smith an opportunity to expand into a growing segment in the pool industry. “This is an excellent opportunity for S.R.Smith to leverage our integration and product development experience to grow our...
- The Art of Understatement
by David Tisherman November 2013
What constitutes great swimming pool and exterior design? According to David Tisherman, it’s not about creating visual spectacles using gimmicky or cliché features, but instead about using established design principles to create spaces that harmonize with their surroundings while satisfying...
- Meet the 2013 Pleatco Perfect Pool Guy, Pool Gal, Spa Guy
by Cailley Hammel November 2013
During IPSPE in Las Vegas, Pleatco honored its new winners of the annual Perfect Pool Guy/Gal Awards. But this year came with a twist — in addition to honoring the Perfect Pool Guy and Gal,...
- Business Briefs: Late November 2013
by AQUA Editors November 2013
SeaKlear Gains New LeadershipSeaKlear water treatment products announces the appointment of Timothy Joyce (pictured right) as vice president and general manager of the Americas. Joyce brings a wealth of commercial experience in consumer...