• Clear Comfort Partners with Master Pools Guild

    by AQUA Editors October 2017

    Clear Comfort announced its partnership with Master Pools Guild, one of the nation’s professional pool builder organizations.

    With Clear Comfort’s technology and Master Pools Guild’s elite pool builder members, pool owners nationwide will benefit from chlorine-free and low-chlorine sanitation systems.

    “We are honored to be partnering with...

  • Zodiac Acquires Grand Effects

    by AQUA Editors October 2017

    Zodiac Pool Systems has acquired California-based Grand Effects and its portfolio of custom outdoor fire and water combination features for pools and spas.

    The acquisition is the latest in a series of strategic acquisitions by Zodiac...

  • CPSA to Combine with NSPF

    by AQUA Editors October 2017

    The California Pool & Spa Association is expanding its geographic focus, forming a new entity called the The Pool, Spa & Aquatics Alliance and combining with NSPF. The alliance will become effective January 1, 2018.

    Under the terms of the agreement, CPSA will continue its work in government relations, and will share its lobbying expertise with NSPF as the Foundation looks to ramp up its efforts to help shape legislation on the national level.

    According to Bruce Dunn,...

  • CMP Acquires DEL Ozone

    by AQUA Editors September 2017

    Custom Molded Products is broadening its product portfolio by acquiring DEL Ozone, a move that pushes CMP into the ozone and UV categories.

    According to a statement released by CMP, the acquisition will allow CMP — which specializes in spa jets, water features, LED products, VGB drains and more — to leverage combined resources for a broader, more innovative product selection and better customer service.

    “This will be a great benefit for both CMP and DEL Ozone customers,”...

  • 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.


  • 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...