• Latham Pool Products Acquires Narellan Pools, Expands Global Market

    by AQUA Editors June 2019

    Latham Pool Products, North America's largest manufacturer of inground residential swimming pools, announced today that it has made a strategic investment in Narellan Pools, the largest pool supply company in Australia and New Zealand.

    Narellan Pools is an iconic brand known for manufacturing high quality, inground fiberglass swimming pools. The company began as a small family business 45 years ago that has grown to become a...

  • Pleatco Acquires 2 Industrial Filtration Firms

    by AQUA Editors April 2019

    Pleatco, a leading manufacturer of cartridge filters for the pool and spa industry, has closed a deal to acquire APEL International Filtration, a top designer and manufacturer of pleated filter cartridges, pleated bags and other filtration products for industrial air applications, and MPF Engineered Filters, a key producer of industrial air filtration products located in Ontario, Canada. APEL will be merged with Milton to create a single industrial air filtration division and the formation...

  • CCEI Pool USA Taps Gunn Sales in Florida

    by AQUA Editors April 2019

    CCEI Pool USA is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with Gunn Sales to represent its product in the Florida market. Gunn Sales will be selling CCEI’s patented Plug in Pool underwater electric outlet — an underwater electric outlet that is wireless and contactless. It uses induction to create an electrical current from an electromagnet, allowing...

  • BWT Acquires AQUATRON

    by AQUA Editors March 2019

    On Jan. 31, the European Commission confirmed the acquisition of AQUATRON by BWT Group, a leading water technology company.

    Wolfgang Stangassinger, head of the BWT Pool Division, said in a statement:

    “We are delighted to welcome AQUATRON, a world leader in the design and manufacturing of pool robots, to our BWT family. With its innovative products and strong...

  • Allied Innovations Acquires Spa Parts Plus

    by AQUA Editors February 2019

    Allied Innovations, a leading provider of spa control and replacement parts including Len Gordon, Gecko, Aqua-Flo, Spa Builders, Brett Aqualine, Balboa and Waterway, has acquired Spa Parts Plus, a fellow spa part distributor. As both companies provide a range of distribution services to the spa and hot tub industry, the merger better positions both entities to respond to the industry's growing demands by sharing resources and capabilities.

    Allied Innovations is based in Las Vegas,...

  • BioLab Acquires NC Brands

    by AQUA Editors January 2019

    KIK Custom Products, the parent company of BioLab, has acquired NC Brands, a leading provider of specialty chemicals and related pool and spa products. While industry acquisitions are increasingly common, the scale of this merger is significant: NC Brands rapidly expanded its portfolio over the last several years with the acquisitions of Red Leopard, SeaKlear, Natural Chemistry and Coral Seas.

    “The acquisition of NC Brands reflects our commitment to growing our pool business and...

  • A Look at the Zodiac/Fluidra Merger

    by AQUA Editors November 2018

    Mergers and acquisitions are not at all uncommon in the pool and spa industry; consolidation has played a great role in shaping our industry for decades. However, rarely are they as significant as the merger between between Barcelona-based Fluidra and Zodiac...

  • CMP Acquires Bobé Water & Fire, Adding New Elements to a Growing Portfolio

    by AQUA Editors October 2018

    Custom Molded Products, LLC recently announced its latest acquisition of Bobé Water & Fire, LLC, located in Phoenix, Ariz. and manufacturer of outdoor decorative fire features, scuppers, water/fire pots, spillways and other unique metal fabricated products. CMP is a leading supplier of white goods, advanced sanitizers, pool waterfalls and innovative LED products and now...

  • Florida Water Products and American Pool Supply Agree to Merge

    by AQUA Editors August 2018

    Florida Water Productsand American Pool Supply, leaders in the wholesale distribution of swimming pool products, have entered into an agreement to merge the two companies. The transaction details are undisclosed, but the merger is expected to close before Dec. 31, 2018. The newly combined entity creates a footprint of 16 distribution centers servicing a customer network of 8,500...

  • Hasa Announces Marketing Agreement with Unicel

    by AQUA Editors August 2018

    Hasa, a leading producer and distributor of high-quality water treatment products, has entered into an agreement with Meissner Mfg. Co. (otherwise known as Unicel) to support and promote Unicel replacement cartridges and grids to the swimming pool and hot tub industries in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas.

    “We are very excited to have Unicel represented by the Hasa sales force,” says Christine Schaeffer, vice...