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  • 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...

  • POOLCORP Acquires W.W. Adcock

    by AQUA Editors January 2017

    POOLCORP has acquired the assets of W.W. Adcock, Inc., a Philadelphia-based distributor of swimming pool equipment, chemicals and supplies, effective January 18, 2019. W.W. Adcock operates eight sales and distribution centers located in the Mid-Atlantic and Gulf States regions of the U.S.

    “W.W. Adcock has been one of the premier distributors to the Eastern U.S. swimming pool industry for over 60 years. Adding the W.W. Adcock team to the POOLCORP network strengthens our ability to...

  • 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...

  • Natural Chemistry Acquires SeaKlear

    by AQUA Editors May 2016

    Natural Chemistry L.P. has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of the SeaKlear business, a division of HaloSource, Inc., in a deal expected to close this month. SeaKlear is a well-known brand to the pool and spa industry, having first introduced its products in the mid 1980’s.

    “We are delighted to add the SeaKlear range of products to Natural Chemistry, and to offer our customers a choice between two great brands,” says Mark Munford, Natural Chemistry CEO. Kate Thielscher,...

  • MAAX Spas Acquires L.A. Spas

    by AQUA Editors December 2014

    Big news in the hot tub industry: MAAX Spas Industries Corporation has acquired L.A. Spas, making it one of the largest hot tub and swim spa manufacturers in North America. 

    This marks MAAX Spas’ second acquisition since being acquired by Brookfield in 2008. “This move supplements MAAX Spas’ strengths, which include developing market-driven products, best-in-class manufacturing and an unwavering commitment to customer care,” says John Johnson, President of MAAX Spas. “By...

  • Latham Acquires Pool Cover Specialists

    by AQUA Editors October 2014

    photo of a swimming pool with cover
    Photo courtesy of Pool Cover Specialists

    Latham Pool Products, North America's largest manufacturer of swimming pool components, has acquired Pool Cover Specialists National, one of the nation's oldest manufacturers of automatic swimming pool covers.

    With the acquisition, Latham's portfolio of pool cover...