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What better way to ring in the new year than with new products? Check out the latest in the industry, including a band-less filter cartridge from Pleatco, MSE Audio's OS-400, a pre-fab concrete pool and more.
PleatcoPleatco continues to push the boundaries of filtration technology with the release of Pleatco Advanced Ultra, band-less filter cartridges driven by the revolutionary patent-pending technology of Pleatco Pure Pleat. Pure Pleat is a new feature that keeps the pleats of the cartridge rigid and evenly spaced to enhance flow dynamics and optimize performance. The flow is systematically distributed by evenly spaced ridged pleats with no bunching up, using the maximum available filtration fabric. Additionally, Pleatco Advanced Ultra delivers ultra-long cycle times, requiring less maintenance than completive cartridges. pleatco.com | (800) 886-5160
Master SpasThe new H2X Challenger Series from Master Spas features three therapy pumps to drive the 6-Jet VIP plate, including one two-speed pump and two variable-speed pumps. It has a dedicated swim panel, located at the swim end, that allows the swimmer to easily program workouts. Users can get personalized training for their current fitness needs while having the flexibility to adjust training programs in the future. The series' system is also designed without air induction to give swimmers a very smooth swim experience. It is available in 15D, 18D and 19D sizes. masterspas.com | (877) 278-1786
The Outdoor GreatRoom CompanyThe Beacon Collection, made in the U.S., is a versatile collection of gas fire pit tables that offer a beautiful new take on a classical style. Countertops are built to last season after season and are available in supercast, a proprietary blend of fiberglass and polymer fortified concrete for maximum strength with less weight, and granite. The 20-inch Crystal Fire Burner is UL listed for safety and quality. A sliding door on the bases, which are made out of durable, powder-coated steel, offers easy access to a 20-pound propane tank and keeps the tank concealed during use. outdoorrooms.com | (866) 303-4028
Hearth Product ControlsHearth Products Controls introduces the new mobile HPC Fire App available for Apple and Android phones. The free Bluetooth app allows customers to pair their device with HPC's advanced line of Electronic Ignition High-Low fire pits that feature a built-in antenna to enable remote control. hpcfire.com | (937) 436-9800
Natural ChemistryNatural Chemistry introduces four new convenient, toss-and-go pod products: the Spa pH Increaser, Spa pH Decreaser, Spa Alkalinity Increaser and Spa Oxidizing Shock Pods. Designed to give spa owners the best and easiest water care maintenance, the pods dissolve in water to reduce waste and the need to measure messy chemicals. They are packaged in attractive containers with 16 pods in each of the balancers and 30 pods in the shock container. naturalchemistry.com | (800) 753-1233
SpaPureSpaPure System Cleanse is a non-foaming alternative to give spas a deep clean. Over time, the internal workings of the spa accumulate an invisible layer of gunk. Deeply harbored contaminants will lead to cloudy water and other annoying water conditions. Safe and biodegradable, the SpaPure System Cleanse works deep within the spa plumbing to lift gunk off the plumbing. Simply add an entire container directly to the spa water, circulate and drain. spapureusa.com | (800) 333-0400
Water Tech CorpThe new Water Tech Volt Leaf Vac is battery powered and hoseless. Without relying on pressure from a garden hose, the unit operates without altering water chemistry. It features an on-board motor, transmission and safety clutch to lift leaves, seeds and twigs right off the pool floor, depositing them into its high-capacity debris bag. The unit comes with MAP protection, a two-year limited warranty, two reusable filter bags and is powered by eight AA batteries (included). It gets up to three hours of runtime for multiple cleanings. watertechcorp.com | (800) 298-8800
MSE AudioMSE Audio announces the OS-400, a smart amplifier that takes outdoor audio to the next level. Featuring IP55 certification, it is entirely weatherproof and features on-board Bluetooth and Wi-Fi functionality to connect to an existing network. The OS-440 can also function as a Google Chromecast device, interface and DLNA servers and provide multi-zone control. It also boasts a voice-controlled audio control by pairing with an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant-enabled device. mseaudio.com | (913) 663-5600
Automatic Pool CoversAutomatic Pool Covers now offers the Powertouch eTL automatic pool cover controller that features a one finger electronic torque limit adjustment, making it 100 percent toolless. PowerTouch allows one person to adjust torque in less than 20 seconds. Installers and end users no longer need to lift auto cover stone lids to adjust the torque on the cover motor. This system is more reliable than mechanical torque limiters and is proven to lessen wear and tear on cover ropes and drive components. automaticpoolcovers.net | (800) 878-5789
S-POOLThe S-POOL is a fully pre-manufactured concrete pool that can be customized to include a variety of features including attached spas, steps and benches, vanishing edges and more. Delivered by truck and installed simply and quickly by crane, the company says it has revolutionized the installation process by cutting installation time from a few weeks to a few days. All pools come pre-plumbed and fully equipped with vaults, equipment sets, pool vacuums and LED lights. Available in 36 different sizes (and shapes beyond a rectangle), the pools also come with a lifetime warranty. poolsp.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Clear ComfortClear Comfort now offers its first rapid-install manifold made specifically for the CCW100 pool sanitation system. The pool plumbing manifold enables users to install Clear Comfort systems faster, easier and more reliably. Manifolds are quality tested and customized to directly inject hydroxyl radicals into systems to maintain the best, clean and clear water quality. Installed in 30 minutes or less, its adaptable design fits into a single section of pipe that's accommodated by most pool plumbing configurations and optimizes space by taking less than 12 inches of pool pipe. clearcomfort.com | (303) 872-4477
RicoRockRicoRock now offers the new Vertical Wall, a contemporary waterfall for use in contemporary pool and backyard landscaping designs. It features a polished, lightweight concrete finish and a cast-rock insert within the fountain wall area. The waterfall spills out in an arc into the pool. Measuring 6 feet, 8 inches high and 4 feet wide the wall has great profit and minimal installation but commands premium price, the company says. ricorock.com | (888) 717-3100
Deckorators and Hinkley LightingDeckorators has collaborated with Hinkley Lighting to bring an elegant new line of low-voltage lighting to outdoor living professionals. Deckorators by Hinkley Lighting delivers a wide selection of 12-volt LED post cap lights, step lights and low-voltage sconce options to coordinate with Deckorators composite decking and railing. All options offer ease of installation, exceptional illumination and a five-year LED and manufacturing defects limited warranty. deckorators.com | (800) 332-5724hinkleylighting.com | (440) 653-5500
CCEICCEI now offers its patented Plug in Pool underwater electric outlet, an underwater electric outlet that works without contact. Installed in the swimming pool wall, it is wireless, contactless and, above all, safe. The Plug in Pool socket uses induction to create an electrical current from an electromagnet, allowing pool owners to connect underwater devices into the plug, from LED lights and speakers to robotic cleaners and pool alarms. ccei-pool.com/us | (213) 425-5280
Water OdysseyMassive Splash is an innovative, modular splash play feature designed for maximum inclusivity of all patrons. With a modern, architectural look, Massive Splash draws attention to parks and athletic facilities with a constant motion of water buckets, including four different spray effects that reduce user wait times. Water spray from uprights provides constant cooling, water chasing and a safer play experience. Modular design allows for a wide variety of configurations to fit every splash pad size and budget. waterodyssey.com | (512) 392-1155
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The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance has named Sabeena Hickman as the organization's new president, chief executive officer and staff liaison to the board of directors. Hickman, who most recently served as the CEO of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, brings 20 years of association experience to her new role. She will start September 3. Lawrence Caniglia, current president and CEO, will continue in an advisory role to aid in the transition.
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