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What's new this month? From TUUCI's Infrared Heater to Zodiac's MX6 Elite automatic pool cleaner, October proves to be big month for new spa and pool products.
Zodiac Pool SystemsThe MX6 Elite brings superior scrubbing action and top-notch vacuum power to a compact suction cleaner that is only available through Zodiac's Trade Series Exclusive program. Combining Cyclonic Scrubbing Brushes that scrub fine and stuck-on debris with excellent wall-climbing ability and programmed navigation, the MX6 Elite thoroughly cleans the pool floor, walls and waterline. An innovative low-flow design consumes less energy to make the MX6 Elite the ideal cleaner for smaller pools with two-speed or variable-speed pumps, the company says. zodiac.com | (800) 822-7933
Inter-FabThe T7 Diving Board combines the fun of a diving board with the beauty of a waterfall. At 7 feet, the board has a 300-pound weight limit and can be installed on Type I or larger diving pools. It comes with a 10.25-inch waterfall as well as optional lighting for nighttime swimming. The board is available in 11 colors, including four solid colors plus eight granite colors, to coordinate with decks, slides and architectural treatments. inter-fab.com | (800) 737-5386
TUUCITUUCI's Infrared Heater pivots to efficiently and directly warm objects below a canopy and not the surrounding air. Attached to the frame-support struts, the heater requires the companion lighting system with which it shares a power supply. Electrical lines are concealed within the mast. It also features a switch that automatically turns the power off when the umbrella frame is closed. tuuci.com | (305) 634-5116
PentairPentair's MicroBrite Color and White LED Lights are made to illuminate the smallest of spaces. At 3.5 inches, they fit any standard 1.5-inch pool wall fitting and can be installed horizontally or vertically in as little as 4 inches of water. They can be turned on and off with Pentair automation systems or via the IntelliBrite Controller. Great for steps, sun shelves and shallow waters, these ultra-bright lights are vibrant and versatile. pentairpool.com | (800) 831-7133
ControlOMaticControlOMatic now offers the ChlorMaker, a saltwater chlorine generator specifically designed to retrofit any spa on the market. To use, install the push-button control panel to the spa skirting, add 1.5 pounds of salt per 100 gallons of spa water, install the cell and plug it in. The control panel has three buttons for adjusting the chlorine or bromine production and four indicator lights to let customers know when it is making chlorine or if they need to check the cell. The generator also has a "Boost Mode" that increases chlorine production after spa use. Self-cleaning reverse polarity technology is built in, and it's UL approved. controlomatic.com | (530) 205-4520
TUUCIThe Luna LED Light has state-of-the-art LED fixtures and features modular low-voltage wiring. It illuminates upwards into the canopy to distribute light evenly underneath the umbrella. Customers can dim the lighting to fit their preference and turn it on and off with one simple touch. tuuci.com | (305) 634-5116
Coast SpasThe Coast Cubby is a dry storage compartment that can be fully integrated into any hot tub or swim spa. Made from durable marine-grade materials, the unit is perfect for storing chemicals, towels, electronics and more. Its large lift-and-turn handles and interior lighting make for fast and easy access to anything inside. coastspas.com | (604) 514-8111
Water OdysseyFun Forms Aqua Slides are great additions to any aquatic play setting. With more than 40 brightly themed designs, these slides are suitable for spray parks and all types of pools. Various sizes and custom designs are available for children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers. waterodyssey.com | (512) 392-1155
AlvaraeUsing sleek lines and curves shaped to fit the contours of the body, the design team at Alvarae Design Studio has created the ultra-lightweight Pearl White Chaise Lounge, an elegant poolside accessory. The single-piece bed of the chaise connects to the base with "ski jump" fitting that allows customers to simply alter their seating position for maximum comfort. Resistant to harsh chemicals, saltwater, UV rays and weathering, the base separates from the main lounger for easy storage. Its carbon fiber material reflects the sun, so there is no chance of getting overheated. Alvarae.com | + 852 2898 8400
Natural ChemistryNatural Chemistry now offers Coverfree, a liquid solar blanket for pools. Coverfree's advanced mono-layer technology keeps pools from losing valuable water by decreasing evaporation and heat loss and is safe for all sanitizing systems. Because it forms and reforms on the water surface, it protects from energy and water loss even after the disturbance of wind or other variables. naturalchemistry.com | (800) 753-1233
PentairThe IntelliCenter Control System from Pentair has built-in connectivity for iOS and Android mobile devices, including the Apple Watch and Amazon Echo, that allows customers to control their pools remotely from anywhere in the world. It also features new color touchscreen interfaces at the equipment pad as well as via an optional indoor control panel or wireless poolside remote. Control heat pumps, chemical controllers, gas heaters and more with simple step-by-step instructions. pentairpool.com | (800) 831-7133
PolarisThe Polaris Vac-Sweep TR28P is a Trade Series Exclusive pressure cleaner that vacuums, sweeps and scrubs the floor and walls of any inground pool. Powered by a booster pump, its dynamic dual Venturi jets pick up big and small debris in a large debris bag to help prolong the life of any filtration system. For enhanced sweeping action, the TR28P includes a TailSweep PRO sweep hose attachment that blows debris out of corners and hard to reach places and eliminates spraying outside the pool. polarispool.com | (800) 822-7933
JandyThe Jandy Pro Series WaterColors Nicheless LED lights with HydroCool technology use an innovative, energy-efficient design that harnesses the cooling power of water to create a cooler-running, longer-lasting light. Designed to fit in a standard 11⁄2-inch return fitting, these lights are smaller to accommodate complex pool designs and operate at lower wattages while providing the same illumination as previous models. jandy.com | (800) 822-7933
Waterfall CreationsWaterfall Creations now offers a new standalone Colorfall Countertop, a functional piece for any swimming pool environment. This unique countertop is made of a high-tech fiber/reinforced-concrete mix with the option to include a 24-inch Colorfall waterfall effect with color LED lighting that cascades into the pool. The unit is 72-by-32-inches deep and 32-inches high. It comes in four pieces that are easily shipped and can be bolted together onsite with included hardware. waterfallcreations.com | (888) 717-3100
SpaPureWhen used in conjunction with bromine tablets, SpaPure's Brom Bank instantly creates a bromide reserve in hot tubs and spas. Because bromine dissolves quickly, this booster product eliminates the downtime required to have spa water ready for users. Simply add four ounces for every 250 gallons of water when adding bromide tablets. spapureusa.com | (800) 333-0400
HaywardThe CAT 6000 is a wireless water-chemistry controller with an intuitive touchscreen menu that allows for configuration of displays and provides measurement and alarm explanation. It is equipped with solid-state sensors that require little to no maintenance and measure free chlorine, conductivity and temperature; in addition to Hayward's pH and ORP sensors. The CAT 6000 also features a variety of configurable input/output options, including a pump interlock. hayward.com | (908) 351-5400
DeckoratorsDeckorators Fastendry combines water management and deck-board-fastening capability in one solution. It creates ample under-deck storage and fits in the slotted edge of Deckorators composite decking to form a tight seal that prevents water from passing through the spaces between boards. This keeps the understructure dry while providing dry space to store pool toys, supplies and more. deckorators.com | (800) 332-5724
Cal SpasThe Kamado Smoker Grill is designed for small spaces. Made of heavy ceramic, heat is absorbed and refracted within the firebox creating a fireproof fabric seal that maintains warmth within the vessel. Cast-iron top and bottom vents allow great air flow. Stainless-steel stands and folding side shelves make it easy to move around. Additional accessories are available for purchase. calspas.com | (800) CAL-SPAS
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