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The 2018 PSP Expo is predicted to draw more than 10,500 buyers from all regions of the U.S. and around the world. You don't have to wait for Vegas, however, to see the new and best-selling products hitting the show floor. Here's a look at what you can expect this year.
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 competitive cartridges.Booth 3137 | pleatco.com
NATURAL CHEMISTRYNatural Chemistry introduces four new toss-and-go pod products: 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.Booth 2943 | naturalchemistry.com
CMPThe DEL AOP 25 is a compact AOP sanitizer designed for pools up to 25,000 gallons. Lightweight and easy to install, AOP technology reduces chemical dependency and destroys contaminants for a clean and healthy modern pool.Booth 2037 | c-m-p.com
A&B ACCESSORIESA&B offers the most complete line of swim spa steps in the industry, the company says. Now available to fit Covana as well as dual-zone units, the steps are strong, safe, color matched, code compliant and easy to assemble. A&B's complete deck systems compliment their step program. Take a look at the Eco Series, new for 2019.Booth 2129 | aandbaccessories.com
LEISURE CONCEPTSThe ModStep 2XL offers a wide 24-by-35-inch landing platform that provides the user with a larger, safer platform when entering and exiting the spa. With a powder-coated aluminum frame, polymer treads and a slip-resistant rubber pad, the ModStep 2XL offers beauty, safety and stability in design. Optional solar lights add an attractive accent and safety during the night while the optional ModStep Drawer provides storage for goggles, chemicals and more. It is available in solid black to match any spa cabinet color.Booth 2237 | leisureconcepts.com
TARA LINERS & SAFETY COVERSSeacrest is one of four exclusive new patterns from Tara Liners. Both in color and design, Seacrest is an ideal expression of design trends for 2019, the company says. It incorporates subtle neutral colors with complementary teals and deep blues that are on many pool owners wish lists. Intricate details create realistic natural textures that fit comfortably in current and stylish new backyard designs. Seacrest, like every Tara Liner pattern, is made from American-made virgin vinyl and comes with a 20-year warranty, with five years of full coverage.Booth 1568 | taraliners.com
RB RETAIL AND SERVICE SOLUTIONSRB Retail and Service Solutions can power your business with software designed specifically for the pool and spa industry. Key features include Mobile Live application, Revolving Service, CRM, Job Costing, Accounting Integration with QuickBooks and more. The company also offers multiple industry integrations, superior customer service and support.Booth 1662 | rbpoolandspa.com
LOOP-LOCLOOP-LOC introduces CLEAR-LOC Floor Seam Technology. CLEAR-LOC provides smoother, less noticeable seams that enhance the beauty of your LOOP-LOC Luxury Liner. State-of-the-art computer technology and manufacturing equipment used to create LOOP-LOC Luxury Liners ensures a perfect fit on any pool.looploc.com | (800) 562-5667
JANDYThe Jandy Pro Series WaterColors Nicheless LED Lights offer HydroCool technology that enables heat to transfer both from the front and the sides of the light out into the water, resulting in lights that run cooler and last longer. Available in nine vibrant colors, five color-changing light shows and two white light color options, they also use less wattage and are up to eight inches shorter than previous models. Built for durability and dependability, WaterColors Nicheless LED Lights can illuminate infinity edges, grottos, gap edges and more.jandy.com | (800) 822-7933
SOLAR SUN RINGSAdd free heat to your pool with the power of the sun with Solar Sun Rings, a unique swimming pool cover. These rings utilize patented heating technology that absorbs sunlight and converts it into usable, sustainable solar heating for swimming pools.Booth 3425 | solarsunrings.com
PENTAIR COMMERCIAL AQUATICSPentair Commercial Aquatics offers products designed to save energy and money for aquatic facilities. The new NSF-approved BioShield UV system improves water and air quality, reduces chemical usage to lower operational costs and provides an affordable solution for hotel, motel, apartment, condo or HMAC pools. The new ETi 400 High Efficiency Commercial Heater provides a 400,000 BTU heater with a 96 percent thermal efficiency rating. The Acu Drive XS variable speed drive saves up to 60 percent on pump electricity usage. The Intellibrite 5G lighting offers energy-efficient LEDs for underwater pool/spa illumination. And finally, EQ pumps offer features that maximize efficiency.Booth 2321 | pentaircommercial.com
PEGASUS PRODUCTSInspired by Italian artisan tile, Pegasus' Harlequin pattern features a modern blend of blue hues to create a lush sense of dimension.Booth 3427 | pegasus-products.com
HAYWARDHayward OmniHub smart pool and spa control offers the easiest way to add control to existing pools and spas at anytime, the company says. Compatible with Hayward pool products and most pool equipment brands, users have the ability to access, schedule and manage the entire pool pad all through their smartphone or voice-controlled devices. OmniHub installs quickly and easily to control virtually every piece of equipment including VS pumps, heaters, pool/spa lighting, spa settings, AquaRite 900 salt chlorination systems, booster pumps, cleaners, backyard lighting and water features.Booth 2823 | hayward.com
ALLIED INNOVATIONSAllied is the pool and spa industry's original manufacturer/master distributor of genuine brand controls and hard-to-find replacement parts. At alliedinnovations.com, a one-stop online web store, spa manufacturers, distributors, dealers and service technicians can browse, purchase and ship valuable parts.Booth 2611 | alliedinnovations.com
THERM PRODUCTSTherm Products by HydroQuip Spa Heater Assemblies and Elements are known around the world for their high quality and wide selection of replacement heaters, the company says. They will be displaying their full line of high-flow and low-flow OEM spa heater replacements, heater elements and related parts. Also available will be a new offering of Universal flow thru, Vertical and Laing low flow heaters. Stop by and visit with distributor and OEM heater specialists, order the latest 2018 spa heater catalog and see what's new.Booth 3367 | thermproducts.com
AQUA COMBThe Aqua Comb cleans spa and pool cartridge filters. It attaches to a garden hose and uses its powerful 3-inch wide spray and pic-comb to open pleats and scrub filters clean in as little as three-to-five minutes. Combined with a good spray cleaner, Aqua Comb easily cleans and removes hair, body oils and scented oils that build up. It is also made entirely in the U.S.Booth 2265 | aquacomb.com
RENOSYSPolyGrate is a durable and versatile pool perimeter grating that is machined from single sheets of marine-grade HDPE and completely customizable. Ideal for repairing and renovating aquatic facilities, it can be designed to fit any pool gutter and features a high-friction walking surface to prevent slipping and promote improved drainage. The remarkable strength of the PolyGrate also makes it ideal for new and renovated bulkheads, the company says. It can be custom engineered for each project to facilitate hassle-free installation and is made in the U.S.Booth 1653 | renosys.com
JACK'S MAGIC PRODUCTSExposure Magic is a new product designed to be an acid wash replacement for exposing new plaster finishes and restoring oxidized or scaled finishes. Exposure Magic reduces plaster dusting, streaking, mottling and hydration problems. There is no initial water chemistry roller coaster, so the number of revisits required for new pool startups can be cut down dramatically. It produces a brighter, vibrant and more consistent finish for pools.Booth 1828 | jacksmagic.com
SMARTOP BY LEISURE CONCEPTSThe refreshingly refined Smartop Spa Cover combines strength and beauty. The smooth, fluid opening and closing — combined with the low-profile design of the Smartop Vanish XL — offers users a 360-degree view when the cover is open. The patented EAS Lift and Assist and gas shocks makes opening and closing the cover a breeze. It also comes with DecoShield, a textured polymer overlay that provides an additional layer of protection against harsh elements, now a standard feature with all Smartop Spa Covers. Available in a number of color choices and patterns, the Smartop Spa Cover brings style and sophistication to enhance the overall look of the spa and its surroundings.Booth 2137 | leisureconcepts.com/products/smartop
AQUATIC TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLCAquaGuard 5000's Super Epoxy is a chemical resistant injectable or trowel-applied epoxy compound. It is abrasion resistant and adheres well to concrete and plastic, so it won't sag on vertical surfaces. Super Epoxy can be used for installing rebar dowels and staples as well as ceramic tiles on fiberglass and concrete pools. It is also ideal for concrete, fiberglass and plastic crack repairs, cracked skimmers, filters, pumps and boat repairs. It resists damage from chlorine, acid and saltwater and is ideal for both pools and spas.Booth 1553 | aquaguard5000.com
MATEFLEXPickleball and basketball, Mateflex's most popular designs for backyard courts, can be small enough to fit most backyards but big enough to make a full range of competitive sports come alive for family fun. HomeCourt features narrow-gauge ribs for excellent traction while the low-abrasion surface reduces wear and tear on sports equipment and shoes. The tile expansion joints are trimmed tight to a fence or border to give the court a professional, finished look. With 16 standard colors to choose from, any look is possible.Booth 3067 | mateflex.com
GENESIS/NSPFThe National Swimming Pool Foundation, founded in 1965 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, believes in helping people live happier and healthier lives. It makes a difference by encouraging more aquatic activity, making pools safer, keeping pools open and more. In 2016, to further this mission, NSPF combined forces with GENESIS, an educational leader for designers and builders of residential pools and spas. Together with GENESIS it offers products and programs that are technically sound, convenient and beautifully designed. In 2012, it launched the Step Into Swim Campaign, a 10-year initiative to create one million more swimmers. All proceeds go to fund research and to help create swimmers.Booth 1637 | genesisuniversity.org
ANDERSON MANUFACTURING COMPANYDetermine if a pool is leaking in minutes with the Leakalyzer, a rapid water loss sensor that identifies and records water level changes to the 10 thousandth of an inch. Instead of waiting 24 hours for inconclusive bucket test results or questioning undependable reports from your customer, the Leakalyzer gives users confirmation of leak status before even starting work as well as after repairs to assure the fix. It can also be used diagnostically during the job to isolate leak areas.Booth 1556 | leaktools.com
AQUASALTAQUASALT is produced using an evaporated food-grade salt process in the two newest and most technologically advanced salt plants in the U.S., which yield the highest purity salt possible, the company says. The product is available for pool and spa chlorine generators. Visit the booth to learn more.Booth 1110 | aquasalt.com
HAYWARD COMMERCIAL AQUATICSThe CAT 6000 is a water chemistry controller with an intuitive touchscreen menu and solid-state free chlorine sensors. The touchscreen menu allows for configuration of displays and provides measurement and alarm explanations. It is equipped with solid-state sensors that require little-to-no maintenance and measure free chlorine, conductivity and temperature — accompanied by Hayward's pH and ORP sensors. It also features a variety of configurable inputs/outputs including a pump interlock.Booth 2823 | haywardcommercialpool.com
UNIQUE SOLUTIONSUnique Solutions' Ahh-Some Hot Tub/Jetted Bath Plumbing & Jet Cleaner is a unique and environmentally friendly gel formula that, when used as directed, removes the buildup of bio-fouling inorganics, oils, lotions, cosmetics and other contaminants from the plumbing, jets and shell of typical hot tubs and jetted bathtubs. Made with intelligent molecules that seek out gunk and sludge, it is the quickest cleaner and most effective "purge" product in the industry, the company says.ahhsome.com | (860) 896-0836
AMISH COUNTRY GAZEBOS & PAVILIONSAt Amish Country Gazebos & Pavilions, Amish carpenters use modern equipment to manufacture easy-to-assemble modular gazebos, pergolas and pavilions. Because consumers are buying directly from the manufacturer, they are getting the best value and quality, the company says. All landscape structures come with a lifetime warranty and can be delivered anywhere in the U.S.amishgazebos.com | (717) 951-1064
AQUA PRODUCTS, INC.The Pura 4XT has two cleaning cycles that automatically vacuum and filter aboveground pools to save valuable labor hours. It features powerful vacuum suction with top-access filter baskets and ultra-fine filtration. At 40 feet, its cable has detangler and fixed agitating brushes. The Pura 4XT also comes with a two-year full warranty.Booth 2049 | aquabot.com
PENTAIRWith the new IntelliConnect Control and Monitoring system from Pentair, pool owners can adjust water chemistry level, turn water features on and off, change filtration pump schedules, change pump speed (for pools equipped with IntelliFlo or IntelliPro variable-speed pumps) or filtration cycle (for pools equipped with single-speed pumps) and more. Turn on a cleaner and trust that it will automatically turn off after a few hours. Track equipment performance and make smart adjustments. And do it all using a smartphone, tablet or computer, whether poolside, on vacation, at work or inside the house.Booth 2111 | pentairpool.com
FIBERLITE UMBRELLASWith the popularity of pool ledges, or tanning shelves, on the rise, Fiberlite Umbrellas' patented, all-fiberglass frame umbrellas are not only made to go by the pool but in the pool as well. The fiberglass center pole will not fade, rust, corrode, oxidize or swell inside chlorinated or saltwater pools, making it the perfect complement for the backyard patio or commercial setting. Only Fiberlite Umbrellas are handcrafted entirely in the U.S. and come with an industry-best, 5-year warranty on the frame, pole and marine-grade fabric, the company says. Multiple diameter and color options are available.Booth 2779 | fiberliteumbrellas.com
RAMUC POOL SPECIALTY COATINGS SYSTEMSRAMUC's Coping Spray Paint protects pool coping, that area where the pool walls meet the pool deck, from becoming chipped, dirty or faded. It also gives pools a fresh new look. The paint has a white-gloss finish, is non-skid, low VOC and comes in a 12-ounce can.Booth 2710 | ramucpoolpaint.com
NATURAL CHEMISTRYNatural Chemistry's CYA Removal Kit takes cyanuric acid (aka stabilizer or conditioner) out of pool water. A two-part system to reduce stabilizer levels without draining or diluting pools, this kit treats up to 25,000 gallons of pool water with CYA levels up to 150 ppm.Booth 2943 | naturalchemistry.com
HYDRO QUIPAs an original manufacturer and master distributor of name-brand controls, heaters, circulation pumps and other popular portable spa replacement parts, HydroQuip is "The Distributor's Choice," the company says. It will be displaying Balboa controls and parts, Laing and Grundfos circulation pumps, spa and bath air blowers, Balboa & Gecko by HydroQuip controls and parts, heater assemblies and more. Stop by and visit distributor and OEM spa parts specialists, order the latest 2018 spa parts catalog and see what's new.Booth 3363 | hydroquip.com
LAMOTTE COMPANYThe WaterLink SpinTouch water analyzer was designed to be used by pool operators, service professionals and retailers. The precise WaterLink SpinTouch with centrifugal fluidics photometry can measure 10 different tests in just 60 seconds. All test results can be viewed on the full-color touchscreen display or can be transferred into the LaMotte DataMate water analysis program. To learn more about this innovative lab visit www.waterlinkspintouch.com.Booth 2064 | lamotte.com
SPECK PUMPS-POOL PRODUCTSThe BADU SuperPro is a drop-in replacement design for the Hayward Super Pump and Pentair SuperFlo pumps. The pump is easily serviceable with a 4-bolt design and handle for carrying. It also comes with the company's patented lock ring that incorporates handles. These handles provide the user with a convenient way to easily remove the lid without needing tools. The BADU SuperPro is available with the following motors: Single speed or two speed motors (0.75 to 3.5 HP) and variable speed motors (1.1 THP, 1.65 THP and 2.7 THP).Booth 2709 | usa.speck-pumps.com
POOL TIGERPool Tiger is the most innovative and effective water purifier on the market, the company says. It kills algae and bacteria, eliminates trichloramine and reduces chlorine and chemical usage by up to 90 percent. Pool Tiger balances the pH of pool water and keeps acidity levels low. Installed in minutes, the purifier can make pool water sparkle with no electricity and chemicals. A five-year warranty is included.Booth 3641 | pooltiger.com
MAGIC PLASTICSThe CR2 Corrosion-Resistant Check Valve is now manufactured with a heat-resistant CPVC body. It is completely corrosion-resistant, making it the ultimate solution for protecting expensive heat exchangers from the potential damage of inline chlorinators while also maintaining a full-flow circulation system, the company says. The spring-loaded gate assures full flow with no cavitation and a positive water seal when in the closed position. Available in 1 1/2-inch and 2-inch slip and 2 1/2-inch spigot configurations.Booth 3328 | magicplastics.com
FEATHEROCKFeatherock's 100 percent natural pumice rock is safe in fire features and can be used as an alternative to lava rock. Pumice combines the natural, rugged look of lava rock with the modern style of fire pit glass. It is available in 1/4-inch gravel to 6-inch cobbles in 5-pound bags or bulk bags.featherock.com | (818) 882-0300
SPLASH-A-ROUND POOLSThe new Leisure Vac Supreme is the latest automatic pool cleaner by Splash-A-Round Pools. With its new diaphragm design, the Leisure Vac Supreme is the inground or aboveground cleaner that every pool company should add to their offerings, the company says.Booth 3326 | splasharoundpools.com
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
LEISURE CONCEPTSThe CoverMate Vanish XL is a cover lifter that combines function and style. The modern, low-profile design provides smooth and effortless operation while offering a 360-degree open view by positioning the cover behind the spa when in the open position. The smooth, fluid opening and closing, along with the contemporary design that visually incorporates the lifter in the spa cabinet, makes the Vanish XL the future of spa cover lifters and a must-have in every showroom, the company says.Booth 2237 | leisureconcepts.com
BULLFROG SPASThe all-new A9L by Bullfrog Spas sets the standard in spacious luxury spas, the company says. It includes seven customizable JetPaks, eight premium seats, a luxurious lounger, ample leg and foot therapy and more, making it the brand's biggest and most heavily featured model — perfect for family and friends seeking quality time together.Booth 1911 | bullfrogspas.com
LONZApoolife Exclusive Pool Care Collection NST offers an alternative to 3-inch tablets. This innovative, patented sanitizer utilizes a proprietary slow-dissolving technology with cal-hypo to create a tablet that lasts for days. What's more, it does all this without adding any cyanuric acid to the water.poolife.com | (866) 476-6538
SPAZAZZYour customers will enjoy a relaxing soak in their hot tub with Spazazz's new and original spa Bombzz. Bombzz burst and fizz with the finest aromatherapy, ranging from citrus to calming lavender. They are formulated with Epsom salt, magnesium, vitamins, aloe and fragrance. Bombzz also serve as an anti-inflammatory, stress reliever and moisturizer, while also soothing aches and pains.Booth 2659 | spazazz.com
ALADDINAladdin Equipment Company's WorldPool cartridges provide for optimal water flow, efficient filtration and increased strength. They are made with Reemay filtration fabric engineered for its efficiency, durability and high dirt-holding capacity. Select models are now available in four-packs.Booth 2438 | aladdin1950.com
ULTRALIFT COVER LIFTER SYSTEMSUltralift Cover Lifter Systems has made installing its Visionlift bracket even easier with the new boomerang bracket that ensures the perfect placement every time, in less time. The company's new bracket eliminates the need to drill more holes than necessary during installation and is ideal for composite spa cabinets. The Visionlift2 emphasizes a stylish and streamlined design to accompany the Vistionlift's 360-degree view from the spa.Booth 2449 | ultrapoolandspa.com
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
INDUSTRIAL TEST SYSTEMSThe new eXact iDip Professional Test Kit is the latest generation test kit that combines two state-of- the-art water quality test instruments. The first is the revolutionary eXact iDip Smart Photometer System, which integrates patented two-way wireless communication with any compatible iOS or Android smart device and has the potential to test over 40 water parameters. The second is the new eXact pH+ Smart Meter system that capitalizes on electrochemistry technology combined with Bluetooth connectivity.Booth 2157 | sensafe.com
THE COVER COMPANYThe Cover Company provides high-quality safety covers with heavy-duty springs with "E-Z adjust" locking pieces for quick installation. For extra durability they use Tenara thread made by Gortex in high stress points. Tough-to-fit water features, including waterfalls, walls and other obstacles are handled with ease. The Cover Company asks that builders looking for a quote should fax or email a drawing.Booth 3427 | coverlon.com
LATHAM POOL PRODUCTSAn automatic safety cover is the safest product available for a pool. Coverstar and Pool Cover Specialists brands offer industry-leading quality and features, like wireless touch pads, auto shut-off, a two-year no-break warranty on ropes and the largest support and installation network in the business.Booth 2519 | lathampool.com
CONTROLOMATICControlOMatic offers Pool Warden automated chemical controllers for both multipool and single-pool use. The system measures chemical values to continuously deliver corrective chemicals as needed, unlike adjustable feed pumps or metered erosion chlorinators that cannot adjust to changes in bather load or temperature, the company says. The product is compliant with California Title 22 and CDC Model Aquatic Code. ControlOMatic also offers salt chlorine generators that retrofit to any spa, hot tub or swim spa and a new mobile app and web interface. The company provides superior support to installers and users and promises to always answer the phone for technical support.Booth 1776 | controlomatic.com
GREAT AMERICAN WATERFALL COMPANYYou can now bring exotic edge detailing to more projects than ever before with The Great American Waterfall Company's Aqua Zero Edge System. Just two simple pieces and the system goes from concrete shell to coping. This innovative edge detail is perfect for projects of all types. Standard and custom units are handmade in the U.S. for the highest quality performance.Booth 3061 | gawcinc.com
VALTERRA PRODUCTS, LLCThe King-Fin Wall Brush by Blue Devil has 10 times the scrubbing force of a regular wall brush. The Dual Action gives users the same force on the forward and backward stroke. Available with poly bristles, nylon bristles and combo nylon/stainless steel bristles, it is so easy to use, you can use it with one hand and brush a pool in half the time with half the effort, the company says.Booth 1457 | valterra.com
HEARTH PRODUCTS 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.Booth 2937 | hpcfire.com
PLASKOLITELucite Spa continuous cast acrylic sheet is the preferred choice of innovative spa manufacturers looking for strength and durability, the company says. Its timeless solids and relaxing patterns offer a luxurious finish that won't tear, stain or scratch the finest spa designs.Booth 2649 | plaskolite.com
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