PoolEquip offers the new SoftSide Custom Safety Padding. It is UV-stabilized, covered with a thick membrane of watertight PVC and can be designed to fit most applications — at a pool’s edge, on columns or installed around a waterfeature — to protect patrons from unforgiving edges. It meets or exceeds all CPSC safety standards.
ProMinent Fluid Controls
ProMinent / ProMaqua Dulcodes A is a medium-pressure UV system utilizing electronic ballasts for an average power savings of up to 40 percent, per maker. It incorporates PLC control with screen color notification for quick visual reference of UV status and alarms from up to 75 feet away from the control panel.
Raypak’s Professional Series Heat Pump is designed for the light commercial market and is available in one model size, 170k BTU — the largest single compressor heat pump on the market, per maker. Each unit is built with an appliance-grade 304 series brushed stainless steel cabinet and comes standard with a titanium heat exchanger, scroll compressor, swept wing fan blade, digital controls and flow switch, and uses newly patented refrigerant charge technology for extreme cooling and charge spike suppression. It is available in 208/230V 3-Phase or 460V 3-Phase options.
Recreonics now offers Wibit Sports' inflatable Volley, made of commercial-grade, seamed, welded, 32-ounce PVC and equipped with an electric pump for easy set up and take down. It can be installed in a few minutes on a pool’s edge and does not require continuous air flow.
Rehab Systems has modified its standard Aquatrek ladder to meet ADA standards for second entry method requirements, including a 24-inch-wide stepped handrail made to provide unlimited hand positions and maximum stability for users. There are no open risers; maximum riser height is 8 inches; tread depth is 11 inches minimum; and there are top landing handrail extensions.
The new Infinity Membrane from RenoSys is a completely colorfast, commercial, reinforced PVC membrane designed to be highly resistant to plasticizer migration and will last nearly twice as long as standard PVC formulations, per maker. It also is virtually impervious to the effects of UV and chlorine. Shown below: Side-by-side samples demonstrate the effect of high levels of chlorine immersion on Infinity (right) and a competitor’s product for 24 hours, simulating several years of normal exposure.
Resodyn Engineered Polymeric Systems
Resodyn’s new ResoCoat, a durable, eco-friendly, zero-VOC, easily repairable polymer thermal spray coating, is applied using the PTS-30 flameless system to completely seal a pool’s original surface from chemical absorption and calcium leaching. The fluid nature of the coating covers and seals porosity and spider cracks, while resisting UV and organic staining, per maker. It will bond to fiberglass and concrete and is available in a wide color palette.
S.R. Smith’s third-party-verified, ADA- compliant Multilift comes standard with the new LiftOperator Intelligent Control System and features a 350-pound capacity. The Wheel-A-Way option provides the flexibility to remove the lift for poolside events or seasonal storage. The lift can be right- or left-side mounted.
SlideCare’s new Chlora Shield is a clear, chlorine-resistant, wet look protective coating that is easy to apply, dries in 15 minutes and cures within 24 hours to seal fiberglass water slides, prevent oxidization and color fading, and bring back the “like new” original color of the slide, per maker. It also can be used on metal aquatic play features to prevent chlorine haze buildup.
Speck Pump's Badu Norm Block pump has a horizontal single-stage design and is ideal for facilities with water applications needing an elevated salt concentration at minimal space requirements, per maker. It features a heavy-duty, totally enclosed fan-cooled motor with Class F insulation and Class IP 55 protection. The pump comes in cast iron or bronze options. NSF 50 certification also is available.