AquaStar Pool Products of San Diego filed a lawsuit last month accusing Hayward Industries of engaging in anticompetitive practices.
Hayward has repudiated the allegations, but a motion to dismiss the
case was denied and the litigation is now moving into
The complaint was filed in the District Court for the Central
District of California. It states that Hayward threatened to
withhold selling to distributors who offered AquaStar pool products
and reserved discounts and other incentives for those that agreed
not to purchase or distribute the AquaStar products.