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25 Most Valuable Products of 2014

25 Most Valuable Products of 2014

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    Alta Enterprises

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    Aqua Creek Products

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    Aquastar Pool Products

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    Aquatic Safety Products

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    BECS Technology

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    ChlorKing

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    Delta UV

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    Finis

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    Hayward Commercial

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    Hydro-Fit

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    J&J Electronics

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    LaMotte Co.

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    Lincoln Aquatics

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    Lonza

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    Nordesco Industries

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    Pentair Commercial Aquatics

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    Raypak

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    Recreonics

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    Rehab Systems

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    SeaKlear

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    S.R. Smith

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    T-Star Enterprises

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    Waterplay Solutions

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    Water Tech

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Raypak

Professional Series gas heater line is perfect for small or light commercial applications, or high-end pools — or as the ultimate solution for tough job sites. Stainless steel is used extensively to ensure they can withstand harsh settings. They come with a manufacturer’s warranty.

Contact: 805.278.5300; raypak.com

Lincoln Aquatics

New Acid Fume Separator prevents corrosion and equipment damage in the mechanical room by neutralizing acid fumes so acid tanks can be totally sealed. The media turns color when it’s time to replace. Module includes media, vent assembly and tank connection kit. 

Contact: 800.223.5450; lincolnaquatics.com

SeaKlear

The Particle Removal System provides a two-part system formulated to enhance filtration by trapping crypto, E. coli and giardia in the pool’s filter, in addition to removing dirt and oil. It can capture particles down to 0.5 microns and is WQA- and NSF/ANSI 60-certified.

Contact: 866.995.5327; seaklear.com

Rehab Systems

The ADA-compliant Aquatrek ADA Transfer System can be used as the primary ADA access point for leisure rivers; wave-action, therapy and sand-bottom pools; spas; and other pools where access is limited to one place.

Contact: 800.726.8620; rehabsystems.net

Alta Enterprises

Heat-welded pool cover panels; no thread or perforations to weaken fabric. Stainless steel grommets and reinforced fabric around grommets and cover perimeter. Reels have 8” locking casters, powder-coated stainless steel end frames and stretchers, 5-by-.083-inch polished structural tubing.

Contact: 800.624.1235; altaenterprises.com

Nordesco Industries

This Aquatic Fitness Belt of molded EVA foam is designed to offer comfort and buoyancy. Its ergonomic shape molds to the body. Available in three sizes, it can be used for cardiovascular and muscular exercises. Practical for rehab after leg or back injuries.

Contact: 866.560.3715; nordesco.com

Hayward Commercial

CrystaLogic white LED lighting has100W spa, 300W, and 500W equivalent LED pool lights. Low-voltage LEDs offer energy savings; the two-wire plastic design, unbreakable lens and UL listing for retrofits. 

Contact: 800.657.2287; haywardcommercialpool.com

Waterplay Solutions

Dew-covered grass, wildflowers and surf stones surround a cast of characters in Grasslands. Designed to spark children’s imaginations through the wonder of nature, Grasslands also uses interactive, critter-shaped ground sprays and the Discovery Stream. 

Contact: 250.712.3393; waterplay.com

Aqua Creek Products

A new line of affordable, high-quality aquatic exercise equipment. These pool bikes are made from durable, corrosion-resistant type 316L stainless steel; feature ergonomic and adjustable designs, progressive resistance, and nonslip foot pedals fine for bare feet.

Contact: 406.549.0769; aquacreek.com

WhiteWater West Industries

SilkGel is a fiberglass coating designed to bring water slides back to life. The eco-friendly, low-maintenance product offers excellent color retention, with a 10-year warranty against fading and chalking. It's now the standard for all WhiteWater flumes.

Contact: 604.273.1068; whitewaterwest.com

Water Tech

Pool Blaster Hercules 9000 multifunction robotic cleaner filters up to 9,960 gph and cleans pools up to 12,000 square feet. The microfilter bag removes debris down to 2 microns. Its obstacle sensor ensures against climbing out of beach-entry pools or catching on obstacles. 

Contact: 800.298.8800; watertechcorp.com

J&J Electronics

Introducing the company’s LED Underwater Fountain Luminaries. Available in “Color Changing,” “Warm White” and “Cool White,” the system features contemporary styling, stainless steel construction and a zero-pixilation lens.

Contact: 800.735.4553; jandjelectronics.com

Delta UV

New EL LITE UV sanitation system is designed to disinfect semicommercial pools, spas. The low-pressure UV system eradicates crypto, giardia and chlorine byproducts. Good for indoor pools. Sanitizes while reducing unwanted smells and eye/skin irritations caused by chloramines.

Contact: 866.889.8765; deltauvcommercial.com

Aquatic Safety Concepts

The iSWIMBAND is a lightweight sensor that alerts Bluetooth-enabled devices like iPhones or iPads if a swimmer submerges beyond preset limits. Comes with a tamperproof wristband for nonswimmers, such as toddlers, sending an alert when they enter water. 

Contact: 888.439-9246; iswimband.com

S.R. Smith

This new line of Swim N’ Dunk commercial basketball games is designed to withstand tough competitors and environs. They come in a dual post or a RockSolid, single-post style, with durable backboards. The salt-friendly games have a SealedSteel frame and rim that resists scratches and corrosion. 

Contact: 800.824.4387; srsmith.com

LaMotte Co.

In just 60 seconds, the Mobile WaterLink Spin photometer measures free chlorine, total chlorine, bromine, pH, calcium hardness, alkalinity, cyanuric acid, copper, iron and borate. All the test results are sent through Bluetooth to the user’s smartphone or tablet device. 

Contact: 800.344.3100; lamotte.com/mobilespin

Recreonics

Wibit Sports FlatTop Inflatables can be joined together and feature double-wall construction, allowing them to take on a low-profile design and a virtually flat surface. Standalone inflatables complement modular inflatables. All Wibits are configurable in any layout. 

Contact: 800.428.3254; recreonics.com/wibit_inflatables

Lonza

New NSF-listed Pulsar feeder has an HMI touch-screen control box that lets the feeder wash down automatically, turn the booster pump on and off for less energy usage, and control the safety switches. The feeder accurately doses a highly concentrated 2 percent chlorine solution.

Contact: 800.654.6019; archwaterworks.com

Aquastar Pool Products

Patent-pending, 20-inch Full Circle Suction Outlet Cover and One-Port Manufactured Sump is compliant with VGBA; a second drain or SVRS not required. Surrounded by pebble/plaster, it seems to blend into the pool finish. Integrated AquaStop prevents leaks. 

Contact: 877.768.2717; aquastarpoolproducts.com

Hydro-Fit

Made of soft, water-resistant polyester and sturdy polypropylene, these Weighted Cuffs provide flexible, weighted support for aquatic fitness activities. Unique four-pocket design allows weight variations. Three weights and two fastening systems: Standard and Secure Fit.

Contact: 800.346.7295, hydrofit.com

BECS Technology

New SS Series Autofill Sensor controls water level with BECSys5 and BECSys7. Easy to install with configurations for surge tank, standpipe and sight glass counting. Allows 24/7 access to autofill status using “BECSysNow!” app, BECSys for Windows software and email/text messages. 

Contact: 314.567.0088; becs.com

T-Star Enterprises

EnergySaver insulated cover systems are precision crafted using the highest quality materials and workmanship. The systems include stainless steel storage reels with a lifetime factory warranty and EOS, a safe, battery-powered automatic rewinder. 

Contact: 510.635.2736; thermalpoolcover.com

Pentair Commercial Aquatics

New AmerBrite LED lets you switch out Amerlite incandescent bulbs for energy-efficient LED lights without replacing the Amerlite light fixtures. The UL- and CUL-certified LEDs use 34-51W; come in 300, 400 and 500-watt equivalencies, in 120V or 12V versions. 

Contact: 800.831.7133; pentaircommercial.com

Finis

Neptune is a waterproof MP3 player that uses bone conduction audio transmission to provide high-quality sound in the water. With 4GB storage, users can listen to music, audio books and podcasts. Attaches to goggle straps and rests on cheekbones, so it won’t interfere with swimming. 

Contact: 925.290.2638; finisinc.com

ChlorKing

The firm’s commercial saline chlorination systems (shown) use single-cell technology, meaning no banking of multiple residential cells on one pool. The water-cooled power supply works in extreme environments; saturated salt feeders control pool salt level. Easy to use, reliable. 

Contact: 800.536.8180; chlorking.com