NEW PRODUCT IDEAS
Safety With a Twist
A revolutionary new concept in lifeguard chairs, the O-Series innovative circular design allows for 360-degree on-off access for uninterrupted lifeguard changes. Its compact footprint makes it easy to place the chair anywhere and lightweight enough to be moved by one person. The unit has a 360-degree swivel seat for complete viewing of the facility from all angles. The footboard surface is made of non-skid sanded tread available in a variety of colors to match facility décor, and seats are available in 30 inches or 42 inches.
SR Smith Commercial: 888-677-7776
Food That Works
Gold Medal Products offers its 62nd Edition 2006 Funfood catalog. A definitive guide to profit-building concepts, this full-color, 112-page catalog showcases one of the widest ranges of equipment and supplies in the concession industry. You'll find everything necessary for producing money-makers such as popcorn, cotton candy, Sno-Kones®, shave ice, nachos, pizza, hot dogs, frozen drinks and many others in this complete product review.
Gold Medal Products: 800-543-0862
Hustler Turf Equipment offers the Mini ZTM 36. Commercial-duty ZT 2800 transmissions feature the same rotating group as Hydro-Gear pump and motor combinations. ZT transmissions feature steel-cut gears, relief valve, charge pump and spin-on oil filter. Welded-steel decks are 36 or 42 inches and feature FreeFlowTM XR-7TM deck technology for superior-quality cut and finished appearance. The unit features silky-smooth SmoothTrakTM steering with patented automatic park brake system, the lowest center of gravity in its class and one of the best warranties in the business. Standard are molded rubber discharge chutes, remote air cleaners, and 17- or 19-horsepower Kawasaki Kai engines.
Hustler Turf Equipment: 800-395-4757
Quaker Plastic Corporation has added several new items to its line of Water Hog® deck drains. In addition to its popular 3-inch size, Quaker now offers a 4-inch size as well as a new radius drain option in its 3-inch size. Plus, the WaterHog® drains now are available in tan, grey or white to match the latest in decking treatments. Water Hog® deck drain is made with all-weather PVC. It mounts flush against the pool wall and comes packed with tops, base screws and connectors ready for installation. The Water Hog® can handle more water volume than traditional deck drains.
Quaker Plastic Corporation: 717-285-4571
Have a Ball
Perform traditional and non-traditional strength, core and stability movements with the uniquely designed NRG Ball System. Available in five-, seven-, and nine-pound units, the NRG Ball increases training options, including sport-specific applications, by integrating medicine ball and barbell workouts into one unit. Each unit consists of a medicine ball and two 12-inch interchangeable foam contoured handles. An optional golf handle also is available. Instructional video, exercise guide and chart are included.
Power Systems: 800-321-6975
Keep Kids Cool
As spring and summer outdoor fun heats up and children spend additional time at playgrounds, it's more important than ever to protect them from the sun's dangerous rays. BCI Burke's CoolNetTM Shade Canopies help reduce dangerous exposure to UV rays. As Your Partner in Safe PlayTM , Burke's shade solution is a durable product that screens up to 95 percent of the sun's dangerous rays, allowing children and adults to linger outdoors for extended periods of time safely. They also keep play equipment surfaces cooler for the more sensitive skin and hands of youngsters.
BCI Burke Company, LLC: 800-266-1250
Acu-Trol Programmable Controllers introduces its new Aqua PC On PointTM , a water-quality management system designed specifically for larger residential pools and spas. Providing advanced chemical control, the Aqua PC On PointTM is designed to take the guesswork out of balancing water using a simple yet sophisticated software platform called "Acu-Trol Intelligence." The Aqua PC On PointTM has a visual alarm indicator to show unsafe water conditions and proven chemical and temperature sensors that makes maintaining accurate water balance simple.
Acu-Trol Programmable Controllers: 800-273-4667
Fitness to the Core
Panasonic's new Core Trainer maximizes the strength of the core body's abdominal, oblique and lower-back muscles while minimizing joint stress, impact and aerobic demand. Easy to use, the device allows users of all ages and strength levels to perform low-impact exercises that can lead to high-impact results, all while sitting down. Three program modes—forward, level and backward—allow users to focus on developing different sets of muscles. Tests show that muscle strength in the back, abdomen and thighs can increase by between 20 percent and 60 percent after using the Core Trainer just 20 times for 15 minutes each time.
Panasonic Consumer: 201-348-5384