Chemical Balance

LaMotte Company announced the new ColorQ Handheld Pool Photometer (Code# 2056) that will be released for sale in spring 2007. The photometer directly measures seven primary pool tests on a digital display. Test factors include free chlorine, total chlorine, bromine, pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness and cyanuric acid. The handheld meter is easy to use and features economical liquid reagents. The ColorQ eliminates the need to visually determine slight color variations or use look-up tables, thus taking the guesswork out of poolside water analysis. The ColorQ and reagents are packed in a rugged carrying case.

LaMotte Company: 800-344-3100

Chemical Control

Designed to be used with Pulsar® feeders in commercial pools ranging from 50,000 to 250,000-plus gallons, the Pulsar PPM-II uses automated DPD testing to control sanitizer feed levels. The system can help reduce chemical usage by up to an estimated 20 percent. DPD colorimetric testing is the internationally accepted method used by public health authorities to test for free available chlorine. The Pulsar PPM-II also monitors and controls pH levels, temperature and Redox or ORP chlorine residual levels. The controller can be connected easily to a PC for remote operation, and it can provide wireless, real-time alarms to cell phones or pagers.

Arch Chemicals: 800-432-1223

Long-Term Lining

DLW delifol® is a complete pool-lining system that offers a long-term alternative to resurfacing, respraying and the costly ongoing maintenance issues typically associated with a gunite®, cement or plaster pool. Alternatively, DLW delifol® is ideal for new pool projects, creating visually stunning and hard-wearing aquatic installations. The 60-mil delifol® PVC membrane is reinforced with a strong woven webbing that is set into the material during manufacture. This gives the lining the stability to resist stretching under the pressure of the water. The chemical formulation protects the liner from damage from sunlight, pool chemicals and extreme weather and temperature.

Bradford Products: 800-438-1669

Head Support

The Universal Head Immobilizer features two adjustable hygienic foam head supports that provide a secure, comfortable fit. The head and chin straps are also padded for a more comfortable fit. The unit secures to a backboard with Velcro strapping (adhesive Velcro strap for backboard is sold separately). Dimensions: 9 3/4 inches long, 13 3/4 inches wide and 6 inches high. Weight: 2 pounds.

Recreonics Inc.: 800-428-3254

Treatment Option

ITT Advanced Water Treatment-WEDECO announced that the CHI-HF series of ultraviolet treatment systems are now certified by NSF to NSF/ANSI Standard 50. The systems utilize ITT's exclusive SPEKTROTHERMTM low-pressure, high-intensity UV lamps to destroy microorganisms and reduce chloramines in swimming pools. More than 50 years of UV water-treatment experience is packed into the CHI-HF series of products. SPEKTROTHERMTM lamps are the most powerful monochromatic lamps on the market today. The result for swimming pool operators is maximum disinfection and chloramines reduction coupled with reduced energy consumption and maintenance costs as compared to medium-pressure systems.

ITT Corporation: 704-409-9824

Conservation Solution

Heatsavr and Ecosavr are part of the Flexible Solutions family of water- and energy-conserving products. Heatsavr is a liquid that creates a mono-molecular blanket over the surface of the pool water, inhibiting evaporation, reducing heat and water loss, as well as conserving energy. Heatsavr in a jug is designed for commercial applications, while Ecosavr is a simple and easy solution for residential pools.

Flexible Solutions Ltd.: 800-661-3560

Toy Time

The best way to add fun to your pool is with these three new foam toys. The Bubble, the Splash Bike and the Floating Tot Slide will surely amuse and delight the kids and add a new dimension to your pool. A unique concept ideal for free swim, organized activities and swim lessons. Made only from the highest-quality EVA foam on the market, you will be able to enjoy them for years. Several other unique, colorful models are available. For more information on the complete line of commercial pool equipment, contact Aquam Aquatic Specialist Inc.

Aquam Aquatic Specialist Inc.: 877-766-5872

Anytime, Anywhere Control

ACU-TROL's new software package allows you to view your controller's status online, 24x7. This powerful software allows you to view the pH, ORP, PPM, temperature and flow of a body of water at any time. The software also tells the time and date that the data was last collected and can even chart the pH and chlorine levels to get a quick snapshot of chemical danger zones of a spa or pool. This revolutionary software can be accessed by the Web—anywhere a user has Internet access. This is especially useful for managing large facilities or for service providers that manage multiple sites.

Acu-Trol Programmable Controllers: 800-273-4667