Made in the Shade

Café Umbrellas are the latest shading innovation from Shade Systems. Ideal for concessions, pools and waterparks, Café Umbrellas are portable and can be positioned for perfect shading all day long. And in the event of inclement weather, they can be quickly collapsed and stored indoors. Like all of Shade Systems shade products, Café Umbrellas are available in a full range of colors and are designed with quality and ease-of-use in mind.

Shade Systems Inc.: 800-609-6066

Fully Accessible

As we enter the new year, we are getting closer to the full implementation of the ADA Accessibility Guidelines for public swimming pools. The PAL Portable Aquatic Lift is an easy way to bring your facility up to ADAAG standards. The PAL is fully portable, battery-powered and user-friendly. No site preparation is required. Specifically engineered for busy, multi-use facilities, the PAL can easily be brought poolside when needed and rolled away from the pool when not needed.

RehaMed International: 800-577-4424

Swim Supplies

Brock's swimming pool equipment supplies catalog is a rundown of everything from acid pumps to winter pool covers. It highlights eight products offered, including a vacuum that uses a 3.5-horsepower Briggs and Stratton gas engine; a lifeguard chair umbrella with an open-weave material that blocks up to 75 percent of the sun's rays and a top-of-the-line head immobilizer that has two head supports, with ear openings, Velcro® base plate and two straps to hold the head in place while providing lateral support.

Brock Enterprises: 800-332-2360

Brainy Drainage

ACO Sport products are used worldwide on all types of track, field and sport facilities. Products include surface drainage, curbs, borders, sand traps, water jump pits and bleacher systems. ACO Sport channels effectively drain track surfaces to extend service life and performance. The overview brochure provides an insight into the products to consider for various types of venues, from track and field to tennis courts and recreational areas. Full product literature is also available.

ACO Polymer Products Inc.: 800-543-4764

Batter Up

The Master Pitching Machine brochure reveals the exclusive Iron Mike arm-style pitching machine and the company's full line of commercial batting-cage equipment. Each pitching machine has a throwing arm that allows batters to see the ball at all times. Available in both indoor and outdoor versions, Master Pitching batting cages come in various sizes and shapes. No matter your budget, you can find a Master Pitching Machine and batting cage to fit your needs.

Master Pitching Machine: 800-878-8228

Aquatics Lineup

Paragon Aquatics, a leading manufacturer of swimming pool equipment for 50 years, presents its new catalog. Paragon's current line includes competitive starting platforms, lifeguard chairs, diving towers and stands, compatible rails, ladders, underwater lights, speakers and windows, as well as water-polo goals, racing lanes, anchors and accessories. Paragon also manufactures Stark Aquatic Filtration Systems, recognized worldwide for its technological leadership in a broad range of aquatic environments.

Paragon Aquatics: 888-534-7946

Pool Products

Quaker Plastic Corp. has created a new catalog of its products for the 2008 season, designed with an eye-catching, bright yellow color for quick and easy identification. The catalog features all of Quaker's product offerings complete with part numbers, drawings and specifications. The catalog even has a separate section for its new Paver Drain—a patent-pending drain designed specifically for pavers—plus the 3-inch and 4-inch WaterHog drains—the preferred drain of aquatic facilities.

Quaker Plastic Corporation: 717-285-4571

Rest Stop

"America's Restrooms" is the title of Romtec's color catalog featuring public restrooms, restroom-shower and restroom-concession facilities, plus equipment and control buildings. Romtec has hundreds of standard designs and offers many ways to customize buildings to meet specific needs. Romtec meets building codes in all 50 states. Park managers and planners can call or go online to receive same-day price quotes with free CAD drawings, specs, photos and information on Romtec's GSA contract and state schedules.

Romtec Inc.: 541-496-3541