Sensitive Solution

The Chemtrol® CH265 programmable controller automatically maintains both free chlorine concentration and pH of the water. The CH265 has a free-chlorine-specific sensor for chlorine concentration. All operating functions are clearly labeled and accessible from the front panel. The free chlorine concentration can be adjusted from 0.0 to 10 ppm (or mg/l) or from 0.01 to 3.00 for low-chlorine-level applications. The pH control level can be adjusted from 6.0 to 8.0. It does not require a special pressure flow cell or expensive and expendable chemical reagents, and it is maintenance-free.

Chemtrol: 800-621-2279

Six Tests in One

Industrial Test Systems Inc., a manufacturer of water quality test kits since 1989, announced its newest offering for 2008, Pool Check® 6 in 1 test strips. This new product is designed to make testing easier, measuring six important water parameters in a single dip. Pool Check ® 6 in 1 test strips analyze cyanuric acid, free chlorine, total chlorine, pH, total alkalinity and total hardness. The Pool Check® 6 in 1 strips feature easy-to-read color blocks with excellent color separation, a wider range of detection levels and patented chemistry.

Industrial Test Systems Inc.: 800-861-9712

Store It

Lincoln Aquatics offers new Heavy Duty Storage Benches for convenient deck storage and seating. Storage benches feature powder-coated aluminum frame with composite plastic sides and composite lumber top. Virtually maintenance-free, rust-resistant design provides excellent seating area and secure dry storage. Optional dividers, custom-engraved logos and sponsor panels are available for additional charge. Storage Benches ship fully assembled. Many sizes are available to fit all your storage requirements.

Lincoln Aquatics: 800-223-5450

Surge Tanks

MerMade Fiberglass Surge Tanks are shipped with internal float valves for the main drain line and flanged connections for main drain, gutter and pump suction lines. Available in 30-inch to 120-inch diameter, they can be supplied in multiple segments that are carried into the filter room and final-assembled. Optional side man way with a clear cover allows inspection of tank internals and easy access for maintenance.

MerMade Filter: 803-793-4265

Mini Waterparks

Empex Watertoys® announced the successful completion of its new Mini Waterpark concept for municipalities, hotels and resorts. Aqualand is a new state-of-the-art water play facility, adding an area of creative water play for children up to 12 years old. Children can burn off that endless energy while parents relax, knowing their kids are not playing in deep water. The Mini Waterpark has a beach entry into the main pool. Two beach entry areas include a series of flush-mounted Aquajetz in different configurations emitting different spray patterns. These are controlled by an activation bollard that, when touched, starts an animated spray sequence. Interactive Watertoys® and Aquaton® spray features surround a central climb and slide Aquadek® structure.

Empex Watertoys: 866-833-8580

Money Makers

Tile Specialties fundraiser tiles are specially designed to withstand pool chemicals and UV rays. Fundraiser tiles are available in smooth and skid-resistant finishes and in several sizes and colors. They may be placed in a pool waterline or in a pool deck. Swimming facilities can raise funds and increase member involvement by taking advantage of this popular way to provide permanent donor recognition. By providing donor recognition along with your logo, your organization not only profits from the sale of fundraiser tiles, but also benefits from the name recognition of permanent advertising. Builder, dealer and distributor discounts available.

Tile Specialties Inc.: 800-404-5254


Pentair Commercial Pool and AquaticsTM now offers the System 3® diatomaceous earth filter, which is hydraulically balanced with a multiple grid design to ensure the most efficient use of the filter area. The top port of the System 3® allows for in-tank chemical treatment of media with a busing and O-ring design that helps prevent tank damage. The tank base is integrally molded and incorporates leveling pads and mounting holes for easier installations, plus its patented Posi-LocTM tank closure system makes access safe and easy. The System 3TM D.E. filter is made with thermoplastic Dura-Glas® for maximum resistance to outdoor aging, and offers a low-profile, sleek design and black silhouette that blends perfectly into any poolscape.

Pentair Commercial Pool & Aquatics: 800-831-7133

Mellow the Yellow

SeaKlear® offers a new product in the fight against algae—Yellow Klear for pools. This product works with chlorine to combat yellow and green algae. This product is simple and easy to use and is effective and reliable at removing stubborn yellow algae. SeaKlear Yellow Klear is a part of the proven family of reliable SeaKlear water treatment solutions designed to keep pools clear and clean, easily and effectively.

SeaKlear: 866-995-5327