Underwater Wiz

Frank Wall Enterprises offers the perfect tool for pool professionals and aquatic facility managers who are draining a swimming pool for cleaning—the new PKS Submersible Trash pump. This unit offers a unique pump that easily handles leaves, sewage and solids up to 5/8-inch diameter. It is compact, lightweight, easy to carry and handle. The cleanout is fast and easy by means of the three butterfly bolts, and the unit comes complete with built-in thermal protector that turns off the power supply in case of overload.

Frank Wall Enterprises: 800-488-9146

Analyze & Control

Hanna Instruments introduced the PCA 330 chlorine/pH/ORP/temperature analyzer-controller to combine your critical process control parameters in one powerful unit. This self-contained NEMA protected instrument controls free and total chlorine from 0 to 5 mg/L while pH is regulated with two chemical-saving control modes. An available module sends measured parameters and alarms to your cell phone. The advanced Free and Total Residual Chlorine Analyzers continuously monitor and control the chlorine content in pools and spas in the 0.00 to 5.00 mg/L range with an accuracy of +/- 5 percent of reading or +/- 0.05 mg/L, whichever is greater.

Hanna Instruments: 800-426-6287

Sound the Alarm

Safety Turtle, a personal wireless immersion alarm designed to protect young children, seniors, the disabled and pets from drowning, has been adopted by YMCA and other aquatic facilities to automatically alert the front desk of a water rescue by one of its lifeguards. Safety Turtle also affords a layer of protection for rehabilitation patients who exercise in water. They wear a Turtle sun visor or a Turtle headphone for musical accompaniment. A Turtle instantly detects immersion in water, then transmits a signal that sets off a loud alarm at one or more base stations.

Terrapin Communications Inc.: 613-271-0050

Liquid Cover

EcosavrTM and HeatsavrTM , the original liquid solar pool cover, greatly reduces heat and water loss by forming a barrier on the surface of a pool, limiting evaporation. HeatsavrTM is packaged in 1-liter or 4-liter jugs and is applied directly to the pool water either manually or through an automatic metering system. EcosavrTM has been developed for use in residential pools and contains enough HeatsavrTM liquid to last a standard home pool of 400 square feet for about 30 days.

Flexible Solutions: 800-661-3560

Let the Sunshine In

OpenAire designs, manufactures and installs retractable roof buildings and operable skylights worldwide. These thermally broken aluminum structures are perfect for pool enclosures, indoor waterparks, atriums and anywhere that you want to bring the outside in. The operable roof provides natural ventilation, glazing provides natural light and the aluminum structure is maintenance-free. The result is a space that provides exceptional energy efficiency, low maintenance cost and superior client draw.

OpenAire: 800-267-4877

Looking to Comply?

Hayward Pool Products' StratumTM VRS, safety vacuum release system, is an advanced option to help public pools obtain compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool Safety Act. It both vents the suction lines to open air and turns off the pump's power. It can be installed and activated in one to three hours by a trained service technician. Costly reconstruction of the plumbing and/or pool is not required for a more cost-effective retrofit option. The system restarts automatically once it determines the lines are free from any obstruction—eliminating service calls and reducing pool and filtration system downtime in the event of a nuisance trip.

Hayward Pool Products: 888-HAYWARD (429-9273)

Get Set, Go!

Paragon Aquatics' new Quickset® Dual-WedgeTM Starting Platform Anchor is a combination of the company's taper lock base and new dual-action wedge design, made to eliminate front-to-back and side-to-side movement. The assembly features an integral adjusting knob that installs and removes the platform without use of tools. Its one-piece, self-contained design is easily stored when not in use and is made from heavy-duty T304 stainless steel, never requiring replacement parts.

Paragon Aquatics: 888-534-7946