Cover Up

HeatsavrTM , the original liquid solar pool cover, greatly reduces heat and water loss by forming a barrier on the surface of a pool, inhibiting evaporation. HeatsavrTM can result in up to 40 percent savings of the energy required to heat a swimming pool and save up to 50 percent of water loss. HeatsavrTM is packaged in 35-ounce or 140-ounce jugs and is applied directly to the pool water either manually or through an automatic metering system.

Flexible Solutions: 800-661-3560

Dash the Trash

Frank Wall Enterprises now offers the Koshin commercial-grade, high-performance trash pumps for draining and cleaning all types of swimming pools. This pump is available in three sizes: 2-inch, 3-inch and 4-inch discharge and will pump water, sludge, leaves and solids up to 1 1/4 inch in size. Great for draining pools that are full of leaves or to remove water off solid pool covers that are covered with leaves.

Frank Wall Enterprises: 800-488-9146

Need to Clarify

SeaKlear®'s new Natural Clarifier is 25 percent stronger than its well-known existing clarifier. The new Natural Clarifier naturally clarifies cloudy pool water, removes excess oils and lotions to prevent scum, and improves filter efficiency by suspending particles on the filter media surface without clogging—making filters quicker and easier to clean. Safe to use with all sanitizers (even ozone and mineral ionizers). Easy and simple to use, and will not harm animals, plants or fish.

SeaKlear Water Treatment Solutions: 866-99-KLEAR

Hose Flows

Quaker Plastics offers a convenient and affordable option for discharge hose to aquatic facility managers. Available in 1 1/4-, 1 1/2-, 2-, 3- and 4-inch diameter thickness, the 3-inch and 4-inch Heavy-Duty discharge hose makes for an economical substitute for expensive hose used for draining and filling pools and large bodies of water. Comes in rolls of 25, 35 or 50 feet, and in spools of 150 and 200 feet. Easy to repair.

Quaker Plastics: 570-385-4733

Pump It Up

Pentair is now offering the Berkeley® B-SeriesTM Centrifugal pump designed specifically for commercial aquatic facilities. This new end-suction centrifugal pump is ideal for any application requiring a high-performance, easy-maintenance pump at a moderate initial cost. The unit is constructed of thick-walled, close-grained cast iron with a unique back pull-out design that allows access to the impeller without disturbing the piping. Unit flows to 5,000 GPM with silicone bronze impellers for long life and quiet operation.

Pentair Commercial Pool & Spa: 800-831-7133

Pool Power

The new Pool Blaster PRO shares its heritage with the popular Pool Blaster residential Battery Powered Pool Vacs, featuring an internal filter pump, on-board filter bag and a rechargeable power pack. But the Pool Blaster PRO has been built for the big boys, giving professionals up to three times the cleaning time per charge, three times the filter capacity and twice the vacuuming strength. "Switch on the Go" battery packs keep jobs moving.

Water Tech Corp.: 800-298-8800

Treasured Measure

The ColorQ PRO 7-Plus (#2064) handheld pool and spa photometer directly measures free chlorine (DPD), total chlorine (DPD), bromine (DPD), pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness and cyanuric acid. The meter is easy to use and features economical liquid reagents that measure 288 tests per 60 mL bottle. The cyanuric acid test is measured by using one TesTabs® tablet per test with 100 tablets included with the kit. The ColorQ photometer, Pool Manager Handbook, saturation index calculator and reagents are packaged in a rugged carrying case.

LaMotte Company: 800-344-3100

Save Power

A recent study on a planned 50-meter pool with diving well compared power costs for high-rate sand filters – 88 HP and vacuum D.E. – 48 HP. Annual electric costs (amp draw plus demand charges) are reduced by $38,000 at 10 cents per kw/hr using the DE system. Vacuum DE components are installed in field-fabricated concrete filter tanks, resulting in lower cost of installation for the DE system. Crystal clear water and 100 percent removal of giardia and crypto are an added bonus.

Mer-Made Filter: 803-793-4265