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New Pool Products To Check Out in 2022

Aug 23, 2023Aug 23, 2023




When it comes to new pool products, you can always rely on Pool Magazine to bring you the latest and greatest. In our roundup of this year's hottest new pool products, we’ve assembled a list of some of the most innovative pool equipment, devices, tools, and accessories we’ve recently stumbled upon.

Finding the best new pool products isn't always easy. Quite often, information available on the web is a few years old before it trickles down to consumers. Here at Pool Magazine, we make it our business to attend all of the major pool trade shows. It's a great way to learn about the latest and greatest new pool products to hit the market. We’ve put together a list of some of the best new products that we think you’ll be excited to learn more about this year.

In this day and age, a corded pool cleaner just seems antiquated pool product to many homeowners. Using the Aiper Seagull SE, you can avoid the dangers of tangled cords and enjoy a more relaxed time by the pool. The Seagull SE eliminates the need for cords and tangles.

The Seagull SE's innovative design makes it possible for it to effortlessly navigate the water in your pool, making the most of its battery life and devoting its full cleaning capacity to the bottom of the pool.

When you turn on your cleaner and place it underwater, it will begin cleaning the pool immediately. After finishing a cleaning cycle or when the battery is low, the Seagull SE will park itself near the wall of your pool. Simple retrieval with no need to get wet. There's no guesswork or hassle involved; just click to activate, then go about your day. Your pool will be sparkling when you get back. A breeze for the majority of the household to use. The Seagull SE's handle is ergonomically designed to make lifting, carrying, and storing the device completely effortless. | (866) 850-0666

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The Capri Cantilever Umbrella will take your outdoor experience to the next level. This cantilever umbrella made of teak wood can be set up in no time and will cast a wide shade over whatever area you choose to place it in. The Capri's teak and stainless steel outdoor furniture will provide you with years of stylish relaxation. The company claims that by selecting one of four color options, customers can transform any outdoor area into an aesthetically pleasing and functional. | (812) 867-2421

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The water is refreshing, the weather is pleasant, and you are living your best life, but there is one stumbling block. Getting in and out of the water all the time to refill drinks or grab snacks! You end up carrying water through the house, and the hassle begins to detract from the experience. Step into the Aqua Bar: available in three different colors and includes 8 cup holders, 12 shot glass holders, a cooler space, and a place to tether and anchor the Aqua Bar.

We don't have to grow up just because we get older. With the Aqua Bar R/C Upgrade, you can let your inner child loose on the water! Each motor for the Aqua Bar R/C Upgrade is proudly built and hand-tested in the United States. The Aqua Bar R/C upgrade, which includes two ROV thrusters, gives you complete control over the party favors. While it comes with everything you need to plug and play, it does require some simple assembly. If you want to take your Aqua Bar and your party to the next level, the R/C Upgrade is a must-have. | 615-878-1389

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One of the hottest pool products this year is the Perfect Circle Drain from AquaStar which is made specifically for concrete pools and spas. This unique drain cover has four openings, so it can be used in conjunction with a hydrostatic relief valve and/or additional pumps. AquaStar's Perfect Circle drain has made many of the pool pro's top product lists this year and is sure to become a mainstay in years to come.

The Perfect Circle Drain's cutting-edge water-stop technology not only provides modern pool installers with more design freedom but also helps prevent leaks and unnecessary maintenance. The cover can now be seamlessly integrated into any pool or spa finish thanks to the product's innovative open center design. | (443) 823-2770

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New to the market are Pipeline Filters from AquaStar Pool Products, Inc. They come in two sizes, the PLF27000 for pools up to 27,000 gallons, and the PLF35000 for pools up to 35,000 gallons.

Pipeline filters are advantageous because of their compact design and patented linking features, which facilitate the use of less floor space during filter installation and maintenance.

The AquaStar Pipeline Filters’ lids are removed and replaced with a patented safe-release collar instead of conventional clamps. Unique double-locking ring on Pipeline Filters mechanically compresses and decompresses the O-ring seal with two large handles. As a result, you won't have to squeeze the tops of filter tanks or "bump the pump" to access their contents. | (443) 823-2770

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Anyone in need of aqua therapy can use the Aqua Swivel Seat to enter a hot tub without risking injury by stepping over the edge. This product can support up to 450 pounds while sitting on the edge of a hot tub and rotating through a full 360 degrees. The inner legs sit inside the hot tub, the outer legs rest on the floor, and the central section is clamped to the rim of the tub, essentially becoming an extension of the tub itself. Once the legs are in place and clamped, you can close the lid of the hot tub by simply removing the seat and letting go of the clamp. | (574) 276-4852

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The furniture-quality Baia indoor sauna cabin from Auroom is head and shoulders above the competition thanks to its stunning design, comfortable contoured seating, and impeccable attention to detail. Auroom modular sauna cabins deliver a premium home sauna experience and exceptional value. AUROOM is one of the leading manufacturers of ready-made saunas in Europe, and their products can be found in over 30 countries. They manufacture high-end customized ready-made saunas. | (800) 957-2862

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Introducing the AutoFill 60 from Ultimate Pool Tools. Ideal for Poolmiser autofills. Constructed from 1.25 x .060 x 24″ durable 304 stainless steel. There are 4 holes located in the top of the tool to insert a screwdriver to tighten or loosen the autofill valve stem easily with minimal effort. The AutoFill 60 makes it easy to install pool miser pool autofills or replace the auto fill o-rings. | (858) 381-7050

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One of the most innovative pool products to hit the market this year is SKIN. This product enables you to have a pool with a sophisticated finish and make it waterproof for the same cost as builder-grade plaster. For use both in and out of the water. Pools, patios, walls, floors, ceilings, roofs, tiles, blocks, coping, and more can all make use of this versatile material. Guard your pool against the damaging effects of chemicals and leaks. Utilizing SKIN's patented microplaster solution will save you both time and money, in addition to saving you labor. | (949) 899-3353

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CamerEye is the ultimate camera-based pool alarm that can replace door alarms and in-pool alarms. The only pool alarm that satisfies the ASTM F2208-08 pool safety standards, is compliant with the UL 2017 standards, and is listed as a Type C "Perimeter Alarm that Senses Entry into Water." The user-friendly system assists pool builders, inspectors, and owners in improving pool safety without compromising personal aesthetics, regulatory compliance, or budgets.

CamerEye is an artificial intelligence (AI) camera product that establishes a round-the-clock safety and security ecosystem by using AI-powered overhead cameras to spot signs of distress or near-drowning behavior. Smart Fence technology allows you to set specific boundaries for monitoring and control when the fence is active. CamerEye gives you complete visibility and control over your pool environment. | (800) 906-2810

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Cascade is an exciting new slide that is intended to be embedded in a sloping terrain. It's a sculptural representation of water cascading down a rocky mountainside. This slide produces a long smooth ride down to a big splash. Snaking through the landscape, it uses the slope's gradient to generate real momentum.

The curves of Cascade create a beautiful rise and fall all the way down to the water's edge. Cascade's organic feel is further enhanced by the finish, which features a copper exterior with a natural patina on a mirror-polished stainless steel body. Safety is built into these luxury water slides from the start, with a proprietary cooling system that keeps slides slippy and safe to touch even in hot weather.

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Chlorine Genie is one of the new pool products that has been getting a lot of attention in 2022. Picture yourself swimming in water that has been treated to be soft, descaled, pH-balanced, and sanitized without the use of any potentially harmful chemicals, toxic additives, corrosive salt water, or dangerous irritants.

Get the Ultimate Water for your pool with the help of the Chlorine Genie. The Chlorine Genie is an independent appliance that interacts with your existing pump, filter, and heater. It's one of the four must-have items for any swimming pool.

The electrolytic cell in the patented Chlorine Genie is immersed in salty brine softened water, which produces the chlorine your pool requires. A reverse osmosis and water descaling system are integrated into the unit to soften the water. The electrolytic cell separates the ions in salt and water to produce chlorine, sodium, hydrogen, and oxygen. Pure chlorine is produced from the chloride ions, which is then diluted with water and pumped into the pool. To adjust the pool's pH, sodium combines with the hydrogen and oxygen in the water. | (800) 970-7616

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Clear Comfort's AOP is now compatible with all portable spas, swim spas, and lifestyles. The CCW25 delivers the simplest way to get the best and healthiest spa and swim spa water by utilizing the power of Clear Comfort's patented AOP. The CCW25's is simple to integrate, use, and enjoy without the need for toxic chemical cleanup after each use. According to the company, full-flow water treatment reduces chlorine, bromine, and other toxic chemicals to safer levels than drinking water. In addition to a three-year system warranty, the CCW25 system only requires a one-minute cartridge replacement once a year. | (303) 872-4477

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Pool balancing has never been easier than with the PH-50. We all know that maintaining proper pH and alkalinity is as difficult as balancing on a tightrope, but not any longer!

When you add acid or pH Minus to water, CO2 is produced. Injecting CO2 with the PH-50 lowers the pH while maintaining alkalinity. Keeping the pH balanced drastically reduces the amount of chemicals used.

The PH-50 comes standard with a single-cylinder regulator assembly. By selecting Double or Triple Regulator from the drop down box, you can increase your CO2 storage capacity by using larger cylinders or more cylinders. | 800-756-7946

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Deckorators has released the latest version of the Deckorators Deck Designer — a web-based and user-friendly deck design program that allows you to completely visualize your decking area. With 3D renderings that allow customization and product styling, this program makes it easier than ever to take decks beyond the ordinary. Picture framing, board angles, shapes, and multi-level options are among the design capabilities. Users can even generate a full report for each design, complete with a job materials list. | (800) 556-8449

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Thursday Pools offers a revolutionary new Double-O7 system for cutting skimmers into fiberglass pools with a common, inexpensive hole-saw. A 6 7/8-inch circular hole cut ensures an easy installation.

The patented solution allows for the use of a rectangular weir in the skimmer assembly. The simple geometry of the hole allows even inexperienced installers to safely install the skimmer.

Additionally, builders and installers will appreciate how easily this skimmer allows for maximum skimmer height and position, and how the sleek design complements LED lights, returns, bubblers, and other round pool features. The Double-O Round Skimmer saves time and money while requiring less skill than traditional rectangular skimmer cutting. | (877) 929-POOL

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The pool edge is prime real estate; use the EdgeMate Pool Chair to monetize it while your guests relax comfortably in the water. EdgeMate In-Pool chairs, on the other hand, are a different story. Take advantage of the opportunity to expand seating capacity without expanding your hotel pool deck. EdgeMate Pool Chairs are lightweight, portable, and suitable for swimmers of all sizes. Custom cupholders are an easy way to boost food and beverage sales.

Not just poolside seating, but revenue-generating seating in the pool that improves the guest experience. They are lighter than the average purse, weighing only 4.4 pounds each (6 pounds). Furthermore, their foldable design allows you to carry the entire chair with one hand without having to clear a path, which is often the case with lounge chairs. | (866) 569-0483

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Hayward Holdings, Inc. has introduced the AquaRite S3 Salt Chlorination System. While all AquaRite S3 models allow for simple user control of salt chlorination, a variable-speed pump, and a heater, the new AquaRite S3 Omni model goes a step further by integrating with Hayward's Omni automation platform. Pool owners can use the OmniLogic mobile app, voice-enabled devices, or popular home automation systems to control the entire pool pad from anywhere.

According to the company, AquaRite S3 uses dissolved salt to produce a long-lasting supply of chlorine, resulting in softer, silkier water. With the ability to operate at low salt concentrations, AquaRite S3 provides many pool owners with the convenience of set-it-and-forget-it sanitization. | (908) 355-7995

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The TriStar XL high performance pump was recently introduced by Hayward Holdings. The XL model is Hayward's most powerful residential pump, with commercial-grade performance tailored to larger pools, feature-rich builds, and complex pool pad configurations.

According to the company, its impressive WEF efficiency rating score provides pool owners with significant savings on their annual energy bills. Among other things, the TriStar XL makes use of unions and an extra-large strainer basket to increase power and flow. Aside from its sheer size and power, the TriStar XL has a slew of versatile features that will benefit larger pool pads. The XL model features a completely enclosed fan-cooled motor, dual-voltage capability, and a chemical-resistant Viton seal — and it's designed to work seamlessly with Hayward's Omni automation platform. | (908) 355-7995

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HydraLux is Aquamatic Cover Systems’ most advanced pool cover system, designed and manufactured in-house. It's a European slat-style cover with tried-and-true Aquamatic hydraulic technology.

Because the HydraLux can be cut to any converging shape, you are no longer limited in your pool design. While the cover is closed, water features such as laminares and spa overflows can operate.

The HydraLux is a one-of-a-kind automatic pool cover made of extruded rigid PVC slats.

The slat design eliminates the rope/track/leading edge bar interface found in traditional automatic pool covers, allowing automation to be provided on pools that could not previously accept an automatic pool cover. Furthermore, multiple covers can be deployed from a concealed recess in the pool floor to accommodate even the most complex pool shapes and designs. | (800) 262-4044

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The Jandy® TruDose chemical controller will keep your pool water balanced even between service visits. TruDose uses advanced pH and ORP sensing technologies to constantly monitor levels as water flows through the pool's plumbing, ensuring a clean, safe, and more comfortable swimming pool experience.

TruDose is simple to program and install, with a large LED readout that comes pre-mounted and plugs into a standard GFCI outlet.

TruDose includes an integrated flow switch to ensure that chemicals are only dosed when water is flowing through the system. TruDose stops dosing but continues to monitor pH and ORP levels once they reach their setpoints.

Between service visits, the water chemistry is kept balanced. TruDose detects pH and ORP readings as water flows through the pool's plumbing and delivers a dose of acid to lower pH and activates the salt chlorinator to generate chlorine as needed to maintain consistent levels for perfectly balanced pool water.

There's no need to change the chlorine output on your Jandy AquaPure® salt chlorinator because TruDose tells your chlorinator when it needs to produce chlorine and when there's enough in the pool. | (800) 822-7933

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The Jandy VersaTemp Heat / Chill pump with SoundShieldTM Technology ensures your pool or spa is always the perfect temperature, whether you like it hot or cold, and it operates much more quietly than traditional heat pumps (compared to previous Jandy models).

When the temperature of your pool needs to be raised, the VersaTemp can do so in a way that is both environmentally friendly and efficient.

Also, it can be used to remove heat from a pool on extremely hot days. In addition, it has two thermostats, so you can maintain the ideal temperature in both your pool and spa. The LCD control panel on the VersaTemp regulator makes it simple to adjust the temperature, and the iAquaLink® app can be used with any AquaLink pool automation system to make maintaining the pool's temperature a breeze, no matter where you are.

Do you dislike loud noises? Heat your pool or spa while making much less noise. SoundShieldTM Technology is a specially designed acoustic blanket with a decibel dampening acoustic blanket to help muffle compressor reverberation | (800) 822-7933

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Two new latch sizes are available in the Keystone Traverse product line. According to the company, both do not require drilling through the fence posts and are simple to install with four simple steps: determine right/left application, latch height, attach latch to post using flat head screws, and attach striker.

The Keystone Traverse 250 (KLTRV-250) fits a 2.5-inch fence or gate post and is ideal for ornamental fences.

The Keystone Traverse 400 (KLTRV-400) fits a 4-inch fence or gate post and is ideal for vinyl fences. The new fully adjustable Heavy-Duty CornerStone 2 Hinge (C2H350F-SD-BK) for wood and vinyl fences is part of the CornerStone product line. | (813) 988-2628

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The HydroDome, an audio-based tool designed to isolate and detect leaks, is the newest addition to the LeakTronics Leak Detection Equipment group.

The LeakTronics HydroDome is intended to be attached to a standard pool pole in order to isolate a light, main drain, side suctions, return lines, and other components.

If a leak is present, the user will be able to hear the sound of water passing through the microphone chamber when holding the listening Dome against a light, indicating that there is a leak at the isolated area.

The HydroDome connects directly to the LT1000 Amplifier, making it an ideal complement to the Pro Complete Leak Detection Kit, the VILO Leak Detection Kit, the Pro Kit, or any of the kits that include the LT-1000 Amplifier. | 818-436-2953

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The Ledge Lounger Autograph collection, which debuted on March 16th, includes a large selection of new chaise lounges, chairs, headrest pillows, and side tables. The new designs are a refined reimagining of contemporary in-pool and outdoor living furniture.

The striking architectural silhouette of the Autograph chaise is the first design element you notice about this collection. This chair is ideal for tanning ledges with a depth of up to 12 inches of water. The improved raised ergonomics and increased lumbar support of the Autograph chaise allow you to relax comfortably in your outdoor environment.

The Autograph chaise loungers are designed to withstand the elements of any pool or outdoor area. This in-pool furniture is made of color-stabilized UV16 resin and can withstand up to 16,000 hours of direct sunlight without losing its luster.

The Autograph collection chairs look just as good in the water as they do on the pool deck. These versatile chairs look great in and out of the water and come in four different colors (white, sandstone, cloud, and granite grey). When combined with one of the new Autograph side tables, this set has everything you need for a resort-style experience right in your own backyard. | 888-498-0280

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Envision a glass-like silicate substance penetrating nearly every microcrack, capillary, and void in a plaster or exposed interior finish. This is what microglass brings to the table.

MicroGlass is specially formulated to fill in the tiny fissures and voids in pool plaster and aggregate finishes by turning the pliable calcium hydroxide inside them into a hard, glassy silicate substance. Plaster's durability increases, making it less susceptible to flaking, etching, spalling, color fading, and nodules. | 941-208-0777

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OnDeck is the cementitious wearable membrane that achieves flexible and waterproof surfaces in swimming pool applications.

OnDeck is currently the only wearable surface waterproofing micro cement with an all-in-one system. Consequently, the OnDeck system has become a big hit in 2022 with pool contractors particularly in decking applications.

OnDeck, can be hand troweled, squeegeed, or shot on for a knock-down / cool deck finish. It is suitable for both vertical and horizontal surfaces. Based on the same cutting-edge technology as Basecrete; OnDeck is the versatile all-in’-one system for quick and easy installation of dynamic decking environments. | (949) 899-3353

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The PAL Sonar Replacement LED Bulb supports underwater wireless color control. This patent-protected product utilizes a low frequency wavelength, enabling the end user to control their pool light via a remote handset or app.

The 110v Standard Base Retrofit light bulb is compatible with many of the best pool light housings. This light can display everything from white to multicolor light shows.

Using patented sonar, the remote controls the bulb through the water. Installation is simple. OEM color cloning by Hayward, Jandy, and Pentair Automation Systems. | 469-638-3514

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Pentair's BioShield Ultraviolet (UV) Commercial Systems are an economical option for aquatic facilities because they improve water and air quality, reduce chemical usage, and have received NSF certification.

Secondary disinfection from the BioShield UV system can help lower total chloramine levels, which in turn can boost indoor air quality in aquatic centers. | (800) 831-7133

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The Pipepoxy Pipe Repair System is ideal for repairing pipes in swimming pools, spas, fountains, ponds, and other water features without the need for cutting or digging.

The three-part system utilizes a fast cure system that enables you to quickly re-coat the entire pipeline or to patch a small leak.

Saving both time and money, a skilled plumber can use Pipepoxy to repair a pipe in about an hour, with drying time of about four hours. One thing we love, the Pipepoxy Kit includes not only the tools necessary to repair the pipe without digging, but also access to online Pipepoxy Application Training. | (818) 436-2953

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The Polaris ATLAS XT is a new suction-side cleaner from Fluidra. The ATLAS XT cleaner, is equipped with HALO technology for effective debris removal.

It can clean continuously without being interrupted by anything larger than a leaf, as the leaves are collected and sucked directly into the filtration system. This unit is built to last while consuming as little energy as possible.

The product's powerful turbines allow for exceptional wall climbing on all pool surfaces, and its multidirectional navigation yields enhanced movement patterns that alternate direction. The ATLAS XT, with its innovative regulator valve that automatically controls excess water flow. When it comes to suction side cleaners, the Polaris ATLAS XT stands head and shoulders above many competitors. | (800) 822-7933

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The Polaris PAC Pool Automation Control is the first and only automation system made specifically for above ground pools, bringing a new level of convenience and fun to the pool ownership experience. As with the rest of Polaris's above ground pool equipment, the pump and three ancillary items like a sanitizer system, lights, and a pool heater are designed for easy installation with a plug-and-play setup. In addition, iAquaLink can be used with the system for remote control at any time. | (800) 822-7933

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One of the strongest offerings in the commercial sector this year. Polaris is expanding beyond the home market with the release of its first commercial robotic cleaning products. Polaris's VORTRAX 30iQ and VORTRAX 25iQ robotic pool cleaners are constructed to last through heavy use at hotels, motels, apartment complexes, and condos, among other light commercial settings. These commercial robotic cleaners are built to withstand heavy use in industrial settings, making them both highly effective and versatile. | (800) 822-7933

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Introducing the FS1 Floating Bluetooth Speaker by Poly-Planar. Waterproof, loud 50 watt speaker, and holds a change for up to 6 hours at medium volume. The FS1 was a big hit at the International Pool Spa Patio Expo in Las Vegas. With a big easy-to-use control pad, it's easy to adjust the volume and skip back and forth between tracks on your playlist. Sync up multiple FS1's for immersive sound in your swimming pool. The durable design of the speaker makes it ideal to bring to the river or the beach. | 843-936-4080

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Poolside Tech's Attendant is a cloud-based automation system that actively monitors and maintains all equipment on the pad. It makes operational decisions, improves water quality, and sends real-time alerts when equipment fails.

The Attendant is a third-party platform agnostic automation system that is fully Big-3 compatible and designed to efficiently regulate your pool's total energy consumption. The Attendant can control and monitor equipment from existing manufacturers such as pumps, heaters, and actuators, as well as lighting and salt cells.

The Attendant's patented technology integrates with pool equipment already on the pad and provides alerts when filters are clogged, pipes are obstructed, pumps are broken, water levels are low, valves are broken, and salt cells aren't working. When things malfunction system can dispatch a professional pool contractor automatically in to perform necessary repairs. The Attendant works with any pool equipment in any configuration. It's one of the best-in-class pool products consumers and contractors alike are gravitating to in 2022. | 267-810-0600

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The new and improved ProZymes Pool from Pro Series is a concentrated, naturally based enzyme formula designed to help pool professionals quickly reduce the buildup of non-living organic contamination. According to the company, sunscreens, body oils, lotions, cosmetics, and other non-living contaminants contribute to problematic symptoms such as scum lines, short cycling filters, unpleasant odors, poor water clarity, and peak load cloudiness.

ProZymes Pool reduces non-living organic contamination in pool water to keep it clear. This product works with all sanitizing systems. There are 1-gallon and 5-gallon sizes available. | (800) 753-1233

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With the help of Raypak's new AVIA HD models, which use NiTek, the company's exclusive, industry-first technology, you no longer have to choose between durability and efficiency. NiTek Heat Exchanger Technology is Raypak's newest way to make sure that residential pool heating is powerful and as efficient as possible. With 900% more nickel than cupronickel in critical surfaces, NiTek makes an ideal surface to protect against scale formation and erosion without affecting AVIA's 84% thermal efficiency. | (805) 278-5300

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The amazing clarity of Regal Ideas White "No-Iron" Tempered Glass panels make this product an obvious choice for homeowners who want a clear, unobstructed view.

The 10mm CrystalRail tempered glass panels are 98% free of iron, which makes them the clearest glass you’ve ever seen. Perhaps what is most exciting abought this product is the LED illumination bases that light up the panels in dramatic fashion to produce a sleek and contemporary look and feel.

The system includes mounting brackets for glass features and pre-installed LEDs to illuminate the glass panels at night. CrystalRail comes with a remote control. 10mm No-Iron Tempered Glass panels are stronger, safer, and clearer than anything you’ve ever seen. Up to 40 glass mounts can be run by each control pack (20 sections of glass). Meets the requirements of the U.S. and Canadian codes. The UL and CSA have approved the LED lighting in the CrystalRail It's easy to set up because you don't have to splice wires or hard wire it. Simply PLUG-AND-PLAY. | 800-819-4344

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Homeowners can extend the life of their swimming pool investment with a Roll-A-Cover retractable pool enclosure. The enclosure can be opened and closed manually or automatically. According to the company, retractable enclosures maximize natural ventilation when opened while utilizing the greenhouse effect when the enclosure must be closed. Retractable designs can transform a space into an all-season, all-weather destination, and are built to withstand snow and wind loads across the country. | (203) 393-7292

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For quick and simple installation in both new and existing pools, Rico Rock has introduced a new 4-foot quarry block-style waterfall bench. This waterfall kit, made of cast concrete, is made to order to fulfill the growing demand for modern waterfall installations in swimming pools. The 4-foot Quarry Block Bench can comfortably seat two small children or one large adult. The textured stone cap prevents sunbathers from sliding off the bench, and the 24-inch weir creates a beautiful waterfall effect. It has a cavity under the cap that can be lit up. | (888) 717-3100

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The Safety Spa Lock eliminates the need for cables, eyebolts, and safety straps, leaving the spa area clean and free of trip hazards. The hot tub is secured by a patented, keyed locking cam and steel cable, and the patented base plate is smooth and self-draining. This product is available for inground as well as portable spas.

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SwamCam is an AI-powered pool alarm that uses motion sensors to detect and alert whenever a child approaches the pool area. When motion is detected, the system camera sends the data to the cloud, where AI analysis happens. The app receives a notification, and the wireless alarm and camera both sound off. The system's many features include a sophisticated algorithm for detecting children, the ability to automatically re-arm in the event that you forget to do so, a keypad for arming and disarming the system, a piercing wireless siren to alert you of any potential danger, a simple and quick installation process, and much more. | (888) 679-2622

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Taylor Technologies, Inc.'s Xpress Flex is the next generation of in-store water testing. Xpress Flex is a new in-store testing solution that combines speed, accuracy, and affordability into one testing platform. It is built with advanced lighting and imaging technology to provide consistent, accurate results. According to the company, Xpress Flex tests up to 11 parameters in less than one minute for less than a dollar per test. Now available and ready to ship. | 1(800) TEST-KIT

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The VacDaddy is a lightweight commercial vacuum with no batteries that requires no assembly or disassembly. Simply connect and use. This portable pool vacuum is compatible with any pole and vacuum head. The VacDaddy, which weighs only ten pounds, is designed to produce over 50 gpm of suction and has an easy-to-clean filter bag. Pools are cleaned in less time, saving both time and money. | (888) 536-8186

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Waterco's MultiCyclone 16 is a first-stage filtration device that captures up to 80% of the incoming dirt load prior to the main filter, reducing filter maintenance and saving backwash water while also improving water circulation. Installing a MultiCyclone before your filter can reduce backwash frequency, saving up to 1,800 gallons of water per year for an average residential sized swimming pool. | 706-793-7291

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The mission of WAVE Drowning Detection Systems is to stop people from drowning. The company is changing the way lifeguards do their jobs by giving them tools that make their roles much more engaging and make sure they step in long before someone drowns.

The WAVE Drowning Detection System works in all kinds of water, like indoor or outdoor pools, waterparks, lakes, bays, rivers, and more. The company says that it is not affected by the color of the water, its temperature, bubbles, currents, chemicals, minerals, plants, or marine life. This product can tell when a swimmer might be in danger and sends an alert to aquatics teams right away so they can help if they need to. All of the parts are made to work well in all kinds of weather for years, and the system can be moved, set up permanently, or used only during certain times of the year. Designed to be used in small to medium facilities. | (203) 429-4636

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TREAT, an Al-powered solution to simplify pool care, has been introduced by WaterGuru. TREAT, which is compatible with all chlorine types and salt water pools, works to measure and track real-time pool chemistry, dispense chemicals as needed, and continuously balance pH and chlorine — all with minimal effort from the pool owner, according to the company.

For $795, this pool system dispenses the smallest amount of chemicals required, allowing owners to enjoy water that is gentle on the eyes, skin, and hair — and better for the environment. | (844) 989-4878

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Water Tech is pleased to announce the availability of the Volt 550Li, a cordless, rechargeable, residential pool robot loaded with cutting-edge features. The Volt 550Li robot offers two modes for maintaining a cleaning cycle of up to four hours or every day for up to thirty minutes. Daily and weekly cleaning cycles that can be scheduled. High-capacity filter bags capture large and small debris, including sand, silk, and dirt, to keep pools as clean as possible. Filters 7,200 gallons of water per hour. Includes a lithium-ion rechargeable battery and a limited three-year warranty. | (800) 298-8800

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Fox Pools now provides pool builders with the patented X-Brace Technology, which provides complete support for the pool walls and pool deck regardless of internal or external pressures. The X-Brace structure is attached to the Fox pool panels with corrosion-resistant, heavy-duty bolts. The X-Brace employs a simple system of steel rods and "S" hooks to anchor the X-Brace and wall panel to the ground, allowing the pool to be backfilled with or without water. | 800-723-1011

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Ideal for pool industry professionals in the construction trade, the ZipLevel Pro-2000 is a professional altimeter that makes leveling the pool area easier than ever before.

Replaces rotary lasers for faster, easier, and more accurate measurements. Can be used by one person and can be set up or taken down in seconds.

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When it comes to choosing the best pool equipment, products, and accessories we strive to bring you the very best; however, there are always new products hitting the market. Attending trade shows is a great way to learn about the latest and most innovative pool products. So far at this year's International Pool Spa Patio Expo, quite a few of the products mentioned in this article made "Best New Product" or "Best-In-Show".

Know of a new pool product that just came out? Let us know in the comments. Have a new product of your own that you think the pool industry ought to know more about? Email us the information or press release about your pool product.

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This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Western Pool & Spa Show which has been held annually in Long Beach, CA for the last 30 years. Last year over 10,000 pool and spa industry professionals attended the Western Pool & Spa Show making it one of the best-attended national shows in the country.

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Eric Nielson, Director of the Western Pool & Spa Show on the pool magazine podcast. He gave us some insight into the history behind the annual event.

"It started off as a small tabletop and has grown, and this will also be our 30th year in the city which has become our home, Long Beach. So there are two milestones that we’re kind of celebrating," said Nielson.

"Years ago, there was a small group of manufacturers, sales reps, and a few pool guys who simply got together and said, ‘Hey, maybe we should do something to educate people out there in the San Fernando Valley'", said Nielson.

"They put together a small event in Studio City and it grew into something bigger. I believe it was Ray Pak or one of the heater companies that said, ‘Hey, maybe could we put one of our products out in the hall?’, and that was the impetus of the show floor. So they started that and then they brought in more things and it just sort of grew and grew from there. It moved from there to the convention center in Pasadena and then we outgrew that. Then there was a little time in Anaheim and now we’ve been 30 years in Long Beach," explained Nielson.

The Western Show as it's called in the trade has certainly evolved over the years, from being traditionally known as a "Service Show" to incorporating more involvement with the pool construction side of the industry. With a wide array of educational opportunities and seminars available for attendees to take, it also provides excellent value for attendees.

The show which runs from March 23-35 is open to the pool trade only. Registration is required and features workshops on how to become a CPO, seminars on electrical and plumbing, as well as workshops that are available in Spanish.

"We’re all volunteers and our focus is on education," said Nielson, "everything that we do is geared towards us being able to provide that high-quality opportunity for educating the industry. This year we have lots of different classes that people can come and take advantage of for a very inexpensive price. For $115. You can come all three days, take any one of 90 different classes including programs for Spanish-speaking attendees. You really can't get that anyplace else."

Educational workshops are being held by Pentair, Hayward, and Fluidra as well as by Watershape University, Pool Nation, Orenda Technologies, Taylor Technologies, PAL Lighting, as well as many others. The class schedule and exhibit hours for this event are as follows:

Education: 1:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.Exhibit Hours: 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Education: 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.Exhibit Hours: 2:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Education: 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.Exhibit Hours: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Western Pool & Spa Show does hourly drawings and a big giveaway at the end of the event. "We’re going to give away $20,000 in cash," said Nielson, "in total, we also ended up giving away almost $60,000 worth of prizes last year. Second prize last year we had a pump, heater, filter, a whole equipment pad from Pentair. We have hourly drawings. This year we’re working with AquaCal Autopilot. They are donating a heat pump which is valued at about $9,000."

The Western Show is also a great opportunity to network with professionals, distributors, and manufacturers as well as learn about the latest products and innovations. For those on the West Coast, it remains one of the easiest shows to get to and provides some of the best value in terms of the educational opportunities available for pool professionals.

Pool Magazine will definitely be in the house as well so make sure to stop by our booth (#216) and pick up the spring issue featuring Lucas Congdon, host of Insane Pools and owner of Lucas Lagoons.

Want to learn more about the Western Pool & Spa Show? Listen in on our conversation with Eric Nielson on the Pool Magazine podcast.




London, United Kingdom (March 20, 2023) – Pentair recently appointed Jerome Pedretti asExecutive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of its Pool segment, and Greg Claffey asGroup President of Pool.

In their roles, Pedretti and Claffey have a shared commitment to further supporting poolprofessionals by delivering innovation excellence, accelerating category growth with smart,sustainable products and solutions for the future of the pool industry, and making it easier to do business with Pentair.

"Our dealer base in Pool is important to us, and we work every day to lead with a ‘CustomerFirst’ mindset and become closer to our customers," said Jerome Pedretti. "These dealers –pool builders, service companies, small retailers – are critical to our success. We are focusedon prioritizing their needs and delivering for our customers into the future."

"Our network of pool professionals, channel partners, and dealers are at the heart of our visionfor the future," said Greg Claffey. "We believe that 2023 will be a great year as we work todeliver innovative and energy efficient pool solutions to help people more sustainably enjoywater."

ABOUT PENTAIRAt Pentair we help the world sustainably move, improve and enjoy water, life's most essential resource. From our residential and business solutions to industrial water management and everything in between, Pentair is focused on smart, sustainable water solutions that help our planet and people thrive.

Pentair had revenue in 2022 of approximately $4.1 billion, and trades under the ticker symbol PNR. With approximately 11,250 global employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, we work to help improve lives and the environment around the world. To learn more, visit As an industry leader in the pool and spa space, Pentair is dedicated to elevating the pool experience to the next level with connected, efficient, and quality products so people can soak in the magical, wonder filled moments by their pool, giving them time – and peace of mind – to create them. Pentair's pool solutions are engineered to filter, clean and sanitize water, while automation equipment makes it easy tocontrol from anywhere. For more information, visit

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A floating swimming pool has been proposed for the city of San Francisco and set to be the city's first public pool of its kind, bringing a new type of aquatic experience to the Bay Area. Located on the San Francisco Bay, the heated, Olympic-sized pool would float on Piers 30-32, which are currently used for parking and will be rebuilt as part of the project.

The proposed floating pool would be surrounded by retail space, offices, and housing, including an apartment tower with 725 units, 25% of which would offer affordable housing. San Francisco State Senator Scott Wiener proposed legislation in 2021 authorizing the construction of the pool on the state-owned piers. The plan proposes a unique recreational and relaxation space while also protecting the city's waterfront from climate change and sea-level rise.

The concept has faced challenges, as previous attempts to revitalize the piers have been unsuccessful. Previous plans to turn the area into a stadium, a museum, and a cruise terminal have fallen through. However, Wiener is optimistic that this project will succeed. He believes that the previous plans failed because they tried to rehabilitate the piers, while this project involves completely rebuilding them. The success of the project depends on approval from the city, state, and various other agencies.

The floating pool would be built on one of the two piers, with the other pier being converted into 375,000 square feet of offices and 45,000 square feet of retail space. The swimming pool would include space for lap swimming, water polo games, and lounging in a hot tub. A section of the Bay surrounding the pool will be dedicated to open water swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding.

The project, similar to the Plus Pool being proposed for the East River in New York City, aims to create an attractive and sustainable space that will enhance the waterfront, providing opportunities for new homes and public spaces that can be enjoyed by all.

The new plan for the project is a change from earlier versions, which emphasized commercial space on the piers, giving the impression of a large office park with a little waterfront recreation. The latest version of the project emphasizes swimming, with a focus on public access to the Bay and views of the Bay Bridge. The plan now calls for a single pier to be rebuilt, with the remaining pier to be converted into an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a shallow pool for people learning to swim, a hot tub, and shower facilities. Along the Embarcadero, there would be a market hall with food kiosks and artisan stands where makers can sell their goods.

The project's developers, Strada Investment Group and Trammell Crow, hope to attract bay swimmers with a roped-off area similar to the aquatic park near Crissy Field. They plan to heat the pools, most likely with fresh water, rather than the frigid water pumped in from the Bay. Developers have also released new renderings of the piers, which is more public-oriented than previous plans.

The piers’ redevelopment plan is designed to revitalize the Embarcadero and make it a more enjoyable public experience. The project's success depends on making the Embarcadero feel less like walking by a couple of office building lobbies and more like an engaging, waterfront destination. The concept has undergone several changes in response to feedback from state agencies, particularly those that regulate the waterfront. The changes reflect the desire to create a space that is more in line with the natural environment, with a greater emphasis on public spaces and water recreation.

The project has faced several challenges, including the fact that the site where the project is proposed to be built is owned by the state, which means that special legislative approval would be required before a developer can build there. The project must also get approval from the city, the state, and several other agencies.

Developers hope that the floating pool will provide a unique aquatic experience in San Francisco, drawing locals and tourists alike to the Bay Area. The concept has received strong support from San Francisco Mayor London Breed, who said that the project would help the city to invest in critical infrastructure that would protect the waterfront from climate change and sea level rise while also creating opportunities for new homes and new spaces for the public to enjoy along the city's gorgeous waterfront.

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