Developed in the Ausflora Pacific nursery, Leucadendron ‘Bella’s Buttons’ is a dwarf variety with a rounded growth habit and yellow foliage with red centres that flowers in late winter/early spring.
The SureClose ReadyFit hinge and closer from D&D Technologies is easy to install, with no special tools or holes in posts required. Designed to replace conventional, individual commercial gate hinges and closers, the hinge closer provides smooth, bind-free performance.
Mapei's Mapesil AC is a single-component, solvent-free silicone sealant with acetic cross-linking at normal temperatures. It is easily workable and available in 31 colours (including transparent) from the company's coloured Grout and Silicone range.
Brauer Industries has scaled down its commercial ozone technology to produce a residential line of OzoneSwim pool purification systems. The systems combine ozone with a mineral/salt cell to create soft, hygienic and odour-free water for backyard pools and spas.
Creative Drain Solutions' Outdoor Shower Base and Grate is manufactured entirely from 316 marine-grade stainless steel that goes through an in-house electropolishing process that improves the product's resistance to harsh chemicals found in the pool environment.
The UV-Guard X-Series UV disinfection system is an efficient UV disinfection system for commercial aquatic applications where high UV doses at large flows are required. The system is Australian WaterMark certified, which validates its build quality in commercial swimming pool environments.
Designed to be surrounded by three walls, the Advantage-Eco Wall to Wall Pool Drain is designed and manufactured in Australia by Creative Drain Solutions.
Brauer Industries has developed a line of secondary advanced oxidation process (AOP) disinfection systems suitable for learn-to-swim, hydrotherapy and aquatic centre pools by combining both ozone and UV technology to produce a highly reactive oxidising agent.
Waterco has released the E360 system that helps enhance water circulation, in turn reducing energy and chemical use. Key to the system is the Q360 Turbine Valve, an efficient valve that alternates maximum flow to each of the three nozzle-down jets, ensuring the entire pool is well circulated.
EnduroShield is an ultrathin transparent coating that adheres to the glass surface and provides protection that repels both water- and oil-based stains. It helps protect against staining, build-up and etching from salt and chlorine spray, dirt and grime.
Thermofilm has released Heatstrip Elegance, an outdoor-rated strip heater that is off-white rather than the traditional black. The radiant heater blends in with most white ceilings in al fresco, verandah and patio areas for both residential and commercial premises.
Sancell has changed the dome profile of its polyethylene pool blankets. The Streamline Dome Profile has a rounded bubble 18 mm wide and just 3 mm high.
Hayward Pool Products (Australia) has upgraded its Super Pump to a variable-speed model. The Super Pump VS has an 8 star energy rating and delivers up to 80% savings on swimming pool running costs when compared with traditional single-speed pumps. This self-priming pump is designed to provide dependability and corrosion-free service while reducing maintenance requirements.
Designer Plants' Forever Hedge vertical gardens look real, provide instant greenery, don't require regular maintenance, provide instant results and come in a wide range of designs.
Elite Pool Covers has changed the design of the pool blanket with the Elite Triple Solar Cell blanket. The design comprises three bubbles formed into one, providing better insulation with a bigger 'still air zone' and a base that is 60% thicker than previous designs.