Hayward Industries has been acquired by an investment partnership led by CCMP Capital Advisors and MSD Partners and including Alberta Investment Management Corporation. The transaction is expected to close in Q3 2017.
International Quadratics has added a range of single-speed pumps to its portfolio of equipment. The Theraflo S-Series pumps have good flow rates, plenty of basket space for debris and easy-to-use clamp-down lids. The series is available in 0.75, 1, 1.25, 1.5 and 2 hp models.
Hayward Australia and Cooke Industries have raised more than $20,000 for Australian charity Soldier On after the companies' managing directors completed the Kokoda Trail back to back to raise awareness and funds for ex-service men and women.
More than 150 delegates representing 70+ Zodiac Titanium businesses attended Zodiac Australia's seventh annual Titanium Conference, which was held this year at the InterContinental Resort in Fiji.
The development of automation has important implications for the pool and spa industry. Let's take a look at the benefits that remote pool management systems can bring to a builder's or technician's business, and to their clients.
Electrochemicals manufacturer Electrolube was recently approached by a company in Australia for assistance with a particularly unusual application: the customer needed protection for an underwater LED lighting unit.
A family-owned pool shop in Canterbury, NSW, has won the Specialised Retail Business Award at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. Andy & Sons, a family business from the Sydney suburb of Canterbury, beat 12 other finalists in the category to take home the award.
The Viron Connect LITE range is an entry-level and expandable integrated pool automation system that can be easily upgraded to include a full-colour touch-screen controller. The AstralPool internet gateway can then be easily added to enable full control from the ConnectMyPool app.
Hayward Pool Products Australia has recently appointed two new district sales managers — one for Western Australia and one for Victoria. Both are new to the pool and spa industry, which Shawn Scurrah, Hayward's national sales manager, said will bring fresh enthusiasm and ideas to the team at a time of exciting growth opportunities.
The ELAN Entertainment & Control System, from Core Brands, integrates pool and spa features including climate, lighting, irrigation, filters, security and more, all of which can be controlled with the ELAN app through a simple interface on any device.
Pentair NSW Sales Manager Harry van Veen has retired after 23 years with the company. Adrian Plebani (formerly with Zodiac) has been recruited to fill the position.