In The News: April 1, 2010

LMS, POOLCORP Announce Distribution Arrangement of Coleman Spas

LMS, POOLCORP Announce Distribution Arrangement of Coleman SpasLMS, Inc., and POOLCORP have finalized a strategic distribution arrangement of Coleman Spas. Under the agreement, POOLCORP subsidiaries SCP Distributors LLC and Superior Pool Products LLC are now wholesale distributors of Coleman Spas hot tubs to specialty pool and spa dealers.

"Our distribution arrangement is a win-win for the industry," said Casey Loyd, LMS president. "This arrangement gives specialty spa dealers across the country access to the trusted and internationally recognized Coleman brand - known for its innovation in smart outdoor living products, with an all new, top-of-the-line collection of quality, stylish and affordable hot tubs."

According to Donna Williams, Senior Director of Product Management for POOLCORP, "The innovative designs, variety of features and state-of-the-art engineering give us great confidence in bringing the Coleman Spas collection to our dealer network. Coleman Spas will be a tremendous addition to the line up of products that we currently offer."

Coleman Spas are manufactured in Pomona, Calif., at LMS' state-of-the-art 1 million-square-foot headquarters. Coleman Spas are produced to order and shipped within a record-breaking five days of order confirmation - the fastest manufacturing turnaround time in the industry. According to Loyd, this exceptional manufacturing to shipment lifecycle is driven by the company's goal to ensure that customers are able to experience the soothing comfort and pleasure of their new spas without delay. "You can literally order your spa today and enjoy it with family and friends for the next weekend get together," said Loyd.

LMS, Inc. and POOLCORP will co-host a special "First-Look Open House" on Tuesday, April 20th for interested dealers to preview the all-new Coleman Spas collection. This exclusive preview gives dealers an opportunity to experience and learn first-hand the unique features and selling points of this exciting collection.

Pristiva Launches "Perfect Pool Guarantee"

Pristiva LaunchesAt a time when consumer confidence needs a little boost, Pristiva Inc., a subsidiary of Compass Minerals, has launched the Perfect Pool Guarantee. The guarantee program protects salt-water pools maintained with the Pristiva Advanced System for Salt Water Pool Care against cloudy water, staining and scaling below the water line and algae growth. Dealers and pool owners who experience any of these problems while following the terms of the guarantee program will receive up to $100 retail value of select treatment products to solve the problem.

"Pristiva Primer and Activator - the most advanced products available for the startup and maintenance of salt-water pools - are now backed by the most comprehensive guarantee in the industry," says Bob Harper, Pristiva's general manager. "Dealers can feel confident that when Pristiva is used as directed and coupled with regular pool water maintenance and testing, we will stand behind our products to deliver the perfect salt-water pool for their customers."

Dealers who participate in the guarantee program will receive a variety of marketing materials from Pristiva, including in-store aids, merchandising materials, and advertising, as well as online training materials to use with their staff.

For more information or to participate in the guarantee program, contact Mike Ross, Pristiva's national sales manager, at (913) 827-7156 or [email protected].

Industry Happenings

Industry HappeningsCardinal Systems is pleased to announce that Joanne Reddington, human resources manager, was honored as the recipient of the HR Professional of the Year award by the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association.

The National Swimming Pool Foundation is suing three Nebraska health departments for copyright infringement for the use of materials from the NSPF Certified Pool/Spa Operator Handbook (published from 1983 to 2007).

"It is unfortunate that we are forced to file suit to recover damages against agencies and individuals in a profession we have worked so hard to help," commented Thomas M. Lachocki, CEO. "Any damages received by NSPF beyond our attorney fees will be directed to our grant budget to fund projects to protect citizens."

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