April 2014 Safety Product Focus

LOOP-LOCLOOP-LOCwww.babyloc.com(800) 562-5667

BABY-LOC Removable Fencing is the first removable fencing good enough to come from LOOP-LOC, and is a convenient, cost-effective way to help deter toddlers from gaining access to a swimming pool, raised deck or dock. Available in heights of 412 feet or 5 feet, choose from premium fiberglass or aluminum poles. Matching, neutral-colored caps fit snugly into deck sleeves when fence is removed, and BABY-LOC rolls up for fast storage when not in use.

Merlin IndustriesMerlin Industrieswww.merlinindustries.com(800) 289-1836

Exclusively from Merlin Industries is the Smart-Mesh safety cover, the only mesh safety cover to provide 40 micron filtration as well as patented 100 percent shade protection, the company says. The cover is offered in green, tan or blue at no additional charge.

Aquamatic Cover SystemsAquamatic Cover Systemswww.aquamatic.com(800) 262-4044

Since 1980, Aquamatic Cover Systems has provided piece of mind to families around the world with both the Hydramatic hydraulic automatic and EZ-Cover manual safety swimming pool and spa covers, the company says. Both covers are third-party verified (by UL) to exceed ASTM F1346-91 standards for safety and satisfy pool barrier codes throughout the US and Canada.

ParamountParamountwww.1paramount.com(800) 621-5886

Paramount’s SDX High Flow Safety Drain Covers are available for concrete, vinyl and fiberglass pools in eight colors. SDX is approved for use without a sump for ease of installation, the company says. SDX Retro Cover replaces existing or out-of-date covers up to 10 inches in diameter.

The Cover CompanyThe Cover Companywww.coverlon.com(908) 707-1122

The Cover Company provides high-quality safety covers with heavy-duty springs with locking pieces for quick installation. Tough-to-fit water features, including waterfalls, walls and other obstacles, are handled with ease. The Cover Company asks that builders looking for a quote should fax or email a drawing.

Pool Cover SpecialistsPool Cover Specialistswww.poolwatchdog.com(855) POOLCAM

The Pool WatchDog Swimming Pool Safety Cam can help keep an eye on the pool when your customers are not there. The Wi-Fi-enabled camera streams live video to the customer’s smartphone, tablet or PC and sends warning texts or emails to alert of potential danger. The device is weatherproof, sets up in five minutes and has no monthly fees or required DVD.

CoverstarCoverstarwww.coverstar.com(800) 617-7283

Coverstar’s automatic safety covers feature patented heat-sealed webbing, shown in independent testing to be more than twice the strength of typical webbing sewn to a cover, the company says. A new Wi-Fi-enabled touchpad alerts the homeowner by text or email when the cover is used. Coverstar can typically ship custom mesh and solid safety covers in just four days; automatic safety cover systems typically ship in 48 hours.

Pentair Aquatic SystemsPentair Aquatic Systemswww.pentairpool.com(800) 831-7133

IntelliFlo and IntelliPro variable-speed pumps combine variable drive technology, onboard digital intelligence and permanent magnet motors to reduce pump-related energy costs by up to 90 percent, the company says. IntelliFlo and IntelliPro VS+SVRS are the first swimming pool pumps to feature a built-in Safety Vacuum Release System that detects drain blockage and automatically shuts the pump off. Like other IntelliFlo and IntelliPro pumps, they are certified by ENERGY STAR.

InlaysInlayswww.inlaysinc.com(920) 337-4680

Inlays says it offers the most extensive depth and safety product line in the industry, with products for a variety of surfaces for both new construction and renovations, including safety edge and field tile. All products are in stock and available for immediate shipping. Visit the website to see the entire product line.

LOOP-LOCLOOP-LOCwww.looploc.com(800) 562-5667

LOOP-LOC Safety Swimming Pool Covers are the only pool covers strong enough to stand up to just about anything Mother Nature has to offer. No other cover meets such tough quality control standards, and no other manufacturer is more committed to delivering a superior product and exceptional service, the company says. As a thanks for their customers’ loyalty and support over the company’s 36-year history, LOOP-LOC stock green mesh safety covers ship free in 2014.

CoverLogixCoverLogixwww.coverlogix.com(855) 992-6837

The new 9000MX winter safety cover combines strong, self-draining mesh material with heavy-duty suspension springs. Backed by a 20-year warranty, the 9000MX cover also offers practically 100 percent UV protection, meaning water gets through and light does not, inhibiting algae growth to make pool openings easier and cleaner. Available in an exclusive designer pattern, CoverLogix covers are custom made in six days with quotes within one hour.

Pen FabricatorsPen Fabricatorswww.penfab.com(800)-359-5350

Pen Fabricators’ CleanLine safety cover has absolutely no stitching anywhere on the cover and does not use straps across entire length and width of the cover — meaning no more ugly cross straps, the company says. The cover is manufactured with reinforced vinyl materials and weighs less than traditional safety covers. The CleanLine cover is easy to install (freeform pools use 10 to 15 percent fewer springs and anchors), conforms to ASTM safety standards and ships with a cover pump.

Aquatic TechnologyAquatic Technologywww.poolweb.com(800) 446-6416

Life Ring Cabinets by Aquatic Technology are designed so the buoy is easily identifiable. Made from a durable, tough, white plastic, Life Ring Cabinets have an unbreakable clear acrylic door that will provide years of protection for your life ring, the company says. Cabinets can be easily mounted to walls or fences. The cabinets include a 60-foot-long emergency heaving line with foot anchor and are available with 20-, 24- or 30-inch orange U.S.C.G.-approved ring buoys. Cabinets also sold separately.

FabcoteFabcotewww.fabcote.com(800) 815-6083

Fabcote offers a line of powder-coated safety rails for swimming pools and spas. The company’s state-of-the-art, in-house powder coating facility uses an electro-static process that evenly drives the coating material into and around all rail surfaces, producing a durable finish to resist corrosion. Made of high-grade 304 stainless steel, these rails are ideal for increased safety in the pool area, the company says. Both standard and custom rails and ladders are available.


Help your customers safely enjoy their pool or spa by encouraging them to enroll in the “Home Pool Essentials: Maintenance and Safety” course created by the American Red Cross and the National Swimming Pool Foundation. The course, just $19.95, can be taken from any computer, anytime, anywhere. A printable 30-page resource guide is also included.

PoolguardPoolguardwww.poolguard.com(800) 242-7163

Poolguard has manufactured pool alarms, door alarms and gate alarms since 1982. Made in the USA, Poolguard Pool Alarms were tested by and “Top Rated” by Good Housekeeping Magazine. The PGRM-2 comes with an in-house remote receiver (200 foot range) and has a three-year warranty. Poolguard Pool Alarms have been tested and certified by NSF International to the ASTM standard safety specification for residential pool alarms.

Allied InnovationsAllied Innovationswww.alliedinnovations.com(800) 237-9937

The TF-1TD Control from Allied Innovations is an on/off plug-in control with a 20 minute auto shutoff, which prevents the pump from running continuously if it is left on. This 120V, 15AMP, 1 hp with Nema plug and socket has an optional water level ready sensor that ensures the water level is high enough before the pump turns on. The control is compatible with a Len Gordon Genuine air button, sold separately.

SmartPoolSmartPoolwww.smartpool.com(888) 560-7665

SmartPool offers the PoolEye PE23 pool alarm, an advanced immersion alarm that reads surface and subsurface waves to protect against unauthorized pool entry. The PE23 has been designed to conform with ASTM Standard F2208, and can be used for aboveground and inground pools up to 20 feet by 40 feet; an additional alarm may be used for larger pools. The PE23 comes with an in-home remote receiver and a magnetic key for activating and resetting.

PlastimaydPlastimaydwww.plastimayd.com(800) 348-2600

Due to increased demand for steps that are safer, yet blend with the pool liner, Plastimayd is offering nine different printed options and four different solid color options in its Posi-Trac textured pool liner material. Made of 28-mil vinyl, this material is safer and stronger than traditional step material, the company says.

Anchor IndustriesAnchor Industrieswww.anchorinc.com(800) 255-5552

Anchor’s Safety Pool Covers not only keep your pool free of debris, they provide an added layer of security and peace of mind in keeping children and pets from accidentally falling into the pool. Anchor offers a variety of cover styles to meet your needs. Custom designed to fit your unique pool, each cover meets ASTM safety standards.

Inter-FabInter-Fabwww.inter-fab.com(800) 737-5386

Inter-Fab now offers a new line of Salt Pool Safe Thermo-Plastic Coated safety rails that provide an additional layer of protection against corrosion on salt-chlorine generator pools as well as safety for entry and exit of swimming pools. These stainless steel rails are treated with an advanced polymer coating that not only protects rails in harsh environments but also provides an attractive and safe texturized finish to improve grip. Available in white, tan or gray colors and can be applied to any custom rail orders.

Afras IndustriesAfras Industrieswww.afrasinc.com(805) 230-0011

Afras Industries, which manufacturers utility/submersible pumps, pool cover pumps, noise reduction products, check valve products and VGB-compliant drain covers, has introduced a universal high-capacity sump-less drain cover for new construction as well as for retrofitting most rings and sumps. This drain cover has been certified to the latest ASME 112.19.8 standard with a rate of 188 gpm for floor mounted units and 160 gpm for wall mounted units. Color options available.

Blue Square ManufacturingBlue Square Manufacturingwww.bluesquaremfg.com(800) 277-4150

Blue Square is excited to announce a stylish, functional, safe new form of drain technology: the Eclipse Drain. The patented Eclipse Drain virtually disappears into the pool surface with a unique, sleek, circular design, and is VGB compliant. Made in the USA, the Eclipse Drain is available in white or grey colors.

Vacless SystemsVacless Systemswww.vacless.com(877) 822-5377

The Automatic Air Relief Safety Valve AR300 from Vacless Systems is designed to guard against possible serious injuries or even death due to accidental blow-offs of filters. It works by immediately releasing trapped air in a pool filter, the company says. It easily retrofits to existing filters on residential and commercial pools and spas, and installs quickly.

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