The Great Outdoors: 2022 Outdoor Living Product Focus | AQUA Magazine

The Great Outdoors: 2022 Outdoor Living Product Focus

It’s summertime once again: the season of the backyard. There are endless opportunities to get creative and help your customers make the most of their little slice of nature — from furniture, equipment and lighting to water features, decor and grills. Inspire the outdoor oasis of their dreams with this new range of products and accessories.

 

 


 

 

Hayward Industries
Hayward LED water features and lighting offer a stunning new way to customize the look of any new build or renovation. Designed for simple installation and effortless connection, Hayward LED WaterBowls and LED Sheers are built to synchronize with other Hayward water features and LED lighting — unlocking 10 colors, seven light shows, and more via OmniDirect Mode when paired with Omni automation (sold separately). With a range of available sizes, shapes and finishes, the collection provides maximum impact at a minimal investment.
hayward.com | (908) 355-7995

 

 


 

 

Tara Pool & Outdoor Products
Shade Escapes by Tara can transform any backyard into an ideal space for gathering with family and friends. Available in a range of popular colors, the company’s custom or ready-made sun shades help beautify and enhance outdoor living spaces. Shade Escapes can reduce temperatures by up to 25 degrees Fahrenheit and provide up to 95% UVR block, the company says. Made from 340 GSM HDPE fabric, these strong, durable sun shades are ideal for patios, play structures, pools and more.
tarapools.com | (866) 725-8272

 

 


 

 

Pentair
Smart pool heaters like the Pentair MasterTemp High Performance Pool and Spa Heater allow customers to enjoy their pools even as the sun goes down and temperatures dip. Pool owners can pair their MasterTemp heater to an automation system like the Pentair Home app for easy pool control and with smart features, like the optional bypass valve control, the heater can automatically limit water flow when it isn’t firing, saving energy costs every year.
pentair.com | (800) 831-7133

 

 


 

 

Grand Effects
The next generation of waterfalls from Grand Effects offers more versatility, allowing designs to enter new dimensions even in small spaces — no walls or rocks needed. Freestanding waterfalls add the excitement of a rushing waterfall to any pool, making it possible to create the backyard pool of any customer’s dreams, the company says. These sculptural, stainless steel structures are easily installed right on the deck to enhance the pool experience with the soothing sound of rushing water.
grandeffects.com | (949) 697-5270

 

 


 

 

LOOP-LOC Backyard Accents
LOOP-LOC’s elegant Backyard Accents were conceived to bring an extraordinary resort feel right into the backyard. From float covers to custom outdoor pillow covers, beach totes and plush, oversized, ultra-absorbent beach towels, the company’s team of designers crafted these exclusive products to match some of the beautiful LOOP-LOC liner designs.
backyardaccents.com | (800) 562-5667

 

 


 

 

Homestead Structures
The Belmar pavilion creates a charming and convenient poolside entertainment space for any client’s backyard design. With an added back wall for privacy, this pavilion can be customized in different sizes with different features, including a wet bar, outdoor kitchen or fireplace. Choose from an a-frame or hip roofline, and with vinyl or wood accents for a custom design to match a backyard oasis.
homesteadstructures.com | (877) 272-7252

 

 


 

 

Cardinal Systems
The new Spa Electrics Retro R10, carried exclusively by Cardinal, is a universal, 10-inch vinyl replacement pool light designed to ‘retro-fit’ 10-inch niches. Designed with installers in mind, this light offers two simple installation options to adapt to existing light fixtures and advanced cooling features. Available in white and gray colors with adapter plates to protect vinyl liners, this product was engineered for a safe and more efficient lifetime in pools.
cardinalsystemsinc.com | (800) 723-1011

 

 


 

 

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
Kalamazoo’s Hybrid Fire Grill offers the ability to cook with any combination of gas, wood and charcoal. Featuring powerful Dragon Burners and heat circulation, the Hybrid reaches a wide temperature range from 250 to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing users to sear, smoke, roast, bake and more. New for 2022, Kalamazoo became the first North American grill manufacturer to introduce safety gas control valves across its product line, the company says. This means gas won’t flow if the burners aren’t lit. And when they are, the electronic bezels glow orange, allowing users to check which burners are on at a glance.
kalamazoogourmet.com | (866) 790-8516

 

 


 

 

SGM
The Diamond Brite Jewels finish series was created with the homeowner in mind, and was designed with a patent-pending, high-performing proprietary formula. Highly UV stable and durable, the six high-quality Diamond Brite Jewels colors have an unparalleled fade resistance, which keeps the pool color as vibrant as when it was installed, the company says. Choose a pool/water color between Alabaster (light blue water), Blue Topaz (medium blue water), Moonstone (gray water), Obsidian (black water), Paraiba (teal/green water), or Tanzanite (dark blue water).
sgm.cc | (800) 641-9247

 

 


 

 

Tuff Coat
Don’t let slick surfaces ruin the day. Tuff Coat is an attractive, easy-to-use, water-based and rubberized non-skid coating that provides optimal traction for pool decks, splash pads and locker rooms. Tuff Coat is not only comfortable on bare feet, but won’t snag bathing suits, clothing, or towels, the company says. Along with being chemical and UV resistant, Tuff Coat cleans up with soap and water, and can be used on concrete, metal, wood, fiberglass and painted surfaces.
tuffcoat.net | (877) 252-9457

 

 


 

 

Tenjam
The ultra-comfortable, in-pool Shayz lounger features dual armrests and a backrest angle perfect for socializing, reading, and sipping a beverage. Shayz has superior ergonomics and is comfortable for everyone in the family, from kids to tall adults, the company says. The patent-pending riser design allows the user to snap in optional risers that accommodate a wide range of water depths and comfortable seating heights.
tenjam.com | (855) 4-TENJAM

 

 


 

 

Atlantic-Oase
Atlantic’s new Aura Vases complement any landscape, hardscape or poolscape with the timeless beauty of brass. In three sizes and two styles, the hand-hammered solid brass vases feature an acid-washed patina unique to each. Standpipes at the top of both overflowing and spillway styles create a bubbling fountain effect and stabilize optional Atlantic Ring Lights for an illuminated torch effect after dark, the company says. Aura vases are designed to install on Atlantic Fountain Basins or Eco-Rise Systems.
atlantic-oase.com | (330) 274-8317

 

 


 

 

Rico Rock
Rico Rock’s new Quarry Blocks are a new line of cast-concrete waterfall kits designed specifically to meet the demand for contemporary styled waterfall features on pools. The new QB Series Quarry Blocks are made of the same proven, high-tech concrete mix used on the thousands of rock waterfall kits produced by Rico Rock. These dense, attractive concrete rock components create predictable finished waterfalls for customers while allowing builders to control their time and costs, the company says. Made in the U.S.
ricorock.com | (888) 717-3100

 

 


 

 

Ledge Loungers
The Mainstay Bar Credenza has vented panels to reduce trapped moisture in the interior storage space, which features fixed shelves, electrical outlets, USB ports and room for a small refrigerator. This product can accommodate 50-inch to 55-inch televisions with its built-in mount. Constructed with high-density resin, the Mainstay Bar Credenza is available in a variety of fade-resistant colors, including wood grain options.
ledgeloungers.com | (888) 749-5336

 

 


 

 

Outdoor Greatroom Company
This gas fire pit bowl features a unique, Supercast Concrete design available in natural grey, white and midnight mist. The product’s sleek edge blends well with poolside landscaping, the company says. Enjoy the dancing flames of the 28-inch round Crystal Fire Plus burner insert with burner plate — UL Listed. Made in the U.S., it includes clear tempered fire glass gems. Other accessories sold separately.
outdoorrooms.com | (866) 303-4028

 

 


 

 

Fountain People
Fountain People now offers the ‘Mediterranean Scupper’ for use in pools and water features. This product imitates ancient fountains using a traditional dark bronze finish with verde-green highlights to accent detailed decorative etching on the surface. The clean, simple design complements both traditional and modern pool and fountain designs. Measures 5 3/8 inches in diameter with a 5 1/4-inch projection and supplied with a 1 1/2-inch FPT connection.
fountainpeople.com | (512) 393-5263

 

 


 

 

Water Tech Corp
Water Tech offers the Pool Blaster Pool Pouch, a durable, lightweight and practical product to store a vast number of pool toys and accessories. This product conveniently organizes all pool toys and inflatables, so they no longer clutter the backyard. The Pool Pouch can hang on the side of aboveground pools, walls, fences and gates, with convenient handles and easy-access side pockets. Dimensions: 60 inches wide, 30 inches high and 12 inches deep.
watertechcorp.com | (800) 298-8800

 

 


 

 

JED Pool Tools
This wall-mounted pool fountain features a flower petal design with two spray tiers. For both aboveground and inground pools, it offers fully adjustable fountain spray height and direction. This product is easy to install and creates arcs of water with peaceful poolside sounds. Made in the U.S., this fountain hooks directly into the pool return and fits 1 3/4-inch threaded return fittings.
jedpooltools.com | (570) 344-4137

 

 


 

 

Covana
The Covana LEGEND helps make swim spas more accessible and easy to use: The cover can be retracted with the turn of a key. The Covana OASIS is a four-season, automated gazebo. The Covana OASIS offers peace of mind, privacy and a calm atmosphere for an upscale experience. Its refined design gives the Covana EVOLUTION a sleek and streamlined look, while its adjustable size offers the greatest range of possibilities to fit larger hot tubs.
covana.com | (877) 278-8010

 

 


 

 

Deckorators
Deckorators has released the latest version of the Deckorators Deck Designer — a web-based and easy-to-use deck design program. This program makes it easier than ever to take decks beyond the ordinary with 3D-renderings that allow customization and product styling. Design capabilities include picture framing, board angles, shapes and multi-level options. Users can even pull a full report of each design, including a complete job materials list.
deckorators.com | (800) 556-8449

 

 

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