Posts Tagged: pool

New Salt Chlorinator for Residential, In-ground Pools up to 125K Gallons

Pool owners with larger pools, pools over 40,000 gallons, historically had a dilemma if they wanted salt chlorination on their pools.  Historically…they had to double up their Salt Cells to accommodate chlorinating their pools.  This is an added expense from an equipment and installation standpoint. Well that’s all changed!  Hayward recently introduced Saline C 6.0 – a Single Vessel Salt Chlorine Generator that can accommodate larger pools beautifully.  In fact, it can chlorinate residential pools up to 125,000 gallons.  That would be a very large pool with some very high-chlorine production needs! Saline C 6.0 was originally introduced to the commercial pool market – so you know it’s rugged-enough for these large volume applications.  Here is how Saline C’s features shake out. Saline C 6.0 Salt Chlorination Feature Set: For in-ground pools up to 125,000 gallons Single vessel and power supply eliminates the need for daisy chaining multiple cells Clear vessel makes it easier to inspect Reduces sanitizing costs by 40% to 60% vs. traditional chemical chlorine Reverse polarity self-cleaning technology Plug N’ Play chemical automation Simple, low cost installation vs. multiple cell alternatives NSF-Certified to produce up to 6 lbs of chlorine per day

Keep Chlorine and pH Fighting For You, Not Against You

Who knew chlorine and pH are so important when it comes to sanitizing pool water and killing germs?  We do and so do the experts at the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Chlorine and pH can both pack a punch; just make sure they’re fighting for you, not against you.  Here’s how to get and keep them in your corner. Protecting swimmers from recreational water illnesses (RWIs) is the reason you need to regularly check both chlorine and pH levels.  Chlorine and pH are the first line of defense against germs that can make swimmers sick.  Consistent, proper chlorine level is vital to clean healthy pool water.  But for all your germ-killing efforts, we know that there are things and circumstances that can throw your chlorine levels off.  Sunlight, dirt and debris, and all the things that swimmers, – never mind the family dog – bring to the water, – like detergents, shampoo and sunblock – can diminish the effectiveness of chlorine. Test water often Treat water as needed keeping chlorine between 1.0 – 3.0 ppm and pH between 7.2 – 7.8 Keep your water consistently balanced, reducing unhealthy chemical highs and lows 2 reasons why is pH important? The germ-killing power of chlorine varies with pH level.  As pH goes up, the ability of chlorine to kill germs goes down A swimmer’s body has a pH between 7.2 and 7.8, so if the pool water isn’t kept in this range then swimmers will start to feel irritation of their eyes and skin.  Keeping the pH in this range will balance chlorine’s germ-killing power while minimizing skin and eye irritation. Source: CDC

Beach Entry Pools and Automatic Pool Cleaners

Incorporating an automatic pool cleaner into your cleaning regiment can be a real time saver.  But, there are some things you need to consider when making your selection – namely choosing the right automatic pool cleaner for pools with beach entries. Beach entries are a gorgeous addition to pools.  They add a more tropical ambiance to pools and are great for younger swimmers. When choosing an automatic pool cleaner for pools with beach entries, it’s important to select a cleaner that is designed specifically for these applications. You see…pool cleaners need to be in the water to work.  If they run dry or out of the water, the motor can burn out.  So it’s important to select the right pool cleaner, one that has a sensor and redirects its path, when it goes out of the water.  So protect your investment by selecting the right pool cleaner for the job. Automatic Pool Cleaners Designed for Beach Entries:  SharkVAC XL by Hayward is specifically designed for pools with beach entries and has many other great features such as 94% energy efficiency over pressure cleaners.  Plus, it scrubs pool floors AND walls! Check out Hayward Rebates.

New 150’ models for Universal ColorLogic® and CrystaLogic™ LED Light Lines

Hayward responded to a common pool owner challenge by offering lighting cables in extended lengths for its Universal ColorLogic and Universal CrystaLogic LED light lines.  The new models are now available in 150’ lengths to accommodate those pools and spas that are at a greater distance from their respective pool pads. We received feedback from customers that Universal ColorLogic and CrystaLogic are great, but some pool and spa configurations require longer cables.  We pride ourselves in being responsive to these unique applications, so we are bringing a longer lighting cable to this family. Hayward introduced Universal ColorLogic LED lighting, the first color-changing, LED lights that are designed to brilliantly illuminate nearly any existing pool and spa with breath-taking color, in May 2012.  Universal CrystaLogic white LED lighting, which was also introduced last year, was recently expanded to include a 500 watt light.  Both light lines are considered to be a breakthrough as the industry’s first color and white LED pool and spa lights to be UL-Listed for safe installation in virtually any niche. Universal ColorLogic key features: – 100% brighter than any color LED light (based on measured test data at time of release) – Illuminates most pools in vibrant color with a single light – Breathtaking 10 fixed colors and 7 color-changing shows – Simple light switch control or remote control with ProLogic automation – J-Box and Wall Mount Pool Lighting Transformer for easy high-to-low-voltage conversion Universal CrystaLogic key features: – Brightest 100W equivalent Spa, and 300W and 500W equivalent pool lights on the market – Energy and maintenance savings can deliver a payback in less than 2 years Features that apply to both: – Only LED pool and spa lights UL listed to be installed in nearly any pool or spa niche – 12V, 2-wire, all-plastic design with unbreakable lens eliminates the requirement for either a bond or ground wire – Use up to 86% less energy than incandescent lights – Last 10 X longer than a standard light – no need for service – Can be installed in as little as 4” below the waterline and upward facing without rock guard – Thin Niche provides incredible installation savings for new construction – 300 watt transformer available for Universal CrystaLogic and multi-light installations – 30, 50,100 and now 150 foot cable models available – Ships with smooth white and silver luster starburst trim rings.  Additional rings are available in black, blue, beige, gray and white starburst

New 150’ models for Universal ColorLogic® and CrystaLogic™ LED Light Lines

Hayward responded to a common pool owner challenge by offering lighting cables in extended lengths for its Universal ColorLogic and Universal CrystaLogic LED light lines.  The new models are now available in 150’ lengths to accommodate those pools and spas that are at a greater distance from their respective pool pads. We received feedback from the field that Universal ColorLogic and CrystaLogic are great, but some pool and spa configurations require longer cables.  We pride ourselves in being responsive to these unique applications, so we are bringing a longer lighting cable to this family. Hayward introduced Universal ColorLogic LED lighting, the first color-changing, LED lights that are designed to brilliantly illuminate nearly any existing pool and spa with breath-taking color, in May 2012.  Universal CrystaLogic white LED lighting, which was also introduced last year was recently expanded to include a 500 watt light.  Both light lines are considered to be a breakthrough as the industry’s first color and white LED pool and spa lights to be UL Listed for safe installation in virtually any niche. Universal ColorLogic key features: – 100% brighter than any color LED light (based on measured test data at time of release) – Illuminates most pools in vibrant color with a single light – Breathtaking 10 fixed colors and 7 color-changing shows – Simple light switch control or remote control with ProLogic automation – J-Box and Wall Mount Pool Lighting Transformer for easy high-to-low-voltage conversion Universal CrystaLogic key features: – Brightest 100W equivalent Spa, and 300W and 500W equivalent pool lights on the market – Energy and maintenance savings can deliver a payback in less than 2 years Features that apply to both: – Only LED pool and spa lights UL listed to be installed in nearly any pool or spa niche – 12V, 2-wire, all-plastic design with unbreakable lens eliminates the requirement for either a bond or ground wire – Use up to 86% less energy than incandescent lights – Last 10 X longer than a standard light – no need for service – Can be installed in as little as 4” below the waterline and upward facing without rock guard – Thin Niche provides incredible installation savings for new construction – 300 watt transformer available for Universal CrystaLogic and multi-light installations – 30, 50,100 and now 150 foot cable models available – Ships with smooth white and silver luster starburst trim rings.  Additional rings are available in black, blue, beige, gray and white starburst

A Little R&R This August

There’s a recurring theme in August and it’s all about R&R…rest and relaxation.  In August alone, we celebrate Lazy Day, Relaxation Day, as well as Work like a Dog Day (which we’re not fond of) and even Senior Citizens Day! How do we celebrate all of these holidays, while catching some rays?  We can get more free time by automating pools, spas and other backyard functions.  Let your pool work like a dog, not you, so you can get some much needed R&R PoolSide.  And you won’t have to be concerned about it taking a toll on the environment, as automation can save up to 90% of a pool’s energy costs. Top 20+ List of what you can control with Automation Pool and Spa Equipment: Pumps, Filters Heaters, Heat Pumps and Solar Heating Automatic Pool Cleaners Salt Chlorinators, Chemical Automation and UV Systems Spa Jets and Spa Blowers Valve Actuators LED and Incandescent pool and spa lighting Backyard Features Landscape, Outdoor House Lighting Music and TV Water and Fire Features Misters and Foggers Sprinklers Automatic Pool Covers Pond Pumps Pretty cool right?  Basically, anything in your backyard that can be turned on and off can be controlled by automation. So be good to yourself, your pool and the environment.  Consider automating your pool so you can sit back and relax. Automation Automating Cleaning Automating Chlorination Automating Chemistry Hayward Rebates