joelh, Author at Blithe Sales Co.

Top 10 Pool and Spa Products – 6 through 10

6.ChemLink Adhesives

This line was brand new to us this year and WOW has word spread quickly!

M-1 All purpose adhesive and sealant – multiple uses, should be on EVERY serviceman’s truck. M-1 is great for tile repairs and underwater crack repair of virtually any material found in our industry (though, not suitable for plumbing or tank repairs). With M-1, you can repair cracked skimmer housings without draining the water! Watch it skin over in 15 minutes. It’s also, recommended for underwater expansion joints.

Novalink SL Pool and Spa Deck Joint Sealant – white (28 oz tubes only) and dark gray (2-liter pouches only) were introduced mid year. You don’t need 3 days of good weather to seal deck joints anymore; in fact, a little moisture actually HELPS this product start to cure! 5 colors now available and samples available by request – please ask, you won’t be disappointed. Non-Sag versions of NovaLink are available in numerous colors as well.

In addition to the quality of the product, the customer service is amazing! They have a liberal product exchange after 60 days and an easy opening order with free display rack!
Contact us for more details.

7. Jack’s Magic Super Pacs

New for 2015, were an industry first – Powdered enzymes!Superpacks
Super Pacs available in retail and bulk packaging.  These little packets handle organic loads in a convenient dissolving pouch every 2 weeks – 50 ppm chlorine tolerant and makes your pools POP – it’s noticeable!

Another product we can’t go without listing was the Jack’s Magic Stain ID Kit.  The kit has seen excellent sales thanks to retailers and service companies alike.  You use the kit to figure out what the problem is before spending money on a solution that might not even work!  It’s a no-brainer.

If you would like to learn more about Jack’s Magic, please contact us – we’d be happy to educate you on the benefits of this great product!  We can schedule a training seminar at your store or in the field and/or send you samples upon request.

 

8. Intermatic MultiWave PE653

The MultiWave is a simple, affordable, easy to install pool and spa control system.  Used for automated control of either pool or spa equipment – retro fit or new construction.

For information on specific pool needs, installation guides, wiring diagrams, and more go to Checkfrank.com

9. Jacuzzi Above Ground Pool Light
Introduced in 2015 but, making its US debut in 2016 is the Starbright LED light for AG pools. Competitive pricing in both color Jacuzzi(with remote control) and white (no remote), replaces the return fitting and provide bright (VERY Bright!) lighting for AG pools – both new and retrofit.

Keep an eye out this year:
A new brand identity will be launched in 2016; Jacuzzi by Carvin will usher in a new era for Carvin Pool Products.

They have more aggressive pricing on above ground equipment packages which are stronger than the big boys and they’re NOT ALL OVER THE INTERNET!

10. Little Giant LCT Motor Trash Pumps
This year (2015), Little Giant introduced LCT motors on the popular, low priced Red Lion Engine Drive Semi-trash and Full Trash pumps. LCT motors have a 2-year warranty and a nationwide service center network for warranty.

These pumps have created quite a stir of interest in the industry!

Top 10 Pool & Spa Products of 2015 – Numbers 1 through 5

As 2015 comes to an end, we’ve decided to re-visit our manufacturer’s hottest products of the year. These products have been well received by pool dealers and service companies alike. Without further ado, we present the hottest pool and spa products of 2015!

1. Merlin SmartMesh
Merlin SmartMesh has benefits of both a solid and mesh safety cover. Solid covers let no light through which prevents algae growth while mesh covers are much lighter than solid covers making it much easier to install and remove.The%2BLiner%2BSpecialists%2BMerlin%2BSafety%2BCover

SmartMesh has a tight weave which will allow water and melting snow through while at the same time, blocking 99% of sunlight. The SmartMesh cover filters out smaller debris than some pool filters (40 microns vs. 20-30 microns respectively)! SmartMesh features the highest burst strength, tear strength and abrasion resistance.

Bonus: It’s backed by a 15-year limited warranty.

SmartMesh is a cover we REALLY, REALLY LOVE, and so do you! Thanks for making this our #1 cover, we’re glad you did!

FYI: Green was the number one selling color.

2. Merlin Vinyl Liners
Merlin pool liners are custom-designed for your pool to provide the best possible fit and durability. liner
Each liner is CAD-designed and custom manufactured to accommodate steps, angles, objects and unique configurations.

Merlin even has your seam covered. Our Silk Seam process creates a flat seam that’s easy on your feet and less likely to catch sediment and debris.

The most ordered liner patterns of 2015 were North Beach and Cambridge Tile!

3. CMP Brilliant Wonders Waterfall

These are beautifully lighted, out of water accents at night and waterfalls during the day.  They come complete with rock trap and are front end serviceable (easy access)! They are available in four colors up to 8’ long! They’re hard not to love…

PS: New for 2016 is its stand alone capability or having the ability to sync with major manufacturers LED products by using new Smart Sync!  Sync up with Hayward, Pentair or Jandy control systems!  Read more about Smart Sync Here.

4.  Jet Array Inline
A new type of in-spa jetting.  Now, with JetArray Inline you add more jets with less pump and no noisy blower.  It is FULLY functional at depths to 6’ and can be used on the floor and can be combined for huge WOW factor!

5.  Grand Effects Fire Pits – Tuscano Water Bowl and Escala Fire Pit
Grand Effects has built a strong brand name within the pool and spa industry and they continue to deliver well engineered, beautiful features for commercial and residential properties.  This year we had HUGE sales in the Tuscano fire water bowls and Escala fire pits.
Download the full Grand Effects catalog here.