A New Year with The Outdoor Plus
Blithe Sales Joins Aspen Spas!
Blithe Sales is now representing Aspen Spas. Aspen Spas has a HIGHLY customizable line of 220 and 110 volt spas. American-made in St. Louis with great lead times.
Check out their options and solutions page here! You’ll have plenty to offer your customers.
Blithe Sales Donates Children’s Books
Earlier today, Blithe Sales donated a heap of books to the Maryland Book Bank. The Maryland Book Bank is a non-profit organization which aims to cultivate literacy in children from lower income families. They donate over 150,000 books each year to children, schools, teachers, and other organizations.
CMP West Coast Distribution Center Has Moved
CMP is growing and with that growth comes positive change. We are pleased to announce the opening of a new CMP West Coast Distribution Center in place of the existing 3PL distribution location. The new facility is corporate-owned, which will give CMP complete control of west coast inventory and shipping operations.
This benefits you in many ways including improved reliability and supply. The new facility will be managed and operated by experienced CMP staff. We feel this will provide the best transition possible and ensure product quality is maintained. Overall, the change will allow CMP to better serve customers and get them the products they need.
The new location is ideal for serving our west coast customers’ needs today and into the future. CMP will be relocating all west coast inventory to the new permanent location in Perris, California. We will begin moving pool product inventory to the new facility on April 23, 2018, with the process taking about three weeks.
CMP’s Latest Acquisition – SGS Chlorinators
CMP has announced the acquisition of Saline Generating Systems, LLC (“SGS”). This expands CMP’s offerings into another innovative line of water sanitizer products. Along with this, their August 2017 acquisition of DEL Ozone products shows a top priority for CMP is to provide systems and solutions for advanced water quality.
The SGS brand will bring high performance salt generator systems with consumer friendly designs for simple operations to CMP partners and customers.
We can look forward to and count on our modern pools incorporating CMP products.
Blithe Sales Joins TOP Fire by The Outdoor Plus
We’re very excited about our opportunity with TOP Fire! TOP Fire is a manufacturer of fire and water features. Their complete product line, including their bowls, are made in California.
They offer competitive lead times and an exciting patent pending Bullet Burner. This technology brings you a 30% higher flame and uses 30% less gas!
Visit TOP Fire here to learn more. Contact us with any questions.
Download the catalogs: Bullet Burner | Finished Goods | Burners and Components
Simplify Your Installations With These NEW Products From Intermatic!
LaMotte Dealer Locator
LaMotte Company has put together a new dealer locator which you can sign up for in just a few minutes. Often, the company is contacted by homeowners who wish to locate LaMotte product and find a place to have their water tested by a professional. For that reason, this locator was designed. If you sell LaMotte products in your store you are eligible for the free locator which will help homeowners find you and increase sales!
If you’re not a current Insta-Strip user, please call us today!
Click the button below to join the FREE dealer locator.
2017 Holiday Turkey Drop Off
Blithe Sales has their own Turkey Drop-Off program in which they use to help the individuals and families unable to provide food for the holidays.
Each year, we donate a number of turkeys and holiday trimmings to various programs, shelters, and out reach centers.
Blithe Sales has partnered with Earth Science Labs, parent company of Pristine Blue and Algae Shield.
The dealer direct product, Pristine Blue is a complete pool care chemical system that will keep your pool clean and clear from Start-up through Winterization.
Algae Shield is a distributed product which contains a special formula of copper that effectively kills and prevents algae.
Grand Effects was acquired by Zodiac earlier this month. Blithe Sales has represented the high end manufacturer of fire and water features since 2008. It has provided our customers with a customizable, elegant, pool-control compatible product that their clients can use pool side or as a stand alone show stopper.
Grand Effects will not have their own booth at the 2018 Pool and Spa Show in Atlantic City, NJ; they will however, be part of the Zodiac booth.
Get Zodiac and Grand Effects’ perspective of the acquisition in Aqua’s article here.
CMP is expanding their product line by acquiring Del Ozone. Del Ozone is a popular brand of UV and ozone sanitation systems in the pool and spa industry.
CMP aims to offer innovative solutions with a safe, energy efficient water sanitation solution through more channels, so the customer can have better access to them all the while.
Through this acquisition, Blithe Sales is now representing Del Ozone. Contact your Blithe Sales rep for more information on Ozone sanitation.
Our Marketing Coordinator Joins Penn-Jersey Pool & Spa Association Board of Directors
We are pleased to announce our marketing coordinator, Sarah (Sheckells) Garrahan, has joined the Board of Directors of the Penn-Jersey Pool & Spa Assoc. Sarah has been with Blithe Sales for nearly five years. Prior to working with us, she graduated from Towson University with a double major in Marketing and e-Business. Sarah is eager to get more involved in the industry and is very much looking forward to working with the rest of the board.
While American consumers plan to gift the hottest electronics and games this holiday season, and also expand their connected networks year-round – it is that much more critical to prioritize home surge protection.
Analysts approximate U.S. consumers spend billions a year on smart home appliances, but allow them to operate unprotected from surge.
About 60-80% of power surges happen from inside the home (usually from major appliances and systems that cycle on and off – i.e. air conditioners, refrigerators, and clothes dryers), states the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Surge Protection Institute.
WaterLink SpinTouch is a high-tech, portable water analysis machine. Your service techs will be able to use this spin lab in the field or use in-store. When using SpinTouch in the field, techs can use DataMate Web (cloud hosted software) on a smart device to access water parameter readings; the SpinTouch sends readings to smart device by using bluetooth technology for the fastest, most accurate results.
Similar to DataMate 10 (hard installed) and WaterLink Spin (rooted in-store), the tech will be given the required solutions and quantities needed to balance the water – while still on site!
1. Contact your Blithe Representative to activate Merlin Magix Mobile A-B.
If you currently have a Merlin secure login, visit www.merlinindustries.com/mobileab from your smart phone or tablet and start using Merlin Magix Mobile A-B today!
2. Enter your A-B Measurements and plot your pool while still on site.
3. Install your Merlin product with ease; It’s a perfect t!
Multi-Platform functionality (iOS and Android)
Easy-to-use custom keypad
Web- based application; always updated Pinch and zoom image of pool plot
Checks cross dimensions; labels obstacles
Email measurements directly from the job
Share jobs among multiple eld techs
Interfaces with Merlin’s online quoting system
Blithe Sales has been appointed to service pool and spa accounts in the northeast.
LaMotte is a popular choice throughout the industry, including products like: test strips, spin labs, test kits & reagents, and their widely used DataMate software.
We are delighted to have added LaMotte to our manufacturer mix. LaMotte has a strong product offering which is bringing the future to the pool and spa industry. With more and more web based technology in every aspect of our lives. LaMotte is an industry leader, bringing water testing to it’s highest level of efficiency and accuracy to date.