rssFeed([{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Announces Executive Changes","Summary":"Bruce Brooks appointed as head of Zodiac Global Pool Care division.","Body":"\u003cp align=\"center\"\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC. ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE CHANGES\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cem\u003eBruce Brooks appointed as head of Zodiac Global Pool Care division.\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – Jan. 9, 2012\u003c/strong\u003e – Zodiac® Pool Systems, Inc. (Zodiac) has announced several promotions in executive management following the appointment of Bruce Brooks as CEO of Zodiac’s Global Pool Care division in June of 2011. Zodiac Pool Systems’ current COO, Anthony Prudhomme, adds the responsibility of chief financial officer-Global Pool Care, and Troy Franzen becomes managing director-Americas, now reporting into Brooks. \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eBruce Brooks brings significant international leadership experience in both business-to-business and consumer products to the company, having been previously with Black & Decker Corporation for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Zodiac, Brooks was group vice president for the Consumer Products Group; president, Construction Tools; and vice president, Consumer Power Tools, all at Black & Decker. He has expertise in growing existing business as well as expanding into new markets, and is recognized for his strategic thinking and ability to implement processes and systems that successfully achieve short and long-term business objectives. Brooks will lead the global pool care group from the company’s American headquarters in Vista, San Diego County, Calif.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eTony Prudhomme, a veteran of the company, will continue in his role as chief operations officer for Zodiac Pool Systems and will add the role of chief financial officer for Global Pool Care, leveraging his expertise in both operations and finance. Prudhomme led the US-based pool systems group for the 14 months prior to Brooks joining the company, and has been instrumental in consolidating its North American operations in one location in Vista. He came to Zodiac from Water Pik Technologies, Inc., for which he served as chief financial officer. Jandy Pool Products, Inc. was a division of Water-Pik when it was acquired by the Carlyle Group in April 2006 and became part of Zodiac. \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eTroy Franzen is well-prepared for his promotion to managing director-Americas, reporting directly to Bruce Brooks. He joined Zodiac Pool Systems as vice president of business development in early 2010 and has served as executive vice president of sales and marketing, Americas for the past 15 months; he has overseen strategic planning and execution for the U.S., Canadian and Latin American markets. He additionally oversees Zodiac’s Cover Pools business out of Salt Lake City, UT. He has more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and general management. Prior to joining Zodiac, Franzen served as vice president of retail sales for the Hardware and Home Improvement division of Black & Decker and previously, as vice president and general manager of Black & Decker’s Outdoor Products division. \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAccording to CEO Bruce Brooks, the company is poised for growth with this management team. \u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003e\"With this experienced and stable management team, we have great prospects for long-term growth,\" said Brooks. We have invested more than $10 million in our infrastructure and operations consolidation to streamline management systems and gain process efficiencies, and now we are ready to bring out innovative new products for the 2012 pool season. I think both consumers and pool professionals will be eager to see and use the energy efficient and exciting offerings we have planned.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy®, Baracuda®, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 1 (800) 822-7933.\n\u003cp align=\"center\"\u003e###\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eZODIAC® is a registered trademark of Zodiac International, S.A.S.U., used under license. \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\n","DateField":"01/09/2012","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2012/Zodiac-Pool-Systems-Inc-Announces-Executive-Changes.aspx"},{"Title":"Enhanced Customer Support and Operational Capabilities","Summary":"Enhanced customer support and operational capabilities.","Body":"\u003cp align=\"center\"ZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC. ANNOUNCES $10 MILLION INVESTMENT IN OPERATIONS\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cem\u003eEnhanced customer support and operational capabilities\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVISTA, Calif. (January 11, 2011)\u003c/strong\u003e – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. announced today that it has launched an aggressive $10 million plan of investment to enhance its customer support and operational capabilities in North America. This multi-faceted plan was based on the needs and input of customers in all channels and supports Zodiac’s strategic direction as a customer-focused, innovative provider of differentiated pool and spa products and services. \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eUnder the plan, Zodiac will make considerable enhancements to its customer support, sales operations, supply chain, and manufacturing and distribution resources:\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eCustomer Support\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e – Zodiac is automating its industry-leading Club P® customer loyalty program (recently renamed Zodiac Premium). Starting February 1, Club P cards will no longer be needed. Instead, distributors will provide monthly dealer purchase records to Zodiac electronically, thereby automating the point submission process and reducing administrative time and burden for Zodiac dealers. Additionally, dealers will have easy access to view their program status throughout the year on the new Zodiac Premium website.\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e \nZodiac has also implemented a new organization of dedicated regional customer support teams. Now Zodiac’s professional customers will call a specific phone number to reach their dedicated customer support representatives, who have in-depth knowledge of the account and the specifics of business in the customer’s area. This will allow Zodiac to deliver personalized, thorough, and consistent service and support to its customers.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eSales Operations\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e – Zodiac is investing in its sales and service operations, including the deployment of salesforce.com™, one of the most technologically-advanced customer relationship management (CRM) solutions available. This enhancement will allow Zodiac’s field sales and service teams to deliver valuable, actionable information to their customers in real time.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eSupply Chain\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e – To support its ever-growing product portfolio and customer base, Zodiac is launching new state-of-the-art supply chain management tools and business processes. Building on the company’s already robust technology base, Zodiac will deploy an enhanced Oracle suite of solutions, including Demantra and ASCP, which will enable faster and more cost-efficient supply chain planning and order fulfillment. \u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eManufacturing and Distribution\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e – To support its objectives, Zodiac will relocate all activities performed at its Moorpark, Calif. facility to its North American headquarters located in Vista, Calif. This will create a unified, world-class organization operating in a single location. Zodiac is also expanding its delivery capabilities by enlarging its Eastern distribution center in Memphis, Tenn., and establishing a new West Coast distribution center in Southern California. This will allow Zodiac to quickly and efficiently deliver product to its customers across the country.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e“2011 will be a landmark year for our organization,” said Tony Prudhomme, President of Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. “Our strong growth in 2010 has allowed us to make these significant investments, which will support us well into the future. Our goal is to help our customers be as successful as they want to be and to make our industry a benchmark for consumers. Zodiac is committed to delivering the best possible solutions to ensure our customers are always delighted.” \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool and a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Baracuda®, Jandy®, Nature2®, Polaris®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n","DateField":"01/11/2011","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2011/Enhanced-Customer-Support-and-Operational-Capabilities.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Introduces Pump Series and Rejuvenates Replacement Market","Summary":"Jandy®’s New FloPro™ Pump Series Couples Performance with Easy Installation Energy-Efficiency.","Body":"\u003cp align=\"center\"\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS INC. INTRODUCES PUMP SERIES AND REJUVENATES REPLACEMENT MARKET\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nJandy®’s New FloPro™ Pump Series Couples Performance with Easy Installation Energy-Efficiency\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVISTA, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2009)\u003c/strong\u003e – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a worldwide provider of pool and spa products, today announced the launch of Jandy’s FloProPump Series for the replacement market. The new model provides easy drop-in installation and is available in several different sizes, making for an easy replacement solution that will work with all other manufacturer’s filtration systems. Additionally, the Jandy FloPro offers a compact filtration alternative to other products on the market.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e“Zodiac’s goal is to create products that are easy for homeowners to use, while still advancing innovation within the industry,” explains Steve Gutai, Director Product Management--Hydraulics for Zodiac. “The FloPro Pump Series offers a sleek and compact alternative to the majority of pumps on the market – the ideal solution for homes with small equipment areas.”\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFloPro Pump Series Leads Industry through Design and Efficiency\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eConsumers will find the Jandy FloPro Pump Series provides quality performance, maximum effectiveness and dependability for both pools and spas, contained within an ultra-compact body. Filtration needs are met with guaranteed results, thanks to state-of-the-art features that provide:\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003eEnergy- and Cost-Efficiency – A medium-head, high-flow pump supplies uncompromising power to\r\nfilter and recirculate pool and spa water while maintaining energy efficiency to keep costs down.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003eEasy Installation – The Jandy FloPro Pump Series allows for “inline” connectivity, eliminating unsightly pipes and plumbing. Variable sizes and an adjustable base seamlessly work with many existing pumps, including Hayward®, Super Pump®, Pentair® WhisperFlo® and SuperFlo® pumps. \u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003eEasy of Use – The innovative drop-in pump is equipped with an Ergonomic Cam-Lock lid for easy\r\nalignment, handle pump brackets and 2-inch pump unions.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe dependable FloPro Pump Series is Versa Plumb™ compatible and available in two speed models ranging from 1.0 to 2.0 horsepower. For quality performance, maximum efficiency and dependability, with guaranteed results, the FloPro is the perfect choice when a cost-saving solution in a small equipment area is needed. The unit retails for between $539 and $802. It is now offered through pool supply dealers nationwide or by calling the Zodiac Customer Care Center at 800-822-7933, Monday through Friday from 5 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific Time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool and a Carlyle Group portfolio company, is a world leader in swimming pool and spa products. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Baracuda®, Jandy®, Nature2®, Polaris®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolcare.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eCONTACT: Amy Wallace, Echo Media Group\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n714-573-0899 ext. 34\u003cbr /\u003e\r\namy@echomediap.com\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003csmall\u003eHayward® is a registered trademark of Hayward Manufacturing Co., Inc. Super Pump® is a registered trademark of Hayward Industries, Inc. Pentair® is a registered trademark of Pentair, Inc. WhisperFlo® is a registered trademark of Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc. SuperFlo® is a registered trademark of Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.\u003c/small\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"01/12/2009","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2009/Zodiac-Pool-Systems-Inc-Introduces-Pump-Series-and-Rejuvenates-Replacement-Market.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Introduces Next Generation Automatic Pool Cleaner","Summary":"Baracuda®’s X7 Quattro® Raises the Bar for Industry, Delivers Energy Efficiency, Agility and Style.","Body":"\u003cp align=\"center\"\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC. INTRODUCES NEXT GENERATION AUTOMATIC POOL CLEANER\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nBaracuda®’s X7 Quattro® Raises the Bar for Industry, Delivers Energy Efficiency, Agility and Style\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVISTA, Calif. (Jan. 2009)\u003c/strong\u003e – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a world wide provider of pool and spa products, announced today the introduction of its new Baracuda automatic pool cleaner, the X7 Quattro, an energy efficient design that uses advanced technology for faster cleaning, quieter operation and enhanced maneuverability. Baracuda originated the flutter-valve diaphragm commonly used in mat-style suction cleaners, and built upon its original design to produce the most eco-friendly and agile pool cleaning solution to date.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\"The history of mat-style cleaners has seen little innovation,” explains Kevin Braidic, Product Manager for the Automatic Pool Cleaner segment for Zodiac. “Baracuda has always been on the forefront of pool cleaning technology and the X7 Quattro raises the bar in a category that’s essentially been flat for 15 to 20 years – replacing single disc technology with fou discs for better traction, new and improved diaphram for improved reliability and a cleaning head that pivots for improved mobility.\"\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eConsumer-Friendly X7 Quattro Provides Superior Performance and Faster Cleaning\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Baracuda X7 Quattro is powered by the pool owner’s existing filtration system, and is constructed from materials that will stand up to submersion in harsh chemical environments and perform tirelessly. Baracuda offers the only suction side product line that operates on low speed pumps. Smaller by design with a low profile, the futuristic-looking Baracuda X7 Quattro combines a streamlined aesthetic with unparalleled functionality for fast and easy cleaning, in addition to the following features:\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eQTC System™\u003c/strong\u003e – The Quattro Traction Control System consist of four independent flexible discs that allow maximum adhesion on uneven surfaces and tight corners.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDura Life Diaphragm\u003c/strong\u003e – Designed with over-molded reinforcement for the ultimate in diaphragm durability, a completely re-engineered \"one moving part.\" Reinforced walls protect critical sections where flex, wear and debris can occur.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTilt Action Rudder\u003c/strong\u003e – An industry first, the body is innovatively designed to swivel fully from left to right, allowing for a new level of agility and mobility in comprehensively navigating the pool over lights, bumps, curves and other obstacles.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFlex Connect\u003c/strong\u003e – A flexible hose attachment minimizes the influence of the hose on the cleaner’s movement, improving coverage and reducing patterning.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTwist Locking Hose\u003c/strong\u003e – New premium hose design provides a secure connection and reduces vacuum loss, without hindering movement of the cleaner.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHydro Wings\u003c/strong\u003e – This unique stabilizer enhances navigation and creates a downward force for additional traction and cleaning efficiency.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe consumer-friendly X7 Quattro brings innovation to pool cleaning, is energy efficient and works by plugging into a skimmer. Manufactured for use in tile, concrete, vinyl and fiberglass in-ground pools, the automatic pool cleaner is a standout for its technological advancements – notably, its ability to climb 90-degree sheer walls. Baracuda offers the only suction side product line that operates on low speed pumps. The unit retails for $499 and Zodiac is currently offering a $50 consumer rebate. It is now available through pool supply dealers nationwide or by calling the Zodiac Customer Care Center at 800-822-7933, Monday through Friday from 5 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific Time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool and a Carlyle Group portfolio company, is a world leader in swimming pool and spa products. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Baracuda®, Jandy®, Nature2®, Polaris®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolcare.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e Contact: Amy Wallace, Echo Media Group \u003cbr /\u003e\r\n714-573-0899 ext. 34\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n amy@echomediap.com\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"01/15/2009","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2009/Zodiac-Pool-Systems-Inc-Introduces-Next-Generation-Automatic-Pool-Cleaner.aspx"},{"Title":"Style and Performance Drive Zodiac Pool System Inc.\u0027s New \"Sport Series\" Pressure Cleaner","Summary":"Polaris® 3900 Sport Delivers Maximum Torque and Improved Agility for High Performance Cleaning.","Body":"\u003cp align=\"center\"\u003eSTYLE AND PERFORMANCE DRIVE ZODIAC POOL SYSTEM INC.’S NEW\n\"SPORT SERIES\" PRESSURE CLEANER FOR IN-GROUND POOLS\u003cbr /\u003e\nPolaris® 3900 Sport Delivers Maximum Torque and Improved\nAgility for High Performance Cleaning\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVISTA, Calif. (Jan. 2009)\u003c/strong\u003e – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a worldwide provider of pool and spa products, announced today the debut of its new Polaris 3900 Sport pressure cleaner for in-ground pools. The model combines the dynamic appeal of a completely re-engineered body design with the industry’s most technologically sophisticated features, producing more vacuum power and drive torque for quicker cleaning and fewer hang-ups.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\"The Polaris 3900 Sport represents an evolutionary step in automated pool cleaning, building on 40 years of Polaris experience as an industry leader,\" explains Kevin Braidic, Product Manager for the Automatic Pool Cleaner line for Zodiac. “The use of durable materials and innovative technology demonstrates our ongoing commitment to creating stylish, high-performance products for pool owners.”\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eConvenience and Power Highlight New Sport-Design Pressure Cleaner\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac’s Polaris 3900 Sport is constructed from materials that will stand up to submersion in harsh chemical environments and perform tirelessly. Consumers will first notice its eye-catching metallic blue and gray color and sporty design, but will appreciate state-of-the-art features that support convenience and power, including:\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEase-of-Use\u003c/strong\u003e – With an easy twist-release connector and full-zipper access, the Polaris 3900 Sport Superbag is a snap to remove and clean. Its powerful suction and larger 5-liter capacity are ideal for wide-path vacuuming, so more debris picks up with fewer stops to empty the bag.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEffective Cleaning\u003c/strong\u003e – The Polaris 3900 Sport acts as a roving return line in the pool, distributing clean, filtered water throughout the pool while cleaning. The all-wheel, PosiDrive System delivers 50 percent more torque and is the most reliable and efficient drive train on the market. Durable plastics and stainless-steel hardware ensure years of dependable service.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFlexible Versatility\u003c/strong\u003e – The Polaris 3900 Sport vacuums, sweeps and scrubs the walls and floor of any size or shape pool. The Sweep Hose provides effective cleaning even in tight, hard-to-reach areas including steps. Wide Trax® Tires facilitate traction, climbing and maneuverability.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eBringing power, speed and agility to automated pool cleaning, the new Polaris 3900 Sport operates by plugging into a dedicated line powered by a booster pump. The unit is manufactured for use with in-ground pools and retails for $899. Zodiac is offering a $200 consumer trade in rebate for consumers with any existing automatic pool cleaner when mailed to the corporate office. The Polaris 3900 Sport is now offered through pool supply dealers nationwide or by calling the Zodiac Customer Care Center at 800-822-7933, Monday through Friday from 5 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific Time.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool and a Carlyle Group portfolio company, is a world leader in swimming pool and spa products. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Baracuda®, Jandy®, Nature2®, Polaris®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolcare.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eContact: Amy Wallace, Echo Media Group\u003cbr /\u003e\n714-573-0899 ext. 34\u003cbr /\u003e\namy@echomediap.com\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"01/22/2009","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2009/Style-and-Performance-Drive-Zodiac-Pool-System-Incs-New-Sport-Series-Pressure-Cleaner.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems Online Manager to Speak at 2012 AppForum Direct Conference","Summary":"Online Marketing Manager Eric Hill from Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. will be speaking at AppForumDirect on January 24th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in Las Vegas","Body":"\u003cp align=\"center\"\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS ONLINE MANAGER TO SPEAK AT 2012 APPFORUMDIRECT CONFERENCE \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – January 23, 2012\u003c/strong\u003e – Online Marketing Manager Eric Hill from Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. will be speaking at AppForumDirect on January 24th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in Las Vegas. The event will cover best practices in cross media marketing including personalized direct mail, marketing workflow automation, QR codes, personalized video, augmented reality, and social media, in order to increase marketing return on investment.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eHill\u0027s presentation, \"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Generates Leads with a Cross Media Marketing Platform,\" will discuss how Zodiac Pool Systems leveraged multiple marketing channels with consolidated effort to generate sales leads. Hill will be co-presenting with James Michelson, founder and principal, JFM Associates. \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eHill will identify strategy and implementation as well as impart lessons learned from the cross media marketing platform, including:\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHow advertisement specific content improves conversion rates and lowers cost\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHow to reduce production time by utilizing a content management system to reutilize content\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHow to track by channel, measuring value and justifying ad spend\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAccording to Michelle Baldwin, vice-president of marketing at Zodiac Pool Systems, Hill is an integral part of why Zodiac’s brands are trusted by consumers and dealers alike. \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\"Zodiac is comprised of a family of brands that consumers and dealers know and trust. This trust is built on innovative and reliable products year after year. All of this is brought full-circle with sound marketing and messaging, and Eric is a large part of helping us do that. We’re proud Eric will be sharing his extensive digital marketing success and technology experience from Zodiac.\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool and a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive family of brands and product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Baracuda®, Jandy®, Nature2®, Polaris®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\n","DateField":"01/23/2012","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2012/Zodiac-Pool-Systems-Online-Manager-to-Speak-at-2012-AppForum-Direct-Conference.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Restructures Rebate Programs for Consumers to Support Dealers","Summary":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Restructures Rebate Programs for Consumers to Support Dealers. \"Get Rewarded\" tiered rebate program offers rebates based on sales price.","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\"Get Rewarded\" tiered rebate program offers rebates based on sales price\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – Jan. 23, 2013 – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. has launched its new \"Get Rewarded\" \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/rebate.aspx\"\u003erebate program\u003c/a\u003e for consumers who purchase \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com\"\u003ePolaris®\u003c/a\u003e and Zodiac® branded \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Products/Cleaners.aspx\"\u003eautomatic pool cleaners\u003c/a\u003e. This program, the largest consumer rebate program in the industry for automatic pool cleaners, will provide a strong incentive for pool owners to purchase the best selling cleaners throughout the 2013 peak pool season and will drive sales for dealers while protecting margins and enhancing brand credibility.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eUnder a tiered rebate schedule consumers will have the opportunity to earn a larger rebate based on higher net prices paid for cleaners within any of the following categories: suction, pressure or robotic, under both brand names. Zodiac\u0027s tiered program will provide a compelling enticement to support sales for all dealers across the industry while maintaining the value of Zodiac brands. Local pool companies that invest in providing service and education can leverage the tiered rebates in their stores to be more competitive in their local markets.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eQualifying cleaner models for the full in-season rebate include:\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Products/Cleaners/Suction.aspx\"\u003eSuction Cleaners\u003c/a\u003e\r\n \u003cul\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eZodiac T5 Duo®\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eZodiac MX8™\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003c/ul\u003e\r\n \u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Products/Cleaners/Pressure.aspx\"\u003ePressure Cleaners\u003c/a\u003e\r\n \u003cul\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003ePolaris 360\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003ePolaris 360 Black Max™\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003ePolaris 380\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003ePolaris 3900 Sport\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003c/ul\u003e\r\n \u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Products/Cleaners/Robotic.aspx\"\u003eRobotic Cleaners\u003c/a\u003e\r\n \u003cul\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003ePolaris 9300 Sport / P93\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003ePolaris 9300xi Sport\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003ePolaris 9400 Sport / P94\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003c/ul\u003e\r\n \u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe tiered schedules will go into effect starting in late January at an off-season rebate level for select cleaners (Zodiac T5 Duo and MX8, \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com/Rebate.aspx\"\u003ePolaris\u003c/a\u003e 3900 Sport) through March 31, 2013. The full rebate program supporting in-season rebates will take effect from April 1 through Sept. 2, 2013, including the Labor Day holiday. \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Support/Rebate-Status/Rebate-Information.aspx\"\u003eCurrent rebate amounts\u003c/a\u003e are available on the company’s website. All rebates, paid as a VISA® Rewards card, must be requested via mail-in form with the original UPC code as proof of purchase within 30 days of product purchase.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAccording to Michelle Kenyon, vice president of marketing at Zodiac, the company is again taking a leadership position to support its retailers. \"Zodiac invests millions of dollars each year in marketing and consumer rebates to drive a call-to-action and provide our dealers with promotional leverage throughout the year. Here again, we are leading the pool industry in being the first manufacturer to offer a tiered rebate structure that provides value for all consumers and equity for all dealers. We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback and support from the industry for this enhancement to an already very successful program.\"\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac delivers best-in-class, national \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media.aspx\"\u003emarketing, customer service, and media campaigns\u003c/a\u003e to drive sales. In 2013, Zodiac is revitalizing its Polaris Days and Zodiac Days promotional events that combine manufacturers’ rebates with local level store expertise and promotions. The rebate program will support unique promo codes to enhance Polaris Days, Zodiac Days, and other special events during the year. These events will be added to other programs including print and online advertising, direct mailers, PR, social media, and in-store merchandising. Zodiac has previously expanded its customer support to provide live chat and regional teams that meet the needs of both dealers and consumers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems Canada, Inc.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac Pool Systems Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company\u0027s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy Pro Series®, Baracuda®, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available.\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cbr /\u003eLearn more: www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eContact:\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nBeth Walsh\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n760-230-2424\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"mailto:beth@clearpointagency.com\"\u003ebeth@clearpointagency.com\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"01/23/2013","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2013/Revised-Rebate-Program.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems Featuring Energy Efficient Products at Pool Industry Tradeshows and Events","Summary":"Zodiac Pool Systems Featuring Energy Efficient Products at Pool Industry Tradeshows and Events. Increased marketing, dealer incentive program, and new rebate structure to be unveiled in 2013.","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eIncreased marketing, dealer incentive program, and new rebate structure to be unveiled in 2013\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv _rdEditor_temp=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – Feb. 4, 2013 – \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com\"\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/a\u003e (Zodiac), maker of one of the most energy efficient pool systems, is industry-known for innovative pool products that provide customers a better life. The company will continue its focus on energy efficiency during 2013 by participating in industry events, presenting products that provide an eco-friendly pool lifestyle and cost savings to consumers.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cstrong\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac will exhibit at these winter shows:\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://southeastshow.com/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eMidAmerica Pool and Spa Show\u003c/a\u003e in Schaumburg, IL, January 21-24, 2013\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.acpoolspashow.com/events/2013-atlantic-city-pool-spa-show/event-summary-1396c87ad7084673b38f94382035826f.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eAtlantic City Pool and Spa Show\u003c/a\u003e in Atlantic City, NJ, January 28-31, 2013\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://southeastshow.com/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eSoutheast Pool and Spa Show\u003c/a\u003e in Atlanta, GA February 4-7, 2013\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://s36.a2zinc.net/clients/FSPA/opss2013/Public/MainHall.aspx?ID=634\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eOrlando Pool and Spa Show\u003c/a\u003e in Orlando, FL, February 15-16, 2013\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.westernshow.com/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eWestern Pool and Spa Show\u003c/a\u003e in Long Beach, CA, February 21-23, 2013\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.swpoolandspashow.com/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eSouthwest Pool and Spa Show\u003c/a\u003e in San Antonio, TX, February 28 - March 2, 2013\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.carecraft.com/events\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eCareCraft in NYC\u003c/a\u003e in New York City, NY, March 3-7, 2013\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.masterpoolsguild.com/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eMaster Pools Guild Conference\u003c/a\u003e in San Jose, CA, March 20-23, 2013\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac will be active at the shows, including a speaking engagement and product training seminars. Industry veteran and Zodiac Vice President Vance Gillette, provided the keynote address at the Mid-America Pool & Spa Show. In addition, Territory Service Manager Alex Krajewski, will present a class on installation of some of the company’s newer products at the \u003ca href=\"http://s36.a2zinc.net/clients/FSPA/opss2013/public/Content.aspx?ID=677&sortMenu=102008\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eOrlando Pool and Spa Show\u003c/a\u003e, Friday, February 15 at 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. EST. The class will provide dealers with step-by-step installation and operation instructions of the \u003ca href=\"http://www.iaqualink.com/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eiAquaLink Mobile Control System\u003c/a\u003e, and the Jandy Pro Series Chlorine Generators in low-flow systems. Zodiac Director of Product Development, Hydraulics and Heating Systems, Steve Gutai will also be presenting a class in Orlando detailing advanced hydraulic design for custom pools and spas. The seminar will be held on February 16 at 8:00 a.m.-9:40 a.m. EST.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac is known as a leader in the industry for its award-winning and creative marketing strategies and merchandising to support dealers. \u003ca href=\"http://premium.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Programs.aspx\"\u003eDealer programs\u003c/a\u003e will be stepped up even more in the coming weeks as Zodiac announces a comprehensive events program to support retail sales.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDealers agree that Zodiac provides the top dealer incentive program in the industry:\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\"Both our customers and our staff love the style and reliability of Zodiac products, so they’re easy for us to sell,\" said Howard Weiss, president, Contemporary Watercrafters. \"And we love that Zodiac supports companies like ours by providing a first-class incentive program, marketing and technical support and software that helps grow our businesses. We couldn’t be happier doing business with Zodiac.\"\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac has restructured its rebate program to support dealers as well. The \"\u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/rebate.aspx?=sc_camp=D34C8D39BB3C47748ECCC37526A041A6\"\u003eGet Rewarded\u003c/a\u003e\" tiered rebate program offers rebates based on sales price. The program is the largest consumer rebate program in the industry for automatic pool cleaners, and will provide a strong incentive for pool owners to purchase the best selling cleaners. Under the new rebate program, consumers will have the opportunity to earn a larger rebate based on higher net prices. Details on the program will be announced by the end of January.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy® Pro Series, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nLearn more: www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eContact:\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nBeth Walsh\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n760-230-2424\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"mailto:beth@clearpointagency.com\"\u003ebeth@clearpointagency.com\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003c/strong\u003e","DateField":"02/04/2013","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2013/Energy-Efficient-Products.aspx"},{"Title":"Polaris Introduces All New Robotic Pool Cleaner Lineup for 2014","Summary":"New lower price points, more user features, and enhanced quality evolve legacy of popular robotics Sport platform.","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eNew lower price points, more user features, and enhanced quality evolve legacy of popular robotics Sport platform\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – Feb. 6, 2014 –\u003c/strong\u003e Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. (\u003ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.twitter.com/ZodiacPool_USA\"\u003e@ZodiacPool_USA\u003c/a\u003e) introduces major changes to its robotic platform with the addition of three new Polaris\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e robotic cleaners. The all-new performance-driven 9350 Sport, 9450 Sport and 9550 Sport come with high tech, user-driven features, a longer lasting design, and new lower price points. The three new models are improved evolutions of and replacements for the company\u0027s Polaris 9300 Sport, 9300xi Sport, and 9400 Sport models. These new models include many of the line\u0027s popular features such as the company\u0027s proprietary \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com/Robotic.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eVortex Vacuum technology\u003c/a\u003e. The premium 9550 Sport model includes a motion sensing hand held wireless remote for ultimate control.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe new models boast breakthrough enhancements and accessories that make operating the cleaner and cleaning the pool easy and fuss-free. These include:\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eEasy Lift System, which allows pool owners to easily retrieve the cleaner after the cleaning cycle. No longer will they have to manually pull the cleaner toward them. Instead, with one touch the cleaner will go to the desired wall, climb, and sit at the water line waiting to be retrieved. Then, once the user begins to lift the cleaner, it will automatically evacuate all water, reducing it down to its base 16 pounds in just seconds.\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eActivMotion Sensor\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e, which automatically maps the cleaner\u0027s position at all times. The ActivMotion Sensor technology reduces cord tangling and optimizes the pool cleaning path, even vacuuming in reverse down pool walls, resulting in 20 percent faster cleaning.\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eEasy clean filter canister, which allows a simple shake and spray to clean. Pool owners need never touch debris again.\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eProprietary Vortex Vacuum Technology that maximizes vacuum power with 25 percent more suction power and captures four times more debris.\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003ePremium, easy to assemble caddy provides much needed transport and storage for the cleaner when it is not in use. The new caddy has a modern design and is compact, lightweight, and can be put together in just minutes without any tools.\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eNew user interface with programmable options such as seven-day programmable timers for the 9450 Sport and 9550 Sport.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe new cleaners cost just pennies a day to operate and reduce energy consumption up to 90 percent. Styled after high-end sports cars, they continue the sleek design legacy of Polaris robotics.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRecognizing robotics are some of the most in-demand pool cleaners, Zodiac executives positioned the new models to deliver ultimate value to consumers. The suggested retail prices are $999 for the 9350 Sport, $1,199 for the 9450 Sport, and $1,399 for the 9550 Sport.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"We believe in continually pushing the limits to create better, more valuable products, and these new Polaris robotic cleaners represent the finest pool cleaning technology,\" said Zodiac Director of Product Development, Kevin Braidic. \"They include a more durable and reliable control unit, an improved motor block, reinforced wheel design, and all of the fantastic user-driven features. These robotic cleaners exemplify control and power and have the added wow factor that they\u0027re easy to use and priced well. It\u0027s our pleasure to introduce these fantastic products which we believe our loyal consumer base will really embrace.\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo hear the latest news from Zodiac, connect with the company on social media by visiting \u003ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.facebook.com/ZodiacPoolSystems\"\u003ewww.facebook.com/ZodiacPoolSystems\u003c/a\u003e or \u003ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.twitter.com/ZodiacPool_USA\"\u003e www.twitter.com/ZodiacPool_USA.\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company\u0027s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy® Pro Series, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContact:\u003cbr /\u003e\nLexy Haynes\u003cbr /\u003e\n760-230-2424\u003cbr /\u003e\nalexia@clearpointagency.com\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"02/06/2014","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2014/New-Robotic-Lineup.aspx"},{"Title":"Vance Gillette, Industry Icon, to Retire from Zodiac Pool Systems in April","Summary":"Vice President of Business Development Vance Gillette, both an industry icon and friend of many in the pool industry, will be retiring from Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003ePool industry champion of the \"positive pool experience\" has been involved in pool industry 47 years\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – Feb. 12, 2013 –\u003c/strong\u003e Vice President of Business Development Vance Gillette, both an industry icon and friend of many in the pool industry, will be retiring from Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. effective April 1, 2013 after 36 years with \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/About/History/Zodiac.aspx\"\u003ethe company\u003c/a\u003e and more than 47 years in the pool industry. He began his career with Arneson in 1966, selling pool cleaners over the phone for $3/hour.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg style=\"float: right;padding: 10px;\" alt=\"Vance Gillette\" src=\"~/media/FC89F1DDB47E49F2901D5BD6C1062C19.ashx\" /\u003eGillette has made endless contributions to the pool industry, to Zodiac, and most importantly, to those he has mentored throughout his years in this business. Known throughout the country as the number one \u003ca href=\"http://poolbuildermarketing.com/industry-inspiration-and-vance-gillette/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eadvocate for the \"positive pool experience\u003c/a\u003e,\" Gillette is often asked to do speaking engagements for pool companies and industry associations with hopes that his attitude and drive will rub off on sales teams. His most recent speaking engagement was as the keynote at the MidAmerica Pool and Spa Show in January 2013 in the Chicago area. In 2012, Gillette was the recipient of the \u003ca href=\"http://www.poolspamarketing.com/newsletters/83-april-12-2012/412-gava-to-honour-zodiacs-vance-gillette\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eGAVA Inspire Award\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\"Vance\u0027s unbridled enthusiasm and contagious passion for supporting customers is second to none. We have been honored to have him as a senior leader of our company for so long. We have asked him to still stay on as a trusted advisor and friend to our company as he is irreplaceable,\" says Bruce Brooks, CEO, Global Pool Care for Zodiac. \"We ask everyone in the industry to join us at Zodiac in both thanking and congratulating Vance for all that he has accomplished and all that he has done for our industry, pool professionals and pool owners. We wish him nothing but the best for the future!\"\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOver the last couple of years Gillette has directly managed Zodiac\u0027s buying group and Master Pools Guild relationships and has been very involved in several industry boards and associations. He intends to stay active in the industry part-time in an advisory role, but with retirement will gain the time to travel where he wants to go, starting with a cruise through the Panama Canal and a trip to Alaska.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e, Polaris\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e, Jandy\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e Pro Series, Nature\u003csup\u003e2®\u003c/sup\u003e, and Cover-Pools\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nLearn more: \u003ca href=\"http://www/zodiacpoolsystems.com\"\u003ewww.zodiacpoolsystems.com\u003c/a\u003e or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eContact:\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nBeth Walsh\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n760-230-2424\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"mailto:beth@clearpointagency.com\"\u003ebeth@clearpointagency.com\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"02/12/2013","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2013/Vance-Gillette-Retirement.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc, Introduces Intelligent Pool Control System for Smart Phones and Web Devices","Summary":"Easy to use system allows pool owners to control the pool anytime, anywhere, from any web-connected device.","Body":"\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC. INTRODUCES INTELLIGENT POOL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR SMART PHONES AND WEB DEVICES\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cem\u003eEasy to use system allows pool owners to control the pool anytime, anywhere, from any web-connected device.\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – Feb. 13, 2012\u003c/strong\u003e - Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. today launched its new iAquaLink™, which allows pool owners to harness the power of the web to monitor, adjust, and program AquaLink® pool controllers. Using any web browser or custom apps for leading smartphones or tablets, pool owners can control their pool or pool/spa combo anytime, anywhere. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eiAquaLink apps are available for Apple® and Android® smartphones and tablets, and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store® or Android Market®.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe apps feature simple and intuitive graphical user interfaces, making them extremely easy to use and learn. A mobile web-app is also available for other smartphones, tablets, and eReaders.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Device Group\" src=\"~/media/1262C913577646DC9D9EC9E7F568523D.ashx\" style=\"border:1px solid #bfbfbf;width: 440px; height: 169px; vertical-align: middle;\" /\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAccording to Zodiac, iAquaLink is affordable; the apps, as well as the ongoing service, are free, and attractively priced upgrade kits are available to support every AquaLink control system ever made. For pool owners who don’t yet have an automated control system, Zodiac is offering two bundled kits, which include a complete AquaLink RS system along with the iAquaLink Web Connect Device.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe technology requires only one device be connected, and installation can be completed in just three steps by pool professionals or home automation specialists.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTop features include:\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eSimple setup and programming of variable speed pumps, cleaners, lighting, waterfalls, temperature control and monitoring of system status, among other features\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eAbility to be used on more mobile device platforms than any other pool control system\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eOperability with virtually any smart device, tablet, e-reader, or Web-enabled device\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eCapability to be used as the only user interface, or to be combined with Zodiac’s complete line of wall-mounted or wireless AquaLink controllers\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eInstallation wirelessly via Wi-Fi or hardwired via Ethernet cable\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eOne connection point from router to control for more reliable connectivity\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eSeamless integration with any existing Aqualink control system in a simple upgrade kit\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eBundled control systems for pools only or pool/spa combinations available\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eMultiple pools can be controlled from a single app\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDavid Goldman, director of product development, automation and sanitation, at Zodiac, says, \"Using our free app with a smart phone or any web-enabled device, consumers can control their pool, even when on the go. iAquaLink is the most versatile, intuitive, and user-friendly mobile pool controller ever.\" He adds, \"We are very enthusiastic about this innovative new product.\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor additional information: \u003ca href=\"http://www.iaqualink.com\"\u003ehttp://www.iaqualink.com\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy®, Baracuda®, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"02/13/2012","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2012/Zodiac-Pool-Systems-Inc-Introduces-Intelligent-Pool-Control-System.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Wins Internet of Things Award for iAquaLink, Pool and Spa Automation System ","Summary":"iAquaLink wins Best Connected Home Product award for its ability to provide easy control of the pool and spa anytime, anywhere.","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eiAquaLink wins Best Connected Home Product award for its ability to provide easy control of the pool and spa anytime, anywhere\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – Feb. 13, 2014 –\u003c/strong\u003e iAquaLink™, an intelligent pool and spa control system from Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. (\u003ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.twitter.com/ZodiacPool_USA\"\u003e@ZodiacPool_USA\u003c/a\u003e) has won the People\u0027s Choice \"Best Connected Home Product\" Internet of Things (IoT) award from Postscapes™. iAquaLink allows pool owners to control their pool and spa anytime, anywhere using their smart phones and Web-connected devices. With its technology partner ioBridge\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e, Zodiac\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e created the iAquaLink platform to Internet-enable its popular AquaLink\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e controllers and to add features such as real-time control, monitoring, and secure remote access.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis is the third annual \u003ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://postscapes.com/internet-of-things-award/winners/\"\u003eInternet of Things Awards\u003c/a\u003e program from Postscapes. The awards honor 12 diverse categories of products that create more connected lives for people through the Internet. For each category, there was an Editor\u0027s Choice, People\u0027s Choice, and People\u0027s Choice Runner-Up. More than 25,000 votes were submitted by the public. According to Postscapes, the Best Connected Home Product category recognizes networked devices that \"are making our homes safer, smarter, and more connected.\" \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeading the pool industry in technology advancements and the Internet of Things trend, Zodiac introduced iAquaLink three years ago. They gave users an app and web-based control of their pool and spa from all connected devices, years ahead of the company\u0027s peers. Zodiac\u0027s product development team worked with ioBridge, an IoT technology and platform provider for product manufacturers, to deliver a secure, scalable, modern technology that answered the needs of the marketplace: easy, inexpensive, remote monitoring and control of pool pumps, cleaners, lighting, water elements, temperature, and other features. The technology also provides efficient management tools for pool professionals allowing them to monitor, diagnose, and even reconfigure all their clients\u0027 pools from a single app, without needing to be at the physical location.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"iAquaLink is the hub of the connected backyard, but it\u0027s just the beginning,\" said David Goldman, director of product development at Zodiac. \"We\u0027ve established a strong connected device platform with iAquaLink, and we will continue to leverage intelligent and connected equipment to enhance the comfort, enjoyment, and peace of mind for our dealers and end-users alike. We\u0027re very honored to receive this award. The IoT awards showcase technology leaders and products that make a positive impact on daily life, which is exactly what we set out to do.\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe iAquaLink apps are simple and intuitive, and the download of the app and its ongoing Cloud service are free. Attractively priced upgrades are available to support every AquaLink control system. For more information, visit \u003ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.iAquaLink.com\"\u003ewww.iAquaLink.com\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo hear the latest news from Zodiac, connect with the company on social media by visiting \u003ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.facebook.com/ZodiacPoolSystems\"\u003ewww.facebook.com/ZodiacPoolSystems\u003c/a\u003e or \u003ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.twitter.com/ZodiacPool_USA\"\u003e www.twitter.com/ZodiacPool_USA.\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company\u0027s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy® Pro Series, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.iobridge.com\"\u003eAbout ioBridge, Inc.\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\nFounded in 2008, ioBridge, Inc. (\u003ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.iobridge.com\"\u003ewww.iobridge.com\u003c/a\u003e) helps businesses and casual users simply and cost-effectively connect small Internet-enabled devices to the web. Their \"Internet of Small Things\" offerings include embedded hardware and software and highly flexible, scalable, and secure cloud-based ecosystems.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContact:\u003cbr /\u003e\nLexy Haynes\u003cbr /\u003e\n760-230-2424\u003cbr /\u003e\nalexia@clearpointagency.com\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"02/13/2014","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2014/iAquaLink-wins-Award.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Updates Warranty Policy to Further Support Proper Installation of Pool Equipment","Summary":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. has updated its product warranties to further support the proper installation and operation of its pool equipment.","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC. UPDATES WARRANTY POLICY TO FURTHER SUPPORT PROPER INSTALLATION OF POOL EQUIPMENT\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – Mar. 12, 2013 –\u003c/strong\u003e Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. has updated its product warranties to further support the proper installation and operation of its pool equipment. The pool equipment manufacturer\u0027s installation and/or operation manuals for all products, other than automatic pool cleaners and a select few others, already require the equipment to be installed by a contractor who is licensed and qualified in handling pool equipment by the jurisdiction in which the product is to be installed.  Zodiac is now adding a provision to its warranties requiring the same proper installation language in order to uphold the warranty.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eThe warranty policy applies regardless of where the products are purchased and goes into effect immediately. In jurisdictions where no such state or local certification for licensing exists, the installer must be a professional with sufficient experience in pool equipment and maintenance. The full \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Support/Warranty-Information/Zodiac-Warranty.aspx\"\u003ewarranty\u003c/a\u003e explanation is posted online on the company\u0027s website and applies to all products unless otherwise indicated in the relevant product manual or quick start guide.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eDirector of Global Product Safety & Compliance Shajee Siddiqui says, \"Zodiac is doing everything we can to ensure the safety of pool owners and to prevent issues that might arise from improper installation of equipment, particularly, pumps, heaters and control systems. We have received very positive feedback and support from the industry for this enhancement to our warranty. All pool professionals know the importance of proper installation to help protect both the consumer and the investment made by consumers in their pools.\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eThe update to the warranty appears in most printed warranty literature for products manufactured after September 2012. However, it can take a few months for the update to be reflected in all whole goods packages shipped from warehouses. Consumers are being notified of the update through PR efforts, the company\u0027s website, messaging-on-hold lines, and in conversations and correspondence with Zodiac technical support or field service personnel. Warranty labels will be added to all products specifying the notice in mid-to-late 2013.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy® Pro Series, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"03/12/2013","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2013/Zodiac-Updates-Warranty-Policy.aspx"},{"Title":"Polaris and Zodiac Days Promotions to augment \"Get Rewarded\" tiered rebate program","Summary":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. has revitalized its Polaris® Days and Zodiac® Days promotional events to enhance the company’s industry-leading consumer campaigns and to support its new “Get Rewarded” rebate program for consumers who purchase Polaris and Zodiac branded automatic pool cleaners.","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePolaris and Zodiac Days Promotions to augment “Get Rewarded” tiered rebate program\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – Mar. 27, 2013 –\u003c/strong\u003e Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. has revitalized its Polaris® Days and Zodiac® Days promotional events to enhance the company’s industry-leading consumer campaigns and to support its new “Get Rewarded” rebate program for consumers who purchase Polaris and Zodiac branded automatic pool cleaners. Zodiac will support the promotions by offering retailers several incentives to run special events in their local markets.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eLocal dealers are encouraged to run up to three events per year, of up to four days each event. Zodiac and Polaris will support the events with monthly press releases, a special events section on its Websites, and a special promotional code that allows participating dealers to offer up to an additional 10 percent off MSRP to consumers who purchase cleaners during the event, if they choose to do so. Those consumers can still receive the full rebate amount. In addition, Zodiac will supply the dealers with a specialized merchandizing kit that includes T-shirts,brochures, window posters, tent cards, yard signs, balloons, buttons, beach balls, pens and koozies as giveaway items. Dealers must opt-in to the program by purchasing a minimum of five qualifying cleaners to sell during\nthe events. Dealers who participate in the event are also eligible to receive free premium product displays (while supplies last).\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eThe “Get Rewarded” program, the largest consumer rebate program in the industry for automatic pool cleaners, will provide a strong incentive for pool owners to purchase the best selling cleaners throughout the 2013 peak pool season and will drive sales for dealers while protecting margins and enhancing brand credibility. Under a tiered rebate schedule consumers will have the opportunity to earn a larger rebate based on higher net prices paid for cleaners within any of the following categories: suction, pressure or robotic, under both brand names. During the Polaris Days and Zodiac Days promotions, their savings can be even greater if they purchase from a dealer offering additional rebates on select pool cleaners.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAccording to Michelle Kenyon, vice president of marketing at Zodiac, the company continues to look for ways to support its retailers. “Zodiac honors our commitment to our dealers with marketing programs and consumer rebates to drive traffic and support sales. We believe these Polaris and Zodiac Days promotions will help to remind consumers of what a great experience it is for families and friends to get together around the pool, while giving them an incentive to purchase new equipment that will lower their maintenance time and save energy. It’s the best of all possible worlds!\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac delivers best-in-class, national marketing, customer service, and media campaigns to drive sales. These events will be added to other programs including online advertising, direct mailers, PR, social media, and in-store merchandising. The first Polaris/Zodiac Days promotions will begin to run in March.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy® Pro Series, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"03/27/2013","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2013/Polaris-Zodiac-Days-Promotions-to-augment-rebate-program.aspx"},{"Title":"Polaris® Unveils 9300xi Sport","Summary":"Platform Extension to the Popular, Award-Winning 9300 Sport Line Offers Remote Control Drive and Programmability.","Body":"\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003ePOLARIS® UNVEILS 9300xi SPORT, LATEST INNOVATION IN ROBOTIC POOL CLEANING TECHNOLOGY\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cem\u003ePlatform Extension to the Popular, Award-Winning 9300 Sport Line Offers Remote Control Drive and Programmability\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – Apr. 8, 2011\u003c/strong\u003e – The Polaris division of Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. this season introduces the most advanced robotic pool cleaning technology, the Polaris 9300xi Sport, complementing the company’s Polaris 9300 Sport model. Polaris has increased production capacity on both its 9300 robotic platform model and the platform extension, Polaris 9300xi Sport, due to overwhelming demand.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn year one release during the 2010 season, the Polaris 9300 Sport captured nearly 20% market share and sold out early, prompting the company to increase production capacity for 2011. The award-winning, innovative and user-friendly 9300 Sport line cleaners make pool cleaning safe and effortless, capturing more than four times the debris load of other cleaners and maneuvering tight corners, walls and steps. Designed after the look of the Bugatti, the famed European sports car, the 9300 platform is sleek and powerful, and offers consumers a variety of innovative features and benefits.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNew features of the Polaris 9300xi Sport include:\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eHand-held IntelliNav remote control for spot and express cleaning\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eAggressive scrubbing brush that enhances tile and pool floor cleaning\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eLonger cable to clean up to a 60 foot long pool\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eProgrammable cleaning time, up to six hours, for energy efficiency and performance\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFeatures shared by both the Polaris 9300xi Sport and the Polaris 9300 Sport are:\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n \u003cli\u003ePatented Vortex vacuum technology that maximizes vacuum power without losing suction and captures more debris\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eEasy-access quick release filter canister for emptying of debris without touching it\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eFaster navigation and enhanced agility to quickly clean pool floors, walls and tile line\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eAll terrain Aqua-Trac wheels that provide stability and ability to climb walls and steps\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eRear water propulsion system for hard to reach pool areas \u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac Pool Systems President Tony Prudhomme is proud of the 9300 platform’s inventiveness and benefits that it provides customers.\n\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“Polaris continues to lead the industry in pool cleaner innovation and sophisticated craftsmanship with the 9300 platform series; it represents the best-in-class robotic cleaning technology and embodies the advancements you expect from Polaris,” said Prudhomme. “For customers not lucky enough to have a Polaris pressure cleaner pre-installed, this is their chance to own a Polaris and have their pools cleaned safely and effortlessly. Plus, they’re really sleek looking cleaners; customers enjoy sitting on the sidelines and watching them work!”\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Polaris 9300 platform cleaners go into the pool only when cleaning is required as they are not attached to a stationary water outlet; therefore, pool owners can use the 9300 platform cleaners in any existing pool. In addition, they are so energy-efficient that they cost only pennies a day to operate. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices are $1299 for the Polaris 9300 Sport and $1499 for the Polaris 9300xi Sport. Zodiac is offering a $100 consumer rebate on the 9300 Sport model and a $150 consumer rebate on the 9300xi Sport for purchases made April 1 through July 31, 2011. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool and a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Baracuda®, Jandy®, Nature2®, Polaris®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePolaris cleaners are the number one recognized brand of pool cleaners worldwide and have enjoyed 40 years as the top selling pressure pool cleaner. The new robotics from Polaris display the same high quality engineering, rugged construction and reliability that pool owners have come to expect from the brand. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContacts:\u003cbr /\u003e\nBeth Walsh\u003cbr /\u003e\n760-230-2424\u003cbr /\u003e\nbeth@clearpointagency.com\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"04/08/2011","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2011/POLARIS-UNVEILS-9300xi-SPORT.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems Expands Annual Promotional Events with Bigger Advertising Push, Dealer Discounts, and Marketing Tools to Support Retailers","Summary":"Zodiac and Polaris Days include new print, web and social media marketing, and mobile advertising efforts.","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eZodiac and Polaris Days include new print, web and social media marketing, and mobile advertising efforts\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – April 9, 2014 –\u003c/strong\u003e Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. has expanded its annual dealer promotional event support after significant success in 2013. The Zodiac\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e Days and Polaris\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e Days events include the company\u0027s popular \"Get Rewarded\" tiered rebate program for consumers who purchase Zodiac or Polaris brand pool cleaners, and Zodiac has dramatically enhanced marketing efforts with both nationwide and localized promotions to help retailers drive traffic to the in-store events. Advertising support includes postcard campaigns, easy social media sharing tools, video widgets, mobile ads, and prominent listings on Zodiac and Polaris \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Event.aspx\"\u003e\"Find an Event\" Web pages\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eLocal dealers are encouraged to run up to two Zodiac or Polaris Days per year, for up to four days each event. Zodiac will support the events with press releases, extensive online advertising expected to garner more than 20 million Web impressions, special \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com/Event.aspx\"\u003eevents Web pages\u003c/a\u003e, customizable targeted advertising for local markets, free giveaways, in-store merchandising, and an optional special rebate code that allows participating dealers to offer an additional 10 percent off LAAP to consumers who purchase cleaners during the events. Those consumers can still receive the full rebate amount. To qualify for the 10 percent discount, dealers must opt-in to the program by purchasing a minimum of eight qualifying cleaners to sell during the events. Qualified cleaners include suction, pressure and robotic models. Interested dealers can learn more from their Zodiac representative.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac will supply dealers with a merchandising kit that includes brochures, window posters, tent cards, yard signs, balloons, branded T-shirts and buttons, as well as beach balls, pens and koozies as giveaway items. Participating dealers are also eligible to receive free premium product displays (while supplies last).\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAfter its successful 2013 run, the \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Rebate/Cleaners.aspx\"\u003e\"Get Rewarded\" consumer tiered rebate program\u003c/a\u003e continues in 2014. The tiered structure provides incentive for consumers to buy best-selling cleaners because higher net prices paid for cleaners earn larger rebates. The savings can be even greater during Zodiac Days and Polaris Days if consumers purchase their cleaners from retailers offering the additional 10 percent rebate.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\"Expanding our Zodiac Days and Polaris Days event support is part of our continuing investment in the dealer,\" said Michelle Kenyon, vice president of marketing at Zodiac. \"We recognize the competitiveness of the marketplace, so providing bold national and localized advertising campaigns, targeted marketing tools, and special value to the dealer is a priority. We stand by our long-time commitment to support our dealers and our commitment to provide a better life for consumers. Superior products, best-in-the-industry marketing, and outstanding promotional support to pull the consumer are how we do that.\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac and Polaris Days events will run April 1 through Labor Day weekend. Visit \u003ca href=\"www.ZodiacPoolSystems.com\"\u003ewww.ZodiacPoolSystems.com\u003c/a\u003e and \u003ca href=\"www.PolarisPool.com\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ewww.PolarisPool.com\u003c/a\u003e for more information.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eTo hear the latest news from Zodiac, connect with the company on social media by visiting \u003ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.facebook.com/ZodiacPoolSystems\"\u003ewww.facebook.com/ZodiacPoolSystems\u003c/a\u003e or \u003ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.twitter.com/ZodiacPool_USA\"\u003e www.twitter.com/ZodiacPool_USA.\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company\u0027s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy® Pro Series, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContact:\u003cbr /\u003e\nLexy Haynes\u003cbr /\u003e\n760-230-2424\u003cbr /\u003e\nalexia@clearpointagency.com\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"04/09/2014","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2014/Zodiac-and-Polaris-Days.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Enhances Popular Pool Cleaners and Adds New Suction Disc Model","Summary":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. announces premium consumer-focused enhancements to its popular Polaris® 9400 Sport robotic pool cleaner and Zodiac T5 Duo® suction cleaner, and unveils its new Zodiac T3™ suction pool cleaner.","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Enhances Popular Pool Cleaners and Adds New Suction Disc Model\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eConsumer and dealer research provides insight and direction for user-friendly features\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – April 10, 2013\u003c/strong\u003e – \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com\"\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, Inc\u003c/a\u003e. announces premium consumer-focused enhancements to its popular Polaris® 9400 Sport robotic pool cleaner and Zodiac T5 Duo® suction cleaner, and unveils its new Zodiac T3™ suction pool cleaner. Zodiac engineers conducted consumer and dealer research for years prior to incorporating the improvements, thereby ensuring the latest innovations contributed to a better experience for pool owners.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac\u0027s boldest and most sought-after enhancements are for its sleek robotic cleaner, the \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com/Robotic/Polaris-9400.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ePolaris 9400 Sport\u003c/a\u003e. Known for visionary designs that maximize cleaning power and energy efficiency, Zodiac\u0027s robotics team has developed three superior accessories that complement the cleaner and dramatically surpass other options available on the market. They include:\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe new Polaris lift system revolutionizes the consumer experience by preventing the difficult and awkward task of pulling the cleaner out of the pool. With the press of a button, the cleaner will climb a wall of the user\u0027s choice and wait at the water\u0027s edge to be removed. As the consumer begins to pull the cleaner out, the 9400 will automatically evacuate its water, reducing its weight from nearly 40 pounds to just 16 pounds in a matter of seconds.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe 7-day programmable timer eliminates the need for daily input from the pool owner. Where consumers formerly had to physically start their cleaner every day, the timer allows them to pre-set automated cleaning cycles for hassle-free cleaning convenience.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe newly designed premium caddy provides the much needed transport and storage capabilities for the cleaner when it is not in use. The new caddy requires no tools to assemble, and with its premium alloy construction and a compact design, the caddy is easy to use and saves space.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eThe 9400 Sport is ideal for all pool types, and is especially appropriate for pools with modern features such as beach entries. It utilizes several patented Zodiac technologies including ActivMotion Sensor™ intelligence and Vortex Vacuum technology. The 9400 Sport cost just pennies a day to operate, reducing energy consumption up to 90 percent. It retails for $1499 MSRP and qualifies for an \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com/rebate\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ein-season rebate of up to $150\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac\u0027s new 2013 suction cleaner, the T3, is a smart, simple, and swift addition to the T series family. It includes many of the same innovations as Zodiac\u0027s leading suction cleaner, the T5 Duo, but on a smaller frame. The T3 incorporates the following key features:\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eZodiac pioneered the design of diaphragm cleaners more than 20 years ago, and has improved the diaphragm in its T series cleaners to be significantly more durable and quieter. The silent \"Dura Life\" diaphragm provides maximum durability and silent operation.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eA single, 14 inch disc with Zodiac\u0027s patented finned design for aggressive wall climbing and unimpaired maneuverability over lights, drains and wall fittings.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eA fixed wheel deflector to help steer the cleaner and prevent hose entanglement.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTool-free serviceability due to a quick-release hand nut, that makes the cleaner exceptionally easy to use and service.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eThe T3 cleaner includes 10 meters of hose and is ideal for small to mid-size pools approximately 15\u0027 x 30\u0027. Designed with future energy requirements in mind, the T3 is compatible with energy efficient pool systems and low flow pumps. It retails for $274 MSRP.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eThe \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Products/Cleaners/Suction/Zodiac-T5-Duo.aspx\"\u003eT5 Duo suction cleaner\u003c/a\u003e is Zodiac\u0027s evolution of its long standing and popular G3 cleaner. Built on the foundation of the G3, with significant improvements, the T5 Duo is the most advanced suction disc cleaner that Zodiac offers. It has been refreshed with Zodiac\u0027s bold brand colors for 2013 and includes the following key innovations:\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eA duo disc system with two overlapping discs for maximum flexibility, cleaning coverage and pool adhesion. The front disc is for steering, while the back disc, with Zodiac\u0027s patented fin design, is for aggressive wall climbing. The discs provide a 17-inch cleaning footprint – the largest in its class.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAn adjustable wheel deflector that can be positioned at any point along the cleaner hose to prevent entanglement of the hose and cleaner.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe T5 also boasts the same silent Dura Life diaphragm and tool-free serviceability as the T3.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eThe T5 Duo includes 12 meters of hose and is ideal for medium to large pools approximately 20\u0027 x 40\u0027. Like the T3, the T5 Duo is compatible with energy efficient pool systems and is designed for low flow pumps. It retails for $399 MSRP and qualifies for an in-season \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/rebate.aspx\"\u003econsumer rebate of up to $100\u003c/a\u003e. A video of the \u003ca href=\"http://bcove.me/4154vwvv\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ecleaner in action\u003c/a\u003e is available on the Zodiac Website.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\"These are completely consumer-focused pool cleaners and enhancements designed on extensive research,\" said Kevin Braidic, director of Product Development for Zodiac. \"Pool owners love that we solve their problems. Simple things like silent operation, or not having to lug a heavy cleaner out of the pool, those features matter to pool owners and have real wow factor. We love to make products that enhance our consumers\u0027 pool experience.\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company\u0027s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy® Pro Series, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"04/10/2013","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2013/Zodiac-New-and-Improved-Pool-Cleaners.aspx"},{"Title":"Polaris® Expands Robotic Pool Cleaning Line, Introduces Two New Models To Popular Sport Robotic Platform For 2012","Summary":"Added intelligence and four-wheel-drive enhance pool cleaner action and maneuverability","Body":"\u003cp style=\"font-weight:bold; font-style: italic;\"\u003eAdded intelligence and four-wheel-drive enhance pool cleaner action and maneuverability\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: bold;\"\u003eSAN DIEGO — April 19, 2012 — Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. is introducing two new models, the Polaris® 9400 Sport and Polaris 9100 Sport, to its Polaris advanced \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com/Robotic.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eSport Robotic pool cleaner line\u003c/a\u003e for the 2012 pool season. The two new models complement the company’s popular \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com/Robotic/Polaris-9300.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ePolaris 9300 Sport\u003c/a\u003e and \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com/Robotic/Polaris-9300xi.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e9300xi Sport models\u003c/a\u003e , and share the platform’s patented Vortex Vacuum technology. Polaris has launched a newly revised website to highlight the full family of robotic cleaners as well as its other products: \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ewww.polarispool.com\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe two new models represent an economical robot in the 9100 Sport and a top-of-the-line 9400 Sport robot that adds ActivMotion Sensor™ intelligence technology. Both cleaners capture more than four times the debris of other cleaners and cost just pennies a day to operate, reducing energy consumption up to 90 percent. The award-winning and sleek Sport Robotic line of cleaners is designed after the look of high-styled sports cars.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe ActivMotion Sensor in the 9400 uses an accelerometer, much like those used in electronic stability control systems in cars, or in smart phone and tablet devices to align the screen vertically or horizontally depending on the angle in which the device is held; the accelerometer automatically senses cleaner position. It measures force to determine 3-dimensional position, such as deep, shallow, horizontal or vertical, and adapts the pool cleaner for maximum cleaning action. The technology also reduces cord tangling and optimizes the pool cleaning path, even vacuuming in reverse down pool walls, resulting in 20 percent faster cleaning. \u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAccording to Kevin Braidic, Zodiac\u0027s director of product development, the \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com/Robotic/Polaris-9400.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ePolaris 9400 Sport\u003c/a\u003e is the most advanced cleaner on the market. “The 9400 Sport continually senses where it is in the pool, optimizing the operation and cleaning action. Pre-programmed cleaning cycles allow consumers to choose between floor-only cleaning or floor, wall and waterline cleaning, a necessary chore that many pool owners just don’t want to do manually. And when out of the water, it shuts itself down, making it very safe,” says Braidic. “Our innovation team used the newest technology available, making cleaning the pool so easy and energy-efficient that it is no longer any deterrent to owning a pool.”\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Polaris 9400 Sport Robot retails for $1499. Its features include:\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\t\u003cli\u003e4-wheel drive technology to provide impressive maneuverability over steps and obstacles\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\t\u003cli\u003eActivMotion Sensor technology to optimize cleaning path and reduce cord tangling\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\t\u003cli\u003eLonger cable to clean up to a 50 foot long pool\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\t\u003cli\u003eProgrammable cleaning time choices of 1.5 or 2.5 hours\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com/Robotic/Polaris-9100.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ePolaris 9100 Sport\u003c/a\u003e robot is a good economical option as a robot that retails for $799, and is appropriate for pools up to 40 feet long. It has a 2-hour cleaning cycle, is lighter weight, and is especially good at cleaning the pool floor and cove. Features shared by both the Polaris 9400 Sport and the Polaris 9100 Sport, as well as the Polaris 9300 and 9300xi Sport models, are:\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\t\u003cli\u003ePatented Vortex Vacuum technology that maximizes vacuum power without losing suction and captures more debris\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\t\u003cli\u003eTop-access quick release filter canister for easy emptying of debris without touching it\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\t\u003cli\u003eFaster navigation and enhanced agility\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\t\u003cli\u003eRear water propulsion system that blows debris off stairs and out of tight corners\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\t\u003cli\u003eHigh energy efficiency; both cost just pennies a day to operate\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Polaris Sport Robotic platform cleaners go into the pool only when cleaning is required as they are not attached to a stationary water outlet; therefore, pool owners can use the robotic cleaners in any existing pool. Zodiac is offering a $150 consumer rebate on the 9400 Sport model and a $50 consumer rebate on the 9100 Sport for purchases made in the U.S. April 1 through Sept. 3, 2012.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: bold;\"\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. \u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S.U., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e, Polaris\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e, Jandy\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e Pro Series, Nature\u003csup\u003e2®\u003c/sup\u003e, and Cover-Pools\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003ePolaris cleaners are the number one recognized brand of pool cleaners in the swimming pool industry and have enjoyed more than 40 years as the top selling pressure pool cleaner. The new robotics from Polaris display the same high quality engineering, rugged construction and reliability that pool owners have come to expect from the brand.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com\"\u003ewww.zodiacpoolsystems.com\u003c/a\u003e or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\t\u003cstrong\u003eContacts:\u003c/strong\u003e\r\n\tBeth Walsh \u003cbr\u003e\r\n\t760-230-2424 \u003cbr\u003e\r\n\t\u003ca href=\"mailto:beth@clearpointagency.com\"\u003ebeth@clearpointagency.com\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","DateField":"04/19/2012","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2012/Polaris-Expands-Robotic-Pool-Cleaning-Line.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Introduces Global Portal for iAquaLink, Intelligent Pool Control System","Summary":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Introduces Global Portal for iAquaLink™, Intelligent Pool Control System. Easy to use system allows pool owners to control the pool anytime, anywhere, from any web-connected device and now from almost any country.","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eEasy to use system allows pool owners to control the pool anytime, anywhere, from any web-connected device and now from almost any country\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – May 9, 2013\u003c/strong\u003e – \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com\"\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, Inc\u003c/a\u003e. has launched its newly redesigned iAquaLink™ Global Portal, allowing pool owners to harness the power of connected mobile devices to control their pool anytime, anywhere. All iAquaLink users around the world now have one site to go to for everything iAquaLink.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eUsing the new site, available in 14 different languages, users can set up their iAquaLink accounts, easily find all AquaLink® apps in the AppStore and Google Play marketplaces, learn and demo the product, and access FAQs, manuals and support documentation all from one destination: \u003ca href=\"http://www.iaqualink.com\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ewww.iAquaLink.com\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac has ensured a consistent user experience across a range of platforms, from desktop computers, to tablets, to mobile phones. Mobile ready, the site works flawlessly by automatically scaling to meet the screen specifications of the browser being used to access it and looks great on any mobile device, offering easy navigation and full accessibility.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eDavid Goldman, director of product development, automation and sanitation at Zodiac, says, \"iAquaLink.com is a best-practices example for global, mobile end-user interaction. Like our apps, its design is simple and intuitive. Most importantly, it is easy to use on any smartphone, tablet, or device of choice. We will continue to invest in this market leading platform and challenge ourselves to innovate and continuously improve. This is a great example of our commitment to delivering the perfect pool experience.\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eThe iAquaLink apps are simple and intuitive, making them extremely easy to use. The apps, as well as the ongoing service, are free, and attractively priced upgrades are available to support every \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Products/Controls.aspx\"\u003eAquaLink control system\u003c/a\u003e ever made.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eThe technology utilizes a pool owner\u0027s existing internet service, and installation can be completed in less than an hour by pool professionals.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eTop features of iAquaLink include:\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAbility to be used on more mobile device platforms than any other pool control system\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperability with virtually any smart device, tablet, e-reader, or Web-enabled device\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSimple setup and programming of variable speed pumps, cleaners, lighting, waterfalls, temperature control and monitoring of system status, among other features\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eConnectivity options include both Wi-Fi and hardwired (Ethernet) capability\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFor pool professionals, multiple pools can be controlled from a single app\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eFor additional information: \u003ca href=\"http://www.iaqualink.com\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ehttp://www.iaqualink.com\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company\u0027s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy® Pro Series, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"05/09/2013","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2013/iAquaLink-Global.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Unveils Engery-Efficient Variable Speed Pool Pump","Summary":"New ePump™ Reduces Energy Usage and Noise, Increases Savings and Efficiency.","Body":"\u003cp align=\"center\"\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC. UNVEILS ENERGY-EFFICIENT VARIABLE-SPEED POOL PUMP\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nNew ePump Reduces Energy Usage and Noise, Increases Savings and Efficiency\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVISTA, Calif. (May 11, 2009)\u003c/strong\u003e – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., an international supplier of pool and spa products, has announced the introduction of its new Jandy®\r\nvariable-speed ePump™, a high-performance pool pump that utilizes patented technology tomoffer savings on energy, money, and maintenance time. The premier pump combines the power of Jandy’s user-friendly Stealth™ pump with an ultra-high efficiency motor, allowing for convenient, quiet, and affordable functionality in one of the most energy-efficient pumps available to date.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e“At Zodiac Pool Systems, we strive to deliver premier quality products that are the most energy efficient, innovative, and reliable in the industry,” said Steve Gutai, Director of Product Management, Hydraulics, for Zodiac. “The ePump features a host of technologically-advanced features that allow pool owners to dramatically reduce energy consumption, resulting in up to $1,000 in annual energy savings. Plus, ePump is user-friendly, allowing for easy customization of pool, spa, and water features. And, its ultra-efficient TEFC permanent magnet brushless DC motor has an extra-long life motor, making it a top pick for pool owners nationwide.”\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDesigned according to strict energy-conservation codes, the variable-speed ePump is a low-maintenance, eco-friendly alternative to other expensive, single-speed pool pumps on the market.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEnergy-Conscious Features of the Jandy ePump™ Provide Savings on Time and Money\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Jandy ePump’s innovative design and multiple features deliver a simple and fast solution to pool pump operation. The ePump is available in 1.5 HP and 2 HP versions, and offers the following features:\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003eStealth Pump Technology – The original technology of the Jandy Stealth Pump allows for quiet, powerful performance, and it features convenient ergonomic handles and easy-to-read indicators\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003eThree Control Options – The three user-friendly control options are customizable and programmable: Aqualink® RS OneTouch, the Aqualink RS PDA, and the ePump Controller, which can be installed up to 200 feet from the pump\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003eUltra High-Efficiency Motor – The ePump’s innovative motor design features a totally enclosed fan-cooled (TEFC)permanent magnet brushless DC motor for cooler, quieter operation and longer motor life\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe variable-speed ePump presents technological and ecological advancements in pool pump technology. This product is for pool owners seeking a pump that requires minimal upkeep—and minimal costs. The ePump is now available through pool supply dealers throughout the United States or by calling the Zodiac Customer Care Center at 800-822-7933, Monday through Friday from 5 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific Time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool and a Carlyle Group portfolio company, is a world leader in swimming pool and spa products. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Baracuda®, Jandy®, Nature2®, Polaris®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolcare.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eCONTACT: Amy Wallace, Echo Media Group\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n714-573-0899 ext. 34\u003cbr /\u003e\r\namy@echomediap.com\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"05/11/2009","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2009/Zodiac-Pool-Systems-Inc-Unveils-Engery-Efficient-Variable-Speed-Pool-Pump.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Steps Up Marketing and Rebate Programs","Summary":"SAN DIEGO – May 11, 2011 – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. is stepping up promotional efforts to consumers to help dealers promote pool products for the 2011 summer pool season.","Body":"\u003cp align=\"center\"\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC. STEPS UP MARKETING AND REBATE PROGRAMS TO CONSUMERS FOR 2011 POOL SEASON TO SUPPORT DEALERS\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cem\u003eIncreased Visibility Planned to Target All Pool Owners in America\u003c/em\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – May 11, 2011\u003c/strong\u003e – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. is stepping up promotional efforts to consumers to help dealers promote pool products for the 2011 summer pool season. Zodiac has launched an extensive consumer campaign, with call to action \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacrebate.com\" target=\"_blank\" /\u003erebate\u003c/a\u003e mailers going to more than 70 percent of the pool owners in the U.S. during the concentrated buying season of April 30 to July 31. Promotional mailers are being supported with more than 30 million web impressions, along with public relations, social media, in-store point-of-purchase displays, and a new website.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eIn order to stimulate demand and activity, Zodiac has significantly increased its consumer marketing promotions to lead the industry and drive consumer traffic to stores. Steps the company is taking include the following:\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMore than 3 million mailers with $100-$200 call to action rebates are going out to pool owners across the Unites States between May 7-14.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAn additional nationwide mail drop will occur on May 30.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNational online advertising with 30 million impressions, including banner ads and pay-per-click advertising.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eA fully redesigned corporate website will support dealers and educate consumers; videos are being added and two additional update phases are planned for later in 2011: www.zodiacpoolsystems.com \u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDedicated promotional campaign websites are available at: \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacrebate.com\" target=\"_blank\" /\u003ewww.zodiacrebate.com\u003c/a\u003e and \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarisoffer.com\" target=\"_blank\" /\u003ewww.polarisoffer.com\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eZodiac has doubled its online investment, added social media, and improved its search engine optimization to help both dealers and consumers find the \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacrebate.com/support\" target=\"_blank\" /\u003einformation\u003c/a\u003e they need.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNew and improved point-of-purchase displays have been developed for dealers, as well as new booth properties to support a consistent brand identity in national, regional and local pool trade shows.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe company has strengthened its channel partnerships to be able to supply products in a more timely fashion.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePublic relations efforts are being designed to educate consumers on best practices, hot topics, and environmentally sound choices. \u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAccording to Tony Prudhomme, president of Zodiac, \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Innovation/Technology.aspx\" /\u003einnovation\u003c/a\u003e is a much bigger topic for Zodiac Pool Systems than just developing new and revolutionary pool cleaners, pool infrastructure products, and sanitizing systems. Prudhomme notes that the company did considerable research to assess consumer buying habits, motivations, and regional distinctions before embarking on its new strategy.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\"Beginning about two years ago, we took a good, hard look at the pool industry. We conducted primary and secondary consumer research and spoke with pool builders and retailers all over the nation. We realized that the housing downturn could have a significant effect on both our business and that of our customers, the pool industry pros and dealers, if we just sat and watched it happen,” said Prudhomme. “So we made a strategic decision to put more money into not only new product innovations, but marketing and customer support plans as well. We are now launching those efforts and feel confident that they will help both our customers and our own company.\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eIn addition to increasing its marketing, Zodiac has also upgraded and reconfigured its customer support department to provide regional teams that meet the needs of both dealers and consumers. In this manner, a dealer gets to know the customer support person he or she is working with and develops a trusting relationship. Zodiac has also added live chat to its customer support, the first in the industry to do so.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy®, Baracuda®, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eContacts:\u003cbr /\u003e\nBeth Walsh\u003cbr /\u003e\n760-230-2424\u003cbr /\u003e\nBeth@clearpointagency.com \u003c/p\u003e\n\n","DateField":"05/11/2011","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2011/Zodiac-Steps-Up-Marketing-and-Rebate-Programs.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Earns ENERGY STAR® for All Its Multi-Speed Pool Pumps","Summary":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. announces its Jandy Pro Series line of variable-speed and two-speed pool pumps are ENERGY STAR qualified, signifying they meet or exceed energy-efficiency guidelines.","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eEnergy-efficient pumps capable of saving consumers thousands of dollars\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"ENERGY STAR certified\" src=\"~/media/FD40CFC6AEE24ED5A39E8BB9A7975433.ashx?h=154&w=150\" style=\"padding: 10px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" /\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – May 13, 2013\u003c/strong\u003e – \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com\"\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, Inc\u003c/a\u003e. announces its Jandy® Pro Series line of variable-speed and two-speed pool pumps are ENERGY STAR® qualified, signifying they meet or exceed energy-efficiency guidelines. \u003ca href=\"http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eENERGY STAR\u003c/a\u003e is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that helps businesses and individuals \u003ca href=\"http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=about.ab_index\" target=\"_blank\"\u003esave money and protect the climate\u003c/a\u003e through superior energy efficiency. As an ENERGY STAR partner, Zodiac demonstrates its commitment to manufacturing energy efficient pool equipment that help consumers reduce their energy bill and is good for the environment.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJandy Pro Series\u0027 ENERGY STAR-qualified pumps include variable-speed VS-FloPro™ and ePump™, and two-speed Stealth™, FloPro, and PlusHP series pumps, for a total of 18 certified pumps. See below for a complete list of certified pumps. Each pump was rigorously tested and proven by a third party EPA-recognized laboratory. Both variable- and two-speed pump options were submitted for testing, to help pool professionals and consumers find a Jandy Pro Series ENERGY STAR-qualified pump to suit any pool or spa equipment setup.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"We\u0027re excited to have our full line of variable-speed and two-speed pumps meet ENERGY STAR certification requirements,\" said Mike Giddens, product manager for pumps and filters. \"This gives both consumers and pool professionals a number of energy efficient options to choose from.\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=PP\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eAccording to ENERGY STAR\u003c/a\u003e, multi-speed pumps save energy by reducing pump speed; a speed reduction by one-half uses just one-eighth as much energy. Certified pool pumps save more than a thousand dollars over their lifetime, pay for themselves in five years, run quieter, and prolong the life of a pool\u0027s filtration system. On average, ENERGY STAR pumps are \u003ca href=\"http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=PP\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e30-72 percent more energy-efficient\u003c/a\u003e than a standard model. However, select variable-speed Jandy Pro Series pumps enable pool owners to use up to 90% less energy compared to single-speed pumps, and depending on local utility rates, are capable of saving up to $1,300 per year.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe pumps are compatible with Jandy Pro Series\u0027 \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Energy-Center/Versa-Plumb-System.aspx\"\u003eVersa Plumb® system\u003c/a\u003e, a swimming pool equipment set that provides exceptional hydraulic efficiency and intelligent design elements that have resulted in one of the most energy-efficient pool systems in the industry. The Versa Plumb system is comprised of a pool pump, filter, heater, valves, salt system and sweep elbows that have been engineered to work together as a whole system. Versa Plumb offers 50% more hydraulic efficiency, saves 40% in installation time, uses 50% less plumbing pipe and fittings, and requires less horse power. The result is significant savings in both energy consumption and utility bills.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"table\"\u003e\n \u003ctbody\u003e\n \u003ctr\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003eJandy Pro Series ENERGY STAR Certified Pumps\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003e \u003c/td\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003e \u003c/td\u003e\n \u003c/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003ePump Family\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003eModel Numbers\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003ePump Type\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003c/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003eVS FloPro\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003eVS-FHP2.0\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003eVariable-Speed\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003c/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003eePump\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003eJEP2.0, JEP1.5\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003eVariable-Speed\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003c/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003eStealth\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003eSHPF1.0-2, SHPF1.5-2, SHPF2.0-2, SHPM1.5-2, SHPM-2.0-2, SHPM-2.5-2\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003eTwo-Speed\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003c/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003ePlusHP\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003ePHPF1.0-2, PHPF1.5-2, PHPF2.0-2, PHPM1.5-2, PHPM2.0-2, PHPM2.5-2\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003eTwo-Speed\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003c/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003eFloPro\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003eFHPM1.0-2, FHPM1.5-2, FHPM2.0-2\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003ctd\u003eTwo-Speed\u003c/td\u003e\n \u003c/tr\u003e\n \u003c/tbody\u003e\n\u003c/table\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMore details on Jandy Pro Series pumps, including an \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Energy-Center/Calculators/Pool-Pump-Savings.aspx\"\u003eenergy savings calculator\u003c/a\u003e, are available on Zodiac\u0027s Website at \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Products/Pumps\"\u003ewww.ZodiacPoolSystems.com/Products/Pumps\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company\u0027s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy® Pro Series, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"05/13/2013","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2013/Energy-Star-Partners.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Adds Television & Print Advertising Campaigns for 2012 Pool Season and Increases Digital Marketing","Summary":"Social media sweepstakes offers chance at cash and prizes","Body":"\u003cp\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC. ADDS TELEVISION & PRINT ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS FOR 2012 POOL SEASON and INCREASES DIGITAL MARKETING\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nSocial media sweepstakes offers chance at cash and prizes\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Media Thumb\" src=\"~/media/3278D35C41924BD6899F387FBF7B28FD.ashx\" style=\"width: 200px; height: 176px; float: right; margin-left: 10px;\" /\u003eSAN DIEGO – May 15, 2012 –Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. is increasing its advertising and marketing reach for the third year in a row to support pool dealers in sales of its products to pool-owners. For the 2012 pool season, Zodiac® has invested heavily in in-store merchandising kits, point-of-purchase displays, and is again supporting an extensive consumer campaign to help drive traffic into stores. For the first time, the company is doing television advertising, supported by magazine ad buys, an online advertising campaign, public relations, and social media, leading the industry in consumer targeted advertising.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe company is focusing its efforts on four main product initiatives: pool cleaners, energy efficient equipment, iAquaLink™, and Nature2® alternative sanitizers. Despite the lackluster economy, Zodiac saw 2011 sales of its Polaris® cleaners, Jandy® Pro Series equipment and Zodiac products increase over the previous year. Much of the increase is attributable to strategic consumer marketing initiatives and continued innovation that Zodiac delivers. \u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAfter completing extensive consumer research throughout 2010 and 2011, Zodiac planned its largest ever marketing investment in online, TV, and print media to match the media consumption habits of its target audiences; more than 60 million consumer impressions will be garnered by the campaigns. All of these efforts are incremental to the robust pull strategy to help consumers make the purchase with extensive consumer rebates on several products, including \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarisoffer.com/?ref=Polaris\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ePolaris\u003c/a\u003e and \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacrebate.com/main\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eZodiac\u003c/a\u003e pool cleaners, and \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacrebate.com/nature2_cartridge\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eNature2\u003c/a\u003e alternative sanitizers, throughout the whole summer, extending its normal rebate season by more than a month. \u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSome highlights of the campaigns include:\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eTelevision advertising: Zodiac has produced three television commercials for pool cleaners that will air on cable networks, including Bravo, HGTV®, and DIY, CNN, ESPN®, to name a few\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003ePrint advertising: Magazine print ads appearing in 19 national titles, including Better Homes & Gardens® , Cooking Light®, Real Simple®, Elle Décor®, Sports Illustrated® and Money\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eWeb advertising: National web advertising for all major product categories, including pool cleaners, iAquaLink, energy-efficient equipment, and Nature2\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eEnergy efficiency: The \"\u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Brand.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003etotal Zodiac eco-friendly pool\u003c/a\u003e\" is featured on Lifetime television’s “Designing Spaces” Think Green program as the lead segment on both May 3 and June 8\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eSweepstakes: A sweepstakes campaign to give away one iPad® per week for six weeks, in support of its new iAquaLink mobile pool control system, just launched April 16th. Consumers can enter through Zodiac\u0027s \u003ca href=\"http://www.facebook.com/facebook#!/ZodiacPoolSystems/app_208195102528120\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eFacebook page\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eWebsites: A revised, updated Polaris website highlights robotic cleaners as well as animation that shows how suction and pressure cleaners work\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eFind a Dealer: New dealer locator tools on both \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Where-To-Buy.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eZodiac\u003c/a\u003e and \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com/Find-a-Dealer.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ePolaris\u003c/a\u003e websites make it easy for consumers to find dealers that sell Zodiac products \u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eSocial media: \"\u003ca href=\"http://www.facebook.com/#!/ZodiacPoolSystems/app_320679564655528\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ePool Corner\u003c/a\u003e\" on Facebook features photos of dealer/builder pools using Zodiac equipment\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\"Our goal is to drive traffic to stores and to educate consumers on new innovations that can make it easier, more cost-effective, and more eco-friendly to own a swimming pool,\" said Troy Franzen, managing director-Americas for Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. \"Our marketing programs provide us multiple ways for our dealers and consumers to connect with us. We are building direct relationships with people through social media and we’re enjoying hearing from customers who love our products or need help with an issue. Keep checking YouTube, Facebook and our Twitter feed for the latest in prizes, rebates and industry news.\"\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. \u003cbr /\u003e\r\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ePolaris®\u003c/a\u003e, Jandy® Pro Series, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. \u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eContacts:\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nBeth Walsh\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n760-230-2424\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"mailto:beth@clearpointagency.com\"\u003ebeth@clearpointagency.com\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNote: ZODIAC® is a registered trademark of Zodiac International, S.A.S.U., used under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. \u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe rebate is delivered on a Visa Rewards Card. Card program issued by The PrivateBank and Trust Company pursuant to a license from Visa USA, Inc. Actual card appearance may vary. The Polaris® Visa prepaid card is redeemable anywhere Visa® Debit is accepted. Visa is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association.\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"05/15/2012","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2012/Social-media-sweepstakes-offers-chance-at-cash-and-prizes.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Launches MX 8 and T5 Duo Pool Cleaners for 2011 Season","Summary":"Consumer Rebates and Increased Durability Support Advanced Technologies to Make Pool Owners’ Jobs Easier.","Body":"\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC. LAUNCHES BARACUDA MX 8 and T5 DUO POOL CLEANERS FOR 2011 SEASON\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cem\u003eConsumer Rebates and Increased Durability Support Advanced Technologies to Make Pool Owners\u0027 Jobs Easier \u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO,– May 17, 2011\u003c/strong\u003e – \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com\"\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/a\u003e is launching two innovative pool cleaners, the Zodiac MX® 8 and Baracuda T5 Duo®, for the 2011 summer pool season. Zodiac is supporting the introduction with \u003ca title=\"Baracuda MX 8 and T5 Duo Rebate />consumer rebates</a> during the concentrated buying season of April 1 to July 31.</p>\r\n<p>The <a href=\" href=\"http://www.zodiacrebate.com\"\u003eenergy efficient\u003c/a\u003e, cutting in half the flow requirement because of its dynamic articulation that maximizes power while minimizing resistance, thus enabling maximum power at low flow.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe \u003ca title=\"Baracuda T5 Duo\" href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Products/Cleaners/Baracuda-T5-Duo.aspx\"\u003eT5 Duo suction-side cleaner\u003c/a\u003e uses two discs for greater flexibility, while its patented diaphragm technology provides efficient, silent operation. The T5 Duo operates in any in-ground pool and connects directly to a skimmer or dedicated 1.5\" vacuum line. The unique Zodiac \"Quick Connector\" ensures a secure connection of the hose to the cleaner head. \u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAccording to Tony Prudhomme, president of Zodiac, the innovative Zodiac cleaners offer choice, agility and efficiency to pool dealers and consumers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e“Built like a tank, the MX 8 is battle ready for the toughest of pools! The MX 8\u0027s double cyclonic suction and Flex Power Turbine technology make it the most maneuverable mechanical suction cleaner on the market. With a highly competitive price point, it\u0027s easy for both dealers and consumers to see how it surpasses its competition,” said Prudhomme. \"As an option or for those looking for a slightly lower entry point, our T5 Duo is easy-to-use and is a dependable workhorse. It\u0027s an efficient and incredibly quiet cleaner with absolutely no hammer noise. We think consumers are going to love either of these products in their pool.\" \u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMX 8 features:\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eDouble Cyclonic Suction creates a wider cleaning path and larger debris consumption\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eX-Drive technology offers intelligent navigation and aggressive floor and wall cleaning\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eSealed gearbox prevents debris from fouling components\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eHeavier-weight construction increases durability and robustness\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eT5 Duo features:\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eDura-Life™ diaphragm provides silent operation and extra durability for a longer life\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eDuo disc system creates better pool adhesion and flexibility to get into smaller, hard to reach areas\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eAdjustable wheel deflector allows pool owner to set the wheel at height desired and helps the cleaner to roll past corners\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBoth \u003ca title=\"Zodiac Baracuda Pool Cleaners\" href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Products/Cleaners.aspx\"\u003eZodiac cleaners\u003c/a\u003e have twist locking hoses that are easy to tighten; they click into place to ensure a tight seal between hose and cleaner head that won\u0027t pull apart or leak. The \u003ca title=\"Baracuda MX 8 Pool Cleaner\" href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Products/Cleaners/Baracuda-MX8.aspx\"\u003eMX 8\u003c/a\u003e retails for $499 and the \u003ca title=\"Baracuda T5 Duo Pool Cleaner\" href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Products/Cleaners/Baracuda-T5-Duo.aspx\"\u003eT5 Duo\u003c/a\u003e retails for $399. From April 1-July 31, 2011, consumers can receive $100 rebates on each Zodiac cleaner.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of \u003ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.zodiac-marine-pool.com/en/\"\u003eZodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S.\u003c/a\u003e, is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com\"\u003ePolaris®\u003c/a\u003e, Jandy®, Baracuda®, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. \u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac’s \u003ca title=\"Zodiac Baracuda Pool Cleaners\" href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Products/Cleaners.aspx\"\u003epool cleaners\u003c/a\u003e are the global leader in disc-style pool cleaning solutions. Pioneer of the revolutionary diaphragm technology, Zodiac’s cleaners are founded in quality and design ingenuity, delivering unsurpassed reliability and value through simplicity.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com\"\u003ewww.zodiacpoolsystems.com\u003c/a\u003e or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eContacts:\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nBeth Walsh\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n760-230-2424\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nbeth@clearpointagency.com\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nNote to editors: photos are available by contacting beth@clearpointagency.com\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"05/17/2011","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2011/Zodiac-Launches-Baracuda-MX8-and-T5-Duo-Pool-Cleaners-for-2011-Season.aspx"},{"Title":"New Solutions Help Dealers Increase Profits.","Summary":"New solutions help dealers increase profits while providing enhanced customer service.","Body":"\u003cp align=\"center\"\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW BUSINESS SOLUTIONS OFFERINGS: \nPROEDGE™ CARE EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS & CONSUMER FINANCING\u003cbr/\u003e\nNew solutions help dealers increase profits while providing enhanced customer service.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVISTA, Calif. (May 20, 2010)\u003c/strong\u003e – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a global manufacturer and supplier of pool and spa products and services, is pleased to announce two new offerings: ProEdge™ Care Extended Service Plans (ESP) and Consumer Financing. These offerings are part of Zodiac’s Business Solutions division, which aims to help dealers increase profits, decrease costs, and maximize efficiencies by delivering discounted access to a multitude of products and services.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eProEdge Care Extended Service Plans\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\nUnder the new program, consumers who purchase Zodiac equipment, including Jandy®, Nature2®, Polaris® and Baracuda® brand products, can buy an Extended Service Plan, providing comprehensive coverage up to three years after the manufacturer’s original written warranty expires. ProEdge Care Extended Service Plans offer peace of mind to consumers interested in enhanced coverage for a great value, thereby eliminating concerns about costly service and repair bills.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e“At Zodiac, we are committed to delivering products that help our valued dealers increase efficiencies, maximize customer satisfaction, and enhance their bottom line,” said Troy Franzen, Vice President, Business Development for Zodiac. “Zodiac designs its equipment to last, but we saw a need to deliver a solution that would not only give consumers peace of mind, but would also afford financial benefits to dealers. Our new ProEdge Care offering allows dealers to build long-term relationships with customers, drive repeat business, increase average equipment sales, and increase profits.”\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eZodiac Consumer Financing\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\nBy partnering with a trusted nationwide financing brand, Zodiac now offers Consumer Financing on the entire family of Zodiac equipment. Zodiac Consumer Financing enables instant, in-person approvals, so dealers can increase the likelihood and overall dollar amount of the sale. The program provides low monthly payments along with a variety of term options from which to choose.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e“Replacing equipment can be expensive,” Franzen said. “In these tough economic times, we recognized the benefits consumer financing presents to both dealers and consumers. Consumers benefit from low-monthly payments, which are often completely offset through the energy savings new equipment affords, and dealers can increase closing rates and overall sales with this new program.”\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eBusiness Solutions is managed and administered through Zodiac’s Club P® dealer loyalty program, the pool and spa industry’s oldest and most expansive profit incentive offering. By purchasing Zodiac products, Club P members can earn significant rewards, such as first-class trips to locations around the globe, merchandise, co-op advertising credits, and even cash. If you are not already a Club P member, or wish to learn more about Zodiac’s Extended Service Plans or Consumer Financing, contact your local sales representative at 800-822-7933, or go online to www.clubp.com to sign up.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool and a Carlyle Group portfolio company, is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Baracuda®, Jandy®, Nature2®, Polaris®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n","DateField":"05/20/2010","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2010/New-Solutions-Help-Dealers-Increase-Profits.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Launches Social Media Campaigns and Sweepstakes for Consumers","Summary":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Launches Social Media Campaigns and Sweepstakes for Consumers.","Body":"\u003cp align=\"center\"\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC. LAUNCHES SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS AND SWEEPSTAKES FOR CONSUMERS \u003cbr /\u003e\u003cem\u003eFacebook sweepstakes offer chance at cash and prizes\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – June 23, 2011\u003c/strong\u003e – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. today announced the launch of its “Dive in and Win” social media consumer campaigns on Facebook, supporting both its Polaris® and Zodiac® brands. This national sweepstakes is designed to help pool owners and professionals use Facebook to connect and engage in an authentic and personalized way, as well as enter for a chance to win prizes.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eParticipants who submit a name and email address are entered into a drawing for a $100 VISA® Rewards Card on the Polaris site or a $399-value Baracuda® T5 Duo® suction pool cleaner on the Zodiac site. One winner per site will be chosen every week from entries received now through July 8.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eTo enter, go to:\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac: http://www.facebook.com/ZodiacPoolSystems\u003cbr /\u003e\nPolaris: http://www.facebook.com/PolarisPool\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac and Polaris Twitter feeds and YouTube channels have also been created to support the company’s overall marketing efforts\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\"Social media is empowering consumers like never before and we are excited to add this exciting new tool to our marketing and communications arsenal,” said Troy Franzen, executive vice president of Zodiac. \"Social media provides us another way for our customers and dealers to connect with us in a more intimate way. We’ve launched an aggressive social media campaign; we’re building direct relationships with people; and we’re enjoying hearing from customers who love our products or need help with an issue. And this is just the start of things to come. Keep checking our Facebook and twitter feed for the latest in prizes, rebates and industry news.\" \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAdditionally, in order to stimulate demand and activity for pool dealers and to highlight its own innovative products, Zodiac has significantly increased its consumer marketing promotions to drive consumer traffic to stores. The company recently sent call to action rebate mailers to more than 70 percent of the pool owners in the U.S. for redemption during the concentrated buying season of April 30 to July 31. It is supporting the mailers with a comprehensive online marketing campaign, as well as public relations, in-store point-of-purchase displays, a new website, and these social media campaigns. Dedicated promotional campaign websites are available at: www.zodiacrebate.com and www.polarisoffer.com\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eIn addition to increasing its marketing, Zodiac has upgraded and reconfigured its customer support department to provide regional teams that meet the needs of both dealers and consumers. Zodiac has also added live chat to its customer support, the first in the industry to do so. Questions from consumers and dealers are also being answered on the Facebook and Twitter feeds. \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy®, Baracuda®, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eContacts:\u003cbr /\u003e\nBeth Walsh\u003cbr /\u003e\n760-230-2424\u003cbr /\u003e\nBeth@clearpointagency.com\u003c/p\u003e\n\n###\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003csmall\u003e\u003cem\u003eNote: ZODIAC® is a registered trademark of Zodiac International, S.A.S.U., used under license.\u003c/small\u003e\u003c/em\u003e \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003csmall\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe rebate is delivered on a Visa Rewards Card. Card program issued by The PrivateBank and Trust Company pursuant to a license from Visa USA, Inc. Actual card appearance may vary. The Polaris® Visa prepaid card is redeemable anywhere Visa® Debit is accepted. Visa is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association.\u003c/small\u003e\u003c/em\u003e \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\n\n","DateField":"06/23/2011","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2011/Zodiac-Launches-Social-Media-Campaigns-and-Sweepstakes-for-Consumers.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Announces Executive Team Promotions","Summary":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. (\"Zodiac®\"), a worldwide provider of pool and spa products, announced today the promotion of key executives in its Americas Region, which includes the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America.","Body":"\u003cp align=\"center\"\u003eZodiac Announces Executive Team Promotions\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVISTA, Calif. (July 29, 2010)\u003c/strong\u003e – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. (“Zodiac®”), a worldwide provider of pool and spa products, announced today the promotion of key executives in its Americas Region, which includes the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eTony Prudhomme, Chief Operating Officer for Zodiac Marine & Pool Group, has assumed the interim role as President of Zodiac Pool Systems, Americas. This interim role will ensure the company’s continued customer and consumer focus during the near term transition of leadership in the Americas.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eTroy Franzen has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Zodiac Pool Systems, Americas. Franzen will oversee all sales, marketing, and customer-facing aspects of the business. He recently joined Zodiac as Vice President, Business Development after a 20 year career with Black & Decker, where he served in various executive positions.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eVance Gillette, one of the most respected and tenured professionals in the pool and spa industry, has returned to Zodiac Pool Systems on a full-time basis as Vice President of Business Development. For the past two years, Gillette has served as a consultant to Zodiac, but he will now focus his efforts on cultivating new and existing dealer relationships on a full time basis.\u003c/p\u003e \n\n\u003cp\u003eTodd Cramer has been promoted to President of Cover-Pools Inc., a wholly owned Zodiac subsidiary located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Cramer’s appointment follows the announcement of the retirement of Rick Clark, long-time owner and now General Manager of Cover-Pools. Cramer comes from Zodiac Pool Systems in Vista, where he served as Vice President, Sales and Service Operations.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e“These executive team appointments are part of Zodiac’s larger strategy of intensifying both its consumer focus and customer intimacy, to better serve our industry,” Prudhomme said. “All of these gentlemen are proven professionals who will make an immediate and positive impact in their new roles.” \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac, a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool and a Carlyle Group portfolio company, is a global leader, recognized as the most consumer-focused, innovative provider of differentiated pool products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Baracuda®, Jandy®, Nature2®, Polaris®, and Cover-Pools®. To learn more about Zodiac Pool Systems, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAbout The Carlyle Group\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Carlyle Group is a global private equity firm with $88.6 billion of assets under management committed to 67 funds as of December 31, 2009. Carlyle invests in buyouts, growth capital, real estate and leveraged finance in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America focusing on aerospace & defense, automotive & transportation, consumer & retail, energy & power, financial services, healthcare, industrial, infrastructure, technology & business services and telecommunications & media. Since 1987, the firm has invested $59.6 billion of equity in 952 transactions for a total purchase price of approximately $233.0 billion. The Carlyle Group employs more than 860 people in 19 countries. In the aggregate, Carlyle portfolio companies have more than $84 billion in revenue and employ more than 398,000 people around the world. www.carlyle.com.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac Marine & Pool addresses the needs of consumer and professional markets, operating through three specialized business Branches:\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePool Care:\u003c/strong\u003e technical equipment for swimming pools\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMarine:\u003c/strong\u003e inflatable and semi-rigid boats and life saving equipment for recreational market, professional users and armed forces\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEnvironment:\u003c/strong\u003e waste water treatment solutions for marine industry and special buildings\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac Marine & Pool benefits from leadership positions on its pool care, marine and environment market segments. www.zodiac-marine-pool.com.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\n\n","DateField":"07/29/2010","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2010/Zodiac-Announces-Executive-Team-Promotions.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems Inc Launches New Jandy Pro Series Brand for Pool Professionals","Summary":"Complete core equipment rebrand to roll out throughout 2011-2012 season. ","Body":"\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC. LAUNCHES JANDY PRO SERIES BRAND FOR POOL PROFESSIONALS\u003cbr /\u003e\nComplete core equipment rebrand to roll out throughout 2011-2012 season.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – Aug. 4, 2011\u003c/strong\u003e – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. today announced the launch of its Jandy Pro Series® line of core equipment products targeted to pool professionals and master builders. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac, through its comprehensive family of brands, provides a complete system of pool products, from core equipment and controllers to automatic pool cleaners to alternative sanitizers, offering pool builders, servicers, retailers, and consumers smart technologies and energy efficiencies to maximize value, save time, and simplify pool maintenance. Zodiac’s enhanced focus and investment in pool industry professionals has led the company to the strategic rebranding of its core equipment offering under the new Jandy Pro Series by Zodiac identity. This summer and throughout the coming year, a number of products will be introduced under the Jandy Pro Series brand, starting with the new \u003ca href=\"~/link.aspx?_id=F284B3CB11634549881806DF8C555824&_z=z\"\u003eVS FloPro™ Variable-Speed Pump\u003c/a\u003e, which launched August 1. The new Jandy Pro Series will begin to roll out at the end of the 2011 season, and will include a fresh new logo and collateral design aimed at conveying the premium nature of the brand and features designed for the discerning professional user.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“Jandy has a great history as a pioneer in the pool-building industry. As we move forward in building recognition for Zodiac Pool Systems, we believe it is important to honor the strengths of the brands within our portfolio. Jandy has always been known for its premium products, great customer support, and for helping pros grow their businesses,” said Tony Prudhomme, president of Zodiac Pool Systems. “By clearly identifying the professional-grade products under the Jandy Pro Series brand, we reaffirm our commitment to traditional Jandy values while continuing the commitment to technology innovation that Zodiac embraces. We think it’s the best of both worlds.”\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCore equipment products included under the Jandy Pro Series brand are pumps, filters, heaters, heat pumps, water purification systems, valves, lighting, in-floor cleaning systems, and water leveling. The Jandy Pro Series brand will make it easier for pool professionals to identify and choose the products that together give the consumer the most energy efficient and maintenance-free pool available. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“Jandy is a powerful name that both professional dealers and consumers have come to know and trust, so we believe it is important to continue to develop the brand, maintaining our core strategy of customer care that is second to none,” said Vance Gillette, vice president of business development for Zodiac Pool Systems and formerly executive VP of Jandy when it was a standalone company. “Incorporating Zodiac’s innovation focus, Jandy Pro Series products will be the most technologically advanced, easiest to install, and energy-efficient system, focused on delighting the customer! Pros will know, you can always trust the Jandy Pro Series brand.” \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy Pro Series®, Baracuda®, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContacts:\u003cbr /\u003e\nBeth Walsh\u003cbr /\u003e\nClearpoint Agency for Zodiac Pool Systems\u003cbr /\u003e\n760-230-2424\u003cbr /\u003e\nBeth@clearpointagency.com \u003c/p\u003e\n###\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eNote: ZODIAC® is a registered trademark of Zodiac International, S.A.S.U., used under license. \u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"08/04/2011","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2011/Zodiac-Pool-Systems-Inc-Launches-New-Jandy-Pro-Series-Brand-for-Pool-Professionals.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems Connects with U.S. Hispanics Online","Summary":"Zodiac Pool Systems\u0027 website translation and globalization partner, MotionPoint Corporation, congratulates the Zodiac team on the debut of its Spanish website.","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Spanish Website\" src=\"~/media/035AEA9E3D99484C916B86A8CE1AC3E9.ashx\" style=\"border: 1px solid #d8d8d8; width: 230px; height: 207px; float: right; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 10px;\" /\u003eZodiac Pool Systems is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy-efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac is also committed to delivering the best possible solutions to ensure its customers are always delighted, which is why Zodiac recently translated its website into Spanish.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac Pool Systems\u0027 website translation and globalization partner, MotionPoint Corporation, congratulates the Zodiac team on the debut of its Spanish website.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLaunch Date: June 2011\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eURL: \u003ca href=\"http://esp.zodiacpoolsystems.com/enes/\" title=\"Launch Spanish Website\"\u003e\u003c/a\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://esp.zodiacpoolsystems.com/enes/\"\u003ehttp://esp.zodiacpoolsystems.com/enes/\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSpecial Thanks to:\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eEric Hill, Online Marketing Manager\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eGuillermo Duran, International Sales Manager\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eEnrique Gomez, Regional Sales Manager\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e","DateField":"08/04/2011","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2011/Zodiac-Pool-Systems-Connects-with-US-Hispanics-Online.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems Inc Introduces New Energy Efficient Variable Speed Pump","Summary":"Easy to install VS FloPro™ Pump enables utility savings up to $1300 per year.","Body":"\u003cp align=\"center\"\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC. INTRODUCES NEW ENERGY EFFICIENT VARIABLE SPEED PUMP\u003cbr\u003e Easy to install VS FloPro™ Pump enables utility savings up to $1300 per year\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – Aug. 15, 2011\u003c/strong\u003e – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. today announced the launch of its new VS FloPro™ Variable-Speed Pump under the Jandy® Pro Series by Zodiac® brand name. The VS FloPro is highly energy efficient; it has the potential to save pool owners up to 90% on energy costs, saving up to $1300 per year, based on energy rates. This is the first product Zodiac has introduced under the new Jandy Pro Series by Zodiac brand, demonstrating its commitment to the premium nature of the brand and investment in pool equipment designed for the discerning professional user.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eThe Jandy Pro Series VS FloPro Variable-Speed Pump provides simple drop-in installation for replacement of existing pumps, such as the Hayward® Super Pump® or the Pentair® WhisperFlo® or SuperFlo® pumps. With its innovative adjustable base, no plumbing adjustments are required. Included with the VS FloPro is a digital controller that can be installed up to 200 ft. from the pump, allowing it to be mounted at the equipment pad or in the home.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eTop features include:\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEnergy-efficient permanent magnet, totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC), motor for maximum performance, durability, and energy savings\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e8-speed digital controller with two timed speeds included\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAdjustable bases included, allowing for easy drop-in replacement of existing pumps\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eErgonomic cam-lock lid and large drain plugs for easy servicing \u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eChanging the pool pump from a single-speed pump to a variable-speed pump will save considerably on power bills. The VS FloPro Variable-Speed pump has the ability to run at very low flow rates, which reduces energy consumption. With simple “set it and forget it” programming, pool professionals and pool owners can set custom flow rates to suit various needs, such as water feature, spa, or cleaner operation. \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eSteve Gutai, Zodiac’s director of product management, hydraulics and heating systems, said, \"Our new Jandy Pro Series products demonstrate our commitment to professionals, and this pump is a great product to introduce the exciting new brand. With its innovative features, the VS FloPro satisfies the needs of both pros and pool owners alike. As a compact pump that’s easy to install, it’s a great retrofit solution, and that’s important as demand for multi-speed pumps increases due to efficiency requirements.\" \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eThe VS FloPro complies with the California Energy Commission (CEC) Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations, which mandates the use of energy efficient equipment, a measure that is being adopted in other states throughout the nation. In some regions, utility companies offer rebates on variable speed pumps. Check with your local utilities company for availability. To calculate any pool’s savings, see http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Innovation/Energy-Efficiency/Pool-Pump-Savings.aspx\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy®, Baracuda®, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eContacts:\u003cbr /\u003e\nBeth Walsh\u003cbr /\u003e\nClearpoint Agency for Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr /\u003e\n760-230-2424\u003cbr /\u003e\nBeth@clearpointagency.com \u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp align=\"center\"\u003e###\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eZODIAC® is a registered trademark of Zodiac International, S.A.S.U., used under license. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \n\n\n\n","DateField":"08/15/2011","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2011/Zodiac-Pool-Systems-Inc-Introduces-New-Energy-Efficient-Variable-Speed-Pump.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc Participates as Sponsor in NEGU Golf Classic To Benefit Children with Cancer","Summary":"Never Ever Give Up Motto and Joy Jars encourage kids to keep a positive attitude.","Body":"\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC. PARTICIPATES AS SPONSOR IN NEGU GOLF CLASSIC TO BENEFIT CHILDREN WITH CANCER\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cem\u003eNever Ever Give Up Motto and Joy Jars encourage kids to keep a positive attitude\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – Aug. 23, 2011\u003c/strong\u003e – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. will sponsor in the first annual \u003ca href=\"http://www.thenegufoundation.org/golf/registration/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eNEGU Golf Classic and Fashion Show\u003c/a\u003e, to be held Sept. 12, 2011 at Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano to help raise funds and encouragement for pediatric cancer patients. NEGU (Never Ever Give Up) is the motto of the organization, inspired by Jessie Joy Rees, a 12-year old girl fighting an inoperable brain tumor.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg style=\"float: right; width: 158px; height: 167px; margin-left: 10px;\" src=\"~/media/63D54B1BD23A4DE7A84B80DEB6CDD06D.ashx\" alt=\"NEGU Golf Classic\" /\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, a leading manufacturer of pool and spa products, is a natural fit as a sponsor. Jessie was a swim team member for four years of the \u003ca href=\"http://www.mvnswim.org/Home.jsp?team=scmvn\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eMission Viejo Nadadores\u003c/a\u003e, one of the top swim teams in the United States, when she was diagnosed in March 2011. Her father, Erik Rees, is on the Nadadores board of directors and runs the NEGU Foundation.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTroy Franzen, executive vice president of Zodiac Pool Systems, also has a daughter on the Nadadores swim team and has known the Rees family for several years. “\u003ca href=\"http://www.thenegufoundation.org/about/jessies-wish/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eJessie\u003c/a\u003e is a very spirited, positive, caring girl who is concerned about the other children she has met while attending therapy. She developed ‘Joy Jars’ filled with toys, activities and coupons for the kids who are hospital-bound, and Team NEGU was founded to support the distribution of them. Jessie’s love of swimming and her desire to help others resonated with us at Zodiac.”\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMore than 500 Joy Jars have been distributed in just four months to encourage kids to keep fighting and to keep a positive attitude. The Golf Classic and Fashion Show has been developed to increase revenue to fund the effort. Registration for the golf tourney is available at \u003ca href=\"http://www.thenegufoundation.org/golf/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ehttp://www.thenegufoundation.org/golf/\u003c/a\u003e. As a Par sponsor, Zodiac will donate a cash contribution and field a team for the tournament. It is also donating support for publicity efforts.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAccording to Erik Rees, “Zodiac cares beyond the pool. When they heard we were looking for corporate sponsors, they stepped right up. We are grateful.”\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy® Pro Series, Baracuda®, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContacts:\u003cbr /\u003e\nBeth Walsh\u003cbr /\u003e\nClearpoint Agency for Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr /\u003e\n760-230-2424\u003cbr /\u003e\nBeth@clearpointagency.com\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eZODIAC® is a registered trademark of Zodiac International, S.A.S.U., used under license. \u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"08/23/2011","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2011/Zodiac-Pool-Systems-Inc-Participates-as-Sponsor-in-NEGU-Golf-Classic.aspx"},{"Title":"Polaris Adds Tailsweep Pro and Other Enhancements to 3900 Sport Pool Cleaner","Summary":"Upgrades continue to be added to premium pressure cleaner to ensure longevity and meet customer requests","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eUpgrades continue to be added to premium pressure cleaner to ensure longevity and meet customer requests\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – Aug. 27, 2012 – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. continues its commitment to continual product improvement with the introduction of the \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com/Pressure/Tail-Sweep-Pro.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eTailSweep Pro™\u003c/a\u003e and additional enhancements to its market-leading, premium, Polaris® pressure pool cleaner, the \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com/Pressure/Polaris-3900.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ePolaris 3900 Sport\u003c/a\u003e. A global team of Zodiac engineers captured data from the field and within controlled testing environments to determine key improvement areas wanted by customers. The result is a new and improved Polaris 3900 Sport model that includes both mechanical and aesthetic improvements to deliver premium performance for a sustained period, providing improved durability and a trouble-free pool cleaning experience for homeowners.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe TailSweep Pro is a simple retrofit accessory that improves sweeping by delivering 50 percent more flow through its jet pump propulsion. It also prevents the pressure-side pool cleaner’s sweep hose from spraying water out of the pool and splashing windows, walkways and landscaping. The accessory retails for $29.95 (MSRP). Features include:\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eSimple snap-on technology – allows it to be added directly, in less than a minute, onto the end of the sweep hose; no tools required for installation\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eHigh efficiency – maximizes water propulsion to blow debris out of corners and enhance sweeping action\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eBroad application – it works on any Polaris 3-wheeled pressure-side pool cleaner, including Polaris \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com/Pressure/Polaris-380.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e380\u003c/a\u003e, \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com/Pressure/Polaris-360.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e360\u003c/a\u003e, \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com/Pressure/Polaris-280.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e280\u003c/a\u003e and 180 cleaners, in addition to coming standard on the new 3900 Sport model.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIn addition to the spray issues solved by the TailSweep Pro, the team found customers identified several other common complaints that occur with all brands of pressure cleaners. Zodiac proactively addressed these challenges by incorporating several other enhancements in the Polaris 3900 Sport, including:\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eAll-wheel drive Posi-Drive system. With its stainless steel drive chain, chain guard and redesigned tensioner pulley and spring, this system minimizes hang-ups and delivers more torque than other cleaners in its class, resulting in superior performance, best-in-class speed and maneuverability\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eA 2.5” vacuum inlet – largest in the category – driven by a powerful, triple-jet, Venturi suction design, the outlet captures large debris and prevents clogging\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eWide Trax tires increase surface contact, provide optimal traction and aid climbing and maneuverability\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eLarge capacity SuperBag with non-binding zipper makes cleaning easy and minimizes frequency of cleaning\u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003e8-Point mechanical upgrade providing strength, durability and a hassle-free user experience, including gear box upgrade for extended lifespan\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe improved Polaris 3900 Sport retails for $899, with a $200 \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarisoffer.com/3900\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ein-season rebate\u003c/a\u003e, valid through Sept. 3, 2012. For those owners who have an older version of the 3900 Sport model, a tune-up kit is now available (part # R0543200) for $199.00 (MSRP) to improve the ruggedness and durability.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/strong\u003e \u003cbr /\u003e\r\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, \u003ca href=\"http://www.polarispool.com\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ePolaris®\u003c/a\u003e, Jandy® Pro Series, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. \u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eContacts:\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nBeth Walsh\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n760-230-2424\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"mailto:beth@clearpointagency.com\"\u003ebeth@clearpointagency.com\u003c/a\u003e\r\n","DateField":"08/27/2012","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2012/Polaris-Adds-Tailsweep-Pro-and-Other-Enhancements-to-3900-Sport-Pool-Cleaner.aspx"},{"Title":"GAVA Honors Vance Gillette, Vice President of Business Development, Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. with 2012 Inspire Award","Summary":"The GAVA Awards produced by Three V Enterprises (3VE) presented Vance Gillette, Vice President of Business Development for Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. with the 2012 Inspire Award.","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg width=\"440\" height=\"315\" alt=\"Inspire Honoree\" src=\"~/media/AF27ECCEFF9A455B97A4DDE75C80AC2A.ashx?h=315&w=440\" /\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003csmall\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePhoto caption:\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/em\u003e 3VE Board of Directors (left to right) Joseph M. Vassallo, Mary Vail and Joseph A. Vassallo with 2012 Inspire Award honoree (center with award) Vance Gillette, Vice President of Business Development, Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/small\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e(September 23, 2012, Las Vegas, NV) The \u003ca href=\"http://www.gavaawards.com\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eGAVA Awards\u003c/a\u003e produced by Three V Enterprises (3VE) presented Vance Gillette, Vice President of Business Development for Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. with the 2012 Inspire Award during the annual awards reception in Las Vegas, Nevada held on September 20th. The forty-five year industry veteran has played a key role in the promotion of pools and spas across the globe.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Inspire Award \u003cem\u003erecognizes individuals who inspire greatness in others through their unselfish devotion, creativity and passion in the field of AquaTekture\u003c/em\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\"After careful and deliberate consideration, 3VE’s Board of Directors was proud to name Vance Gillette as the 2012 Inspire Award honoree. His many years of dedication to the pool and spa industry in numerous roles and with prominent organizations prove that many have turned to his wisdom, knowledge and insight to empower their companies to greatness,\" states GAVA Founder Joseph M. Vassallo, CBP. \"And, his overwhelming determination and activism to promote a positive consumer experience serves to benefit everyone.\"\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\"Receiving the 2012 Inspire Award is a defining moment in my career and life, I am truly honored and grateful,\" states Vance Gillette.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDuring the presentation, industry executives shared their thoughts on Gillette and how he has inspired them.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBob Haning, Pebble Technology, Inc., \"An Icon in the industry, Vance is the most humble man I’ve ever met. A man with great passion, he is a giant in the industry, a forward thinker, and he has an outstanding reputation... It is an honor to call him my friend and mentor.\"\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAl Rizzo, President, Rizzo Pools, \"Vance is a man of passion for our industry.\"\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBarry Greenwald, Cover Pools, \"Thank you, Mr. Gillette for being my mentor.\"\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eScott B. Frost, VP of Sales, Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., \"The award could not have gone to a better person...Vance has been my mentor and inspiration throughout my career. But more than that he\u0027s been an inspiration to our industry, even though he represented a manufacturer that sold pool equipment he\u0027s always focused on the pool experience.\"\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBrian Van Bower, Genesis 3, \"Vance, You have been, and continue to be, one of the most inspirational members of our industry. Your constant focus on the enjoyment, satisfaction and lifestyle benefits that our industry’s products bring to the world, along with your sharing of beautiful images of projects from all sources, continue to remind us of exactly what it is we are selling. In 1998, you were the first manufacturer to throw your dedicated support behind the Genesis 3 mission and you were instrumental in inspiring other manufacturers to join you in supporting us. We continue to enjoy your inspirational talks and articles, your unwavering commitment to furthering the advancement of an industry that can definitely use it and your positive outlook. For this we thank you! On behalf of my Genesis 3 members and associates worldwide and myself, congratulations on being recognized by the GAVA Awards and on receiving this, much deserved, Inspire Award. Congratulations!\"\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBuzz Ghiz, President Paramount Pool and Spa Systems, \"I’ve known Vance for thirty plus years, there has never been anyone with so much passion or integrity representing our industry. Vance is the BEST ambassador for the promotion of pools and spas. Congratulations for this well-deserved Inspire Award,\"\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe GAVA team invites business associates, industry executives and professionals to post their congratulatory comments on the GAVA fan page at \u003ca href=\"http://www.facebook.com/gavaawards\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ehttp://www.facebook.com/gavaawards\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe GAVA, Global AquaTekture Visionary Awards recognizes artisans globally whose visions and creativity exemplify the best in \u003cem\u003eAquaTekture; the discipline of designing, engineering and erecting of water environments and ancillary components, in a harmonious nature with consideration to function, space and aesthetics.\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Three V Enterprises and GAVA Awards\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nThree V Enterprises is a corporation devoted to developing platforms to honor, educate and inspire architects, designers, builders, manufacturers, and developers worldwide. GAVA: Global AquaTekture Visionary Awards is the official and original AquaTekture design competition. \u003ca href=\"http://www.gavaawards.com\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ehttp://www.gavaawards.com\u003c/a\u003e or \u003ca href=\"http://www.facebook.com/gavaawards\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ehttp://www.facebook.com/gavaawards\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"09/23/2012","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2012/GAVA-Honors-VP-of-Business-Development-Zodiac-Pool-Systems-Inc-with-2012-Inspire-Award.aspx"},{"Title":"Retirement of Terry Sloan, VP and General Manager, Canadian Operations","Summary":"On Tuesday, Oct 18th, Zodiac Pool Systems will honor our Canadian Vice President and General Manager Terry Sloan as he retires after 42 years of distinguished service with Jandy and Zodiac’s Canadian offices.","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Terry Sloan\" src=\"~/media/A1A0B9719AED4208B6361BC223F880E1.ashx\" style=\"width: 250px; height: 309px; float: right; margin-left: 10px;\" /\u003eOn Tuesday, Oct 18th, Zodiac Pool Systems will honor our Canadian Vice President and General Manager Terry Sloan as he retires after 42 years of distinguished service with Jandy and Zodiac’s Canadian offices. Terry is stepping down to spend more time with his wife, Jeannette. Terry began his career with Teledyne in 1969 in Ontario, Canada. He then went on to become Vice President, International Sales, Pool Systems with Teledyne Laars. In February 2008, Terry was promoted to Vice President, General Manager for Zodiac and Jandy Canadian Operations. Terry has been an inspirational leader and good friend to many, both within and outside of the company. We are very thankful for Terry’s many contributions and his commitment over the years he has served Zodiac. Have a great retirement, Terry, and stop in and see us once in awhile!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGood Luck in all your future endeavors, Terry!\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003chr /\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"I first met Terry when he came into the Canadian pool and hot tub industry in the early 80’s. If one statement best describes Terry Sloan it’s ‘He is a great mediator’. He and I worked on a number of contestable projects with the National Pool Association and he had the extraordinary tact that was always needed to get things done. I also count him as one of the great friends that I took away from the industry as he was always there to listen and help you with your problems. The pool and hot tub industry will miss him but perhaps his friends will now have more time with him!\nBest Wishes, Terry.\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: right;\"\u003eRichard Hubbard\u003cbr /\u003e\nFounding Publisher\u003cbr /\u003e\nPool & Spa Marketing Magazine\u003cbr /\u003e\nToronto, Canada\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Professional, Gentleman, Mentor, Friend, Warrior. To me, Terry represents the very best of all of these. It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye from the company and the industry. Your wise words and intuition will be missed. However, Lily and I are so very very glad for you, Jeanette and your family. We trust that the priorities in your life can now shift and that you will have a new type of \"Plan\" to meet that focuses on family and friends, and we look forward to hearing from you from time to time.\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: right;\"\u003eSincere Best Wishes, Gary and Lily Scott\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Terry has been one of the most well respected supplier contacts Aquiform has ever had. He has seen our company transition from one generation to the next and his dealings with both levels of management has always been straight forward and sincere. He’s a straight shooter, and was always well dressed. He is truly a \"gentleman\". He has always been true to his word and it has been a pleasure over these last 10 or so years that I have been at the helm to do business with Terry. From the time I met Terry until now – I swear the man has never aged. He has to tell everyone what his secret is. In closing – Terry will always be welcomed here at Aquiform and we all wish him a very pleasant retirement, that he so well deserves.\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: right;\"\u003eSincerely,\u003cbr /\u003e\nFranco Rasera\u003cbr /\u003e\nPresident\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"10/18/2011","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2011/Retirement-of-Terry-Sloan-VP-and-General-Manager-Canadian-Operations.aspx"},{"Title":"Vance Gillette Appointed to Builders Council as Only Manufacturing Representative","Summary":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. (Zodiac) will participate as a sponsor in the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) International Awards of Excellence (AOE) to be held this November.","Body":"\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC. INCREASES ITS SUPPORT FOR ASSOCIATION OF POOL & SPA PROFESSIONALS VIA SPONSORSHIP AND COUNCIL PARTICIPATION\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cem\u003eVance Gillette appointed to Builders Council as only manufacturing representative\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSAN DIEGO – Oct. 24, 2011 –Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. (Zodiac) will participate as a sponsor in the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) International Awards of Excellence (AOE) to be held this November. In addition, Zodiac’s Vice President of Business Development, Vance Gillette, has been appointed by the Association to its Builders Council. Gillette, an industry icon who has been in the pool industry for more than 40 years, is the only appointee from a pool products manufacturing company to sit on the Builders Council.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"~/media/453136FEF3CC4C21AF945923ACEBC4E6.ashx\" style=\"float: right; margin-left: 10px;\" /\u003eThe APSP is an international trade organization focused on providing education and business success for its members. APSP will host its 41st annual award ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in conjunction with the 2011 International Pool|Spa|Patio Expo. This is the first time Zodiac will sponsor the APSP International Awards of Excellence, which honor outstanding work in the pool and spa industry. The award entries are evaluated by the association’s judging panel, which includes representatives from all segments in the pool and spa industry. Awards are given in various categories to recognize the world’s most beautiful and creative work in pool and spa installations. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"The International Awards of Excellence are a great opportunity for industry professionals to be acknowledged as leaders for their exceptional work and achievements,” says Gillette, a long-time APSP member. “They honor the innovative, creative and high quality efforts that are worthy of recognition. By distinguishing talented professionals we will continue to raise industry standards and to showcase the beautiful work that is done in this field.\" \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAPSP councils and committees represent each segment of the industry, including builders, manufacturers, retailers, service professionals and manufacturer agents. The Builders Council specifically consists of members from pool builder companies, with the exception of Vance Gillette. The members of this council are responsible for identifying and recommending programs, services and products appropriate for master builders. Gillette, with nearly 45 years of experience in the pool industry, has been an active advocate of the positive consumer experience at pools. He is a perfect fit for the Builders Council because he consistently promotes best practices, safety-first building standards and education.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy®, Baracuda®, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 1 (800) 822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContacts:\u003cbr /\u003e\nBeth Walsh \u003cbr /\u003e\nClearpoint Agency for Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. \u003cbr /\u003e\n760-230-2424 \u003cbr /\u003e\nBeth@clearpointagency.com\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"10/24/2011","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2011/Vance-Gillette-appointed-to-Builders-Council-as-only-manufacturing-representative.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems to Debut Its Most Energy Efficient Pool System At International Pool, Spa, and Patio Expo in New Orleans","Summary":"The \"Zodiac Pool\" key components can help save pool owners thousands of dollars in energy and maintenance costs.","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe \"Zodiac Pool\" key components can help save pool owners thousands of dollars in energy and maintenance costs\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg style=\"padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 10px; padding-right: 0px; float: right; padding-top: 10px;\" alt=\"Zodiac\u0027s Most Energy Efficient Pool System\" src=\"~/media/484F1F2F0DBD44AE972739D89C9F7719.ashx?h=196&w=200\" /\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – Aug. 27, 2012 – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. will debut its most energy efficient pool system in booths 2021 and 2029a at the International Pool, Spa and Patio Expo (PSP) in New Orleans at the Morial Convention Center from Nov. 2-8, 2012. In addition, Steve Gutai, Zodiac\u0027s director of product development, hydraulics and heating systems, will present a \u003ca href=\"http://connect.poolspapatio.com/connect/public/SessionDetails.aspx?SessionID=10348&maxSessions=1\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eworkshop on applied hydraulics\u003c/a\u003e for building professionals as part of the APSP Builder Institute, Builder/Contractor track on Nov. 4 from 8-9:30 am. The \u003ca href=\"http://www.poolspapatio.com/exhibitor/show-info/conference-overview-.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ePSP show\u003c/a\u003e brings together builders, retailers, service professionals and landscape architects with manufacturers, suppliers and service providers to showcase the latest products as well as provide education and networking opportunities.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003c/strong\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac has continued its commitment to continual product improvement with the introduction of the Zodiac Pool, with components engineered to work flawlessly together. Key components to be exhibited include professional grade equipment that achieves hydraulic efficiency, variable speed pumps that use up to 90 percent less energy, automatic controllers that allow energy savings through proprietary seasonal scheduling, pool cleaners that operate on just pennies per day, and pool covers that will save homeowners up to 70 percent on energy, chemicals and water loss. Zodiac has manufactured its components to meet or exceed the standards set by the California title 20 and 24 CEC energy codes as well as the APSP 15 codes that are standard in Florida and recently adopted by the International Code Council for building and construction of pools nationally.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe centerpiece of the Zodiac Pool is the \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Innovation/Technology/Versa-Plumb-System.aspx\"\u003eVersa Plumb\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e system\u003c/a\u003e in the Jandy\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e Pro Series product line. Versa Plumb has been engineered as a modular system with exceptional hydraulic efficiency and intelligent design elements, resulting in one of the most energy-efficient pool systems in the industry. It is comprised of a pool pump, filter and heater that have been designed to work together as a whole system, minimizing plumbing requirements and maximizing efficiency. Pool professionals achieve the fastest and most seamless installation of core equipment possible due to Versa Plumb\u0027s pre-assembled plumbing kits and interconnected equipment design, featuring straight-through flow pipes and sweep elbows that reduce water resistance by up to 70 percent.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eExtensive tests in Zodiac product development labs have demonstrated that when compared to other equipment sets in its class, Versa Plumb offers: \u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003e50 percent more hydraulic efficiency \u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003e40 percent faster installation \u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003e50 percent less plumbing pipe and fittings \u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003e½ HP smaller pump required to achieve the same flow as a larger pump \u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eGutai also will present a workshop for the Genesis Three symposium on Nov. 7 from 12-1 pm. The course, entitled \"Engineering 191: Building Efficient Equipment Pads,\" will train designers and builders to setup efficient equipment pads and will cover the technical aspects of the Versa Plumb system.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAt the tradeshow, Zodiac will introduce its newest controller, the AquaLink\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e Z4, which controls up to four circuits and three valve actuators. This affordable, convenient, and easy-to-use control system seamlessly integrates with \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Products/Controls/iAquaLink.aspx\"\u003eiAquaLink\u003csup\u003e™\u003c/sup\u003e\u003c/a\u003e, which allows pool owners to control their pool using any smartphone, tablet or web-connected device. Using any web browser or custom apps for leading smartphones or tablets, pool owners can control their pool or pool/spa combo anytime, anywhere. iAquaLink apps are available for both Apple® and Android® smartphones and tablets.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac\u0027s best-in-class for energy efficiency pool cleaners will also be featured, including these:\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eT5 Duo ® – Zodiac disc cleaners have the lowest flow requirement of any in the class – as little as 17 GPM \u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eThe Polaris 360 – This energy efficient pressure-side cleaner does not require a booster pump and works well on the low speed of most 2-speed pumps, making it a highly efficient, yet powerful cleaning solution \u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003ePolaris Robotic pool cleaners – Cost only pennies per day to operate, using the same energy consumption as a 70 watt light bulb \u003c/li\u003e\r\n \u003cli\u003eMX8™ with flow regulator – This ultra-efficient suction pool cleaning robot requires less flow than any cleaner in its class, operating on as little as 20 GPM. It requires the equivalent energy of only three 100-watt bulbs for operation \u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTo better educate pool pros and consumers on the energy savings that can be achieved through a total Zodiac pool, the company will soon launch a new energy center website, which will be posted on Zodiac\u0027s \u003ca href=\"http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/ZodiacPoolSystems?fref=ts\" target=\"_blank\"\u003esocial media\u003c/a\u003e sites when ready.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S.U., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company\u0027s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e, Polaris\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e, Jandy\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e Pro Series, Nature\u003csup\u003e2®\u003c/sup\u003e, and Cover-Pools\u003csup\u003e®\u003c/sup\u003e. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003ePolaris cleaners are the number one recognized brand of pool cleaners in the swimming pool industry and have enjoyed more than 40 years as the top selling pressure pool cleaner. The new robotics from Polaris display the same high quality engineering, rugged construction and reliability that pool owners have come to expect from the brand.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\t\u003cstrong\u003eContacts:\u003c/strong\u003e\r\n\tBeth Walsh \u003cbr\u003e\r\n\t760-230-2424 \u003cbr\u003e\r\n\t\u003ca href=\"mailto:beth@clearpointagency.com\"\u003ebeth@clearpointagency.com\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","DateField":"10/31/2012","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2012/Zodiac-To-Debut-Its-Most-Energy-Efficient-Pool-System.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems Opens Customer Care Center","Summary":"200,000-Square-Foot Facility Unites Multiple Brands under One Roof for Dealers’ Maximum Convenience.","Body":"\u003cp align=\"center\"ZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS OPENS CUSTOMER CARE CENTER\u003cbr /\u003e\n200,000-Square-Foot Facility Unites Multiple Brands under One Roof for Dealers’ Maximum\nConvenience\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVISTA, Calif. (Nov. 07, 2008)\u003c/strong\u003e – As part of its ongoing commitment to customer service, efficiency, operational improvement and convenience, Zodiac® Pool Systems, Inc., a worldwide provider of pool and spa products, recently dedicated its new Customer Care Center in Vista, Calif. The 200,000-square-foot facility has united more than 100 employees and five high-profile brands – including Baracuda®, Jandy®, Nature2®, Polaris® and Cover Pools® – to create a seamless customer experience for dealers nationwide. The Zodiac Customer Care Center is located at 2620 Commerce Way in downtown Vista.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\"The Customer Care Center represents a shared devotion to service and convenience on the part of\nZodiac Pool Systems,” said Bob Rasp, president and CEO of Zodiac Pool Systems. “By connecting our inside sales, tech support, warranty, training and incentive groups for all of our brands, we’ve made product ordering and product support easier and more convenient for our dealers.\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAn extension of Zodiac’s reputation for excellent customer service, the Customer Care Center will serve as a single contact for dealers wanting easy-to-use, energy efficient and earth-friendly pool and spa products. Its high-quality, comprehensive line of products fit not only with Zodiac pool systems but with most every major brand. The Zodiac umbrella also allows dealers to purchase multiple brands with one easy call – and take advantage of the cost savings associated with combined freight.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\"For dealers, the Customer Care Center means a new level of service and convenience,” said Vance Gillette, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Zodiac Pool Systems. “Not only does it afford them with diverse selection; they also have the ease of making a single inquiry and receiving multiple brands in one shipment. It’s one of the best industry moves to come about in a long time because it focuses on providing positive solutions to the product service and training needs of dealers everywhere.\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eThe Zodiac Customer Care Center is open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific Time.\nDealers can access all divisions of Zodiac Pool Systems by dialing 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool and a Carlyle Group portfolio company is a world leader in swimming pool and spa products. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Baracuda®, Jandy®, Nature2®, Polaris® and Cover Pools®. Zodiac Pool Systems is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac Pool Systems, visit www.zodiacpoolcare.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eContact: Amy Wallace, Echo Media Group\u003cbr /\u003e\n714-573-0899 ext. 34\u003cbr /\u003e\n amy@echomediapr.com\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"11/07/2007","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2008/Zodiac-Pool-Systems-Opens-Customer-Care-Center.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems Expands Its US Executive Management Team","Summary":"Newly Promoted Team Members Round Out Sales and Marketing Organization as Industry Veteran Vance Gillette Transitions into a New Role.","Body":"\u003cp align=\"center\"\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS EXPANDS\u003cbr /\u003e\nITS U.S. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cem\u003eNewly Promoted Team Members Round Out Sales and Marketing Organization\u003cbr /\u003e\n as Industry Veteran Vance Gillette Transitions into a New Role\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVISTA, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2008)\u003c/strong\u003e – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a world leader in swimming pool and spa products, today announced the expansion of its U.S. executive management team to support Vance Gillette’s decision to transition from his current role with the Company. Scott Frost and Tim Lawrence have been promoted to the position of Vice President, where they will lead the newly created East and West Sales divisions, respectively. Frost and Lawrence join the executive management team, led by president and CEO, Bob Rasp, and current members Dave Nibler, vice president of marketing, Barry Greenwald, vice president of national accounts and Todd Cramer, vice president of sales and service operations.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eEffective Jan. 5, 2009, Gillette, a 42-year industry veteran and Zodiac’s current executive vice president of sales and marketing, will transition from his full-time day-to-day responsibilities to form an independent consulting firm. Zodiac has negotiated a multi-year agreement with Gillette, whereby he will continue to work closely with Rasp, as he has done for the past 12 years. In doing so, Gillette will remain an important resource for Zodiac Pool Systems, continuing to expand customer relationships on behalf of the company and working with executive management to develop key sales and marketing strategies.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\"Vance is genuinely excited about this new venture. We support his decision and feel very confident about the team we have put in place,” said Rasp. “Our goal is to continue building and expanding our business with new, innovative pool products and a customer-focused culture.\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eGillette’s transition was prompted by a desire to maintain his long-term relationship with the company, while also mitigating some of the day-to-day activities associated with his current position. His new role will allow for continued contributions not only to Zodiac’s future growth and success, but that of the Industry as well.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\"I am extremely pleased to be maintaining my long-term relationship with the company. I remain enthusiastic about the future of Zodiac Pool Systems, and our industry,” commented Gillette. “Throughout my career, I have been associated with companies that embody a customer centered philosophy. I am proud to see those same values in the executive management team at Zodiac.\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eThe Zodiac Pool Systems sales and marketing organization will be centered in the newly dedicated Customer Care Center in Vista, Calif., which is a is a reflection of the company’s commitment to providing the industry’s highest level of customer service and support.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool and a Carlyle Group portfolio company, is a world leader in swimming pool and spa products. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Baracuda®, Jandy®, Nature2®, Polaris®, and Cover Pools®. Zodiac Pool Systems is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac Pool Systems, visit www.zodiacpoolcare.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eContact: Amy Wallace, Echo Media Group\u003cbr /\u003e\n714-573-0899 x 34\u003cbr /\u003e\namy@echomediapr.com\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"11/12/2008","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2008/Zodiac-Pool-Systems-Expands-Its-US-Executive-Management-Team.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Offers Homeowners Aromatherapy for Backyard Spas & Hot Tubs","Summary":"Nature2®\u0027s Cense® Delivers Stress-Relieving Aromatherapy and Subtle Fragrance While Sanitizing and Improving Water Quality.","Body":"\u003cp align=\"center\"\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS OFFERS HOMEOWNERS AROMATHERAPY FOR\r\nBACKYARD SPAS & HOT TUBS\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nNature2’s® Cense™ Delivers Stress-Relieving Aromatherapy and Subtle Fragrance While Sanitizing and Improving Water Quality\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVISTA, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2008)\u003c/strong\u003e – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. today announced the availability of its new Nature2 product, Cense, a line of oxygen infused aromas for spas and hot tubs that combines exquisite, subtle fragrances with a powerful, chlorine-free oxidizer to cleanse water while adding the stress-relieving benefits of aromatherapy. In fact, Cense is the only MPS (potassium peroxymonosulfate) on the market that includes aromatherapy. Available in four nature-inspired scents, Zodiac’s Nature2 Cense will virtually transform a backyard into a tranquil spa-like environment.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e“Cense products are easy to use, simply add the aromatic powder to the existing mineral sanitizer, then sit back, relax and let stress float away,” explained David Nibler, vice president of Marketing for Zodiac Pool Systems, a worldwide provider of pool and spa products. “Also, unlike aromatherapy oils that clog spa filters and create foam and scum, Cense powders leave no residue. The ease of set up and cleaning only add to the comfort associated with the Cense products.”\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSpa & Hot Tub Aromatherapy: Without the Typical Odors or Irritants\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhen paired with Nature2’s Spa, Cense products form the only EPA-approved mineral sanitizer system that uses MPS to reduce the need for chlorine leaving spa water crystal clear and luxurious, free of the odors and irritants that chlorine and bromine products can cause. The product line’s four soft fragrances are left free to stimulate the senses and aid in the healing of everyday body ailments like fatigue, headaches and sleeplessness. Create a soothing spa\r\nexperience that lasts the entirety of the average spa session with:\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003eCense: Island Pleasures – A tropical fruity-floral blend of mandarin, coconut, pineapple and creamy vanilla, accented with soft petal jasmine.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003eCense: Divine Secrets – A tranquil, marine accord that combines lavender flowers blended with camellia and sheer green herbs with vanilla, musk and precious woods that add depth to the scent.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003eCense: Quiet Escape – A unique blend with notes of vanilla, amber and cinnamon, a floral heart of rose, jasmine and geranium, is rounded out by richer cedar and lavender.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003eCense: Simple Rituals – This vibrant combination of spring blossoms, freesia, cassia, night blooming jasmine and sweet citrus notes creates a modern, sheer floral that is clean and fresh.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAvailable in slender 2-pound containers of individual scents, Cense powders’ suggested MSRP is $24.95, or $99.80 for individual or variety 4-packs. The patented mineral water treatment products are now available through pool supply dealers nationwide or call the Zodiac Customer Care Center at 800-822-7933, Monday through Friday from 5 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific Time to find the nearest dealer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool and a Carlyle Group portfolio company is a world leader in swimming pool and spa products. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Baracuda®, Jandy®, Nature2®, Polaris® and Cover Pools®. Zodiac Pool Systems is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac Pool Systems, visit www.zodiacpoolcare.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eCONTACT: Amy Wallace, Echo Media Group\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n714-573-0899 ext. 34\u003cbr /\u003e\r\namy@echomediap.com\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"11/12/2008","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2008/Zodiac-Pool-Systems-Inc-Offers-Homeowners-Aromatherapy-for-Backyard-Spas-and-Hot-Tubs.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Completes Line of Variable Speed Pumps with Two New Models","Summary":"Zodiac now has a complete line of variable speed pumps for pools and spas with the addition of its two newest pumps, the Jandy® Pro Series ePump™ + SVRS and the 1.0 horse power (HP) VS FloPro™.","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eSafety Vacuum Release System and energy efficiency take top priority with new pump options\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSAN DIEGO – Nov. 20, 2013 –\u003c/strong\u003e Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. (\u003ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.twitter.com/ZodiacPool_USA\"\u003e@ZodiacPool_USA\u003c/a\u003e) now has a complete line of variable speed pumps for pools and spas with the addition of its two newest pumps, the Jandy® Pro Series ePump™ + SVRS and the 1.0 horse power (HP) VS FloPro™. Both models help pool owners save up to 90 percent on energy costs with their variable speed, energy efficient motors. They also provide service professionals additional options to find the right pump for their specific application.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Products/Pumps/Variable-Speed-Pumps/SVRS-ePump.aspx\"\u003eePump + SVRS\u003c/a\u003e is a 2.0 horse power pump with eight variable speeds and incorporates the benefits of a Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS). Zodiac’s SVRS technology aids in the prevention of full body entrapment in compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (VGB P&SS Act). As a variable speed pump, the ePump + SVRS provides powerful, yet energy efficient operation. The ePump + SVRS is ENERGY STAR® rated and comes with a newly announced auxiliary circuit load control allowing professionals to use the pump to control additional auxiliary equipment such as salt-chlorinators or booster pumps.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe 1.0 HP VS FloPro is a lower horse power variable speed pump, designed to be operated at energy saving lower speeds for maximum efficiency. It is ideal for pool and spa builds with 1.5 or 2 inch plumbing. The 1.0 HP VS FloPro is ENERGY STAR® qualified, signifying it meets or exceeds energy-\nefficiency guidelines. Featuring an on-board, rotatable, and remote mountable digital controller with two timers and eight speeds, best-in-class installation flexibility comes standard. Like the 2.0 HP VS FloPro, the new model includes adjustable base options to minimize plumbing modifications when retrofitting most leading pumps. It is also easy to install into new construction applications.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBoth the ePump + SVRS and the 1.0 HP VS FloPro come with standard Jandy Pro Series features such as:\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eHigh efficiency, permanent magnet, totally enclosed fan-cooled (TEFC) motors, providing extended motor life and quieter and cooler operation, especially at lower speeds\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eEight adjustable speeds for maximum efficiency\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eAquaLink® ready with four control options, providing complete programming and customization choices\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eUnions for easy installation and service\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eUser-friendly ergonomic high profile lid handles, backplate handle, and drain plugs for easy service\u003c/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003eENERGY STAR® qualified, signifying they meet or exceed Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) energy-efficiency requirements\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“With these two new models, we now have an energy efficient, professional grade variable speed pump for every pool and spa application,” said David Goldman, Zodiac’s Director of Product Development. “We addressed the needs of pool professionals and consumers alike and created products that are safety- and energy- conscious as well as easy to install and maintain. Like the rest of our Jandy Pro Series pumps, these options provide the ultimate in reliability, performance, and ease of installation, making them first-choice pumps for pool professionals everywhere.”\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBoth pumps are compatible with Jandy Pro Series’ Versa Plumb® system, a swimming pool equipment plumbing system providing exceptional hydraulic efficiency and intelligent design elements that have resulted in one of the most energy-efficient pool systems in the industry. As variable speed pumps, both models also comply with Appliance Efficiency Standards and may qualify for power rebates. To calculate any pump’s savings, see \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Innovation/Energy-Efficiency/Pool-Pump\"\u003ehttp://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Innovation/Energy-Efficiency/Pool-Pump-Savings.aspx.\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo hear the latest news from Zodiac, connect with the company on social media by visiting \u003ca target=\"_"blank"\" href=\"http://www.facebook.com/ZodiacPoolSystems\"\u003ewww.facebook.com/ZodiacPoolSystems\u003c/a\u003e or \u003ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.twitter.com/ZodiacPool_USA\"\u003e www.twitter.com/ZodiacPool_USA.\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\nZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy® Pro Series, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContact:\u003cbr /\u003e\nLexy Haynes\u003cbr /\u003e\n760-230-2424\u003cbr /\u003e\nalexia@clearpointagency.com\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"11/20/2013","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2013/Zodiac-completes-2-new-variable-speed-pump-models.aspx"},{"Title":"Zodiac Pool Sysetms, Inc. Featured on History Channel\u0027s \"Modern Marvels\"","Summary":"Salt-Focused Episode Showcases Benefits of Company’s AquaPure® Chlorination System.","Body":"\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC. FEATURED ON HISTORY CHANNEL’S “MODERN MARVELS”\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nSalt-Focused Episode Showcases Benefits of Company’s AquaPure® Chlorination System\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"~/media/3678417EC4494C5A815186BF3331D61A.ashx\" /\u003eVISTA, Calif. (Dec. 1, 2008\u003c/strong\u003e – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a world leader in swimming pool and spa products, was selected to appear in an episode of the History Channel’s \"Modern Marvels.\" The program, which uncovers how things in the modern world are possible and where they came from, will focus on salt and include Zodiac’s AquaPure chlorine generator. AquaPure turns salt into chlorine, creating what many refer to as a saltwater pool.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\"We were so honored to be asked by the History Channel to participate in this program,” explained Dave Nibler, vice president of marketing for Zodiac Pool Systems. “Being a part of the show helps to legitimize salt chlorinators as a high-tech and environmentally friendly method for pool sanitation.\"\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSalt chlorine generators, also referred to as salt chlorinators, are actually miniaturized chlorine manufacturing plants. The devices are plumbed in-line and work by electrolytically converting salt, in the pool water, into chlorine as it passes over specially coated titanium electrode plates. Salt must be added to the pool prior to start-up. Thereafter, salt will only need to be added occasionally to replace loss due to splash out, pump outs or backwashing. When salt chlorinators, like AquaPure are properly implemented, pools users will notice a reduction in chlorine smell and less irritation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\"The segment will provide a behind the scenes look at how a salt chlorination system works, taking the viewer right into our manufacturing plant, detailing the process from start to finish,\" shares Dan Kellogg, product manager for Zodiac Pool Systems. \"It will also showcase how Zodiac’s AquaPure can create beautiful, sparkling clean pools without the harsh side effects of chlorine.\"\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe episode of \"Modern Marvels\" is scheduled to air Monday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 6 on the History Channel; check local TV listings for exact times. To learn more about Zodiac Pool Systems and the AquaPure chlorine generator, visit www.zodiacpoolcare.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool and a Carlyle Group portfolio company, is a world leader in swimming pool and spa products. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Baracuda®, Jandy®, Nature2®, and Polaris®. Zodiac Pool Systems is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac Pool Systems, visit www.zodiacpoolcare.com or call 800-822-7933.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eContact: Amy Wallace, Echo Media Group\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n714-573-0899 x 34\u003cbr /\u003e\r\namy@echomediapr.com\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"12/01/2008","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2008/Zodiac-Pool-Sysetms-Inc-Featured-on-History-Channels-Modern-Marvels.aspx"},{"Title":"Canada Introduces Alternative Sanitizer Products","Summary":"Zodiac Pool Systems Canada, Inc. has introduced two new products, the Nature2® Fusion Inground and Nature2® Fusion Soft, which are the only PMRA (Health Canada) accepted alternative mineral sanitizers available to the Canadian market.","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eNew systems are the only alternative mineral sanitizers registered by Health Canada\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOntario, Canada – Dec. 11, 2012 – Zodiac Pool Systems Canada, Inc. has introduced two new products, the Nature2® Fusion Inground and Nature2® Fusion Soft, which are the only \u003ca href=\"http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ePMRA\u003c/a\u003e (Health Canada) accepted alternative mineral sanitizers available to the Canadian market.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDemonstrating its commitment to continual product improvement, the sanitizing systems use the well known Nature2 mineral sanitizing technology to significantly reduce chlorine usage. When used with 0.6ppm chlorine, Nature2 works as a biocidal sanitizer and algaestat. Using Nature2 mineral sanitizing systems means fewer chemicals, less maintenance for consumers, and easy installation for pool professionals.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac unveiled the new products at the annual Canadian Pool & Spa Conference & Expo Nov. 28-29, 2012 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The \u003ca href=\"http://www.poolandspaexpo.ca/index.php\" target=\"_blank\"\u003econference\u003c/a\u003e brought together builders, retailers, service professionals and landscape architects with manufacturers, suppliers and service providers to showcase the latest pool and spa products to the Canadian marketplace.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.ca/Products/Water-Sanitizers/Nature2-Fusion-Inground.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eNature2 Fusion Inground\u003c/a\u003e is a chlorine and mineral sanitizing system for in-ground pools. By combining patented Nature2 mineral technology with an automatic chlorine tab feeder, Nature2 Fusion Inground delivers water that is noticeably cleaner, clearer, and softer. Nature2 is a natural supplement to chlorine, so it helps maximize chlorine investment, while reducing the unpleasant and harmful effects of excessive chemical use. With Nature2 Fusion Inground, consumers can significantly reduce chlorine usage.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.ca/Products/Water-Sanitizers/Nature2-Fusion-Soft.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eNature2 Fusion Soft\u003c/a\u003e is an all-in-one salt and mineral sanitizing system for in-ground pools. The system combines Nature2 minerals with an automatic salt water sanitizer to destroy bacteria and control algae without any additional chlorine.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBusy families will welcome the low maintenance systems, because with Nature2, they no longer need to manage daily dosing of sanitizer. Beyond simple processes such as checking pH and alkalinity, pool owners only need to replace the mineral cartridge every six months starting at the beginning of the season and replenish chlorine every two months for Fusion Inground or check their salt level once a year for Fusion Soft.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePool professionals will appreciate the easy installation. Both systems seamlessly connect to the Jandy® Pro Series \u003ca href=\"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Innovation/Technology/Versa-Plumb-System.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eVersa Plumb®\u003c/a\u003e system, Zodiac’s all-in-one energy efficient core equipment set. Additional features include commercial grade durability, universal unions for fast connections, and the Fusion Soft’s auto reverse polarity for automatic self-cleaning.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Nature2 has an excellent reputation in Australia and the U.S. as an alternative mineral sanitizer, and with the recent acceptance from PMRA, we’re thrilled to begin marketing this technology to our Canadian customers as well,\" said Stephen Hendry, vice president of sales for Canada. \"Nature2 is good for the family and for the environment. The Fusion Inground and Fusion Soft systems allow consumers to fully enjoy their pools without excessive chemical usage. We expect consumers and professionals alike to embrace these two systems.\"\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eProfessionals interested in viewing Nature2 Fusion Inground and Nature2 Fusion Soft can call their regional sales representative for more information.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout Zodiac Pool Systems Canada, Inc.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eZodiac Pool Systems Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy Pro Series®, Baracuda®, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. Learn more: www.zodiacpoolsystems.ca or 888-647-4004.\u003c/p\u003e","DateField":"12/11/2012","Link":"http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Media/Press-Releases/2012/Canada-Introduces-Alternative-Sanitizer-Products.aspx"}])