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Radiant Pools Saves the Day for Theater

When faced with the task of staging “Metamorphoses” at Capital Rep Theatre in Albany, N.Y., director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill only had to look up the street for help. That’s where Radiant Pools, manufacturer of vessels for aboveground, inground and onground installations is based. Tony Sirco, company president and a Capital Rep subscriber, realized that his firm’s 2-inch wall panel structure would fit the bill. “The structure of our pool … can sit on the stage without the need for bracing or anchoring,” Sirco said. “We custom-made the panels to their specs, helped them set it up and they were good to go.” The show went on, and the thespians couldn’t have been happier.

San Juan Pools of Canada Opens HQ

San Juan Pools of Canada recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception to mark the official opening of its new Canadian headquarters in Marysville, Ontario. The 85-acre property houses a 6,000-square-foot showroom and separate 5,000-square-foot equipment facility. The location includes an indoor pool, spas and barbecue grills, situated near a lake and golf course.

Pentair's Joint Venture in China

Pentair announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire 70 percent of the equity of Beijing Jieming Tiandi Environmental Equipment Co. Ltd., a leading Chinese manufacturer of fiberglass-reinforced plastic pressure tanks, disc filters, valve and systems used in water filtration, softening and systems applications. The deal is subject to government approval. The companies’ joint venture will be called Beijing Pentair Water Jieming Co. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed The enterprise will include sales offices in Yixing, Shanghai, Jinan, Guangdong and Xi’an in China.

Olympic Hot Tub's Web Site Makes Splashy Debut

Olympic Hot Tub Co. has redesigned its Web site “entirely from the customer’s perspective.” The newly remodeled Web site aims to offer consumers the tools, information and resources needed to support the company’s commitment to “make it easy to take it easy,” announced company co-owner Alice Cunningham. The redesign project was led by InfoAdvantage Web Marketing. New features on the Web site (www.olympichottub.com) include an online showroom, a comprehensive buyer’s guide, and rotating company news, information and customer testimonials. Olympic Hot Tub Co. is an award-winning, 28-year-old retailer based in Seattle.

Workbook Makes Pool Math Easy

The National Swimming Pool Foundation introduces its Pool Math Workbook, described as “the industry’s first textbook focused solely on making swimming pool and spa calculations easier.” Designed for pool operators, service technicians, renovators, retail technicians and health officials, it is a resource for performing calculations such as pool surface area, water volume, chemical dosage amounts, flow rate, turnover rate, heater sizing maximum user load and more. “Combining experiences from the Certified Pool-Spa Operator training program and an expert review panel, we’ve created a simple, inexpensive workbook that truly makes pool math easier to understand,” said Thomas Lachocki, Ph.D., NSPF’s CEO. The workbook costs $19.95 (plus S&H). For more info, visit www.nspf.org.