pHin took first place in the Product Showcase’s “New” category.
pHin took first place in the Product Showcase’s “New” category.

FlowStar Standard Skimmer with Ozone came in first in the “Green” category.
FlowStar Standard Skimmer with Ozone came in first in the “Green” category.

Each year the Product Showcase is eagerly anticipated at the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, and this year’s event in Las Vegas was no exception. This is where merchandise is introduced to the pool and spa industry. A panel of judges subsequently examines the entries and bestows first, second and third place ribbons. Following is a listing of the 2015 top products in two categories – New and Green – along with the runners-up.

NEW PRODUCTS
First Place: ConnectedYard’s pHin
This wireless device floats in the pool 24/7, monitoring pH, ORP, total alkalinity, total hardness and cyanuric acid levels, sending readings to the homeowners via a mobile app. They can receive pre-measured, soluble chemical pods for exact dosage.

Second Place: H2flow Controls’ FlowVis-L Flow Meter
The new FlowVis-L for 3-inch and 4-inch pipes features the same incredible accuracy and reliability as smaller models, according to the firm.

Third Place: King Technology’s @ease Floating Sanitizing System
FROG’s breakthrough SmartChlor Technology offers the first self-regulating hot tub water care system, states the company.

GREEN PRODUCTS
First Place: AquaStar Pool Products’ FlowStar Standard Skimmer with Ozone
This product includes the FlowStar standard skimmer with water stop face, float assembly, basket, lid, adjustable collar and ozone attachment.

Second Place: Kona Lab’s LevelSmart Wireless Auto-Fill System
This wireless auto fill system is designed for pools, spas, waterfeatures and ponds.

Third Place: CG Air Systemes’ Vibro.Sonic System
The company calls its Vibro.Sonic System “the next generation of massage system.”