New ownership brings previous employees on board with a shared vision for a prosperous future By Michelle L. Cramer Dominic Radocchia had a vision when he opened Connecticut-based Namco in 1962 — a vision that spanned more than four-decades. His family-run pool and spa retail business grew to more than
Hayward Industries, Inc. acquired ConnectedYard, Inc., the company behind the pHin Smart Water Care solution. “The pHin Water Care solution is an innovative, breakthrough technology created to make the management of pool and spa water chemistry easier and more accurate using smart technology and design,” says Clark Hale, CEO of
In late December, Poolcorp acquired the assets of Sacramento, California-based distributor Chem Quip. “Chem Quip has been a strong presence in the Northern California swimming pool industry for over 55 years,” says Manny Perez de la Mesa, Poolcorp president and CEO. “Adding the Chem Quip team and sales locations to
Zodiac has merged with Fluidra, a multinational residential and commercial pool group based in Spain. Fluidra will keep its headquarters in Barcelona, and its executive president Eloi Planes will serve as executive chairman of the board of directors. The North American headquarters will remain in Vista, California, and Zodiac CEO
Pool equipment manufacturer Zodiac Pool Systems has purchased Grand Effects, maker of custom outdoor fire and water combination features. “Grand Effects enhances our premium product offering to Zodiac customers and gives them added options to create an incredible backyard experience for pool owners,” says Troy Franzen, managing director at Zodiac.