Fluidra/Zodiac merge brings out the best in two similar company cultures In November 2017, Fluidra S.A. and Zodiac Pool Systems announced their intention to merge, closing a $1.5 billion deal in July of this year. Fluidra was founded in 1969. Then called Astral, the pool component manufacturer was started by
On Sept. 28, Zodiac Pool Systems announced that effective Jan. 1, 2019, it would no longer allow its Jandy Pro Series equipment to be sold online. The company will not provide a warranty on products purchased online and requires equipment to be installed and/or serviced by a qualified pool professional.
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