Pentair acquires $20 million South American company

Pentair Water Pool and Spa, a manufacturer/supplier of equipment and accessories for residential and commercial swimming pools in Sanford, N.C., recently acquired Sibrape Indústria E Comércio de Artigos Para Lazer Ltda., and its subsidiary Hidrovachek Ltda., a South American manufacturer/supplier of pool products and vinyl liners.

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Revised pool construction standard approved

Efforts are underway to include the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals' (APSP's) revised standard for residential inground pool construction and remodelling into current building codes after it was recently approved by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI).
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IAAPA recognizes Canadian aquatic attraction manufacturers

WhiteWater West Industries Ltd., a Richmond, B.C.-based builder of waterparks and aquatic attractions and Empex Watertoys,® an aquatic playground and spray park manufacturer in Toronto, recently received awards of recognition at this year's International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando, Fla.
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PHTCC releases pool construction guidelines

In an effort to ensure quality in residential swimming pool construction, the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada (PHTCC) has released its recommended guidelines for Building & Construction of Residential Swimming Pools (G-0411), the latest in its series of guiding principles for the industry.

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