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Colorado Time Systems
Colorado Time Systems (CTS) provides premier athletic facilities across the world with platinum quality timing, scoring and display systems. Colorado Time Systems’ concept was born in the Test & Measurement division of Hewlett-Packard (HP). HP wanted to explore opportunities in the sports timing industry and chose aquatics because it required such precise measurement. In 1972, four HP engineers spun off from HP and founded CTS. From those very specific aquatic beginnings, an extensive and multi-faceted sports timing and display company was born. Throughout the years, CTS has maintained a steadfast commitment to provide cutting edge scoring and display products for all venues. Our display portfolio includes: LED full color video displays, LED single-color animation displays, sport-specific scoreboards, and portable scoreboards. CTS can provide scoring, timing, and display solutions for almost every sport. With over 44 years industry knowledge, we understand that you have a commitment to provide your athletes, coaches, and fans with an exceptional event. We look forward to helping you realize your vision, incorporate form and function, and provide reliable performance each and every time. If you’re looking for help funding your next project, we have developed a funding tool to assist you in finding organizations that are committed to supporting parks and recreation throughout the United States.
Colorado Time Systems

1551 E 11th St. Loveland, CO 80537


Elbtal USA Inc.
Elbtal USA, Inc. is the U.S. distributor of 60-MIL liners for commercial and residential swimming pools, Lazy Rivers, cisterns and other water containers. This is the perfect solution for water-hungry cracking, leaking concrete pools that are both expensive to operate and unattractive to guests, as well as for pools under construction.
Elbtal USA, Inc.

205 E. Council St. Suite C Salisbury, NC 28144


Orenda Technologies
Orenda was originally water treatment company with strong, safe, all-natural chemicals. We have since become largely a pool chemistry company. We have a dosing calculator App being used by over 16,000 people a day, and our educational videos and blog have been viewed by tens of thousands of people across the world. Our strategy is simple: 1. Explain water chemistry in a simplified way, so it can be understood by anyone, regardless of pool experience and education, and 2. Provide training to people and companies looking to deliver the best water quality possible. We work with pool owners and operators who are frustrated with their pools for any number of reasons. Our customers came to us because they were disheartened that the same problems kept coming back. Most had tried several products and methods, but eventually they realized they were fighting symptoms, not actual problems (and you might be shocked to find out how expensive it can be fighting the wrong end of a problem). Most of our customers have struggled with employee turnover, so they rely on Orenda videos and blog to help educate their people. Our free mobile app is a powerful tool that allows a novice balance water just as accurately as an expert. Between our education, app, and reliable, NSF/ANSI Certified products, Orenda helps prevent a lot of problems before they happen.
Orenda Technologies

Fairview, TX


Premier Magnesia, LLC
Premier Magnesia, LLC is a global market leader in magnesia-based products and solutions for dozens of applications ranging from agricultural to industrial and environmental markets. We are one of the world's principal manufacturers and suppliers of high purity calcined magnesium oxide and magnesium hydroxide products. For over 50 years, the Company and its predecessors have owned and operated a magnesia mine and processing plant located in Gabbs, Nevada that will continue to offer the only domestically-mined source of magnesia ore in the United States well into the future. Premier makes a specialized admixture for concrete called PREVent-C. Prevent-C is MgO based and is the only dual product that fights both autogenous and drying shrinkage in concrete. It has documented field performance showing reduction in cracking of between 90 to 100%. ACI recognizes it as a shrinkage reducing/compensating admixture, the only product that meets both criteria.
Puraqua Products
PurAqua Products, Inc. of Rock Hill, South Carolina is an Original Equipment Manufacturer in the aquatic industry. While known best for being the exclusive manufacturer of Accu-Tab® and Acid-Rite® Chemical Feed Systems featured in facilities all over the globe, PurAqua Products has worked just as tirelessly to create unique solutions to complex water chemistry issues facing end-users all over the world. With an eye always on quality, PurAqua has taken the initiative to become certified to ISO 9001:2015 – an international standard focused on quality management and enhancing customer experiences. Our qualified technicians draw from over 100 years of combined manufacturing experience to ensure the highest quality deliverables within the shortest possible timeframe. Most of PurAqua’s technicians hold credentials such as Certified Pool Operator or Advance Service Technician as certified by the NSPF. This extensive, industry-specific experience has led to the creation of innovative solutions such as the Orenda Start-Up Tank that is revolutionizing the pool-plaster industry, saving millions of dollars a year by preventing etching in plaster on pool start-up
Puraqua Products

1880 Langston St. Rock Hill, SC 29730


Structures Unlimited
Structures Unlimited, Inc. is the leading U.S. manufacturer of skylights and naturally vented swimming pool enclosures specifically designed for indoor aquatic applications. Our company is based in Bow, NH. Incorporated in 1968, SUI is specialized in single source design, manufacturing and installation of high performance, pre-engineered, corrosion resistant structural aluminum framed swimming pool enclosures and translucent panel systems. The success of Structures Unlimited continued through the 1980’s and beyond with the introduction of Skyroofs® large span skylights and expanded further in the last decade with new developments that include pre-engineered walkways and canopies. Swimming pool enclosures feature 100% structural aluminum framework including rafters, columns, gusset plates, purlins and eave struts for unparalleled corrosion resistance. Structural aluminum eliminates corrosion prone carbon steel components from the moisture and chlorine laden environments found in indoor swimming pool rooms. Naturally vented operable roof sections are available to enjoy all the benefits of outdoor pools in warm weather conditions. Through service and commitment, projects are delivered single-source from initial concept design to in-house engineering, manufacturing and finishing. Aluminum component fabrication is completed in a modern manufacturing facility featuring one 15 meter and two 10 meter bed, 5 axis Emmegi CNC machining centers. High performance product finishing is completed in-house to ensure uniform quality control. We provide single-source responsibility project delivery and installation with a dedicated installation team who ensures expectations are exceeded. We have been recognized as a partner of choice by both the building industry and the architectural community over the last 50 years as our reputation continues to grow.
Structure Unlimited

166 River Road, Bow, NH 03304 USA


Vortex Aquatic Structures
Vortex Aquatic Structures International, headquartered in Montreal, Canada, was founded in 1995 with the introduction of the first Splashpad®. Vortex's use of the highest quality materials coupled with unique, inspiring design and state-of-the-art engineering, positioned the company as the world leader in aquatic play solutions. In addition to its operations in Montreal, Vortex has regional sales and technical support offices in Texas, North Carolina; France: Lyon and Paris; Spain: Valencia; Denmark: Copenhagen; China: Shanghai; Germany: Hamburg. The company has a global marketing and distribution network supporting Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and Latin America. With over 7,500 installations in 45 countries, Vortex's mission is to lead the aquatic play industry by continuing to develop the most fun, innovative and safe products for families and children of all ages and abilities.
Vortex Aquatic Structures Intl.



Westlake Chemical
Our mission is to provide quality products and services to commodity chemical, plastics and related fabricated products markets. We work to align and focus the interests of our global customers and suppliers with those of our shareholders, employees and communities. We strive to be a low cost manufacturer and to find value across the chain through vertical integration and synergies through horizontal integration. We adhere to the concept of economic value added (EVA°) and seek to return value to our shareholders above their invested cost of capital.
Westlake Chemical

2801 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, Texas 77056


Wet Edge Technologies
Wet Edge offers one of the whitest quartz aggregates on the market. This white aggregate has been specified on many commercial pool projects around the country. The white quartz is shipped directly from Wet Edge's own quarry in New Zealand where it has been processed and specifically sized for each type of finish application. The passion and innovative spirit that sparked the Wet Edge Technologies brand still remains a driving force today and is evident in its growing pool finish product line and solid reputation.
Wet Edge Technologies

4322 South 80th Street, Mesa, AZ 85212


Bradford Products
Since 1982, Bradford Products has been the leader in the design and fabrication of high quality and custom stainless steel pools, hot tubs, SwimSpas®, water features, thermal rooms, therapy and other custom specialty products. As the premier manufacturer and trusted experts in stainless steel fabrication, Bradford’s world-class products are featured in commercial facilities and homes throughout the United States and internationally. Bradford offers expertise in conceptual design, engineering, manufacturing and installation. Specializing in high rise and above grade projects, Bradford works with architects and designers in the hospitality and wellness communities as well as developers, general contractors and homeowners to create sensational, long-lasting products and day spa amenities. With over 3,500 projects completed throughout the world, Bradford has the experience and ability to handle the most demanding projects in the most challenging environments. Our highly mobile work force accommodate projects that require on-site construction and installation. As a custom fabricator Bradford has the ability to create products that meet specific client requirements, or clients may choose from our standard designs. Whether it’s for a commercial or residential installation, Bradford Products has the solution.
Bradford Products

2101 Enterprise Dr NE, Leland, NC 28451


Paddock Industries
Paddock Pool Equipment Co has Vast Expertise with Community Pools, Natatoriums, Competition Pools, Leisure Pools, Water Parks, Specialty Pools, and Unique Watershape Projects for over fifty five years.The Paddock brand is well-known and synonymous with quality products and construction services within the industry and aquatic community. Our clients benefit from the knowledge and experience shared by Paddock’s pool building experts. We are dedicated to providing the nation's finest in commercial swimming pool support, construction, and renovation services.
Paddock Pool Equipment Co.
ProMinent Fluid Controls
Our Vision is to choose to take a road less traveled by being a company who makes a difference in people's lives by providing superior customer service that is sought out and recognized by our business partners and customers leading to mutually successful growth. At ProMinent Fluid Controls, our mission is to serve others, enrich lives and make a positive difference in all we do through the application of our products as the recognized experts in chemical feed.
ProMinent Fluid Controls, Inc.

136 Industry Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275


Accu-Tab Chlorination System
The Accu-Tab® three-inch tablet and feeder system is a simple and effective water chlorination solution. Manufactured in the U.S. by Axiall Corporation, the NSF-certified system combines specially-engineered chlorinators with quality controlled three-inch calcium hypochlorite (cal hypo) tablets. It kills bacteria, controls algae, destroys organic contaminants and is available in a variety of feeder models to meet different size needs and chlorine demands.

11 Stanwix Street (Suite 1900) Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Architecture Unlimited
Established in 1975 by Ralph Sherer, RA in Tryon, NC, AU served the residential, commercial and religious markets during the initial years of the company. The range of projects included Hunting Country Trails Townhomes, Southside Christian School, Blackshear Baptist Church, Holiday Inn, Columbus Town Hall, Polk County Health Department, and St. Luke's Medical Office Building. In 1990 Jeff Sherer joined the firm as an architectural intern helping on all areas of projects from initial design through construction. In 2015 Jeff officially became the owner of Architecture Unlimited after working for over twenty years as Principal/VP in Asheville and Charlotte, NC for Lee Nichols Architecture (currently CPL Design Professionals). Jeff has dedicated his career in architecture to bettering our civic, religious and educational institutions. He has over 20 years of experience in master planning, design and construction administration. Jeff’s work for our colleges and universities as well as our local, county and state government agencies has honed his ability to understand and balance innovation and creative design with fiscal responsibility. Our family business is celebrating 40 years of success in the architectural profession. We look forward to future success with our knowledge and dedication to client satisfaction!
Architecture Unlimited

250 North Trade St. #304, Matthews, NC 28105


BAPI Sensors for HVAC/R
Building Automation Products, Inc. (BAPI) is a premier sensor manufacturer for HVAC/R. Specializing in sensors for temperature, humidity, pressure, wireless and air quality monitoring. Over the past 20 years BAPI has forged a place in the HVAC/R industry, with their area of expertise focused on advanced sensor technology for HVAC & R applications. Originating in Cross Plains, WI in 1993, BAPI’s first facility was literally conducted out of a small two-car garage. Today, BAPI serves customers around the globe from their facility based in rural southwestern Wisconsin. BAPI continues the “its in the details” tradition, using the highest quality sensing elements paired with state of the art manufacturing, meticulous testing and quality assurance procedures to ensure a reliable product time after time.

750 North Royal Avenue, Gays Mills, WI 54631 USA


We believe that swimming should be safe, sustainable and the best part of your day. Clear Comfort’s systems minimize your exposure to toxic pool chemicals and disinfection byproducts - so you can swim in clean, clear pool water that’s kind to your skin, eyes and lungs. At Clear Comfort, we strive to make every swimming experience healthy, eco-friendly and happy.
Clear Comfort

3063 Sterling Circle Unit 1, Boulder, CO 80301


Desert Aire
Desert Aire’s patent pending SelectAire Plus™ dehumidification systems offer you complete humidity and temperature control solutions for large natatoriums, indoor pool applications and water parks. These next-generation solutions incorporate Desert Aire’s proven SelectAire™ System energy recovery technology and for enhanced setup and serviceability, add superior cabinetry, state-of-the-art fan design and new control features. And then to provide you with the lowest cost operating system throughout the year, our industry-exclusive design enhances the moisture removal capacity and efficiency of SelectAire Plus™ Series dehumidifiers. So if you want to create the kind of indoor pool environments that will help your swimmers – and business – thrive.
Desert Aire

N120 W18485 Freistadt Rd., Germantown, WI 53022


Filtrex, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of regenerative pre-coat media filters. We have over 400 installations worldwide and over 31 years of experience in the filtration business. Filtrex Regenerative Diatomite Filters have developed a reputation for dependable services in tough applications. They have been used in a variety of swimming pools, including institutional, Y facilities, heavily used park district pools, and commercial water parks. These same filters have also been used in industrial situations where performance and durability are especially important. Of particular importance to facility designers and managers are the significant savings afforded by Filtrex based systems. In many cases filter plant operational costs can be reduced by up to 80% as compared to conventional high rate sand and vacuum DE filters, while providing unequaled water clarity. Our all stainless steel construction, yields a high quality product which given reasonable care and maintenance, will give a service life equal to that of the facility in which it is installed. In fact, over 97% of all Filtrex filters ever manufactured, are still in service. In addition to our filter line, we offer a wide variety of filter room automation products, money saving variable speed drives, filter performance/turbidity testing, and forensic corrosion analysis services.
Flitrex Incorporated

P.O. Box 2273, Wayne, NJ 07474


First Citizens
At First Citizens Bank, we believe it’s important to be a good neighbor and help make the community a better place to live. Founded in 1898, we’re headquartered in North Carolina. For more than 100 years, customers have trusted First Citizens with their money … and their futures. And that's a trust we've taken seriously every day we've been in business. With more than 500 branches in 20 states, we offer traditional banking services, essential business and professional services and wealth management capabilities. Customers benefit from our sophisticated online and mobile banking offerings, a full-service telephone bank and our network of branches and ATMs. Forever First® is our company’s commitment to the people, businesses and communities who rely on us to be the best bank we can be. Because money isn't everything, but so much depends on what you do with your money. First Citizens Bank. Forever First®. Member FDIC.
First Citizens Bank & Trust
Hayward Pool
At Hayward®, we're more than just equipment. Our objective is to make your pool experience worry and hassle-free. That's why our equipment is engineered to last and work smart at keeping your pool sparkling clean and trouble free. For over 80-years, we've been helping pool owners enjoy the pleasures of pool ownership by manufacturing cutting edge, technologically advanced pool equipment worldwide. We strive to ensure that your Totally Hayward™ System operates at maximum efficiency all season long. Our goal is that at the end of the day, your only concern is to turn your equipment on and off. Whether you are trying to create the perfect backyard environment, reduce operating and maintenance costs through the ease of wireless controls, Hayward is your single source solution. Our products include a complete line of technologically advanced pumps, filters, heaters, heat pumps, automatic pool cleaners, lighting, controls and salt chlorine generators—high-quality components engineered to work together to keep your pool at its best. Hayward aims to take the worry out of pool ownership by developing products that are efficient, require little maintenance and add value to your investment.

10101 Molecular Drive Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20850


Hub International
HUB International is the world’s 6th largest insurance brokerage and continues to grow rapidly. Dating back to its founding in 1969 the Charlotte, NC office of Hub International offers a wide variety of products and services for businesses and families including, property & casualty, employees benefits plan administration & consulting, surety and personal insurance. With specialties in the swimming world, construction, restaurant groups, technology the growing Charlotte, NC team has earned the trust and respects of our clients for over five decades.
Hub International

300 N. LaSalle St. 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654


Industrial Test Systems, Inc.
Industrial Test Systems, Inc., was established in 1989 by Ivars and Daryl Jaunakais. in Rock Hill, SC. ITS is a leading American manufacturer of instruments and chemistries designed to test water quality parameters. We service numerous industries; municipal water treatment, food beverage, trucking & automotive, pond & aquarium, pool & spa, educational, and medical diagnostics. ITS has developed over 100 tests and proprietary chemistries many covered by our U.S. and World-wide patents and ETV/USEPA performance verified tests. We are proud to have developed the first and only USEPA approved test strip. Our cutting edge products are unique in the marketplace saving users time and money. With the increasing concern over the quality of products supplied to consumers coupled with advances in research determining health effects of pollutants and treatment chemicals in the environment the demand for fast, accurate, and reliable test kits has continued to rise since the mid 1980’s. During this time ITS recognized this concern and developed safe, easy to use, quality test kits centered around four key manufacturing concepts
ITS Inc.

1875 Langston Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730


National Swimming Pool Foundation
Our mission is to encourage happier and healthier living by increasing aquatic activity through education and research. We believe everything we do helps people live happier and healthier lives. Whether it’s encouraging more aquatic activity, making pools safer, or keeping pools open, we believe we can make a difference. Founded in 1965 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, our proceeds are directed to fund education and research, and to help create swimmers.

4775 Granby Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80919


Pace Adams
PACE-Adams proudly represents manufacturers of natatorium and pool room products. Specialties include controlling the most precise space conditions to pool heaters and filtration. Our technical sales team is standing by and ready to assist you

118 Poplar Pointe Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117


Paddock Construction Co.
To successfully complete a major commercial pool project, strength and confidence are required. Strength that comes from having the financial resources necessary to oversee the project through all stages to its completion. Confidence that results from a proven track record of performance under every conceivable circumstance. Paddock customers trust our ability to complete sizable projects because they know we have the staying power of seventy years behind us. They understand the significance of our ability to secure the proper capitalization needed during each phase. With hundreds of pools bearing the Paddock name, we've proven our business judgment and professional capacity to manage any situation. We invite you to inquire about our financial ability and responsibility, and encourage you to talk with our customers about the depth and quality of our expertise and workmanship. When it comes to building champions, no other major pool builder is prepared to match our performance
Paddock Construction Co.

1120 E. White St., Rock Hill, SC 29730


Sandler Training
David Sandler was a true visionary who was far ahead of his time. Since his revolutionary methodology was founded on basic principles of the psychology of human behavior, it has stood the test of time. The current proof of our ongoing success lies in the success of tens of thousands of our clients, whose lives and careers we continue to transform every year. Using the foundation of the Sandler Selling System, we are continually creating new sales, sales management and leadership programs for small- and mid-sized companies as well as Fortune 500 organizations. Our programs are so effective in part, because they're so adaptable, and can be customized for application to any industry or organizational structure.

13925 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 125, Charlotte, NC 28277


Seresco, a division of Dehumidified Air Solutions, was founded in 2003 by Dave Lucas, Luis Vieira and Ralph Kittler out of a desire to change the dehumidification industry. The three founding engineers knew there was technology available that would allow them to build a dehumidification system that would eclipse any product offered at that time. With their years of experience in the sector, they knew what customers, engineers and service professionals really wanted: A higher quality and more reliable product with first-rate factory support. So, with a drive to improvement at the forefront, Seresco quickly became known as an innovator in the field. Hundreds of design innovations, coupled with meticulous attention to detail and manufacturing, led to an exceptional product that set new standards in reliability and lowest cost of ownership. Seresco also introduced the industry’s first web-based monitoring system, WebSentry, which allows owners and technicians to remotely monitor a unit and ensure it is operating efficiently. Seresco now builds the most advanced dehumidifiers in the world and enjoys a reputation for quality, reliability and value

2107 N. Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033


Southeast Pump & Equipment
Southeast Pump & Equipment, Inc. is a manufacturers’ representative and stocking distributor for pumps, cooling towers, heat exchangers, patented water conditioning and filtration equipment, electric motors, control panels, variable speed drives (VFD), pressure independent control valves (PICV), and a wide range of hydronic accessories. Our sales representatives have the experience and capability to assist consulting engineers, building owners, installing mechanical contractors with the proper application of our products and services. Founded in 1985 by Travis Glover, Sr. to serve the new building construction industry and after markets, institutional, and industrial market segments.
Southeast Pump & Equipment

3515 Trotter Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30004


With over120 years of history directed by four generations of the Sprung family, this innovative structure system is continuously evolving through ongoing research and development programs. Engineer and manufacturer of the Sprung structure Engineered, frame supported, tension membrane structures designed for permanent applications, worldwide. Energy efficient insulation package with up to 9" Johns Manville Formaldehyde Free Fiberglass insulation blanket Founding date Sprung Group of Companies started in 1887. Products Sprung Performance Arenas, Sprung Performance Gymnasiums, Airport Hangars, Theaters, Churches, Warehousing, Offices, Vehicle maintenance facilities, etc
Sprung Structures

Salt Lake City, Utah


WhiteWater was born in 1980 with one clear purpose, to create places where families unite and make joyful lasting memories. We achieve this by standing alongside our customers from concept to completion of award-winning attractions, from interactive water play structures to slide complexes and everything in between. We aim to inspire our clients by unleashing our creativity to realize their ambitions; we craft solutions which make each park unique. We are committed to the parks and recreation market and dedicated to making products that operators can count on, because we understand the importance of reliability and efficiency on the bottom line. As market leaders, we put our success down to our attitude, in all our years we’ve never once forgotten why we’re here–to help parks solve problems, create immersive experiences, and support our clients in building happy, healthy communities. We’re here to create places where fun can thrive

6700 McMillan Way, Richmond, BC, V6W 1J7