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Jacuzzi Brands LLC acquires Hydropool and BathWraps

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Jacuzzi Brands LLC acquires Hydropool and BathWraps

CHINO HILLS, Calif., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Jacuzzi Brands LLC today announced the completion of two acquisitions: Hydropool Hot Tubs and Swim Spas (Hydropool) and BathWraps. Hydropool is a leading, global manufacturer and seller of swim spas and hot tubs. BathWraps is a leading supplier of bathware sold through premiere remodeling dealers in the U.S. Terms were not disclosed.

“We are extremely excited about the addition of both Hydropool and BathWraps to our existing spa and bath businesses,” said Bob Rowan, CEO Jacuzzi Brands LLC. “Both companies are complementary to our core business and are led by exceptional management teams, which will remain in place as the businesses continue to operate independently.”

Established in 1970, Hydropool is regarded as a leading supplier of hot tubs and swim spas around the world, with headquarters and manufacturing in Mississauga, Ontario. David Jackson, a 22-year veteran with Hydropool, will continue in his role as President of Hydropool.

BathWraps, manufacturer of acrylic wetspace walls, tubs and showers, changed their brand name from Liners Direct in January of this year. They were established in 1997 in Itasca, Illinois, specializing in custom bath and showers designed for the remodeling market. Jeff Conner, who will continue in his role as President, acquired the company in 2004, having since led the company through a period of tremendous growth.

“These transactions, along with continued support from our equity sponsors Ares Management, Clearlake Capital Group and Apollo Global Management, provide us an excellent platform for continued momentum in the global marketplace,” stated Rowan. “Further, none of this would be possible without the continued support of our employees, customers and suppliers, who continue to believe in the strength of our brands and our tremendous growth potential.”

Jacuzzi was advised in both transactions by Sphaeris Capital Management LLC, a specialist in middle market mergers and acquisitions, add-on acquisitions programs, and proprietary investments internationally.

About Jacuzzi Brands LLC
Jacuzzi Brands LLC, through its subsidiaries, is a global manufacturer and distributor of branded bath and spa products. These include whirlpool baths, spas and spa accessories, showers, saunas, bathtubs, water care supplies and other plumbing products. Our products are marketed under a portfolio of brand names, including JACUZZI®, SUNDANCE®, THERMOSPAS®, DIMENSION ONE SPAS®, HYDROPOOL® and BATHWRAPS®. For more information about Jacuzzi, visit www.jacuzzi.com or call 1-800-288-4002.

About Hydropool
Hydropool originally started as a commercial swimming pool company in 1970 and in 1978 became one of the first hot tub retailers in North America. Hydropool has grown to be the largest hot tub manufacturer outside of the USA and the second largest portable Swim Spa Manufacturer globally. Our products are now sold through retail partners in more than 50 countries under the Hydropool and La-Z-Boy Hot Tub brands. To learn more, visit https://www.hydropoolhottubs.com.

About BathWraps
Backed by 20 years of experience transforming people’s homes, BathWraps is a leading force in the bathtub and shower manufacturing industry. Originally founded in 1997, the company produces custom bath and showers that are long lasting and simple to install designed for the remodeling market. With a network of 120-plus dealers, the company continues its growth in key communities across the country. For more information on BathWraps’ services and to inquire about becoming a dealer, please visit https://www.bathwraps.com.

About Ares Management LLC
Ares Management, L.P. is a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager with approximately $100 billion of assets under management as of March 31, 2017, and more than 15 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Since its inception in 1997, Ares has adhered to a disciplined investment philosophy that focuses on delivering strong risk-adjusted investment returns throughout market cycles. Ares believes each of its three distinct but complementary investment groups in Credit, Private Equity and Real Estate is a market leader based on assets under management and investment performance. Ares was built upon the fundamental principle that each group benefits from being part of the greater whole. For more information, visit www.aresmgmt.com.

About Clearlake Capital Group
Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is a leading private investment firm founded in 2006. With a sector-focused approach, the firm seeks to partner with world-class management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from Clearlake’s operational improvement approach, O.P.S.SM. The firm’s core target sectors are industrials and energy; software, and technology-enabled services; and consumer. Clearlake currently has over $4 billion of assets under management and its senior investment principals have led or co-led over 90 investments. More information is available at www.clearlake.com.

About Apollo Global Management LLC
Apollo is a leading global alternative asset manager with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Bethesda, Toronto, London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Luxembourg, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Delhi and Mumbai. As of March 31, 2017, Apollo had assets under management of approximately $197 billion in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate funds invested across a core group of industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. For more information about Apollo, please visit www.agm.com.

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Spa Parts Experts Adds Popular Spa and Hot Tub Brands to its Offerings

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Spa Parts Experts is undoubtedly relentless in delivering premium quality parts to meet the spa and hot tub needs of customers, judging by the continuous expansion of its inventory. In a related development, Spa Parts Experts currently offers products from leading brands in the market, with the likes of Balboa Water Group and Sundance Spa Parts in the store’s inventory.

The global spa market will hit $185.5 billion by 2030, a significant increase from the $102.9 billion recorded in 2022, according to a report by Astute Analytica. Over the years, the market has witnessed a series of evolution, with spas revamping their offerings to deliver an all-inclusive wellness approach. One of the major challenges that continue to trouble the industry and its stakeholders, especially spas, is access to quality equipment. However, Spa Parts Experts has been able to make a difference by bringing parts from top brands and making them available at unbeatable prices.

Spa Parts Experts aims to meet the diverse needs of clients, helping them to deliver the best wellness experience to their customers by offering a blend of quality and affordability. The store currently offers a wide array of parts from Balboa Water Group, one of the top brands in high demand that creates high-quality spa parts, all available at competitive rates.

There is also a huge collection of spa parts from Sundance Spa Parts, another world-renowned brand popular for creating top quality spa parts, with a presence across the globe. Spa Parts Experts has particularly distinguished itself in the industry for the comprehensiveness of its inventory, leveraging a strong network and partnership with big brands as mentioned above, and offering products such as Sundance Circuit boards as well as Balboa Circuit boards.

To learn more about the huge variety of parts offered by Spa Parts Experts, visit – https://spapartsexperts.com/.


About Spa Parts Experts

Spa Parts Experts is a top provider of high-quality and long-lasting parts for spas and hot tubs. The company was launched to enable customers to get quality parts without paying through their noses, thanks to a user-friendly online platform that hosts products from top brands in different parts of the world.

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Contact Person: Robert Smith
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Phone: 888-926-2964
Country: United States
Website: https://spapartsexperts.com/

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King Technology: The EPA Helps Protect Residential Pools & Hot Tubs

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King Technology: The EPA Helps Protect Residential Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs

MINNEAPOLIS, May 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — King Technology: frogproducts.com

Online purchasing has a dark side. Learn to check for EPA registration when buying pool and hot tub sanitizing products.

Recent news1 reveals that some chlorine tablets sold online aren’t registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Without an EPA label, pool and hot tub owners cannot be confident that the product purchased will keep pool and hot tub water free of harmful contaminants and may not be safe for use.

The EPA ensures that people have access to accurate information about personal health and environmental risks for certain classes of chemicals.

Notably, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, FIFRA, requires pool and hot tub chemicals that kill or control algae and bacteria in the water that are sold or distributed in the United States – including imported pesticides2 – to be registered with the EPA. That includes chlorine tablets, chlorine pool shock, liquid chlorine, and algaecide.

To obtain EPA registration, a product must complete complex, rigorous processes that involve extensive testing, evaluation, and reviews to ensure that the product is safe and effective for its intended use. This takes years to complete.

EPA registered products must comply with stringent labeling requirements. All products must include an EPA Registration Number, an EPA Establishment Number, Active Ingredient Statement, Directions for Use and Storage and Disposal Statements.

Only two product brands currently on the market contain EPA registered sanitizing minerals for swimming pool and hot tubs, FROG® and Nature 2®.

Only products that meet the EPA’s strict standards are allowed to be sold and used as sanitizers in swimming pools and hot tubs.

While online shopping has become a way of life, it has allowed many products to enter the market with false claims of water sanitization stating EPA registration when they are not EPA registered.

To know if a product is EPA registered, look at the product label. It will include the EPA Registration Number. It will always begin with “EPA Reg. No.” followed by a number that represents the company that owns the registration then a dash and another number representing the ingredients in that product. For example, “EPA Reg. No. 53735–11”

This tells you that the product is registered with the EPA and has passed all EPA requirements.

The label will also have an EPA Establishment Number that shows where the product was produced. For example, EPA Est. No. 071209-AZ-001.

Anyone may look up the EPA Registration Number to verify it; one resource is NPIRS.

Every pool and hot tub requires a method to sanitize the water, and owners have many options to accomplish this. If using packaged sanitizers, always make sure they are registered with the EPA.

One brand, FROG, has many EPA registered sanitizing options for pools and hot tubs.

For more information, contact [email protected] or 952-933-6118.

  1. Pool Magazine, April 14, 2023
  2. EPA definition of pesticide: A pesticide is intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest.

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Bullfrog Spas Unveils New Premium Clear Comfort AOP System

The All-New Bullfrog Spas Offering Leverages the Market-Leading
CCW25 AOP System From Clear Comfort

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Louisville, Colorado – April 25, 2023 – Clear Comfort is pleased to announce a partnership with Bullfrog Spas, a leading manufacturer of premium spas and hot tubs, to offer their revolutionary AOP systems in premium Bullfrog Spas models. With the CCW25 AOP system integration, Bullfrog Spas owners can experience best-in-class water quality, low-touch water care and easy maintenance. Powered by the patented Hydroxyl-Based AOP (advanced oxidation process), the CCW25 AOP system uniquely delivers direct hydroxyl injection into the spa circulation system to destroy unwanted contaminants on contact, cleanse the water, keep it crystal clear and safe to use. 

With the all-new CCW25 AOP system offering, Bullfrog Spas’ market-leading designs deliver owners the ultimate experience in ease of use, health and wellness. 

“The CCW25 is a critical piece of the industry-leading water care experience we’d like to provide for our customers,” said Dan Sjoblom, President of Bullfrog Spas. “We know our customers expect the best when it comes to easy water care. We feel like the Clear Comfort AOP system helps us meet or even exceed those expectations, giving them the peace of mind that comes from knowing their water is safe and clean.”

Bullfrog Spas is committed to providing its customers with the highest quality hot tub and spa experiences, and the Clear Comfort CCW25 AOP system enhances this commitment. With the CCW25 AOP system, Bullfrog Spas owners can ensure that their hot tubs and spas will be a source of relaxation and enjoyment for years to come.

“Clear Comfort is proud to partner with Bullfrog Spas,” said Steve Berens, CEO and Co-Founder of Clear Comfort. “Bullfrog has been the market-leading innovator in style, form and function in the spa industry for over two decades. The Bullfrog Spa customer continues to benefit from the company’s commitment to forward-thinking design and engineering.”

More than ever before, spa owners are actively seeking to enhance their personal wellness and healthy lifestyle. Bullfrog Spas’ new CCW25 AOP system delivers non-corrosive water care, while minimizing chlorine, bromine and other toxic chemicals to healthier levels than municipal drinking water. Additionally, the CCW25 AOP system allows spa owners to have clearer water that’s kind to eyes, skin, and lungs, as well as surfaces and equipment.

The all-new Bullfrog Spas CCW25 AOP system provides owners of portable spas, swim spas, plunge pools and personal hot tubs:

  • Powerful, full-flow AOP water treatment from the patented, award-winning and first-to-market Hydroxyl-Based AOP spa sanitation;
  • Healthy, non-corrosive and soft-feeling spa water with less toxic chemicals than drinking water;
  • Low-touch water treatment without toxic chemical handling after every use;
  • Fast system maintenance with a 1-minute cartridge replacement each year;
  • Fully certified for safety and performance.

About Bullfrog Spas

Bullfrog Spas is a leading manufacturer of premium hot tubs that are designed with innovation, luxury, and quality in mind. The company has been in business for over 25 years and has received numerous awards and accolades for its commitment to design, innovation, and excellence. Bullfrog Spas is headquartered in the Salt Lake City, UT metro area and has dealerships located throughout North America and around the world. To learn more about Bullfrog Spas, visit www.bullfrogspas.com

About Clear Comfort

Clear Comfort, Inc. manufactures and sells Today’s Best AOP treatment systems that deliver the best, healthiest and most sustainable water to Play and Thrive. Powered by a patented Hydroxyl-Based Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) technology, Clear Comfort is a leader in water treatment innovation for pools, spas, aquatic facilities, livestock, agriculture and other industrial water management. With headquarters and manufacturing based in Colorado, the award-winning Clear Comfort AOP systems are sustainably “Made in the USA.” Clear Comfort is a proud Impact Driven company dedicated to creating healthy, ethical and sustainable water solutions. Today, Clear Comfort AOP systems are trusted in the leading recreation centers, universities, resorts, water parks, major league sports organizations, homes, greenhouses, farms and more. To learn more about Clear Comfort, please visit clearcomfort.com.

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