California Gov. Brown Signs AB 2249; Commercial Pools Eligible for Rebate


Solar heating systems installed on California commercial pools will now qualify for the state’s current solar rebate incentive program. Governor Jerry Brown has just signed into law Assembly Bill 2249, an expansion on the Solar Water heating and Efficiency Act of 2007. The Act tasked the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) with the design and implementation of a program of incentives for solar water heating systems throughout the state. The bill, which had previously excluded swimming pools from eligibility under the program, redefines “solar water heating systems” to include solar pool heating systems at multifamily residential, governmental, educational, and nonprofit facilities.

Press Release: Aquatherm Industries Releases Design Upgrade for its 2″ Solar Pool Vacuum Breaker Assembly

Lakewood, NJ - The largest U.S. manufacturer of solar pool heating systems has just released a redesigned vacuum breaker which is now compatible with all brands of solar pool heating systems, including FAFCO Sunsaver and Revolution, Techno-Solis, Solar Hydronics Hi-Tec, Guardian and Suntrek collectors.

The newly released heavy duty vacuum breaker includes a reinforced housing, corrosion-free stainless steel spring and filter screens, and a chemical resistant Viton o-ring.

Previously, Aquatherm’s design could not be used with competitive systems due to the varying types of coupler hoses used to connect those collectors. The addition of a proprietary slide-lock on the solar pool vacuum breaker housing allows the part to be used in and make and model collector with 2″ header manifolds.

When used with Aquatherm’s own dual-durometer EPDM connector hoses, improvements on the design permits higher stagnation temperatures.The new vacuum breakers are currently available from all Aquatherm Regional Distribution Centers.

About Aquatherm
Aquatherm Industries is the largest manufacturer of solar pool heating systems in the United States, the only U.S. manufacturer of NSF listed solar pool heaters, and the only U.S. solar collector manufacturer to achieve the ISO 9001:2008 quality standard. Aquatherm manufactures several of the industry’s leading brands of solar pool heating collectors, including the Solar Industries and Ecosun collectors.

Aquatherm’s entire manufacturing process takes place at its 50,000-square foot technology center in Lakewood, NJ – the most modern facility of its kind in the world. For more information on Aquatherm Industries, its products or its dealer network, contact Molly Friar, Aquatherm’s Sales & Marketing Manager at 1-800-535-6307, extension 226.


Aquatherm Industries Hosts Summer Sales Retreat for Solar Pool Heater Salesmen in Jersey Shore and New York City; Announces 2013 Master Dealer Kick-Off Meeting Location

Aquatherm Industries, U.S. manufacturer of solar pool heating systems, began its 20th Annual Summer Sales Retreat in the sleepy, scenic beachtowns of the Jersey Shore and ended it amongst the hustle and bustle of New York City.

Salesmen, Dealers, and Distributors of Aquatherm’s solar pool heaters enjoyed the sights and sounds of the famed Seaside Heights boardwalk and toured the company’s 50,000 square foot factory in nearby Lakewood, NJ before being transported to “the city that never sleeps” for several days of fun and exploration in the Big Apple. With an even mix of planned activities and free time, guests were able to explore the city while still enjoying time to network and share ideas.

The date and location of the 2013 edition of Aquatherm’s Annual Master Dealer Kick-Off Meeting have been set, and will take place in Las Vegas January 23-25, 2013. The Kick-Off Meeting, held the first month of every year, presents the manufacturer an opportunity to brief its national network of Dealers and Distributors on the latest sales, marketing, and industry trends before the busy season begins.

“In a way, events like our Summer Sales Retreat and Master Dealer Kick-Off Meetings have come to embody how and why Aquatherm has enjoyed such success over the years,” says Dave Sizelove, President & CEO of Aquatherm Industries. “At the heart of it, we are a customer-intimate organization. That is, we exist not just to manufacture a quality product, but to create long-lasting relationships with people that believe what we believe. You simply cannot create those types of relationships with webinars and email newsletters – you have to bring your customers together. That’s where innovation happens.”

Aquatherm will be exhibiting at the International Pool, Spa & Patio Expo this November 6-8, which is being held in New Orleans, before traveling the following week to Lyon, France for Piscine 2012 November 13-16.

Aquatherm is actively seeking new Dealers in markets across the country; for more information on how to become a Dealer for Aquatherm call 1-732-905-9002.


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