Pool Cover Specialists, A Division Of Latham Pool Products, And Hayward® Pool Products Announce The Release Of The Hayward/Pcs Pool Cover Interface


For more information, contact:
Gary Young
Phone: 908.351.5400 x4252
Email: pr@haywardnet.com

November 3, 2014 – Pool Cover Specialists, a division of Latham Pool Products Inc.—North America's largest manufacturer of swimming pool components—and Hayward Pool Products, the international market leader in residential swimming pool equipment, announced today the release of the Hayward/PCS Pool Cover Interface. This new technology allows the integration of a Pool Cover Specialists automatic swimming pool cover into the Hayward OmniLogic® and Hayward ProLogic® automation systems which can control all swimming pool functions, as well as other backyard features.

Bruce Grogg, General Manager of Pool Cover Specialists, a division of Latham Pool Products, said, “By providing seamless integration of a Pool Cover Specialists automatic swimming pool cover and Hayward’s automation controls, pool owners don’t have to choose between having the convenience of automated water features or having an auto cover…they can now have both.”  Grogg went on to say, “This new interface allows the pool cover to talk with the automation system and automatically coordinate between the two systems. With Hayward’s automation, you can turn on and off of water features, slides, spa jets and other features when the pool cover is opened or closed, and keep the water from running on top of the pool cover.”

“Having worked with Pool Cover Specialists for a couple years on this idea, we’re very excited about adding this new capability into our existing automation systems,” said Greg Fournier, Hayward’s Senior Product Manager for Controls and Backyard Synergies. “We have future enhancements planned that will allow pool owners even more functionality and control when they add an automatic swimming pool cover to our OmniLogic controls.”

About Latham Pool Products

Latham Pool Products is the largest manufacturer of swimming pool components and pool accessories in North America.  Latham’s products are sold primarily to the in-ground pool market, both through a wide range of business-to-business distribution channels in the U.S. and Canada, and direct to pool builders and dealers.

The company is parent to many industry leading brands, including Viking, Trilogy, and Blue Hawaiian fiberglass pools; package pool brands Pacific Pools, Fort Wayne Pools, Kafko Pool Products, Performance Pool Products, Plastimayd and VynAll pool liners, and Pool Cover Specialists and Coverstar automatic, mesh and solid safety covers. Latham is headquartered in Latham, New York, with over 20 locations in the U.S. and Canada.

About Hayward Pool Products

Hayward Pool Products, a division of Hayward Industries, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the world, with a significant presence in the commercial pool market that is continuously growing. Headquartered in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Hayward designs, manufactures and markets a full line of residential and commercial pool and spa equipment including pumps, filters, heating, cleaners, salt chlorinators, automation, lighting, safety, flow control and energy solutions.

The company, which has built its brand on innovation, energy-efficiency, safety and reliability, includes such brands as Salt & Swim® 3C, EcoStar®, EcoStar® C TriStar®, Super Pump®, ProLogic®, AquaConnect®, HeatPro®, ColorLogic®, CrystaLogic™, CAT Controllers®, AquaRite®, Navigator® Pro, PoolVac XL™, TigerShark®, among others.

Hayward products are sold throughout the U.S., Canada, Asia, Australia, Latin America and the Middle East.  For more information, contact Hayward at (908) 351-5400 or visit www.haywardindustries.com.

Latham Pool Products Contact:
Michelle Zollinger
Phone: 260-459-4144
E-mail: michellezollinger@lathampool.com