Zodiac® Expands Premium Product Portfolio With Acquisition of Grand Effects

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zodiac Pool Systems LLC (Zodiac), a leading manufacturer of automatic pool cleaners, pool equipment and connected pool solutions, has closed the acquisition of California-based Grand Effects and its portfolio of industry-leading custom outdoor fire and water combination features. The addition of Grand Effects to Zodiac’s family of premium brands further expands its lineup of pool and spa products to deliver the perfect pool experience.

Grand Effects specializes in fire and water features for pools and spas, working exclusively with pool builders seeking stunning additions to their customers’ poolscapes. Grand Effects’ fire feature products include bowls, pits, tables and torches, while its water feature products include bowls, scuppers and plantiers. Grand Effects’ products are a central aesthetic element in the connected pool experience and are compatible with the app-based iAquaLink® pool control system.

“Grand Effects enhances our premium product offering to Zodiac customers and gives them added options to create an incredible backyard experience for pool owners," said Troy Franzen, Managing Director at Zodiac. “It’s a great fit because our customers expect top-of-the-line innovative products, and that’s exactly what Grand Effects delivers.”

Kevin Doud, founder of Grand Effects, will remain with Zodiac as Senior Vice President of the Grand Effects business. “We are extremely excited to partner with Zodiac. They are an industry leader and by joining forces, we’ll not only be able to expand and enhance our product line, but also be able to reach new markets,” said Doud.

Grand Effects is the latest in a series of strategic acquisitions by Zodiac to provide its customers an unparalleled number of premium pool products that ultimately enhance the pool owner’s comfort, enjoyment and peace of mind. Zodiac adds Grand Effects to its high-profile brand portfolio including Zodiac®, Jandy® Pro Series, Polaris®, iAquaLink®, Cover-Pools®, MagnaPool®, Caretaker™, SAVI® and Nature2®.

About Zodiac Pool Systems

Zodiac is a global provider of premium equipment and solutions for in-ground residential swimming pools and spas. The company has a rich heritage of innovation excellence dating back more than 100 years.

Zodiac Pool Systems LLC is a subsidiary of Zodiac Pool Solutions. The company's comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac, Polaris®, Jandy® Pro Series, Nature2®, Caretaker™ and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is committed to designing and producing the most energy-efficient, innovative pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiac.com or call 800-822-7933.

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Source:Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.