Product Review

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Red Cross announces the release of the American Red Cross swimming and water safety program for Summer 2004. Changes and enhancements to the program include a new and improved Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course, consumer benefits and new tools. Consumer benefits include instructor training that emphasizes the importance of ensuring that parents know what to expect, how they can help and how their children are progressing. New tools include videos available in DVD and VHS formats and a CD-ROM packaged with manuals and resources. For more information, visit www.redcross.org or www.redcross.org/article/0,1072,0_312_2249,00.html.

Pace Clock

MEDINA, Ohio — Competitor Swim Products offers the Race Time Pace Clock, which the company says features twice the visibility of other pace clocks. The Race Time Pace Clock measures 41″ x 38″, with over two-and-a-half times the surface for optimum visibility from the water, and is constructed from powder-coated, lightweight aluminum. The clock features a polycarbonate face that is UV stabilized and quadruple-coated carbon steel hands. The clock ships fully assembled and ready-to-use with wall, post or pole mounts. Also included is a detachable rolling stand for ease of movement. For more information, call (800) 888 SWIM or go to www.competitorswim.com.

Playground Drums

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Playworld Systems offers new colorful drums designed to create an interactive musical playground experience. They can be easily added to an existing play structure or area, or be grouped with Playworld’s bells and chimes to create a separate musical center. Played like bongos and available in varying lengths and diameters, each drum creates a different sound. Free-standing options include single and triple drum tables in a variety of color choices. A set of two drums can be placed on a panel and installed at either ground or deck level. For more information, call (800) 233-8404 or go to www.playworldsystems.com.

Pool Surface Finishing

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. — Aquatic Technologies offers AQUAGUARD 5000, which is a specially-formulated, high-performance thermosetting epoxy resin that is reinforced with proprietary fillers and modified acrylic for increased physical strength, chemical resistance, and superior bonding properties, the company says. It is a chemical resistant protective coating for pool surfaces and other aquatic features such as fountains, spas and ponds, and is formulated to be “spray” applied to steel, concrete or fiberglass surfaces in a single coat application. For more information, call (888) 696-4389 or go to www.aquatic-tech.net.

Accessible Shower

ARLINGTON, Tenn. — Most Dependable Fountains introduces its Accessible Vandal Resistant Shower. The Model 560 features a metered side of the shower, with the push bar at 40″ and the showerhead at 48″ to accommodate wheelchair access. The opposite side of the Model 560 features standard foot and shower heads with self-closing valves. The shower is available in nine colors, can be built in 304 schedule 10 stainless steel for areas with high salt and sand and can be both surface mounted or direct buried. For more information, call (800) 552-6331 or go to www.mostdependable.com.

Climbing Play System

MINNEAPOLIS — Landscape Structures introduces SpaceLink, a new climber that enables playground planners to connect Spacenet climbers directly to PlayBooster play systems. Spacenets are intricate three-dimensional climbing structures made of nylon wrapped steel cable ranging in height from 8′ to 18′. With the introduction of SpaceLink, the climbers can now be linked in continuous play fashion to 72″ decks on the PlayBooster play system. For more information, call (888) 4FUNLSI or go to www.playlsi.com.

Recycled Plastic Lumber Bench

AKRON, Ohio — The Plastic Lumber Company Inc. offers the Siena Bench. The company describes it as an upscale bench comprised of a stylish powder-coated cast aluminum framework and recycled plastic lumber slats. The slats are available in a variety of UV-stabilized colors. The framework is available in black only. For more information, call (800) 886-8990.

Pool Equipment

MEDINA, Ohio — Competition Swim Products offers a catalog for its Competitor line of products. Products detailed include clocks and timers, starting platforms, racing lanes and replacement parts, reels, water polo rinks, accessories, flags, goggles and more. The catalog includes color photos and specifications. For more information, call (800) 888-7946 or go to www.competitorswim.com.

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