That was a class put on by Pentair that taught Hydraulics for swimming pool implementations. I was captivated. I'll save the details for another blog but the gist of it was calculating TDH and properly specking pump size. I took an Advanced Chemistry class put on from On Balance. That was really good too but most of it was a review from an Intermediate Chemistry class put on by Taylor at the Vegas show a number of years ago. The Hayward OnmiLogic class was also very good. That is a very smart and intuitive automation product that I cant wait to get my hands on. So, if your reading this and want that installed on your pool system I'll give massive discounts for the first person that wants it. Pretty much cost. Anyway, that leads me to my next highlight of the 2016 Western Pool and Spa Show. Hayward Pool Products
Hayward Pool Products
Anyway, the local Hawaii rep hooked me up with a couple of Hayward techs out at the pool show who were very helpful and knowledgeable in their products. They were proven to be good contacts to have and you bet I got them on speed dial. I have to say that that company, from their reps, to their techs, to their products have impressed me. A couple of their products I would like to highlight is their new pressure cleaner and the OmniLogic automation system.
Not only the hardware looks good. The user interface for the system is hands down the best and intuitive interface in the industry. They allow you to customize your home screen with whatever you want with quick reading charts that give you an overview of your pool system at a glance. One of those features is adding a background color to the interface that will tell you if your system is running good, if you have a warning, or if something is going wrong. Seems simple but handy for both the home owner and the service pro.
Hayward has also assigned addresses to most of their products creating a plug and play environment. If you plug in a salt system or some other Hayward smart product it will be automatically recognized he system for easy programing. Not to mention the programing on this interface seems much more intuitive then the other guys.
Speck EasyFit Pump
A quick shout out to Carlos from Speck who I met at their booth one night. Good people, good products.
Pentair Illumavision Underwater Projection
I don't know when this is coming out yet or how much it will be but be rest assured I will buy one, throw it in a white plaster pool, and throw up some pictures and videos for the world to see.
I'm not sure how this will work in dark or colored tile pools but like any old projector, a white background with crystals to enhance the reflection is ideal. I cant wait to see more of this.
All Work and No Play Makes Blake a Dull Boy
One of my primary "fun" objectives was to make it out to West Hollywood or "Weho" as I learned it was called and get a tattoo from Mark Mahoney's Shamrock Social Club. More importantly, get a tattoo from Isaiah Negrete. Not only did I get that, I got to get another awesome tattoo from Louie Perez and meet and get a family pic with the legend Mark Mahoney. Everyone over there was super cool and I had a blast. Thanks to all the peeps at the Shamrock Social Club for making a great experience for me and my family.