Zodiac Pool Sysetms Inc Featured on History Channels Modern Marvels

Salt-Focused Episode Showcases Benefits of Company’s AquaPure® Chlorination System

VISTA, Calif. (Dec. 1, 2008 – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a world leader in swimming pool and spa products, was selected to appear in an episode of the History Channel’s "Modern Marvels." The program, which uncovers how things in the modern world are possible and where they came from, will focus on salt and include Zodiac’s AquaPure chlorine generator. AquaPure turns salt into chlorine, creating what many refer to as a saltwater pool.

"We were so honored to be asked by the History Channel to participate in this program,” explained Dave Nibler, vice president of marketing for Zodiac Pool Systems. “Being a part of the show helps to legitimize salt chlorinators as a high-tech and environmentally friendly method for pool sanitation."

Salt chlorine generators, also referred to as salt chlorinators, are actually miniaturized chlorine manufacturing plants. The devices are plumbed in-line and work by electrolytically converting salt, in the pool water, into chlorine as it passes over specially coated titanium electrode plates. Salt must be added to the pool prior to start-up. Thereafter, salt will only need to be added occasionally to replace loss due to splash out, pump outs or backwashing. When salt chlorinators, like AquaPure are properly implemented, pools users will notice a reduction in chlorine smell and less irritation.

"The segment will provide a behind the scenes look at how a salt chlorination system works, taking the viewer right into our manufacturing plant, detailing the process from start to finish," shares Dan Kellogg, product manager for Zodiac Pool Systems. "It will also showcase how Zodiac’s AquaPure can create beautiful, sparkling clean pools without the harsh side effects of chlorine."

The episode of "Modern Marvels" is scheduled to air Monday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 6 on the History Channel; check local TV listings for exact times. To learn more about Zodiac Pool Systems and the AquaPure chlorine generator, visit www.zodiacpoolcare.com or call 800-822-7933.

About Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.

Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool and a Carlyle Group portfolio company, is a world leader in swimming pool and spa products. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Baracuda®, Jandy®, Nature2®, and Polaris®. Zodiac Pool Systems is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac Pool Systems, visit www.zodiacpoolcare.com or call 800-822-7933.

Contact: Amy Wallace, Echo Media Group
714-573-0899 x 34