New Solutions Help Dealers Increase Profits

New solutions help dealers increase profits while providing enhanced customer service.

VISTA, Calif. (May 20, 2010) – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a global manufacturer and supplier of pool and spa products and services, is pleased to announce two new offerings: ProEdge™ Care Extended Service Plans (ESP) and Consumer Financing. These offerings are part of Zodiac’s Business Solutions division, which aims to help dealers increase profits, decrease costs, and maximize efficiencies by delivering discounted access to a multitude of products and services.

ProEdge Care Extended Service Plans
Under the new program, consumers who purchase Zodiac equipment, including Jandy®, Nature2®, Polaris® and Baracuda® brand products, can buy an Extended Service Plan, providing comprehensive coverage up to three years after the manufacturer’s original written warranty expires. ProEdge Care Extended Service Plans offer peace of mind to consumers interested in enhanced coverage for a great value, thereby eliminating concerns about costly service and repair bills.

“At Zodiac, we are committed to delivering products that help our valued dealers increase efficiencies, maximize customer satisfaction, and enhance their bottom line,” said Troy Franzen, Vice President, Business Development for Zodiac. “Zodiac designs its equipment to last, but we saw a need to deliver a solution that would not only give consumers peace of mind, but would also afford financial benefits to dealers. Our new ProEdge Care offering allows dealers to build long-term relationships with customers, drive repeat business, increase average equipment sales, and increase profits.”

Zodiac Consumer Financing
By partnering with a trusted nationwide financing brand, Zodiac now offers Consumer Financing on the entire family of Zodiac equipment. Zodiac Consumer Financing enables instant, in-person approvals, so dealers can increase the likelihood and overall dollar amount of the sale. The program provides low monthly payments along with a variety of term options from which to choose.

“Replacing equipment can be expensive,” Franzen said. “In these tough economic times, we recognized the benefits consumer financing presents to both dealers and consumers. Consumers benefit from low-monthly payments, which are often completely offset through the energy savings new equipment affords, and dealers can increase closing rates and overall sales with this new program.”

Business Solutions is managed and administered through Zodiac’s Club P® dealer loyalty program, the pool and spa industry’s oldest and most expansive profit incentive offering. By purchasing Zodiac products, Club P members can earn significant rewards, such as first-class trips to locations around the globe, merchandise, co-op advertising credits, and even cash. If you are not already a Club P member, or wish to learn more about Zodiac’s Extended Service Plans or Consumer Financing, contact your local sales representative at 800-822-7933, or go online to to sign up.

About Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool and a Carlyle Group portfolio company, is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Baracuda®, Jandy®, Nature2®, Polaris®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac 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, visit or call 800-822-7933.