VS PlusHP Product Launch

Zodiac Introduces the Industry’s First Variable-Speed Pump Not for Internet Resale

The Jandy Pro Series VS PlusHP pump promotes local pool professionals and brick-and-mortar retailers through an exclusive opt-in only dealer rebate program

SAN DIEGO – March 23, 2015 - Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. (Zodiac®) has released the VS PlusHP variable-speed pump under its Jandy® Pro Series brand. A mid-sized, high-head pump packed with premium features, the VS PlusHP offers high performance in a compact size, making it an excellent choice for both new construction and renovation projects. The VS PlusHP represents the first pump in Zodiac’s product line sold under its Trade Series Exclusive policy, which offers dealer rebates only to non-Internet resellers.

New Trade Rebates and Pricing Policies

The VS PlusHP is being released as a Trade Series Exclusive, which means that it is not for Internet resale. In an effort to provide further exclusivity, the VS PlusHP will be supported by a special rebate policy in which eligible dealers must be "opted-in" by their local Zodiac sales representative. For more information on the trade rebates, dealers should contact their territory sales representatives.

"The VS PlusHP dealer rebate program is available to service professionals and non-Internet brick-and-mortar retailers only," said Mike Giddens, product manager at Zodiac. "By providing the pump as a trade series exclusive, Zodiac provides the local dealer with a unique and exclusive product offering."

Innovative Design Features

The focus on the trade doesn't end with the rebates. The VS PlusHP was designed based on feedback from pool professionals. With features such as an auxiliary circuit, installers can now eliminate the need for dual or separate time clocks to control a device such as a booster pump or salt chlorine generator. The VS PlusHP pump's ultra-efficient 2.7 total horsepower motor delivers maximum flow while still allowing it to use a 15 amp circuit, which makes it easy for the pool professional to retrofit, while still meeting National Electrical Code® (NEC®). The VS PlusHP is also a great choice for in-floor cleaning systems, spa-jet boosters, and solar energy heating systems, particularly in small equipment areas.

Unlike competitive pumps with undersized strainer baskets and oversized motors, the VS PlusHP features a strainer basket that is 40% larger than the leading competitor's. Based on internal test results, the VS PlusHP, using only a 2.7 total horsepower variable-speed motor, delivers more consistent performance and higher flow rates when heavily loaded with debris.

The VS PlusHP is available in two models: one that includes a JEP-R digital pump controller and one without the pump controller, intended for use with Jandy's line of AquaLink automation solutions and iAquaLink mobile apps.


About Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.

Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Pool Solutions, 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 Zodiac, Polaris, Jandy Pro Series, Nature2®, 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 www.zodiac.com or call 800-822-7933.


Beth Walsh