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Dehumidification Units

York, Pa.—PoolPak International has introduced dehumidification units in single- or dual-fan configurations. The new units are designed to remove corrosive condensation from indoor pool environments and prevent both bather discomfort and structural damage.

The new units, (AWH Horizontal PoolComPak Series) can accommodate 200 to 1,750 square foot pool facilities, can be mounted outdoors (rooftop or pad mount) or indoors (ceiling-hung) and come complete with a micro-processor-based controller allowing for remote operation. The units recycle heat recovered during the dehumidification process back to pool water and surrounding air, which saves energy.

For more information, call (800) 959-7725 or visit

Small Storage Rack for BOSU

Knoxville, Tenn.—Power Systems has introduced the Small Storage Rack for BOSU. The new product is designed to increase the safety of fitness facilities by reducing equipment clutter and moving unused BOSUs off the floor and into this welded steel rack. The new storage system can hold up to six, inflated BOSUs and easily rolls through a standard doorway for transport in and around the facility.

For more information, call (800) 321-6975 or visit


Ellicottville, N.Y.—Signore Locker Systems has introduced the new SL Mini Lockers for use in public parks and recreation facilities. The new locker system comes in four standard sizes, allows users to configure with their choice of three, six, nine or twelve compartments, are painted with a durable polyester power coat finish (10 color choices) and numerous lock options (coin operated, token operated or free use).

For more information, call (800) 828-2808 or visit

Where Dreams Become Reality

Fond du Lac, Wis.—BCI Burke Company has released its 2007 Playground, Park & Recreation Equipment catalog titled, “Where Dreams Become Reality.” The new catalog features 120, four-color pages of photos, product dimensions, play value/elements, use zone (footprint), user capacity and delivery weight for their complete product line: Series 2000, Series 3000, NaturePlay, GeoSculpt, Little Buddies, Circuit Play and StarNet.

The catalog also walks buyers through the entire playground purchase, covering topics like Total Cost of Ownership, Shipping and Installation Consideration, Warranty Details and even a “Funds for Fun Play Kit,” which provides professional, easy-to-use templates and invaluable fundraising assistance.

For more information or to request a copy of the catalog, please call (800) 356-2070 or visit

2007 Tree Planting Grants Available

Washington, D.C.—American Forests, the nation’s oldest non-profit citizen’s conservation organization, is offering annual grants towards tree planting projects. They are currently accepting tree planting project proposals for 2007 tree plantings.

Titled Global ReLeaf, the grant program provides private dollars to support local projects. Competitive grant requests must maximize the use of total project funds per forest ecosystems.

For more information, call (202) 737-1944 x224 or visit

The Coolest Solutions Under The Sun

Ocala, Fla.—Shade Systems has released its 2007 product catalog. Titled “the coolest solutions under the sun,” 31-page catalog is chock-full of four-color photos, product specifications, design ideas and information outlining the need for shade as well as details on their Turn-N-Slide Easy Fastening System.

For more information on Mega Spans, Hexagons, Shade Kites, Sails or Custom Designs, call (800) 609-6066 or visit