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  1. TRACK START QUICKSET STARTING PLATFORM
  2. GRIFF’S GUARD STATION® BY KDI PARAGON
  3. NEW PARACOTETM SURFACE FOR STARK FILTER VESSELS!
  4. KDI PARAGON CATALOG
  5. U.S. PATENT SECURED FOR IMPROVED KDI PARAGON QUICKSETTM ANCHOR SYSTEM



NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH MAKES DREAMS COME TRUE FOR LOCAL YMCA!
Paragon Aquatics, (a Division of Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.), located in LaGrangeville, New York, has launched their new track start quickset starting platform. The new design combines their sand finish track start top with their single leg pedestal/anchor system.

Paragon launched this new starting platform through their local Dutchess County YMCA. When Paragon discovered that the YMCA had a need for new starting platforms, and that the design of their new product was just completed, it was a natural match. Soon after their first meeting, six new track start quickset starting platforms, complete with powder coating and custom logos as well as the renowned patented taper-lock anchor system were installed at the YMCA pool facility. The transformation to the pool is visible in atmosphere as well as enthusiasm.

The YMCA celebrated the newly completed installation in late March 2006 as their team, the Dutchess Devil Fish, competed against the Cornwall Sea Dragons. The Devil Fish dove off the new platforms to capture their first league championship in 10 years to conclude an undefeated season.

Paragon Aquatics has been the market leader in commercial and recreational swimming pool equipment for many years. This is Paragon's 50th year in business, demonstrating customer loyalty and trust. The company maintains a philosophy of growth through continuous improvement, new product innovation and customer support.

“We are happy to support our local community, by providing this equipment to the Dutchess County YMCA. It also gives us the opportunity to receive feedback under actual field conditions. And, it's an added treat for all of us to see the looks of delight on the young swimmers faces as they experience the new equipment.” Tom Saldarelli, President of Paragon Aquatics.

1351 Route 55, LaGrangeville, NY   12540
Tel: 845-463-7200, Toll-Free: 888-KDI-SWIM, Fax: 845-463-7291
Web: www.paragonaquatics.com     Email Paragon

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PARAGON AQUATICS' GRIFF’S GUARD STATION®
Revolutionary new lifeguard station designed to significantly increase Lifeguard effectiveness and water safety.

Evolved from the influential Five Minute Scanning Strategy® developed by America’s leading lifeguard researcher, Tom Griffiths, Ed.D., Aquatics Director and Safety Officer, Penn State University.

Paragon’s new Griff’s Guard Station® has proven to decrease boredom while increasing attention and concentration, necessary for the safety of both swimmers and lifeguards.

Features a front entry, elevated viewing station, easy access and non-skid surface. Wide front step provides an additional station and brings guard closer to pool’s edge.

To locate a distributor or request a catalog, please contact Paragon Aquatics at:

1351 Route 55, LaGrangeville, NY   12540
Tel: 845-463-7200, Toll-Free: 888-KDI-SWIM, Fax: 845-463-7291
Web: www.paragonaquatics.com     Email Paragon

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NEW PARACOTETM SURFACE FOR STARK FILTER VESSELS!
All Stark aquatic filter systems are now coated with a new all weather coating. It provides an opaque surface for sun resistance (especially UV rays), maintains surface integrity to prevent wear and adds an attractive overall finish. It can also be applied to existing filter vessels.

This exclusive product, seven years in development, is urethane based with various additives such as UV inhibitors. PARACOTE was tested with a Weatherometer tester following the practices of ASTM 4329. Results met or surpassed all performance criteria including lustre, non-chipping, fading or chaulking. The water-borne coating formula is safe for people and the environment, a significant advantage over previous applications that required solvents. The coating can be applied with a sprayer, brush, or roller. PARACOTE is available in gallon containers.

Tom Saldarelli, President of Paragon Aquatics, announced this further improvement in the Stark fiberglass filter line. He commented, “We’re intent on maintaining industry leadership with continued innovation. That’s why our Stark filters are recognized as the premier system for swimming pools, water parks, aquariums, zoos and water treatment”.

Catalog and distributor information available from Paragon Aquatics.

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KDI PARAGON CATALOG
This extensive line of competitive and recreational swimming pool deck and underwater equipment is organized so that products used together are grouped together into total system solutions including Starting Platforms, Lifeguard Chairs, Diving Stands and Towers, Grab Rails and Ladders, Custom Railings, Underwater Windows, Lights and Speakers.

This latest edition features a number of new or improved products including
  1. The popular "Track Start" platform with a large 24" x 32" top for extra fast takeoffs.

  2. Lifeguard Chairs in an assortment of heights to fit all chair needs plus the versatile Lookout Chair now with wheels for even greater flexibility.

  3. New QuicksetTM Anchor adds a patented Taper-Lock base for easier starting platform installation and removal without compromising the secure fit required for successful set-up.

  4. Custom Railings are also emphasized - made to customer specifications. Engineering excellence and manufacturing controls assure complete satisfaction.

The catalog includes engineering drawings and specifications. Interactive AutoCAD(R) data disks are also available.

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U.S. PATENT SECURED FOR IMPROVED KDI PARAGON QUICKSETTM ANCHOR SYSTEM
Tom Saldarelli, company President, announced that the United States patent application for the new anchor system has been approved. He added, "This adds testimony to our continued industry leadership through innovation in products and services. Even though our starting platforms and anchors are already the most widely accepted, we are always looking for ways to make our products better. Furthermore, we are passing this benefit on to our customers without a price increase."

Now the world's best selling Quickset anchor system has a patented * Taper-Lock design feature to make starting platform installation and removal even easier without compromising the secure fit required for successful set-up. As before, a single-legged starting platform fits into a close fitting sleeve. No tools are required.

The change over in style was accomplished with the addition of a self seating and centering Taper-Lock bottom. This eliminates the need for the lower dimples on the anchor. The result is increased ease in starting platform installation and removal. Existing anchors can also be easily upgraded with the Taper-Lock conversion kit.

Catalog, specifications (on interactive AutoCAD® data disks) and distributor list are available.

* Patent No. 5,660,013

1351 Route 55, LaGrangeville, NY   12540
Tel: 845-463-7200, Toll-Free: 888-KDI-SWIM, Fax: 845-463-7291
Web: www.paragonaquatics.com     Email Paragon

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