Recognizing the Best

Each month, Water Quality Products (WQP) highlights a successful dealer as Dealer of the Month. Each of these dealers is a leader in the industry, using creative and innovative methods to increase business and service customers.

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WQP’s Dealers of the Year offer advice for business success

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
June 3, 2013
Activation Date: 
June 3, 2013
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Pool Purification

As winter becomes nothing more than a memory and the days get warmer, our thoughts are quickly turning to the lazy, hazy days of summer. And nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a dip in the pool.

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UV systems offer treatment option with fewer chemicals

About The Author: 

Jen St. Louis is marketing communications specialist for VIQUA, a Trojans Technologies Co. St. Louis can be reached at jstlouis@viqua.com or 519.563.1032.

Publication Date: 
June 3, 2013
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June 3, 2013
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Conditioning for Coffee

About 55% of adults in the U.S. drink coffee daily, according to the National Coffee Assn. Coffee shops have helped consumers develop an appreciation for specialty coffee. Higher-grade coffee beans, improved roasting methods and better brewing equipment have improved product quality and increased customer expectations. Because coffee is about 99% water, water quality is critical to the brewing process.  

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Treatment systems provide high-quality water for coffee chain

About The Author: 

Kirsten Martenson is former director of marketing for HydroNovation Inc. For more information, contact Mark Bertler at mark@hydronovation.com.

Publication Date: 
June 3, 2013
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June 3, 2013
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EPA Seeks Input on Lead-Free FAQs

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EPA
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Comments will be accepted through June 21, 2013

Under the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, after Jan. 4, 2014, it will be illegal to sell or install pipes, fittings and fixtures in applications that convey water for human consumption that have a weighted average lead content of more than 0.25%.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on its website, intended to help businesses and agencies comply with the law. The current FAQs can be found here.

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Publication Date: 
June 3, 2013

Resin Cleaning Kit

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The new Easy Feeder Starter Kit includes an automatic dispenser and a 64-oz bottle of Pro Res Care resin cleaning solution. The feeder is a non-electric, continuous feed dispenser designed for use with this cleaning solution. When empty, simply replace the old bottle with a new one and insert the wicking cap. The feeder makes it simple to clean and restore resin beds to peak efficiency and maintain water softener performance.

RO Elements

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Filmtec RO 75- and 100-gpd home drinking water membranes help remove contaminants and reduce impurities. With a stabilized salt rejection rate of 99% at 75 gpd and 98% at 100 gpd, in standard sizes, the BW-60-1812-75 and TW30-1812-100HR home drinking water elements produce high-quality water quickly. The elements offer a balance of flow and high rejection, producing more water with 20% higher flow rates.

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UV Systems

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These residential UV systems can treat water at a variety of flow rates, from 7 to 20 gpm. Features include a stainless steel chamber, electronic ballast and an alarm to indicate lamp usage or power failure. The MWC-ES Series includes a solenoid valve to shut off the water supply in case of outages, and the MWC-EM Series has an additional UV meter to monitor wavelength.

RO System

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The 3M Pro RO drinking water filtration system uses multistage filtration and includes a high-pressure booster that keeps consistent pressure. It is able to deliver 36 to 50 gal of clean water per day. The system has an electronic pressure switch set to activate at 40 psi and shut off at 60 psi. It is compact and can be installed centrally in a home. With its quick tank recovery, the system is convenient for sinks in kitchens, baths, wet bars and refrigerators.

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Generations of Water Treatment

When brothers Andy and Tim Peacock took over Peacock Water in Ohio, the company had already been around for three generations. In 1906, Andy and Tim’s great grandfather cofounded Peacock Brothers Plumbing with his brother. In 1953 the brothers decided to delve into the water conditioning business, and the company was renamed Servicesoft.

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Tim and Andy Peacock carry on the legacy of water service in Ohio

About The Author: 

Williette Nyanue is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. Nyanue can be reached at wnyanue@sgcmail.com.

Publication Date: 
May 15, 2013
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May 15, 2013

The Art of Selling

I could truthfully state that I was a door-to-door salesperson — for one whole day.

I shadowed a security system salesperson to gain an accurate view of different sales techniques and potential customer reactions and interactions, and to gauge success rates of and attitudes toward this type of direct marketing.  

It was a long but educational day.

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Tips for making the most of door-to-door sales presentations

About The Author: 

Sarah Ripley is marketing consultant and partner for Wizard of Ads. Ripley can be reached at sarahripley@wizardofads.com.

Publication Date: 
May 3, 2013
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May 3, 2013
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