Opportunity for Success

Quality customer service, an eye toward innovation and opportunities, and the drive to improve knowledge of water quality and treatment technologies — over the years, we have seen that these are all ingredients in the recipe for success as a water treatment dealer.

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WQP’s 2013 Dealer of the Year award winner

About The Author: 

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

Abby Kleckler is associate editor for Water Quality Products. Kleckler can be reached at akleckler@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1034.

Publication Date: 
June 16, 2014
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June 16, 2014
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Traditional Treatment Methods

One of the most pronounced shifts in the water treatment industry is the rapidly burgeoning need to improve water quality. The need for water treatment systems is growing quickly, and, unfortunately, North America is hardly immune to challenges.

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A look at three tried-and-true methods for water softening & treatment

About The Author: 

Paul Ethier is national sales representative - commercial products for Watts Canada. Ethier can be reached at paul.ethier@wattswater.com.

Publication Date: 
June 6, 2014
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June 6, 2014
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Best for Business

Give me liberty or give me death! OK — maybe the opinions on being an independent dealer versus being part of a dealer network or franchise are not divisive enough to instigate a revolution, but they do stir debate within the industry. As with any issue, there are pros and cons associated with both sides, and it is up to dealers to determine what is best for their businesses.

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 6, 2014
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June 6, 2014
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Water Vending Controller

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The ESDI Model 110400 four-station water vending machine controller for machines with multiple vend stations has been designed and tested for reliability. Features include three volume selections, one pay station, and 1⁄2-liter to 6-gal vend volumes. It also offers two-valve dispensing with no overflow, timed or metered vending, and UV hot water flush. It includes maximum run time shutdown, DEX/UCS data retrieval and NAMA MDB protocol. The controller conforms to UL-508, and complies with CEI/IEC 1000-4-4 for EMI susceptibility.

RO Faucets

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Designer and Contemporary RO faucets are now available in Venetian bronze finish. These faucets, designed for RO and water treatment systems, are made of high-quality, lead-free brass, combining quality and style with up-sell appeal. They are now available in 10 designer finishes, including Venetian bronze, polished chrome, satin nickel, white, biscuit, polished brass, antique bronze, black, bright nickel and brushed stainless finish. All are listed to NSF/ANSI Standard 61, Annex G.

Membrane Element

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The Filmtec TW30-1812-100-HR is a next-generation residential membrane element that is capable of producing 100 gpd and 98% rejection at 50 psi. Consumers can enjoy high production rates and salt rejection. 

Planned Spending, Smart Spending

plan without action is a daydream; action without a plan is a nightmare.” – Japanese proverb

“Put simply, your advertising plan tells you how you plan to attract customers.” – Roy H. Williams, the Wizard of Ads. 

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Get the most for your money with an advertising plan

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 9, 2014
Activation Date: 
May 9, 2014
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Softening Technology Trends

Alternatives to ion exchange water softeners are not new to the water quality market. In recent years, we have seen a number of new technologies as well as new twists on old technologies, and we continue to hear promises that these new products will change our paradigm. 

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Keeping your business updated with new softening system options

About The Author: 

Steve Fox is president of Next Filtration Technologies Inc. Fox can be reached at fox@nextfiltration.com.

Publication Date: 
May 6, 2014
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May 6, 2014
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Water Cooler

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The AquaCafe is an all-in-one single-serve beverage system that serves up coffee, tea or drinking water, all in one space-saving design. The system comes as a bottom-load bottled cooler or point-of-use cooler with room inside for filters or RO. The brewer also may be placed on a counter as a standalone or fed water from the cooler.

Water Softener

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The Akwamag Plus sustainable water softener applies advanced magnetic science to inhibit the creation of costly and unsightly scale that forms inside water pipe, stains household hardware and bathrooms, and makes it harder to wash dishes and clothes. The softener requires no salt; it uses powerful magnets that work at the molecular level to prevent calcium and scale deposits from forming. It runs maintenance free and is cost-efficient. 

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