LightStream Consumer Financing Program (ATTN: Pool Professional)


That’s how much PoolCorp has helped finance in less than 10 months with our LightStream Unsecured Consumer Financing Program. Many of our dealers are now successfully promoting this program to their customers to help grow their business. How about you? As we head into another busy season, if you are not on board yet, then now is the time to take advantage of this successful program. 

Here are a few key features of the LightStream program: 

  • Maximum loan amount up to $100,000 (can be as low as $10,000)
  • Program is offered in ALL 50 states
  • Terms from 2 years up to 7 years
  • Interest rate starts at 4.74% APR w/AutoPay (rate includes .25% interest rate discount offered by LightStream only to consumers that apply through a LightStream/Pool Corp specific link). 
  • Program is offered to consumers with excellent credit. A minimum credit score of 700 is required
  • No restrictions on what funds can be used for to complete the consumer’s backyard experience (above-ground, in-ground, repairs, refurbishments, pool equipment, outdoor kitchens, patio furniture, irrigation, landscaping, etc.)
  • No origination fees or prepayment penalties
  • Most loans can be funded within one day after receiving a loan application if the applicant so desires, and some loan applications can actually be approved and deposited into the applicant’s bank account on the same day

Marketing materials for the LightStream Program are available through your PoolCorp representative; these include window clings, pens and trifold brochures. 

To help insure you have the best success with this program, we highly recommend that our dealers add our LightStream Application Finance Link to THEIR company website. This will also insure that your customers receive our special interest rate offer from LightStream. Simply email and we will provide to you some valuable information about the program along with some very easy instructions on how to install the link onto your company website. 

Thanks and good luck with the new season!! 

Pentair ENERGY STAR Certified Pumps

Screen Shot 2013-03-01 at 3.26.23 PMPENTAIR AQUATIC SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES the First Pumps in the Industry to Receive ENERGY STAR CERTIFICATION-Additional Variable Speed and 2-Speed Models are Undergoing CERTIFICATION Testing

Pentair Aquatic Systems is the first pool pump manufacturer in the industry to receive ENERGY STAR Certification on four of its variable speed/flow pumps-IntelliFlo® Variable Speed Pumps, IntelliFlo® VF pumps, IntelliFlo® VS+SVRS pumps, and IntelliPro® VS+SVRS pumpsTesting is still ongoing on other Pentair variable-speed and two-speed pumps and anticipated to run through the end of March.IF VFO

This is very exciting news for the pool industry…and particularly for Pentair who approached ENERGY STAR in 2008 about the energy savings potential of variable-speed pool pumps.

We will immediately begin applying ENERGY STAR labels at the factory on these qualified products. As we receive notification from the testing laboratory of additional Pentair and Sta-Rite pumps passing the Certification process, we will advise you accordingly.

While labels may not be applied to products manufactured and shipped to dealers prior to the testing certification date, you may advise your customers that the above models ARE ENERGY STAR qualified. A list of ENERGY STAR Certified Pumps can be found at It may be a few days before these pumps are posted on the ENERGY STAR website.

To help you promote the savings of ENERGY STAR certified pumps, Pentair is developing a series of point-of-sale materials. You will receive notice of availability upon delivery to our fulfillment center.

CLICK HERE for a copy of our Press Release which has been submitted to all swimming pool trade media. A Consumer Release is also in process and will be distributed shortly.

These Pentair ENERGY STAR Certified pumps will deliver greater savings to your customers…and more profits to you.
Best regards,   

Carlos Del Amo
Vice President of Global Marketing

Pentair Aquatic Systems



Top 5 Investments to Make in Your Pool for 2013 (VIDEO and PDF)

PentairWater_LOGOInnovation has long been the key to the success of new pool equipment. These new products are more energy-efficient and in turn save pool owners money on their utility bills. Additionally, many pool products have become easier and more convenient to use. With so much innovation taking place there are an ever increasing number of options for pool owners to enhance their backyard pool experience while saving money on the side. Take a look at the top investments for 2013.

Variable Speed Pump

Variable speed pumps were an evolutionary jump when they were first introduced. With multiple settings and the ability to program for an individual environment, variable speed pumps run no more or less than needed for each task, such as pool heating, water features, spa jets and more. The amount of money variable speed pump owners save will often pay back the investment in only a few years.

LED Lighting
Lighting is another area of development for swimming pool products. LED technology consumes less electricity than older technologies such as incandescent or halogen. LED lights also last longer and are less expensive to operate; saving owners money while enhancing the look of their poolscape.

pH Controller
Simplifying pool maintenance is at the heart of many recent pool equipment developments. For example, new pH controllers can add adjustable amounts of acid to a pool with the push of a button or be programmed to help keep pH levels in the proper range. By helping to prevent fluctuations in pH levels, a pH controller makes sanitizing more effective and protects pool equipment from corrosion. Therefore, it reduces wear and tear on all pool equipment, lowering the need for replacements down the road.


Automation Systems (video)
Providing total control of pool and spa functions from home or on the go is another recurring theme in new product development. New automation systems are making pool and spa control easier than ever. Pool equipment like heaters, pumps, lights and more are able to connect with an automation system and provide you with a central control for all their functions.

Automatic Cleaners (pdf)
Pool cleaning equipment has taken a number of strides forward in recent years. After hearing from pool owners, many manufacturers have placed an emphasis on reliability, performance, simplicity and convenience. While new automatic cleaners are much better suited to clean than previous generations, they are also becoming more energy-efficient, saving owners from additional utility charges. Regardless of your needs there is an automatic pool cleaner for you and your budget.

The innovation that has gone into these, and other products, is a testament to the pool industry’s forward thinking and focus on creating convenience for pool owners.  RedSquare welcomes your feedback and testimonials on these or ANY products from ALL MANUFACTURES.

What pool investments do you suggest for our readers in 2013 and beyond?

How To Acid Wash A Pool

DIYFor those that prefer to DIY this is an instructional video HOW TO properly ACID WASH a Pool. Send us your feedback as we are very interested in releasing similar HOW TO VIDEO like this one.

Vaughn Berger

Acid Wash from GetPoolSecrets on Vimeo.


How To Set Up A New Pool Pump

DIYFor those that prefer to DIY this is an instructional video HOW TO properly stage and plumb the Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump.  Send us your feedback as we are very interested in releasing similar HOW TO VIDEO like this one.

Vaughn Berger

How To Set Up A New Pool Pump from GetPoolSecrets on Vimeo.