August 23, 2018, Hayward announced that it had purchased Paramount. This is huge in the pool industry. As you know, Hayward is one of the big 3 equipment manufacture companies, Astral's Zodiac and Pentair are the other 2. Haywards purchase of Paramount closes their loop in pool cleaning equipment. They have a large market selling pressure and suction side cleaners. Now they are offering one of the largest pop up lines in the world.
Good job Hayward!