Hayward Industries Inc., an Elizabeth-based manufacturer and marketer of pool equipment and industrial flow control products, announced Monday it has acquired ConnectedYard Inc.
ConnectedYard’s main product, pHin Water Care, combines a Wi-Fi enabled smart monitor and mobile app that monitors pool and hot tub water chemistry and temperatures, notifying customers when they need to balance the water.
“The pHin Water Care solution is an innovative, breakthrough technology created to make the management of pool and spa water chemistry easier and more accurate using smart technology and design. Hayward is thrilled to have the pHin Smart Water Care system and Silicon Valley based management, engineering and customer care teams of ConnectedYard join forces with Hayward to accelerate the growth of pHin in North America as well as our international markets. We believe the pHin system will be a key component in our broader IoT strategy for total pool/spa automation. The technology is highly complementary to our leading sanitization technologies and OmniLogic control platform,” said Clark Hale, CEO of Hayward Industries.
“As pool owners, we understood there had to be a better way to manage water chemistry. Our idea rapidly gained momentum and traction as ConnectedYard emerged as a Silicon Valley startup aided and guided by the technology incubator company Playground Global LLC in Palo Alto. As part of the Hayward team, we plan to accelerate growth and adoption of pHin as we expand into new markets around the world,” said Justin Miller and Mark Janes, co-founders of Connected Yard, in a joint statement.