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Pentair is an American company that deals with equipment for swimming pools, water treatment, fountains and spas. Pentair was founded in the year 1958 by George J. Stalk Jr. The name of the company comes from its founder, when he decided to combine his initials "GP" with the word "entertainment".
The first product manufactured by Pentair was a pool chlorinator called Ionator, which allowed to measure the amount of chlorine in water accurately. After this successful start, several innovative products were born under Pentair brand: Underwater lights for above-ground pools (1973), cartridge technology valves for drinking water filtration systems (1975 In 1977 introduction of Pentair's first swimming pool heater.
At present Pentair is one of the world's leading companies in its industry and has more than 18,000 employees worldwide. The company works with several well-known brands: Hayward Pool Products, Raypak pool and spa heaters, American Swim Academy – training center for young swimmers, Galaxy Pools – maker of fiberglass pools and spas and many others.