Hayward® Industries, Inc., acquired Goldline Controls® in August 2004. The joining of Goldline and Hayward provides pool owners the first single source of the total pool management system, including pumps, filters, heaters, cleaners, lighting, salt chlorination and pool and spa automation. Goldline Controls continues to operate in North Kingstown, RI with a complete staff of engineering, operations and employees.
Goldline Controls®, began as Independent Energy, Inc., a company founded in 1975 by two engineers who graduated from Brown University. Independent Energy initially focused on the engineering, manufacturing, and marketing of electronic controls for the solar heating of domestic hot water and swimming pools. Since the late 1970s, the company has retained its position as a worldwide leader in solar controls.
In the early 1980s, Independent Energy launched the “Goldline” brand name via a product line that included a series of electronic temperature controls and alarms for the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industries.
In 1998, the company name was officially changed to Goldline Controls, Inc. to reflect the company’s change in focus from solar energy to pools and spas. In 2004, the HVACR product offerings were discontinued so Goldline could further concentrate on the swimming pool and spa markets.
In 1994, the company began producing Aqua Rite® salt chlorinators for swimming pools. These chlorinators use a small amount of common table salt to automatically generate the total amount of chlorine required for pool water, up to 40,000 gallons. Goldline Controls has actively promoted the numerous benefits of the innovative technology to pool builders in the U.S. and overseas, and the company is widely renowned as the pioneer of electronic salt chlorination. The adoption of this technology has been so successful that approximately 70 percent of the new in-ground pools constructed in the U.S., in 2006, have electronic chlorine generators as the primary sanitizer. The Complete Story