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Pond Goes Green – And Saves It Too


Project
Carl Pond Plumbing Headquarters, Chilled Water, Heating Distribution, and Domestic Hot and Cold Water
Products Used
Blue Pipe®
Location / Date
North Salt Lake City, UT
2007

Aquatherm Advantages

  • The experienced plumbers saved considerable time installing PP-R versus copper
  • PP-R’s natural R-value reduced the amount of insulation necessary
  • Pre-fabricated connections and manifolds further reduced labor time
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The Challenge

The owner sought cutting-edge environmentally friendly technology for his headquarters/showcase.


The Solution

Roughly 1,000 feet of 1 ½-inch to 2-inch Blue Pipe was installed for HVAC and over 400 feet of ½” to 1” Green Pipe was also installed. The installation has served as an excellent showcase to potential customers.


Carl Pond was in the middle of a rather ordinary plumbing retrofit on a residential home in the Salt Lake City area, when one of the homeowners, Maxine Eldredge, suggested that he investigate an extraordinary piping product made in Germany. Pond – always looking for innovative, environmentally friendly, and cost saving technologies – did look into Aquatherm, Inc.’s polypropylene-random (PP-R) piping alternative. He discovered a product with enormous potential in the North American market.

At the time Pond didn’t know that within a couple years he would be representing Aquatherm, Inc. as its Utah/ Nevada representative and full line distributor. Maxine’s husband, Ed Eldredge, is vice-president of sales and marketing for Aquatherm, Inc., which holds the North American distribution rights to this piping product that’s been used in millions of heating, cooling, and industrial installations in 70-plus countries for the last 35 years.