Michelle Kenyon, the vice president of marketing at Zodiac Pool Systems Inc., said the company has a loyal following. She is shown here in the room where the cleaners are tested.

Michelle Kenyon, the vice president of marketing at Zodiac Pool Systems Inc., said the company has a loyal following. She is shown here in the room where the cleaners are tested. Photo by Stephen Whalen.

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