Monthly Professionals Update
October 2017
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What landscape-contractor-installed product category has grown over 300% in the last decade?  Water features? Nope.   Pergolas?  Not those.   Garden gnomes? Just kidding. 

The answer is landscape lighting.
Over the last 10 years, landscape lighting has become an essential part of every landscape design.
Forecasters say landscape lighting is going to grow even faster in the next 5 years, driven by new options in energy efficient lighting (think LED!) and new controls (smartphones that switch on backyard lights!).
Our take:
  • If you offer landscape lighting now, tap into new ways to grow your business and be more profitable.   And consider adding outdoor sound too.
  • If you're new to the category, explore ways to get involved, even if that's just selling replacement LED lamps or retrofit controls.
It's time to explore these new opportunities.   Let us help you connect with them! 
The Team at CPS Distributors  

Cooler temperatures and changing leaves signal a change to the professional contractor's daily routine.  CPS has officially changed our hours to meet your needs for the fall and winter season.
New Fall Hours:  Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm / Closed on Saturdays and Sundays 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:  Remember to "Fall Back" on Sunday, November 5th 

I t is time to place your orders for Holiday Lights and Greenery!  
CPS offers full lines of LED lights, bulbs and retro-fit LED lamps, greenery and pre-lit greenery, large displays and various accessories, such as clips, wire and plugs.   
We invite contractors, municipalities, event venues and other organizations to learn more about our products and the energy savings associated with LED technology.  
Contact your CPS territory salesperson or your local branch personnel about pro-grade holiday lighting products from American Lighting.  
Get Started as a Holiday Lighting Installation Service Provider

Professional seasonal lighting installation is one of the fastest growing segments for residential and commercial contractors. Many landscape, roofing, and cleaning companies are adding holiday lighting installations to their roster of services with tremendous success. Now more than ever, residential homeowners, municipalities, office buildings, and housing developments are hiring outside contractors to put up their lights and holiday decorations. We have three workshops in October... Click Here for entire article!

Come and join CPS and Rain Bird for a night out on Thursday, November 2nd from 5:30pm to 9:30pm at Mile High Station.  
Cocktails, Horus d'oeuvres, Dinner & Entertainment is included with your RSVP.

The award is in recognition of outstanding professional achievement, support of ASLA-Colorado and the annual pheasant hunt supporting the JSR Foundation. 

A strong economy and outstanding economic indicators should encourage professionals to invest in expanding their businesses.
According to the outlook from leading industry supplier NIBCO, you should plan for a great 2018.
NIBCO asks industry expert Andrew Duguay to provide us with regional forecasts specifically targeted to the landscape and irrigation professional.  
Get all of the details in the report!
Speed Your Installations with Clampless Fittings      
Stop wasting time fumbling around with clamps and crimping tools! Increase your speed and efficiency with Blazing Fast Fittings.
Fittings slip easily into any manufacturer's 1" 80#, 100# or 160# poly pipe with no tools, clamps or extra fittings. The double O-ring seal and internal lock ring hold fittings into place and prevent leaks.
Download the Spec Sheet to see all the 1" configurations available in the Fast Fittings.

Irrigate Newly-Installed Landscapes with the Yard Camel Portable Watering System

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With the Yard Camel, you can a utomatically water new sod, seed or plants even when no in-ground system is available.  Maintain vital moisture ensuring quick green-up and reduced transplant shock.

The portable system includes an automatic control and three zones of portable hose sprinklers.   It is ideal for establishing new lawns and plantings, watering nursery stock holding areas and controlling dust. It sets up in seconds and can be carried from job to job as new landscapes are installed.    Watch the video to see it in action
Characteristics of PVC Pipe

For years there was not much choice in irrigation pipe material. Steel was the standard of the industry. Now there's PVC pipe with its major advantages, such as installation ease, weight, chemical resistance, and relative flexibility.  The industry uses two methods to rate PVC pipe. One is the Standard Dimension Ratio and the other is the Schedule System.

Standard Dimension Ratio (SDR) or Class System was developed by the plastic pipe industry. It is the ratio of the minimum wall thickness to the outside diameter of the pipe for an established stress or pressure level. for example, Class 200 pipe has a pressure rating of 200 psi. It is the more commonly used method of rating pipe because it makes it easier to recognize the rating of the whole system. For example: a system using all Class 200 pipe and fittings will have the capability to handle 200 psi.

The Schedule System was developed long before the advent of plastic pipe. It has specific pressure ratings for each pipe size. These ratings range from 850 psi for 1/2 inch Schedule 80 pipe down to 180 psi for 6-inch Schedule 40 pipe. However, the fittings for Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 don't have pressure ratings because their shapes and irregularities have made standard pressure rating almost impossible to develop.

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Your Customers Will Love It!   ReliaBULL Technology from Bull Outdoor BBQs
CPS is your source for the finest BBQ grills and outdoor kitchen products.  Choose best-in-class BBQs for your next outdoor living project.   CPS offers Bull Outdoors, the finest grills on the market today.   Learn about Bull's proven technology in this video.