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Pentair's Water Ace-Brand Pumps Recognized as Consumers Digest Best Buys
02.29.2000

Pentair's Water Ace-Brand Pumps Recognized as Consumers Digest Best Buys

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentair (NYSE: PNR) today announced that the editors of Consumers Digest have selected two Water Ace brand pumps as "Best Buys," saying they offer today's consumer outstanding value. The pumps, featured in the March/April issue of Consumers Digest, are the Water Ace Model RS2A, a submersible sump pump, and the Water Ace Model R6S, a utility pump.

"We're pleased that Consumers Digest selected our products as Best Buys because it helps direct consumers to the superior value Water Ace represents," said Michael V. Schrock, president of Pentair Pump and Pool. "These pumps are two examples of the full range of residential products available from the Pentair Pump Group to offer value, convenience, and reliability to homeowners across a broad range of water removal and delivery needs."

Pentair Pump and Pool ( http://www.pentairpump.com ), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pentair, offers a complete line of water handling products, systems, and services under a variety of brand names including Myers, Water Ace, Shur Dri, Aplex, Aurora Pump, Fairbanks Morse, Hydromatic Pump, Layne/Verti-Line, WellMate and PacFab. Pentair Pump and Pool manufactures products for municipal, residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and recreational applications. Water Ace pumps are available at Lowe's and other fine home centers.

Pentair ( http://www.pentair.com ) is a diversified manufacturer operating in three principal markets: professional tools and equipment, water and fluid technologies, and electrical and electronic enclosures. The company employs 14,000 people in more than 50 locations around the world.

For more information contact Mark Cain of Pentair, Inc., 651-639-5278, or Kathleen Buetow for Pentair Pump, 419-281-9260.

SOURCE Pentair, Inc.

CONTACT: Mark Cain of Pentair, Inc., 651-639-5278, or Kathleen Buetow for Pentair Pump, 419-281-9260/

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