About Pentair

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Smart, Sustainable Water Solutions

We are Pentair. Moved to improve our world, smartly and sustainably. Our approximately 11,250 global employees are living our purpose to make the most of water, life’s most essential resource. We help the world sustainably move, improve and enjoy water. Every day.

Who We Are

At Pentair, we are driven to create a better world through smart, sustainable water solutions.  We help the world sustainably move, improve, and enjoy water, life’s most essential resource. From our residential and commercial water solutions, to industrial water management and everything in between, Pentair is focused on driving innovation that helps our planet and people thrive.

What We Do

Solutions to filter, clean and sanitize water to its purest state, while automation equipment makes it easy to control from anywhere.

Get the water you want, how you like it. Great tasting, clean, pure and refreshing.

Solutions to ensure water is there when you need it and gone when you don't.

Applications that provide filtration and flow solutions for business and Industrial customers.

What We Stand For

Water is essential for life and the need for water touches nearly everything we do.  The decisions we make, the products we create, the solutions we offer, and the partnerships we form, are opportunities to positively impact people and our planet.

Our History

In 1966, five men intent on manufacturing high-altitude balloons founded a company in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, that they called Pentair, the Greek “penta” for the five founders and “air” for the products they planned to produce. Pentair diversified quickly venturing into a wide variety of industries and eventually focusing its portfolio on water treatment and sustainable applications. This includes acquisitions of great brands, some of which have been serving customers for 150 years.



Pentair founded



Sales cross $1 billion milestone



Exits Tools business and dives into the water industry with the purchase of Wicor Industries



Company separates from its Electrical business (now nVent Electric plc); retains the Pentair name 

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