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Warmer Weather Means Something to Pool Owners

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Warmer weather means something for pool owners... BESIDES getting to enjoy their backyard oasis more.

It also means evaporation. As pool water warms it also evaporates quicker so keep an eye on the water level because if water dips below the skimmer line your pump may start sucking air and if that happens for too long, well, time to buy a new pump & motor!

One way to reduce the amount of pool water evaporation is to use a solar cover, also known as a solar cover/blanket. By reducing the amount of exposed pool water surface -- especially at night when the air temperature drops down below the pool water temperature -- you can drastically reduce the amount of water that the environment sucks out of your pool.

An added benefit of solar covers.blankets is that they also let you 'trap' some of the heat imparted to your pool water by the sun during the day... meaning your water will stay nice and warm for the next day's swim!

For more information on pool solar covers/blankets as well as solar cover/blanket reels to make using your solar cover/blanket easier, Pool Zone has a great selection of covers to fit all sorts of shapes and styles of swimming pools.

Aren't solar covers and solar blankets HEAVY?

We will not lie and say they're the lightest things in the world, but with the proper solar cover reel or solar cover blanket  reel practically anyone can apply and remove a solar cover/blanket in a matter of minutes.

Take 15% Off Propur Shower Filters Until April 30th, 2019!

Around this time of year weather forecasters often say things like, "There's a 15% chance of spring showers this afternoon..." Well, WE have something similar to say: "Save 15% on shower filters by ProPur from now until the end of April with discount code PROPURSHOWERS15"! That means there's a 100% chance of you getting better quality [...]

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Bleach Water Testing in Daycare and Childcare Facilities

Surfaces and toys in childcare and daycare facilities see an awful lot of contact over the course of a day and must get wiped down with sanitizing and disinfecting solutions frequently. Did you know that in some states laws require the facilities to test the concentrations of those sanitizing and disinfecting solutions? As an example, [...]

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Difference Between Arsenic Quick & Arsenic Low Range Quick

We recently head from 'JL' who asked, "What us the difference between low range quick test and quick test for well water for arsenic? What do you suggest I use for my well water. I have used the quick test before but do not know the difference." Good afternoon, JL, and thank you for your inquiry. Both [...]

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How Much Chlorine is too Much Chlorine?

Earlier this week 'Justy' asked, "Our water got tested by a guy trying to sell us a water filtration system for our home and he did a bunch of tests.  One test showed we had way too much chlorine he said and is that true?  The number he read was like 2 or 3 parts [...]

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Arsenic Test Kits for Community Testing?

Earlier today we received an email from 'Irma' asking, "I see your small test kits have only 5 tests.  We want to do a neighborhood wide testing program but getting it all done will take a while.  Does the 100-test version have shelf-life long enough for 2 or 3 months worth of testing or will [...]

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Where Did the MTBE Come From?

This morning we received an email from 'Mandy' asking, " We had our water tested recently and the results said we have MTBE in our water.  We have well water and do not know where it came from.  Where DID it come from?" Thank you, Mandy, for that very important question.  For those unfamiliar with MTBE, the [...]

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Does a Rotten Egg Smell Make Water Unsafe to Drink?

The other day we heard from 'Thelma D' who asked, " Does a rotten egg smell in our water make it unsafe to drink?" As a general rule, when water sample has a rotten egg smell to it the odor comes from dissolved  hydrogen sulfide gas... which aside from the fact it stinks quite badly, poses no real [...]

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Water Metals Testing Bundle

Earlier this morning we heard from 'Ammani' who wrote, "Hello.  We live near a landfill used quite a long time ago by companies that now most have settled cases out of court for illegal dumping of chemicals and waste that supposedly contained metals.  Your heavy metals check reads total metals, correct?  But it does not [...]

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Does Rainwater Runoff Affect Groundwater?

We recently received an inquiry from a grade school student who asked if rainwater affects groundwater. Rainwater hits the ground and then passes across all sorts of different surfaces and carries with it any and all sorts of contaminants that it encounters. The list of contaminants may include byproducts from industry like chemicals and heavy metals as [...]

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