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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.

Vinyl Chloride Testing in Air and Water.... but What About Chloramines?

This morning we heard from 'Steve', a gentleman who had previously asked us by email about testing for vinyl chloride in air and water.  In our initial reply we informed him that  National Testing Laboratories offered several mail-in water testing packages that included a test for vinyl chloride in water. Steve said, " Thanks for your information concerning [...]

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Can I Use a Pool Test Kit to Test My Drinking Water?

Today's question came from 'Jezzika' who asked, "The pool store guy suggested I test my tap water since it gives me such a hard time when trying to get it balanced right for my swimming pool.  Can I use a pool test kit for the testing since I already have that?"Swimming pool test kits CAN get [...]

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