Posts with the tag “heatsavr”
Annual Maintenance for the HS115 Automatic Metering System
June 8th, 2016
Using a liquid pool cover like Heatsavr is pretty much one of the easiest ways to cover your swimming pool.Manual dosing requires pool owner or operator to do some very simple calculations to figure o...
Comparison: Liquid Solar Pool Covers vs. Plastic Pool Blankets
May 4th, 2016
All pool owners know that keeping a pool warm can sometimes be quite the feat. Pool covers are one way to keep the heat in the pool, instead of evaporating into thin air—literally! Remember when yo...
Vapor Retardants and Water Conservation
April 26th, 2016
Everyone knows that liquid pool covers save heat in pools by lowering the rate of evaporation, right? Well, some people know that (now you certainly do!). What often goes unrecognised, however, is t...
Safe and Sound: Liquid Pool Cover Facts
April 22nd, 2016
A few years ago I crafted a Powerpoint Presentation on the safety of liquid pool covers. In honor of the approaching National Water Safety Month, that we will celebrate through May, I thought I would ...
Quality Control: Should Pool Owners do their Own Dirty Work?
April 20th, 2016
If a pool owner chooses to work with a service company on a regular basis, you can bet they don't have the time, desire or wherewithal to take care of their own pool in its entirety. From this, you ...
Opening Season Has Arrived!
April 18th, 2016
For swimming pool owners and those in the pool industry, the days and weeks leading up to the May long weekend are usually very busy. Everywhere you turn there is a swimming pool that needs to be ope...
Liquid Pool Covers - Which One is Right for You?
April 14th, 2016
Lately I have had quite a few questions about which of our products will work best for each type of pool. Since it has been such a hot topic, I thought I would take the opportunity to share some basic...
Gutter Skimmers and Pool Circulation Systems
April 8th, 2016
It has recently been brought to my attention that many commercial aquatics facilities may be hesitate to try Heatsavr, the liquid pool cover, at their center because they are worried that the circula...
Environmental Awareness Can Actually Save You Money
April 6th, 2016
Over the past 8 to 10 years, the pool industry has been trending towards sustainable design. This move has been encouraged by a booming economy and a busted economy - both which seem to be adequate in...
Drought - Is it Conflicting With Your Pool Opening?
April 5th, 2016
The last thing any community wants to hear as the weather starts to warm up again for Spring and Summer is that their local public pool will not be opening for the season - due to water shortage caus...
Chloramine levels and liquid pool covers
April 4th, 2016
When was the last time you walked into a building or facility that had a swimming pool and you COULDN'T smell it? Has that ever happened to you? Generally speaking, when there is a swimming pool ind...
If my pool is small, how long will Ecosavr last?
March 26th, 2014
Across the world, the definition of a "small" pool may change, but for the purposes of this blog post, I am imagining a small pool being less than 400 square feet (or less than 15,000 gallons), probab...
Do Liquid Pool Covers Work on Infinity Edge Pools?
March 24th, 2014
A very common question that we receive is whether or not liquid pool covers can work effectively on a swimming pool with an infinity edge.The concern is that, since the surface water is always flowing...
Does your facility offer Scuba Diving Lessons?
March 20th, 2014
I was speaking with the Facilities Manager of a commercial aquatics facility earlier this week, and the topic of scuba driving training was brought up. He was interested in finding out if HeatsavrTM w...
NSF Approved, Cost Reducing, Energy Efficient Swimming Pool Product for YOU!
March 13th, 2014
An NSF Approved, energy efficient, cost reducing swimming pool product really and truly does exist and can be used in your aquatics facility, regardless of where you live or what your pool is used for...
Swimming Pool Filter Media for Water Conservation
July 25th, 2013
Depending on where, exactly, you live in North America, your focus on water conservation will vary. There are some areas that have been suffering from severe drought conditions for longer than they ca...
The NRPA Congress is Nigh
July 9th, 2013
The National Recreation and Parks Association's Congress and Exposition is just around the corner, beginning in Houston, TX on October 8th. As one of the recreation industry's favorite professionals, ...
The Fringe Benefits of ADA Compliancy
May 6th, 2013
With the ADA Compliancy deadline coming nearer and nearer, I am sure you are hearing all about it on a regular basis. I am going to assume that you know what your facility needs, and are taking the ...
Fix My Facility - Aquatics Int'l Contest Winner
January 9th, 2013
The New Year is upon us all, and it is a great time for reflection, motivation and resolutions. One way to improve upon successes and failures of previous years, is to adapt to current situations stra...
Spa and / or Hot Tub FAQs
November 21st, 2012
'Tis the season for Spas and Hot Tubs! Lately, I have found myself in discussion about using liquid pool covers in spas more frequently than usual. As such, I would l like to take the opportunity to a...
Who is Stepping Into Swim at Your Facility?
October 30th, 2012
You may or may not have heard of the "Step Into Swim" campaign that is currently sweeping the Pool & Spa Industry. If you have, that is fantastic news. If you have not, you may be interested in this s...
Hot Topic: Water Quality Maintenance
October 11th, 2012
Maintaining water quality is a HOT TOPIC among facility managers. Questions, answers, problems and solutions - they are never ending. Water quality can make or break a facility so it is not surprising...
Winterize Your Heatsavr System
September 6th, 2012
Sadly, Labor Day weekend signals the close of some - though certainly not all - outdoor seasonal swimming pools. As per usual, this has lead many pool owners and operators using Heatsavr with an Autom...
Guest Post: Do Liquid Solar Covers Really Work?
July 20th, 2012
I’ve been in the pool industry for many years and have sold my fair share of traditional solar covers throughout that time. When we started carrying the liquid solar cover in my store, I thought to my...
Does Your Pool Need to Gain More Heat?
June 12th, 2012
Recently I have been receiving quite a few inquiries about Heatsavr's affect on solar gain.Many people understand that by using our liquid pool cover, their pool will retain up to 50% of the heat that...
Refreshed Industry Demands: Pool Covers
June 7th, 2012
As the industry evolves and grows in tune with the economic and social situations facing the world, new demands will be made for certain products, other products will become less desirable, and some p...
Is Water Loss a Problem at Your Facility?
June 5th, 2012
Whether your pool is indoor or outdoor, you are guaranteed to lose a huge portion of water through evaporation. In fact, many studies have shown that the equivalent of your entire pools' volume will e...
Why Your Store is Better than a Box Store #1
May 31st, 2012
Have you ever walked around a big box store, trying to get your shopping done, and realized that everything looks the same, just maybe in different colors? I hate that. I really do. i want some fun...
Pool Energy Consumption: Enjoy A Positive Audit
May 29th, 2012
For the past few years, I have been hearing more and more about energy audits performed on aquatics centers. While hotels, corporations and other "green minded," energy conscious businesses have been ...
Technical Details: HS115 Automatic Metering System
May 22nd, 2012
The HS115 Automatic Metering System is a 7-day programmable peristaltic pump that is specifically manufactured for the dosing of HeatsavrTM, the liquid solar pool cover. Whether you are currently u...
Help Your Pool Water Rise to the Occasion
May 18th, 2012
This early in the season, your pool water may need some help to rise to the occasion - and a comfortable temperature. If you rely on the sun alone, you may have difficulty compensating for the over...
An Ode to Service Companies
May 17th, 2012
Everywhere I turn lately, someone somewhere is complementing Service Companies in the USA. Trade magazines, Distributors, manufacturers, industry reports - they are all noting how well Service Compani...
An Ode to Pool Service Companies: Part 2
May 17th, 2012
For those of you in the Pool Industry who appreciate the tenacity of Pool Service companies thorughout the past few years - and who would like to figure out how to use their successful strategies in y...
Taking the Training Wheels Off Your Staff
May 15th, 2012
Camps are well known for their leadership programs and the junior staff that populate the programs. But camps are not the only ones who need to find reliable ways to train youth. Aquatics facilitie...
Spring Pool Heating Options
May 10th, 2012
In May, one of the most common questions posed to professionals within the pool industry is related to pool heating. Swimming is newly in demand, but getting the pool water up to temperature can be qu...
Swimming Pool Heat Retention
May 9th, 2012
'Tis the season for opening swimming pools. 'Tis also the season for warm days, cool evenings. The weather is getting to the point where it is beautiful enough that, across North America, the masse...
Staffing Your Facility Within a Budget
May 1st, 2012
The April issue of Aquatics International has an article titled "Creative Solutions." It takes a close look at the importance of having well trained, experienced and qualified staff at your center, an...
Problem: Aquatics Centers Operating Costs
April 19th, 2012
Aquatics centers have big bills to pay. Energy costs, water costs, maintenance costs, staff payroll, etc. Sometimes, the bills stack up higher than desired.How can you reduce your operating expenses w...
The Diplomacy of Selling a Pool
April 12th, 2012
Pool Builders must have superior presentation skills. It requires incredible talent to adequately inform a pool-owner-to-be about the responsibility that comes with owning a swimming pool, without tal...
How to Sell Convenience in a Retail Store
April 12th, 2012
As a retailer, you have the joyous responsibility of showing options to your customers, and you may or may not have the opportunity to actually talk about these options. How can you sell convenience t...