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Friday, March 8

Using HeatSavr Liquid Solar Pool Cover

HeatSavr is a permanent solution for a pool cover, and can be easily applied in either a residential or commercial setting. HeatSavr forms a transparent layer of protection on the surface of the water, creating a barrier between the pool surface and the air above it. This barrier is what keeps the water and heat in the pool. Liquid Pool Cover is biodegradable and completely safe for all swimmers and pool equipment. It has been FDA and EPA approved for use in all swimming pool environments. It has also been approved by the NCAA Rules Committee for use in pools used for NCAA Competition and Trials.

Being able to flow over the pool surface allows for the Liquid Pool Cover to maintain coverage over even the most unusual shaped swimming pools found across the world. Whether your pool is a "L" shape, "Lagoon" shape or a "Free Flow" design as seen in a Water Park, HeatSavr Liquid Pool Cover will cover the entire surface area. Twenty plus years of studies have proven HeatSavr to cause NO harm to filters, pumps, skimmers, heaters or any pool associated equipment for that matter.

The ease of use, safety in applications and eco-friendly aspects of the HeatSAvr Liquid Pool Cover is what sets it apart from the standard mechanical pool covers available today. A pool cover is only effective if you use it. With most mecahnical pool covers, the problem I have seen is actually putting it on and pulling it off the water surface. Of course they make automatic covers, but rarely do you see this in a commercial application. Mostly because of the size difficulties. The drag created by surface friction calls for a great deal of effort to remove the cover. What happens is the cover ends up being never used.

Flexible Solutions introduced a new formula for HeatSavr as of December 1, 2011. This new formula replaced the traditional main ingredient, Isopropyl Alcohol, with the more environmentally sustainable Ethanol. Ethanol is "bio-based", being made primarily from corn.

The recommended dosage rate for HeatSavr is 1 ounce per day for every 400 square feet of pool surface area, or approximately 15,000 gallons of water.

There are a few ways to apply HeatSavr, but I recommend using the automatic metering pump to dose you pool. It is a "set and forget" system, with the exception of changing the bottles when they get empty.

To find the HeatSavr Kit HS140 with Automatic Metering Pump on line see here: HeatSavr Kit HS140 with Automatic Metering Pump

You can use the one gallon size also, especially for larger dosing requirements, Or after you use the amount in the kit, you can buy by the gallon to save time and money.

To find it on line, see here: A Case of Four 1 Gallon Jugs of HeatSavr HS560

HeatSavr Liquid Pool Cover is an environmentally friendly product with multiple "GREEN FEATURES" like:
  • Decrease in energy usage in heated swimming pools, conserving resources and saving money
  • Lowering water consumption by reducing evaporative loss in swimming pools by up to 50%
  • Reduce waste by replacing plastic pool covers with a liquid alternative
  • Support sustainability through the biodegradable products & recyclable packaging
Some other benefits are:
  • Automatic application ensuring your swimming pool will be covered 24/7 without any hassles
  • Liquid coverage allows a swimming pool to be open for use at all times, while continuing to conserve energy, water and heat
  • Using HeatSavr Liquid Pool Cover will ensure the aesthetic appeal of your pool scape is never obstructed and always inviting and attractive
For more information feel free to contact me here: HeatSavr Information

Thursday, March 7

New FlowVis (NFS 50 Certified) Flowmeter offers Accuracy, Reliabiilty, NO Installation Restrictions

 The FlowVis by H2Flow Controls Inc. (formerly Emotron) has arrived on the market with many of the issues of other models resolved. It has also received NSF 50 Certification and is as accurate as a digital flow meter.

Finally we have an accurate, reliable, and affordable Flow Meter for the pool industry. The FlowVis is two products in one, both a flow meter and a check valve. It also will display your velocity, showing between 5fps, 7 fps, and 9 fps.

The FlowVis has NO RESTRICTIONS on installation regarding the distance from Turns and "T"'s. No longer are 90's, 45's and T's an issue.Other models  of flow meters required 10 times the pipe diameter before the flow meter and 5 times the diameter after the flow meter for a basic read of flow. For a 2" installation this totals 30" of straight run, free and clear plumbing pipe. ( 10 x 2" + 5 x 2" = 30"). I know for most of  us in a tight equipment room, this can be a rarity.

The FlowVis Flow Meter has no restrictions regarding the location of the flow meter. It can be installed between two 90 degree turns and still give an accurate reading. The is revolutionary for the pool industry.

In this day and time for our industry, where Variable Speed Pumps are becoming the industry standard, (and soon, more than likely the requirement), it has never been more important to get an accurate read on the flow of you pool, spa, or water feature. Without an accurate flow rate, your pool can quickly become a mess.

The FlowVis flow meter allows you to quickly install, accurately read the flow rate, and set your new variable speed to the correct speed to maintain the required flow.

For more information on the FlowVis, see here: FlowVis Info Where to Buy or email me : FlowVis

Sunday, February 10

Where to buy the H2Flow Controls Flow Vis® Flow Meter with Check Valve

I have been asked quite often, "Where can I get the new H2Flow Controls  FlowVis® Flow Meter with Check Valve?" Since this has become the only NSF Certified flow meter for swimming pools, there has been a lot of demand for them. The FlowVis®, by H2Flow Controls is easy to install since there are NO installation restrictions. You can actually put the FlowVis® right between two 90 degree elbows and the flow meter still reads as accurately as a digital meter.

Anyway, there are a few of choices of where to get the FlowVis®, but to make it simple, I have added some buttons to purchase the Flow Vis® by H2Flow Controls right here:

For the Retrofit Kit for an Existing Jandy Valve 2" - 2.5" or 1.5" pipe

$143.00 each Including shipping
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Retro Fit FlowVis for Existing Jandy Valve

For the Complete FlowVis, including Valve Body, for a 2" - 2.5" or 1.5" pipe

$184.00 each Including shipping

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I hope you find this helpful. If you would like to contact me directly, with any questions, email me here: FlowVis Questions
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Friday, January 11

FlowVis Flow Meter Receives NSF 50 Certification

Congratulations to H2Flow Controls Inc (Formerly Emotron USA) for receiving NSF 50 Certification for the FlowVis flow meter.
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 NSF reports conclude FlowVis has a staggering average accuracy of 2.01% that is completely unaffected by it's proximity to pipe fittings!
I have used this for multiple applications, finding it to be perfect for heater flow monitoring and small commercial, such as hotel pools flow monitoring.

When used in conjunction with an Aquatic Variable Frequency Drive, (the Eco-Flow-C) or a variable flow pump, it is an essential piece of the puzzle to confirm you have the correct settings on your drive.