Information on Pool Thermometers

by Pool Builders on 04-15-2010 in Articles

Having your own swimming pool for you and your family to enjoy can be a great source of fun and relaxation. Maintaining a comfortable temperature in your pool will allow you and your family to enjoy is throughout most of the year. Pool heaters are available which allow you to use your pool from early spring into fall, but the first step is knowing what the pools temperature is.

A pool thermometer is the first piece of equipment you will want to pick up for your pool. I personally like to know the temperature of my pool before I commit to diving into it, especially if the nights have been cooler. In the hot summertime I prefer the water to be cooler. As long as the water stays at a comfortable temperature your pool can be used more throughout the year.

Thermometers vary from novel and fun floating gizmos to very stylish designs and basic models. Thermometers are available with either analog or digital readouts.

Analog thermometers are available in two basic styles. You can choose thermometers that either hang or float. I prefer hanging ones because they read the temperature further down and will give you a more accurate reading than those that just float at the surface.

This is important because the water a few feet below the surface is typically colder than the water at the surface. Your kids will probably want you to choose a floating thermometer as they come in the novel and fun designs.

Digital pool thermometers are a great option for receiving accurate temperature readings. They are typically constructed using materials that are resistant to chemicals and sunlight so they will hold up under the demanding conditions. Traditional analog thermometers do tend to hold up better than the digital options, but do not offer any extra features. Digital thermometers sometimes offer clocks and timers.

Knowing what the pool temperature is can help you to maintain it at the perfect temperature for you. Any pool with a heater truly needs a pool thermometer. It will help you keep track of how well your heating system is working. Regardless of your needs, you will be able to find a pool thermometer to meet them. With the right thermometer, and the perfect temperature, all that's left to do is enjoy the pool with your family.

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