Safety Hand Sanitizer Questions Answered

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Safety hand sanitizer may be used as a hand washing substitute preferably when there isn’t a sink, soap and water immediately available. It may also be considered as a complement to hand washing.  Using Safety hand sanitizer routinely reduces the need of frequent hand washing.

Following are a few Safety hand sanitizer questions and answers:

ARE THERE ANY NOTIABLE BENEFITS?

Safety hand sanitizer assists with maintaining a natural protective barrier by keeping your skin intact, free from chapping and free from cracking.  It also reduces the drying which is caused by regular contact with water and towels.

YOU MENTIONED THAT THE PRODUCT WILL REDUCE DRYING CAUSED BY REGULAR CONTACT WITH WATER AND TOWELS. DOES THIS MEAN THAT I WILL NOT NEED WATER WITH THE PRODUCT?

It does. Safety hand sanitizer can be used without water or towels providing convenient use.

ARE THERE ANY PRODUCT FEATURES THAT I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?

The product has a pleasant fragrance, it’s cost effective and it’s non-irritating.

TO BE CLEAR, COULD I REPLACE HAND WASHING WITH THIS PRODUCT ALTOGETHER?

Safety hand sanitizer does not remove soil or grease from the hands. Considering this, you should still wash your hands with soap and water at the beginning of work and on a regular basis, prior to invasive procedures, when your hands are visibly soiled, after 10-15 uses.

AquaPhalt Permanent Pothole Repair

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Did you know that the pothole repair material for asphalt and concrete can be installed fairly simply?

Following are the AquaPhalt instructions:

  1. Clear the area of loose items and debris using a broom, a rake and/or a shovel.
  2. Pour the AquaPhalt into the area and smooth and level it out. You could use your shovel or rake for this step too! The product should raise an estimated inch above the surrounding area in anticipation of compaction.
  3. Use water to soak and then harden the product.  Smooth the AquaPhalt using a roller or hand tamper. Add more Aquaphalt to the area as needed by following these steps.  Once you’re all done, rinse the area clean!

We’re here for you if you have any questions or would like further product details!

 

Steps to protect your commercial pool equipment from freeze damage

Before you know it, it will be that time of the year when temperatures drop, freezing conditions persist, and pool equipment is damaged.  

SHOULD I WINTERIZE MY POOL?

Yes! Following are pictures of equipment that are in need of repair or replacement due to freeze damage:

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The freeze damage shown above can be rather costly. As you can see, especially with the water leakage, the incorrect decision when you’re deciding to winterize pool or not could leave your pump room in a mess that could be avoided.

While we do have a little bit of time before we reach those freezing temperatures, it is a good idea to gain the knowledge you’ll need in order to be prepared for preventing freeze damage.

Protect your pool equipment by being prepared to take the following steps:

  1. Consider installing a freeze protection device on your commercial pool equipment – these devices register the temperature of the water in the plumbing line and turn equipment on when there is a potential for freezing temperatures. The switch also can be set to turn off once the temperature rises above freezing. The general idea is that moving/circulating water tends to keep from freezing.
  2. If you intend on shutting off your equipment, make sure that you open the drain plugs and allow the water to drain from it – turning it off does not simply solve the problem. Equipment including pumps, filters, heaters, etc. is equipped with drain plugs to allow for the equipment to be drained.
  3. If your commercial pool equipment does freeze over but has not burst, allow it to thaw completely before you start it again.
  4. If freezing is becoming a continuous issue in your pump room, take steps to allow for some amount of heating to occur or take steps to insulate the space to help prevent extended durations of freezing temperatures.
  5. Pay particular attention to backflow prevention devices that are typically installed off of you waterline feed into your pump room – they can create a huge mess if allowed to freeze and burst.
  6. If you can’t drain your commercial pool equipment and you have no other choice but to try to make it through an extended period of freezing temperatures, at least leave your equipment running. Contrary to some people’s thinking, it is not advisable to shut your system down.

 

Swimming Pool Hydrostatic Pressure Problems & Solutions

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Hydrostatic Pressure Defined: The pressure exerted by a fluid at equilibrium at a given point within the fluid, due to the force of gravity. Hydrostatic pressure increases in proportion to depth measured from the surface because of the increasing weight of fluid exerting downward force from above.

What does this mean for a swimming pool?  Hydrostatic pressure problems consist of the pressure of the buildup fluid/water pressing against the pool surface. This could cause the swimming pool’s surface to crack leading to serious damages. In certain cases in which swimming pools are empty during the effects of hydrostatic pressure, the swimming pool’s surface could lift completely out of the ground causing an extreme financial responsibility for repairs.

Are there any hydrostatic pressure testing pumps and equipment available to prevent this?  A recommended method to prevent hydrostatic pressure pool damage is by installing hydrostatic relief valves. When fluid/water presses up against the pool surface, the hydrostatic relief valves will open and provide an entryway for the water thus reducing the buildup pressure.