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Independent 3rd Party Testing Shows Finnleo Low EMR/Low EF Infrared Saunas Beat Safety Standards

Finnleo
Finnleo

At Pettis Pools & Patio, we’re proud to carry industry-leading Finnelo Saunas—and, once again, they are setting industry standards. Independent third-party testing shows Finnleo’s Low EMR/Low EF infrared saunas surpass the most stringent Swedish standards for acceptable levels of Electromagnetic Radiation and Electric Field radiation. While several infrared sauna manufacturers have achieved relatively low levels of EMR, Finnleo is the first to accomplish these readings for both.

The testing practices used on the Finnleo IR sauna rooms were established using the “worst case” scenario of any products in the category. Using maximum wattage and amperage the Finnleo IR rooms scored EMR readings of a 0.8 milligauss or lower at every point within the IR sauna room, including on the heating panel surfaces themselves. This is well below the 2 milligauss limit established by Swedish Standard.

Again using the worst case scenario for electrical conditions, the EF readings were equally impressive as with the EMR readings. The EF readings were 2.8 volts/meter or lower throughout the IR sauna room-compared to 10 volts/meter limit established by Swedish Standards.
While the goal in Finnleo’s engineering and development of Low EMR/Low EF infrared saunas was to achieve the lowest readings possible to ensure the safest infrared sauna experience, they also refined the features of the infrared sauna rooms. Finnleo has achieved the right balance of form and function with the intent of creating an environment where a sauna enthusiast can relax in a room designed with their comfort, health, and safety in mind. For added peace of mind, the low EMR/low EF infrared rooms are backed by the world’s largest sauna manufacturer’s warranty.

To learn more about the Finnleo Low EMR/Low EF Infrared Saunas stop into our East Rochester location and see these terrific saunas for yourself!

Growing Up with a Pool

by Abbey Pettis, 3rd generation Pettis Pools & Patio family member in the business

Pool Toy

As a Pettis family member, I grew up knowing I could always come home from the hottest, longest day of school and forget everything with a jump in my backyard pool!

My younger sister and I had it pretty good; we had a small in-ground pool that was always crystal clear (thanks to our parents) and an abundance of inflatable pool toys. We spent hours in the water playing pool tag, showing off our cannonballs, smacking each other with noodles and watching our fingers and toes get wrinkly. Also, having chlorinated hair by the end of the summer became a “natural” thing.

My favorite part, though, was working up an appetite after a few rounds of relay racing, then getting out and enjoying potato chips and Kool-aid. We never realized how lucky we were. There were days when we had our school friends over and bounced from the Softub on the deck down to the cool water of our pool and back and forth for hours. Life could not get any sweeter! The memories we made in our pool were both hilarious and unforgettable.

Now that I’m older, I can really appreciate how much time and effort our parents put into keeping us happy. A seven year old takes for granted the work it takes to keep up with a pool, you just expect it to be filled with more toys and less leaves. However, as I got older and I wanted to use the pool myself, I quickly learned that it took more than asking mommy and daddy to vacuum up the bugs. I had to learn how to take care of the pool on my own, turn on and off the filter, change the skimmer, and use the vacuum.

The fun and fantastic pool became a learning experience for a 14 year-old in terms of both responsibility and even chemistry. As you grow up you appreciate the little things you took for granted as a kid. Our pool also taught me how to be more independent and occupy myself during the summertime when I was dying from Rochester’s heat.

I will always be grateful my parents gave us the gift of growing up with a pool. It was truly life-changing. There were so many times I had to be dragged out of the water to go eat dinner or go to bed! I guess you can take the girl out of the swimming pool, but you can’t take the swimmer out of the girl.

Welcome to Cottonwood Season!

A quick how-to about preventing the problems cottonwood can cause in a swimming pool

It’s that time of year when beautiful white stuff falls from the skies—no, we don’t mean snow. We’re referring to the fluffy menace known as cottonwood. Read on to find out how to keep cottonwood from gunking up your pool.

1)Filters: Use a Filter Saver to prevent cottonwood from becoming trapped in the filter. This will clog the filter and require

Cottonwood Tips

Cottonwood Tips

opening up the filter to remove the cottonwood—it does NOT backwash out of the filter. Clean off Filter Saver daily.

2)Heat Pump: Make sure to vacuum or hose off any cottonwood from the outside of Heat Pumps. The cottonwood prevents air flow and will shut down the heat pump.

3)Pumps: Take time to clean cotton wood off of pool pump, especially off the back end where the cooling vents are found. The cottonwood can cause the pump to overheat and shut off.

Salt Systems: Clean the “Strainer Screen” on a regular basis to prevent it from becoming clogged and shutting down the generator.

 

If you have questions or other problems, don’t hesitate to stop in or give us a call. At Pettis Pools & Patio, we’re here to help with all your pool needs!

 

Deal with Algae Bloom Quickly and Efficiently

Poolife “Back to Blue” Shock System Gets You from Green to Blue Fast

 

Clear pool

Clear pool

If you are experiencing a severe algae bloom, which has turned your pool green, the poolife® Back to Blue® shock system can turn your pool sparkling blue again. This two-part system destroys the bacteria and algae that have taken over your pool and then makes it easy to vacuum out.

 

At the start of the season, or if a severe algae bloom occurs during the season, the pool can be treated and returned to its clear blue appearance within 24 hours by using poolife® Back to Blue® I and poolife® Back to Blue® II as part of the poolife® Back to Blue® shock system. It helps remove phosphates and restores water clarity.

 

Useful Tips

  • All-in-one: chlorinates, shocks and kills algae
  • Restores water clarity
  • Use only with filters that allow vacuuming to waste (bypass filter).
  • Click here to view the poolife® Back to Blue® System video.

 

If you have questions about algae or opening your pool, stop in and see us—at Pettis Pools & Patio, we’re here to help!

Who Peed in My Pool?™ Filth Destroyer

The name kind of says everything…but here are some more details about another new product we’re carrying.

 

“Who Peed in My Pool” attacks the unwanted filth that makes water dull, dingy and sometimes just plain stinky. This filth-busting fury uses unique fizzing crystals in the pool and immediately goes to work destroying lingering contaminants. Say goodbye to filth and hello to a clean, clear, fresh pool!   Use after rain storms, pool parties and anytime the pool looks dull. Add it weekly to prevent ugly problems from occurring.

eliminates

Eliminates Pool Filth

  • Quickly and effectively eliminates pee, sweat, sunscreen, lotion, pet dander, fertilizer and much more!
  • Works in all pool types
  • Treat then swim in 15 min
  • 7lbs treats up to 30,000 gallons

 

Note: Do NOT use in Baquacil Pools

 

Learn more about keeping your pool in top shape at either one of our locations—bring all your pool questions to Pettis Pools & Patio, we have answers!

Who Peed?

Who Peed?

 

Stock Up & Save Big on our Chemical Value Packs


We have bundled value pack deals on all the chemicals you need to keep your pool looking crystal clear all season! Enjoy special savings on 1″ and 3″ chlorine tablets, Ultima Salt System, E-Z Pool, Baquacil and Poolife. Rebates are available on MPT Extra Chlorine Tablets and the Baquacil CDX Value Packs.

Visit either Pettis location today and stock up for your summer of fun.

Use our FREE money coupon to save even more!
All you do is spend $100 (pre-tax) on anything in the store, give us this coupon and we’ll give you $10 off.
Offer valid through June 30, 2014 only.

Click the coupon image to print it and bring it with you! Limit 1 per person per household.

Deal with Algae Bloom Quickly and Efficiently

Poolife “Back to Blue” Shock System Gets You from Green to Blue Fast

 

poolife back to blue

poolife back to blue

If you are experiencing a severe algae bloom, which has turned your pool green, the poolife® Back to Blue® shock system can turn your pool sparkling blue again. This two-part system destroys the bacteria and algae that have taken over your pool and then makes it easy to vacuum out.

 

At the start of the season, or if a severe algae bloom occurs during the season, the pool can be treated and returned to its clear blue appearance within 24 hours by using poolife® Back to Blue®.

 

Simple to use:

  • Add Back to Blue® Step One Shock/Oxidizer—allow to dissolve
  • Turn Filter to re-circulate
  • Add Back to Blue Step two to the pool skimmer
  • Run filter one hour
  • Shut off filter for 12- 24 hours
  • Vacuum to waste

Back to Blue also helps remove phosphates in addition to restores water clarity.

 

Useful Tips

  • All-in-one: chlorinates, shocks and kills algae
  • Restores water clarity
  • Use only with filters that allow vacuuming to waste (bypass filter).
  • Click here to view the poolife® Back to Blue® System video.

 

If you have questions about algae or opening your pool, stop in and see us—at Pettis Pools & Patio, we’re here to help!

Angry Egg™ Pool Treatment Clears Cloudy Water—Fast!

Here is another new product we’re introducing this year at Pettis Pools & Patio, the Angry Egg—with a name like this, how can you not read further, right? Here’s what the Angry Egg does…

Angry Egg in Action

Angry Egg in Action

 

Angry Egg Pool Treatment cleans and clears cloudy swimming pool water fast and takes the guesswork out of pool care—while removing the possibility of overdosing. The non-chlorine formula treats your pool regardless of your current pool care routine. There is no need to measure product or calculate the correct dose and Angry Egg works with any pool type or sanitization system.

 

The single-use Angry Egg Pool Treatment comes pre-loaded with a cloudy water treatment powered by DuPont™ Oxone® technology. This is effective in treating up to 15,000 gallons of water, Angry Egg Pool Treatment’s exclusive Sink-to-Float™ action is complete within approximately 10 minutes, and the released formula immediately starts to work. You can enjoy clean and clear pool water in 24 hours or less.*

 

When To Use

Angry Egg creates crystal clear water; it’s a breeze to prepare your pool for busy family gatherings like Fourth of July weekend, after severe weather, or even when first opening your pool for the season. Angry Egg Pool Treatment puts the party back in your pool and you back in a party mood.

 

How to Use

Simply drop Angry Egg Pool Treatment in your pool and when the powerful fizzing action is done, it will gently float back to the surface for easy removal. This self-dispensing cloudy water cure cleans and clears pools with just one application and is ideal for use after water-changing events or anytime you want to give your pool a little extra care!

 

Learn more about clearing up a cloudy pool at either one of our locations—bring all your pool questions, we have answers!

 

* This product should not be used in Baquacil pools.

Water Safety Tips if You Have Children In or Around your Pool and Spa

Simple Steps Keep Everyone Safe

 

MAAX Spa

MAAX Spa

National Water Safety Month kicks off in May and we want to remind our pool and spa owners to be aware of how to make their water spaces safe for people of all ages.

 

Adding as many proven water safety steps as possible is the best way to assure a safe and fun experience, because you never know which one might save a child’s life—until it does. Basically, keeping safe breaks down into two main areas: keeping the kids safe and making the area safe.

 

Keeping the Kids Safe:

Staying Close, Being Alert and Watching Children in and Around the Pool

  • Never leave a child unattended in a pool or spa and always watch your child when he or she is in or near water
  • Teach children basic water safety tips
  • Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapments
  • Have a telephone close by when you or your family is using a pool or spa
  • If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first
  • Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors

 

Learning and Practicing Water Safety Skills

  • Learn how to swim and teach your child how to swim
  • Learn to perform CPR on children and adults, and update those skills regularly
  • Understand the basics of life-saving so that you can assist in a pool emergency

 

Keeping the Pool and Spa area Safe:

Having the Appropriate Equipment for Your Pool or Spa

  • Install a four-foot or taller fence around the pool and spa and use self-closing and self-latching gates; ask your neighbors to do the same at their pools
  • Install and use a lockable safety cover on your spa
  • If your house serves as a fourth side of a fence around a pool, install door alarms and always use them. For additional protection, install window guards on windows facing pools or spas
  • You can also add a gate alarm and/or door alarm to alert you when children are potentially going near the water. New York State requires you to have an alarm for your pool
  • Ensure any pool and spa you use has compliant drain covers, and ask us if you do not know
  • Maintain pool and spa covers in good working order
  • Consider using a surface wave or underwater alarm

 

At Pettis Pools & Patio we take safety very seriously. If you have any questions about how to implement any of these tips, stop in or give us a call. We are happy to help you out!

 

Earn Bonus Bucks at Pettis Pools & Patio this Spring!

It’s Bonus Bucks Time!

Spend $50 or more pre-tax and receive $10 off during your next visit!

When you spend $50 or more pre-tax at either store location between Thursday, March 27th and Sunday, April 6 you’ll receive $10 in Bonus Bucks. You can redeem your Bonus Bucks between Monday, April 7th and Sunday, April 13th on any pre-tax purchase of $10 or more.

The fine print: Pettis Bonus Bucks are not legal tender. Offer is nontransferable. Customer will receive $10 in Pettis Bonus Bucks for any single transaction $50 or greater but may only earn one coupon per day. Pettis Bonus Bucks can be earned on sale, regular and clearance-priced merchandise but excludes the purchase of Gift Cards. Pettis Bonus Bucks may not be redeemed as price adjustments on prior purchases or to purchase Gift Cards. If merchandise purchased earning a Pettis Bonus Bucks coupon is subsequently returned, the Pettis Bonus Bucks coupon will be void if said return causes the initial purchase that earned the coupon to fall below $50.

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