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    How is your thermometer attached to pool?

    I know that sound like a dumb question. Recently I had the pool replastered and when they asked me if I wanted to keep the hook things that one would use to attach a safety rope, I said "no". We would never put up a rope separating the shallow from the deep. But... I did use one of those to attach my thermometer to keep it from floating into the skimmer. I have trees that hang over the pool and I need every bit of skimmer space for the debris. How is your thermometer attached? Is there some other kind I could buy that eliminates the floating aspect?
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    Re: How is your thermometer attached to pool?

    I've seen them that don't float, but they generally have a string attached to them.

    Do you have metal stairs or something else a string could be attached to?
    http://www.amazon.com/Swimming-Pool-...ol+thermometer

    Personally I don't like this...but someone might
    http://www.amazon.com/Pentair-L1-The...ol+thermometer

    This was my first thought - temp gun.
    http://www.amazon.com/Pixnor%C2%AE-D...ol+thermometer
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    Re: How is your thermometer attached to pool?

    I just got a Pentair Inline thermometer and plumbed it into the plumbing by the filter. Also have a second in the solar outlet.
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    Re: How is your thermometer attached to pool?

    I have a wireless outdoor unit that has a waterproof probe. It is strapped to my hand rail with the probe submersed and on the side of the step. So far the probe hasn't caused any problem, but the outside transmitter (strapped to the rail) got soaked and I found out it is not waterproof (only rain resistant). I'm working on getting a small white plastic box to enclose the transmitter. The nice thing is, I have the indoor unit on the dresser in my bedroom and can see the pool water temp.

    Right now, it is 82-83 degrees in the morning and about 87 degrees in the late afternoon. Yesterday was perfect for swimming .
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    Re: How is your thermometer attached to pool?

    I'm lazy, I've used a boot shoe string, it's thick and last long, tied one end to the therometer and the other end to the skimmer basket cover through the hole. I can pull up the lid with out sticking my finger into the hole. I've been startled by frogs and such in the skimmer basket. So far no snakes in the skimmer basket. Got a few black racers in the back yard. Hopefully they stay out of the pool.
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    Re: How is your thermometer attached to pool?

    I have one of these that just bobs freely in the pool... It sends the data to my Oregon Scientific weather station base station inside the house so I can not only see the temp of my pool, but feed the data to my computer and do neat things with it online. Yes, I can see my pool temp anywhere, anytime via my iPhone...and my friends can see if the pool is to their liking before inviting themselves over as well.

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    In the winter months the bobber resides in my hot tub...hence why my weather "banner" (a compact version of my weather data) shows my hot tub temp live right now.

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    Re: How is your thermometer attached to pool?

    I like mine in the skimmer lid like posted above, but would never pay that much. I got it for free from a guy doing work on my pool.

    Plus I have the pool water and cell temp sensors in my automation.
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    Re: How is your thermometer attached to pool?

    one tied to the step ladder and the automation has it to.. also the heater shows current temp as well.
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    Re: How is your thermometer attached to pool?

    I just tie mine off to the ladder. I actually broke it a few days ago by stepping on it in the garage. *crunch* Looks like we need a new thermometer baby!
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    Re: How is your thermometer attached to pool?

    I keep mine in the skimmer basket with a string tied to the lid, same as bobodaclown. I also have one built into my SWG.
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    Re: How is your thermometer attached to pool?

    I actually have two, both ties to a string on one of the support posts. One floats, and the other stays close to the bottom. Both are near the heater return, with the string long enough for me to check heater return temp.

    My heater is plumbed separate from the filter system, using a smaller pump, as noted in my sig line.
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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    Re: How is your thermometer attached to pool?

    I keep mine tied to a string attached to an upright post. It sits on the bottom. I like to know the temp on the bottom vs the top.
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    Re: How is your thermometer attached to pool?

    I have a little statue of a little boy sitting, with a fishing pole, fishing. Thermometer is tied to the end of the fishing pole.
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    Re: How is your thermometer attached to pool?

    @ Divin Dave: Pics or it didn't happen!
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    Re: How is your thermometer attached to pool?

    Thank you all for the suggestions. I am looking into them all and am sure we will have some kind of answer soon. Thank you all again!
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