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    Thermometers

    I have a pool THERMOMETER and I don't think the reading is correct. It is one just like this blue_scoop_thermometer.jpg. I have it under the water about 6 inches and the reading on it always seems warmer than the water feels. are theses kinds of THERMOMETERS accurate? Thanks.

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    Mine is lying too! Says it is still only 83 in Texas at the end of June. I want a refund! I'm sure yours is close enuff.
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    I would compare it to some other thermometer. If nothing else you could take it inside and put it next to your house thermostat. Give it a couple of hours to settle down and then compare the reading to what the thermostat says.
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    Re: Thermometers

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion View Post
    I would compare it to some other thermometer. If nothing else you could take it inside and put it next to your house thermostat. Give it a couple of hours to settle down and then compare the reading to what the thermostat says.
    Thanks for your help JasonLion

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    For less than $20 you can get a laser one and have fun shooting everything from the water to your supply vents in the house.
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    Re: Thermometers

    Quote Originally Posted by Suzie View Post
    I have a pool THERMOMETER and I don't think the reading is correct. It is one just like this blue_scoop_thermometer.jpg. I have it under the water about 6 inches and the reading on it always seems warmer than the water feels. are theses kinds of THERMOMETERS accurate? Thanks.
    It is possible that we relate a temperature reading to an air temperature that we feel with our body. I think, but am not sure, that a water temperature when compared to an air temperature will always feel cooler because water conducts heat away from our skin/body more readily than air does. Let us know if the thermometer is accurate
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    Re: Thermometers

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion View Post
    I would compare it to some other thermometer. If nothing else you could take it inside and put it next to your house thermostat. Give it a couple of hours to settle down and then compare the reading to what the thermostat says.
    I did bring it into the house and it is accurate. Thanks for all of the responses.

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