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    UV Meters?

    Does anyone have any experience using UV Meters, a la the UV Hawk ($20 at Target.com)? It may turn out to be a fun toy to play with and I was wondering if it would be useful to determine how UV a pool is getting. One could learn the effects of sun angle, shade, etc. Maybe even stick it in a ziplock baggie and measure the UV underwater at different depths ...

    Any thoughts?
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    Re: UV Meters?

    This sounds like an interesting experiment, but what do you get out of it (besides engineering amusement)? Also, I wonder if anyone actually sells an instrument that measures UV accurately but costs only $20.
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    Re: UV Meters?

    Mostly engineering amusement. When the scale is 1 to 15, accuracy isn't really expected.

    I was wondering if it could be useful for estimating the amount of UV that is actually hitting a pool. And for $20, a rough estimate would be sufficient.
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