Kasco has recently come out with a new "CertiSafe" Mixer. These mixers are certified to strict NSF/ANSI 61 & 372 standards and are created to be used in municipal tanks and reservoirs 10,000 gallons or larger. These are designed and certified to be used for safe, efficient mixing of potable water. Here's a quick video from Kasco showing you what it can do. For more information visit their website here.
One of outdoor lighting's greatest uses is its ability to add artistic value to landscapes, greatly enhancing them. Achieving this at a place like The Alamo presented a variety of challenges. We wanted to capture the texture and create some subtle shadowing on the front wall. In order to do this, lights would need to be placed in front of the wall. The only problem with that was the flagstone court in front of the building. Well lights with no cowling would shine light in the eyes of onlookers and adding a cowling would create trip hazard. Recessed lights may have solved both those problems, but our beam angle would be limited. So what was the best solution? Asymmetrical In Grades from IlluminFX.
Asymmetrical In Grades have lenses designed to create beam spreads both horizontally and vertically. Though you can see the light, it is not shining back in your eyes as an onlooker. It is shining up onto the wall. With these asymmetrical lights, you can wash a wall from sidewalks, rock gardens, decks, or other surfaces in which conventional floodlights are problematic or obtrusive.
As you can see in these pictures, the asymmetrical in grades beautifully capture the walls of the Alamo with no trip hazard or glare affecting those walking by and enjoying the view. The perfect solution!
For more information on IlluminFX in grade fixtures visit http://www.illuminfx.com/ig-series.html
With Firestone's QuickSeam™ Cover Strip (or Cover Tape), seaming together two panels of EPDM liner is extremely simple and effective. There are just a few key things to know and steps to follow.
QuickSeam™ Cover Strip is 6" wide and sticky on only one side. It is designed to seal over a joint of adjacent PondGard™ or GeoGard™ EPDM panels. The top side has cured rubber for strength and retention and the bond cures over time, making this an extremely strong and effective way to seal or patch liner.
Before applying the cover strip, ensue the area is clean and free of mud and other contaminants. Overlap your two adjacent panels by a minimum of 4 inches. Apply Firestone QuickPrime Plus to the area (see blog post on QuickPrime here). Once the QuickPrime is flashed off and ready for the cover strip, you may apply the cover strip. Once applied, roll to mate from the center out - first longitudinally then roll across the seam. It's as easy as that! You've now sealed your panels of liner and are ready to apply water.
Watch this video for a detailed step by step instruction on creating a seam with cover strip:
**QuickSeam™ Cover Strip may also be used to patch holes/cuts in the liner. Just follow these same steps and make sure the tape extends at least 3 inches beyond the hole or the cut.
QuickSeam™ Cover Strip comes in 8 rolls of 6"x25' or 2 rolls of 6"x100'. For more information, you can see the TIS here.