I want to re introduce you to Mark Urban a pioneer in pool valve technology. Mark like many of us has supported the pool industry for over 30 years, some of us have even labeled him the" Nutty Professor".

Nutty or not Mark has developed the popular Flow Reversal Valve, Share a Heater Valve, and now the Fire Plug Valve. The fire plug valve is what I am going to highlight today.

Mark developed a valve that can turn any swimming pool into a fire fighting machine. It makes it possible for local fireman to tap into the swimming pool water to help fight fires long after the water in the fire truck is depleated.

Mark said " you see it on the news all the time, entire neighborhoods burnt to the ground and a beautiful swimming pools filled with water that could of been used to put out the fire.

Did you know the average fire truck holds only 500 gallons of water, and that a 18000 gallon pool is equivalent to 36 fire trucks?

Here is another interesting fact: a fire can double in size within minutes. So by the time the station receives the call and despatches the fire truck the fire once small is a ragging blaze.

What prompted me to write about this is I seen a posting concerning dry hydrants and this valve is truly the answer.

If you want to get the information on the fire plug valve go to http://www.markurban.com and contact Mark direct.

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Comment by Eric Teske on October 1, 2009 at 8:19am
Very interesting!

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