As summer winds down, service technicians will be working in lower temperatures. Some will be gearing up to maintain hot tubs in snowy mountain regions. While in and out of water, it's important to stay dry, as wet hands are uncomfortable and can be dangerous in seasonal areas. What gloves keep hands from getting wet? Industry pros share their favorites.
"For those that have to be in water in the winter, what are the best waterproof gloves you have used?"
—Chelsea Knotts, Moondance Vacation Rentals | Nashville, Ind.
Jeffrey Dean Piazza
"I found that Duck Decoy Gloves work great."
Solaris Pool Care, LLC | Scottsdale, Ariz.
"I use these gloves 99% of the time [Uline Industrial Nitrile Gloves]. They are great for handling chems, lubing o-rings, fixing filters/pumps, etc. Very durable, but not so thick that you can't feel the texture or details of what you're grabbing. A longer extension is also available."
"I use the Cold Resistant PVC Gloves in orange. They are a little bulky, but keep your hands warm and dry. For deep skimmers, I use the PVC Long Cuff Oil Resistant Gloves, which go up to your elbows."
Clarity Pool Management | Simpsonville, S.C.
"We service swimming pools year round and use Kenai Waterproof Gloves from Glacier Glove. They work great. Water doesn't penetrate the glove."