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    Bubblers

    Looking to put a sun deck on our bid and one potential PB has the pent air bubblers on his vinyl pool and they look sweet. I have two questions.

    1 what are the odds water gets behind the liner where the bubbler is mounted?

    2. Any cheaper options that don't have lights ?

    thanks

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    Re: Bubblers

    I don't know of any blubbers for sun shelf's without lights. There may be. Ask the PB if he knows of any. They are expensive. As to getting behind the liner its the same as with any other penetration of the liner -- as long as the work is properly done its usually fine.
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    Re: Bubblers

    We are patiently waiting to start construction on our vinyl pool. Our sun deck will be 20' x 6' and will have two bubblers with lights. The cost for two was $700. I'm trying to remember the brand.

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    I just looked it up and they are made by Brilliant Wonders LED bubblers. They have a website. Good luck!
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    Re: Bubblers

    I noticed lots of builds have bubblers. What exactly are they for - to circulate the water?
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    Re: Bubblers

    We have a bubbler on our shelf. They are simply another return but on the floor of the shelf. It is plumbed in with the other 3 returns in the wall and there is a 3 way valve to adjust height of bubbler water.

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    The bubbler return is on the right. The thing on the left is just an umbrella sleeve
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    Re: Bubblers

    Okay. Thanks. Was just curious.
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    Re: Bubblers

    Do bubblers also add a little bit of water noise for those not choosing to have other water features? That would be a positive in my mind.
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    Re: Bubblers

    It's not just the bubblers being expensive- they are but the electrical runs and transformers and connection fees are the same cost as the bubblers itself.

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    Re: Bubblers

    Quote Originally Posted by JamieP View Post
    Do bubblers also add a little bit of water noise for those not choosing to have other water features? That would be a positive in my mind.
    Yes they add a good amount of noise depending on how high you have the flow set
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