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    RAIN!!!! It is about to rain - my pool is HOT should I turn pumps on?

    It is 104 today - but we are about to have a storm blow in!!! (so excited!) Hoping the rain will cool my pool off some. I have an overfill drain - and I am already close to the top of it (I added water last night) - should I turn my pumps on to try to save the rain water and get it integrated - or should I leave them off while it rains?

    The thunder is rolling!!!

    My goal is cooling the pool down.

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    Re: RAIN!!!! It is about to rain - my pool is HOT should I turn pumps on?

    Depends on your comfort level with running your pump during a thunderstorm. Personally I have no problem with it, but some folks in more lightning prone parts might.

    To get the most cooling you could run a fountain or waterfall if you have one.
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    Re: RAIN!!!! It is about to rain - my pool is HOT should I turn pumps on?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler View Post
    Depends on your comfort level with running your pump during a thunderstorm. Personally I have no problem with it, but some folks in more lightning prone parts might.

    To get the most cooling you could run a fountain or waterfall if you have one.
    Perfect! I will get it running - and turn on my water features! TY!
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    Re: RAIN!!!! It is about to rain - my pool is HOT should I turn pumps on?

    I would suggest going outside and demanding that some of that rain go south/southwest a bit towards San Antonio. Please?
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    Re: RAIN!!!! It is about to rain - my pool is HOT should I turn pumps on?

    Sunbaby,

    google "pool cooler" on this forum. You can cool your pool on the cheap if you want to.
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    Re: RAIN!!!! It is about to rain - my pool is HOT should I turn pumps on?

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    Sunbaby,

    google "pool cooler" on this forum. You can cool your pool on the cheap if you want to.
    I have actually looked at that a few times! I have been running my waterfall and weeping wall at night and it has been dropping the temps by about 4 degrees - but by 6PM when I am ready to get in - the temps are back up to 89/90. Someone told me it had to do with the humidity that my features aren't cooling me down more at night. Do you think that I would get better cool down by running the PVC aerator instead? I am sure the hubby would love a trip to Home Depot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Splash View Post
    I would suggest going outside and demanding that some of that rain go south/southwest a bit towards San Antonio. Please?
    If only it were that easy. We have thunder and a light sprinkle - but it looks like the cell split and is going around us Hopefully you guys can get some soon!
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    Re: RAIN!!!! It is about to rain - my pool is HOT should I turn pumps on?

    You can come and get some of our rain in Tampa Bay area. . We have broken many rwcoords over the last 45 days.
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    Re: RAIN!!!! It is about to rain - my pool is HOT should I turn pumps on?

    We had our first real rain in almost a month here in SW Louisiana today, it certainly helped to cool things off for a bit
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    Re: RAIN!!!! It is about to rain - my pool is HOT should I turn pumps on?

    its either feast or famine here in Texas this year. Tons of rain and monsoons like we had in spring time, and now not a drop in almost 2 months now. Oh well.

    Sunbaby, the home made sprays really do work on cooling the pool a bit.
    there are store bought fountains too, but making your own is funner.
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    Re: RAIN!!!! It is about to rain - my pool is HOT should I turn pumps on?

    Well it looks like Conroe is getting wet now with the same storm we had about 3-4 hours ago
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    Re: RAIN!!!! It is about to rain - my pool is HOT should I turn pumps on?

    RUn the pool cooling fountain overnight and it will help a lot. At least that's been how we've had about a 5 degree loss since Skippy made ours.

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    Re: RAIN!!!! It is about to rain - my pool is HOT should I turn pumps on?

    Thanks guys! We did finally get a storm through. It was tons of thunder and lightning & some nice heavy showers! It was awesome! On the downside, it hit about 10 minutes after U.S. And 10 friends hopped in the pool. We spent the evening sitting on the back porch, talking, laughing & watching the lighting.
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