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    Keeping pool cool..

    Hope this is the place for this.. closest I could find.

    I see a lot of stuff here about pool heaters, what about keeping the pool cool? We have a white fiberglass pool installed last spring, got the white on the advice from our installer so as to keep the pool cooler in the summer. BUT.. sometimes in the heat of the summer here in SC the pool feels like a hot tub..well a warm tub anyway. So last year I changed from running my filter during the day, to at night. I leave the slide on so the water flowing down it is somewhat cooled by the night air. Any other ideas on keeping these things cooler in the hot months?
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    Re: Keeping pool cool..

    Screw in an aerator into a return jet and run some at night. Just be advised this will raise your PH so keep an eye on it. You can buy or make one for 20 to 30 bucks.
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    Re: Keeping pool cool..

    Here is one, Skippy's New Fountain
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    Re: Keeping pool cool..

    Interesting, I have screw in "eyeball" jets that I can change flow direction with, I'll have to take one out and see what I can come up with I guess. Thanks
    Pool... IG 16,500 gal fiberglass, Pentair Sand Dollar filter, Pentair Superflow 1 speed pump, Pentair control box, Installed 4/2015, Test strips! HA! ;-), SWG, hot tub (spa) freestanding on deck, fill it from my well, sometimes through my water softener. Oh, and a HydroNet radio control leaf skimmer boat! AND... A brand spankin new Dolphin M500 robot! ;-)

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    Re: Keeping pool cool..

    Quote Originally Posted by A.O. View Post
    Interesting, I have screw in "eyeball" jets that I can change flow direction with, I'll have to take one out and see what I can come up with I guess. Thanks
    I discovered quite happily that a " PVC fitting is a snug friction fit inside my eyeballs. Once I jam a fitting in to give me a starting place, there's no limit to what I can create using PVC pipe.
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    Re: Keeping pool cool..

    Can't help myself. "" PVC fitting is a snug friction fit inside my eyeballs" That sounds painful!
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    Re: Keeping pool cool..

    I have one of these and it works very well for cooling the pool. Just make sure if you adjust it to spray really high if you get strong winds where you live the wind can push the water while in the air out the pool. Does that make since?

    Basically at night when im not outside around the pool to watch I adjust it so the stream is very high.

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