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    We built a 16 feet x 9 ft outdoor theater to watch while we're swimming. We use a jvc 4k projector and the planters are actually speaker housings. Complimented with phone controlled led lighting everywhere. Anybody else watching movies and swimming?

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    That is awesome, what screen are you using?
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    Thanks!! We ordered a large piece of black out cloth for 115.00 and works great. Here is the website if anybody else is thinking of doing this Blackout Cloth Projector Screen Material. Really durable. I used 2x4 to frame it stapled it and then trimmed it with moulding. It has been out there screwed to the garage for over a year and still looks new.

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    Very nice! Can you post a few daytime photos to get a better feel for how you have this set up?

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    Oh lol absolutely..Haha that actually might help bahaha
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    Awesome Brian!! That looks fun I bet they are having a blast!!

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    Very awesome. I do it with a screen that's base snaps together in about 15 minutes. Im considering going to inflatable for ease. But for now it works great:

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    what are you using to house the projector itself or are you dragging it back in and out?
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    I only set mine out when it's getting used. With my hellions running around, it would be in the pool in no time or completely fried from the sun.
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    I only set mine out when it's getting used. With my hellions running around, it would be in the pool in no time or completely fried from the sun.
    hmm... i am still looking for the proper solution to have a TV by the pool with no overhang/shade.

    Yes, I can buy a junky tv and replace it every year.,...but its not going to last a single rain if I don't have it covered in something.
    No, Im not going to buy one of those $1k rainboxes because they are insane and no i am not buying a super expensive sunbrite tv
    I have a giant projector screen (extra, don't ask) and a projector, but I can't leave a screen just standing (not to mention wind concerns) and I'd have to still drag the projector back and forth.

    i really wish there was an affordable solution to my needs! At this point, I feel like I need to build a cabana, just to have a tv!
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    You could build a cabana for the TV, basically a waterproof box around it with doors to open when you wanted to watch TV

    something like this Shutter TV Wall Cabinet | Ballard Designs
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    When I dont want to drag out the giant screen and projector for the kids (we only use it 3 or 4 times a summer) we use the tv mounted on the house. With one of those weather proof boxes. Its called The TV Shield. For the 50" TV it was $600.
    Not cheap and nothing special but its pretty nice and well built.

    All i had to do after getting it all put together and mounted was re-route the power. I do like it a lot for hanging out day to day, but nothing beats the 160" projector screen from the pool

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboycasey View Post
    You could build a cabana for the TV, basically a waterproof box around it with doors to open when you wanted to watch TV

    something like this Shutter TV Wall Cabinet | Ballard Designs

    i could, but that would imply I have somewhere to hang it. Basically I want something to be either mounted from the ground or somehow come up from the ground over my waterfalls.

    i dont really have anything to mount it against!Attachment 50741

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch08 View Post
    When I dont want to drag out the giant screen and projector for the kids (we only use it 3 or 4 times a summer) we use the tv mounted on the house. With one of those weather proof boxes. Its called The TV Shield. For the 50" TV it was $600.
    Not cheap and nothing special but its pretty nice and well built.

    All i had to do after getting it all put together and mounted was re-route the power. I do like it a lot for hanging out day to day, but nothing beats the 160" projector screen from the pool


    come on dude, time to take off the energy guide sticker :P
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    come on dude, time to take off the energy guide sticker :P
    That's funny. If I took it off, nobody would know how green I am
    That was the first day I had it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionizer View Post
    hmm... i am still looking for the proper solution to have a TV by the pool with no overhang/shade.

    Yes, I can buy a junky tv and replace it every year.,...but its not going to last a single rain if I don't have it covered in something.
    No, Im not going to buy one of those $1k rainboxes because they are insane and no i am not buying a super expensive sunbrite tv
    I have a giant projector screen (extra, don't ask) and a projector, but I can't leave a screen just standing (not to mention wind concerns) and I'd have to still drag the projector back and forth.

    i really wish there was an affordable solution to my needs! At this point, I feel like I need to build a cabana, just to have a tv!
    What about something crazy like this?

    http://www.wayfair.com/Kanto-Mobile-...Y7bhoC62Tw_wcB

    You can get one of those ROKU TVs that hook up to WIFI so you dont have to run cable to it. Roll the thing into your garage / shed when you are done. Itll hold up to a 65" screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch08 View Post
    That's funny. If I took it off, nobody would know how green I am
    That was the first day I had it up.

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    What about something crazy like this?

    http://www.wayfair.com/Kanto-Mobile-...Y7bhoC62Tw_wcB

    You can get one of those ROKU TVs that hook up to WIFI so you dont have to run cable to it. Roll the thing into your garage / shed when you are done. Itll hold up to a 65" screen.

    thanks, but really want a perm solution, not a rolling cart - so ghetto.

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    not to mention something like that is totally a danger with risk of falling on someone or into the pool
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    Loopy, is your projector on the same side of the pool as the screen or are you shooting across the pool?

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