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    Cooling off the pool deck

    Here in the desert, it doesn't matter what "cool" surface you place on the pool deck, it's going to get uncomfortably hot to walk on. A quick dousing of the deck with a couple of buckets of water cool it down nicely.

    Since I was going to re-do my deck with travertine, I was thinking I should install a couple of rotor sprinklers that would spray down the deck & pool for a couple of minutes to cool it off. The water source would come from the current pool fill line, that's actually after my water softener. Can anyone think of a reason not to do this, other than it makes the entire deck slippery all at once?
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    Re: Cooling off the pool deck

    It might leave some hard water/scale stains as the water evaporates and leaves behind the calcium. But, those will be white and if your travertine is light/white then it probably won't be very noticeable. I think that travertine will be a lot cooler anyway and maybe you won't need the deck cooler anyway.
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    Re: Cooling off the pool deck

    There won't be much calcium left behind since it's softened water. I have some similarly light colored travertine on my patio that is just as hot as the current pool deck. When the air temp is 115, that IR heating from the ball of fire in the sky really adds up.
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    Re: Cooling off the pool deck

    Oops, I misread that and my response was based on water before the water softener. I agree that it will be fine. Bummer about the hot feet! I would have thought the travertine would have been a bit cooler.
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    Re: Cooling off the pool deck

    Start each session off with a quick jump and cannon ball.. works on mine
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    Re: Cooling off the pool deck

    yzf600, how thick is the travertine on your patio or deck and what is the base?
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    Re: Cooling off the pool deck

    When I read message threads like this it makes me so glad I have an indoor pool
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    Re: Cooling off the pool deck

    Yeah, I'm a little jealous.
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