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    Intex fountain from Walmart

    The Intex $15 fountain from Walmart is pretty to look at in the dark. But I accidently left it running overnight and our water dropped to 72 degrees. Brrr… We are in the middle of the Arizona desert and it was 99 degrees yesterday. And our pool is in full sun all day. By 4 pm the water was still only 77 degrees. I love a brisk cool off, but that’s a little too cold!

    Diana
    Intex AG 22' x 52" Ultra frame, Intex 2650 pump, sand filter and SWG
    Hayward in-wall skimmer, Wanda the Whale, center fountain, Intex magnetic light

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    Re: Intex fountain from Walmart

    Oops! I'm sorry, but that's kind of funny. Not to worry Diana, I've seen your forecast and it won't be that way for long. Have a great day.
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    Re: Intex fountain from Walmart

    shhhhhhhhhhh Granny do NOT tell my husband that....he loves a cold pool. Me???? Not so much! "Oh I'm sorry honey but the fountain won't stay screwed in."

    Kim
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    Re: Intex fountain from Walmart

    I also purchased one of these and it's not lighting up for us.
    18x9x52" Intex Ultra Frame, 4545 gal
    Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump (1050 gal/hour)
    Saltwater System w/ E.C.O

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    Re: Intex fountain from Walmart

    You need a stronger pump for the light to work.
    Intex 16'x48"
    Intex sand filter, ozone SWG

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    Re: Intex fountain from Walmart

    Yup, we're looking at temps of 120 on Sunday. Hubby said leave the fountain running because we'll need cold water on the weekend. I turned it off last night but ran it today. Water temp is 74. Outside temp is 99. At 74 degrees I only dip my toes in.

    Diana
    Intex AG 22' x 52" Ultra frame, Intex 2650 pump, sand filter and SWG
    Hayward in-wall skimmer, Wanda the Whale, center fountain, Intex magnetic light

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    Re: Intex fountain from Walmart

    Just bought one. Been 105 heat index in Texas, waters at a hot 92. Hopefully it'll help me


    18/48 Coleman above ground. Intex sand pump and Intex saltwater system

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