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Thread: Discussion Topic - Wave Generator

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    Mar 2015
    Mount Pleasant, TN

    Discussion Topic - Wave Generator

    Okay, so since installing my fountain, I want to see what else I can get into. Yesterday while I was in the pool with my kids, I started jumping alot and created some decent waves. So, I had a thought... It'd be really cool to make something to generate 1ft waves. Nothing dramatic... I don't think the walls of an above ground pool could take that.

    But I need help thinking of something to do this. Obviously the plunger effect works. Perhaps some mechanism that raises and lowers a pvc pipe at the edge? Maybe that wouldn't be enough force.

    What are you thinking?
    Pool Stats: 24" Round Above Ground - Vinyl - 13,500 Gallons | Filter: Hayward Sand S180T | Pump: Hayward Power-Flo Matrix | Testing Kit: TF-100 | Mount Pleasant, Tennessee

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    May 2010
    SW Louisiana

    Re: Discussion Topic - Wave Generator

    What I am thinking is if you get the stroke timing just right you could get some interesting wave size amplification, more so in a rectangular pool. With a round pool the wave reflection dynamics would likely be a bigger problem.
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
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    Jun 2012
    western NY

    Re: Discussion Topic - Wave Generator

    We used to generate some cool waves in our above ground pool with a big innertube. Just get on top in a 4 point stance and start hopping it up and down. If you are in the center of the pool you can get some real big ones real fast.
    Unknown make 18' above ground (bought used in 1999) Sparco sand filter. Hayward 100,000 BTu heater. 2 speed pump

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