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    Installing fountains on pool returns

    I wanted to install Artic Rain pool fountains (Affordable, Attractive Pool Cooling System) on my return jets to cool pool water. I believe this uses a standard return jet that is threaded. My pool has just a tube as the return, no threads.

    Is there a way to install these?
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    Re: Installing fountains on pool returns

    Holy Moly! $99???

    Please consider Skippy's Cooling Fountain (link in my siggy line) $20 bucks, but could be even cheaper without the wall fitting we bought.

    A little PVC, an hour of time... voila!
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    Re: Installing fountains on pool returns

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    Holy Moly! $99???

    Please consider Skippy's Cooling Fountain (link in my siggy line) $20 bucks, but could be even cheaper without the wall fitting we bought.

    A little PVC, an hour of time... voila!
    Looks good, does it cool the pool down?

    However, My pool does not have that threaded wall return for the Polaris Universal Fitting Wall Collar. That is what I am trying to figure out. What is my solution?
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    Re: Installing fountains on pool returns

    Quote Originally Posted by jmpilon View Post
    Looks good, does it cool the pool down?

    However, My pool does not have that threaded wall return for the Polaris Universal Fitting Wall Collar. That is what I am trying to figure out. What is my solution?
    What type of opening is your return? size? picture?
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    Re: Installing fountains on pool returns

    It cooled ours down 5 degrees overnight the first time we used it.

    I've read here about folks finding ways to adapt those outlets (I'll ask Richard the Expert as I believe he's responded before on this problem) and you can also ask at Swimming Pool Supplies, Pool Safety Cover, Swimming Pool Covers, Swimming Pool Pumps, Pool Pump Parts - INYOPools.com
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    Re: Installing fountains on pool returns

    I bet its this part

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    Re: Installing fountains on pool returns

    Quote Originally Posted by pookiesunshine View Post
    What type of opening is your return? size? picture?
    It is a 1 inch or 1.5 inch angled tube that is flush with the plaster. There is no threads or anything. Looks like a pvc tube.

    Can I insert some smaller tube into the tube and give it a threaded opening? The problem I see is the tube is at an angle and not perpendicular with the plaster wall.
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    Re: Installing fountains on pool returns

    oh ya, we need a picture of this one, maybe it was for something specific and someone will see it and say what it is
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