Hello everyone - I live in NTX and have very little shade for my 14000 gallon shallow kidney shaped pebbletec in-ground pool. With all the sun and heat, the pool is getting to the point now the water temp is getting right around 90*F during the worst of the heat of the day. Looking for ideas on how to lower it safely.
We have been using the fountain pictured below during the very early parts of the morning through the early afternoon to try to get some evaporative cooling. Doesn't seem to be doing much, but it's still nice to listen to and occasionally cool off under while in the pool.
I have been tinkering with the idea of a 304 SS heat exchanger attached to a return in a similar fashion to the fountain, that would sit in a pool of ice water, and then go back to a sprayer to sort of envelope the pool in a very cold spray of water, or even just feed it back into the pool to lower the temp as much as we can. Similar concept to a jockey box if you know what that is. I'm afraid this might cumbersome (ice in the cooler) and inefficient (lots of ice with little result.
Anyone tried anything like this?