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    Cooling the water off (please don't laugh)

    Here's my Rube Goldburg aerator. I used a vacuum leaf picker upper attached to my polaris booster pump. Then used duct tape to attach a noodle for flotation. The first try worked too well - it blew water all over the place and I was afraid I would empty the pool. The revision does not work nearly as well, but at least it's not watering the grass.
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    Re: Cooling the water off (please don't laugh)

    Wow!
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    Re: Cooling the water off (please don't laugh)

    You might be able to get one of those flow restrictors for the hose at a Home Depot or similar place and place it between the hose and the vaccum head to decrease the flow of water and keep more of it in your pool. Not sure if you have seen them before or not. They are little discs with a small hole in it and you place it in the female end of the hose where the O-ring is and then just screw the hose on like normal.

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    Macgyver!
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    What did we ever do before duct tape?
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    Good for you! I love inventive and creative people.
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    Re: Cooling the water off (please don't laugh)

    I found a new location for the fountain - braced against the ladder with the water stream aimed diagonally across the pool. This kept the water in the pool. I let it run all night last night and the water temperature dropped by 12 degrees from 92 to 80 F.
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    Re: Cooling the water off (please don't laugh)

    Coolio!

    Make sure you keep watch on your pH. Aeration sure cools the pool, but also causes the pH to rise.
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    Re: Cooling the water off (please don't laugh)

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeInTN
    Coolio!

    Make sure you keep watch on your pH. Aeration sure cools the pool, but also causes the pH to rise.
    I was watching for that, but the pH didn't change a bit. It was 7.5 yesterday and 7.5 after running the fountain all night.
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    hahaha.... sweet!
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    Re: Cooling the water off (please don't laugh)

    Great idea -

    I kind of like 92º water. 8) That's because it is 102º outside
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    Re: Cooling the water off (please don't laugh)

    I would be in trouble with water at 80 degrees. Ha. The wife and kids like it closer to 92 and at times still complain about it being chilly. Myself, I like it closer to 85 degrees.

    Your fountain looks cool. I have a store bought model myself that connects to the return and makes a nice fountain of water with adjustable height. It has a bypass that can adjust to wide open or fully closed depending on how tall you want the fountain to be. My PH rise was not affected much by the fountain after I got all my number right; sounds like your in the same situation. Good job.
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