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Thread: Aerating AGP...Bad idea?

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    Aerating AGP...Bad idea?

    My kids love to have the return jet pointing slightly up so that it makes a sort of waterfall effect. Question...does this much aeration cause any problems with the pool? If so, how often should I allow the jet to be pointing towards the surface? Thanks for any thoughts.
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    Re: Aerating ABG Pool...Bad idea?

    aeration causes the PH to raise in the pool. If you are watching your PH levels carefully and adjusting as needed then it should be no problem.
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    Re: Aerating ABG Pool...Bad idea?

    Unless the kids are really in the pool all day, it should be fine to play with during a swim and point it back down afterward. Monitor pH as NWMNMom said.
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    Re: Aerating ABG Pool...Bad idea?

    We run our big sprayer for several hours a day and it doesn't affect the pH much at all. As stated, just keep an eye on the pH and adjust as needed and you'll be fine.
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