Man, this Kansas heat is killing us this year. It's so hot, that jumping into 92 degree water isn't cutting it anymore.
Tonight I thought I would engineer a way to get some evaporative cooling into my pool water. I know it'll raise my pH, but I would rather buy more Muriatic Acid and get some use out of my pool when it is hot. I have two fountains, but I run them all night and can only get about a 2 degree drop in temp.
What is so cool about this setup, is that the "T" can rotate 360 degrees to accommodate different returns in my pool. Also the vertical 1 1/2" pipe can rotate also if I need to spray water on a certain part of the pool due to the wind. (Wind in Kansas? Yea right...)
After building this, there are a few things I would change, but overall I'm cool with this setup for now.
I added a cockpit valve so I could adjust the water flow based on which return I was hooking it up to.
Tonight's low is supposed to get to about 76 degrees. If I get up in the morning (6 am ish) and the pool is below 89 I'll be a happy camper. Unless my pH is out of control.
I'll update everyone on how things go, unless you tell me I'm nuts.