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    Heat Snorkel?

    Ok, was at my local pool supply store and happened to see this:

    http://www.heatsnorkel.com/the_heat_snorkel_pro_v.htm

    Anyone have any experience with it? By chance would it work? Price seems high for a just pvc, but if the theory works I figure can probably make it myself for considerably less. Thoughts? Worth the effort?

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    Re: Heat Snorkel?

    If you just wanna aerate the pool .........you can find one of those goofy looking flower head sprayers ( like I have) for about 25 bucks.
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    Re: Heat Snorkel?

    If your circulation is setup correctly to begin with there is no heating advantage to a device like that. Most of the pictures show it in fountain mode, which will actually cool the pool, rather than help heat it.
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    Re: Heat Snorkel?

    I don't see how that can heat the pool at all, my pump turns the water over, not the $50 pipe. When spraying in the air it will cool the water as Jason had said. I've made several fountains from off the shelf PVC for cooling my pool. Maybe they ran me a few bucks each.
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    Re: Heat Snorkel?

    Circulating the heated water lower than where the return jet is won't make any difference?

    I understand the concept of cooling and aeration aspect of using it as a fountain.

    Does anyone have a DIY listing the exact parts (and technique) used to make a fountain? I'm assuming I could easily find the threaded piece to attach to the return jet at the pool store and use PVC products from Menards to finish it.
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    Re: Heat Snorkel?

    Making a fountain is very simple. You basically need a 1.5" male threaded to slip adapter, some pipe, a few fittings, and an end cap or two. Angle the pipe so it comes above the surface, drill some holes in it to create water jets, and you are done. There are several pictures in the threads linked to in the How To Lower Total Alkalinity article.
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