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    Fountain to cool down pool

    I know alot of people have plumbed a fountain into their return to cool the pool and have had great success. I chose to take a different route and purchased a standalone fountain that runs 24/7 in the middle of the pool. The pool never gets above 90 degrees during the day and every morning it's about 80 degrees. I live in Florida and the temps have been in the mid 90s and my pool gets sun all day. This is the one I purchased and it works really well:

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    Just another option for you if you don't want to plumb your return.
    1) 7500 Gallon Free Form Gunite Pool / 800 Gallon Gunite Spa
    2) EasyTouch 8 Automation / IC20 Intellichlor
    3) Intelliflo VS Pump for pool and water features - Cartridge and DE Filter / 2 Speed Pentair Pump for Spa and Cartridge Filter

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    Re: Fountain to cool down pool

    I know your pain with high temps, I'm above you in GA. I use a fountain on my return and it works well. You may want to be carefull running it 24/7 because it's the same as aeration which raises PH.
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    Re: Fountain to cool down pool

    Quote Originally Posted by rowdy93
    I know your pain with high temps, I'm above you in GA. I use a fountain on my return and it works well. You may want to be carefull running it 24/7 because it's the same as aeration which raises PH.
    Surprisingly the PH doesn't rise much. There's just enough "flow" to keep the pool cool without affecting the PH much. My PH rises much more during a thunderstorm than it does in a week with the fountain.
    1) 7500 Gallon Free Form Gunite Pool / 800 Gallon Gunite Spa
    2) EasyTouch 8 Automation / IC20 Intellichlor
    3) Intelliflo VS Pump for pool and water features - Cartridge and DE Filter / 2 Speed Pentair Pump for Spa and Cartridge Filter

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    Re: Fountain to cool down pool

    When I run my fountain during the day I lose a lot to evaporation. When its really hot anyway.

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