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    Bubbler/Fountain opinions or problems

    We are getting ready to start construction on our new pool, we were wanting to put 2 bubbler/fountains in our tanning ledge area. Has anyone had any problems with theirs? The PB mentioned repairs/problems with them. Any info or opinions woudl be appreciated.
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    Re: Bubbler/Fountain opinions or problems

    Expect them to raise your pH.

    If you live in an area that winterizes, expect additional costs to get them winterized. Someone's getting wet and if it's cool out, they won't like that much. Been there, done that....

    If you have a liner pool, expect a small up charge when the time comes to put a new liner in.

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    Re: Bubbler/Fountain opinions or problems

    We are in Atlanta so we will not be winterizing the pool and no vinyl liner. Do the nozzles clog/break anything like that?
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    Re: Bubbler/Fountain opinions or problems

    They're usually just straight pipe unless they are lit, Are they lit? If so, via fiber optic or LED?

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    Re: Bubbler/Fountain opinions or problems

    No, we just want the straight pipe, no lights or anything. Just was curious if there were any maintenance issues.
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    Re: Bubbler/Fountain opinions or problems

    In your case, it's no more complicated than just another return. I wouldn't worry. I do think it would be worth making sure that you'll be able to control the flow to the bubblers with a valve at the pad.
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    Re: Bubbler/Fountain opinions or problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Melt In The Sun
    In your case, it's no more complicated than just another return. I wouldn't worry. I do think it would be worth making sure that you'll be able to control the flow to the bubblers with a valve at the pad.
    +1. The valves for our two fountains are connected to a mechanized actuator which is connected to the Easy Touch. We have the wireless remote and I can turn on the fountains with the touch of a button. We rarely use it, but it's nice to have.
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    Re: Bubbler/Fountain opinions or problems

    It was a miscommunication, he thought we were talking about some bubbler that pops up out of the floor or something. Going with 2 bubblers in the tanning ledge.
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    Re: Bubbler/Fountain opinions or problems

    Jaime,

    Although our pool is relatively new, we have had no problems with the bubblers. We enjoy the sound and the look and they run pretty much 100% of the time. The kids enjoy them also. We have seperate valves operating each bubbler and I would highly recommend the added valves.

    We also had two deck jets installed and these are also valved independantly. We do not run the deck jets very often but they are a nice option to have when you choose to run them. If I was going to have only one of the options, I would go with the bubblers.

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