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    DIY Fountain

    I'm thinking about making a DIY floating fountain out of some PVC and a spare hose I have for my Polaris 380. Was wondering if anybody had done something like this? Figured I could also run it as a cooler at night like I had seen some others do. Figured on making a base ring out of PVC, filling with just enough water to make it float right below the water line, and then having a central pipe come up through the middle and fountain through the top. Maybe a home made version of this? http://www.coolbuzz.org/entry/brilliant ... -fountain/

    Was just wondering if anyone else had made something like it?
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    Re: DIY Fountain

    It looks like an interesting project just keep in mind that as the water is forced up it will apply downward pressure on the fountain so you'll have to account for that.
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    Re: DIY Fountain

    I figured I would start the floats with max bouyancy and then add ballast (probably just use pool water) a bit at a time until I got the effect I wanted.
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    Re: DIY Fountain

    I have that same fountain and for the money it works great. I am all for tinkering with things, but i just pulled the trigger on this one. There is no problem with it staying afloat, the problem is it wants to wonder around. It comes with a weight that you attached to the clear hose to keep it in the center of your pool.
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