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Thread: Necessity-the Mother of Invention...or Bizzarro Idea?

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    Necessity-the Mother of Invention...or Bizzarro Idea?

    I have a friend coming over to swim after work tomorrow, although apparently our weather will be a bit cloudy and only about 81 degrees outside. This afternoon the pool temp was only 78 (it had been 84 degrees in the pool a week and a half ago!).

    I was wondering how hair brained an idea would it be if I sump-pumped my hot tub water into the pool.
    Does anyone think 390 gallons of 104 degree water could make enough of a dent in raising the pool temp a few degrees in an 12k gallon pool for our comfort?

    I know its an odd question
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    Re: Necessity-the Mother of Invention...or Bizzarro Idea?

    That will raise the pool temperature by approximately 3/4 of a degree, so no not worth it.
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    Re: Necessity-the Mother of Invention...or Bizzarro Idea?

    It may raise it to a blistering 78.5...for about a second or two. Since it is only about a 26 degree difference in 390 gallons of water dispersed into 12K gallons, well that is a lot of dilution!
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