Well I finally built one since the temps havent gotten below 100 lately, and dont appear to be anytime soon. My pool temp was 94 when we swam Saturday, just plain sucked.
I had pvc laying around so I made 2. 1 out of 1.5" pvc and one out of 3/4". I wanted to see if the smaller one would spray higher, but it didnt. I am wondering if less holes would shoot higher, I am considering taking one of them and cutting some of it off and let it have 10 or less holes per side and see if it would go higher, any thoughts there?
I will post results here as I get them. I want everyone to tell me what works for them, running it at night, during the day, all the time, or what. My humidity here in W. TN is lowest between 11Am-6PM. I assumed I should run it at night during cooler temps, but maybe its best to run it during the lower humidity times, I dont know. I wanna cool this baby down before the 4th much as I can.
Day 1 (Sunday) - Pool 93 degrees at 6PM. Ran cooler 6PM-6AM
Day 2 (Monday Morning) - Pool 88 degrees at 6AM
Day 2 (Monday Afternoon) - Cooler off all day, pool 93 degrees at 6PM.
Day 3 (Tuesday Morning) - Pool 88 degrees at 6AM. Cooler running all night.
Day 3 (Tuesday Afternoon) - Pool 91 degerees. Cooler running 24/7 since Monday night. I added a 2nd cooler on shallow end just now.
I put about 25 holes in each side. I hooked it up, plugged one other return and this is what it does. I have 4 returns, and 2 returns/jets in the step. With cooler installed, 1 return plugged, and then using my hand to close another return, the result is not much different. However it gained a couple of feet when I placed my had over one of the step jets. Strange. Anyway I would love to hear whats working best, time of day, low vs. high humidity, etc.
I guess if all else fails I can buy a polaris adapter and use the booster to shoot the water over the house and see if that helps