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Thread: Water feature powered blasters for the kids

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    dissfigured's Avatar
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    Oct 2011
    Denton, TX

    Water feature powered blasters for the kids

    So I am a bit of an engineer and I have taken my kids to splash parks and they love those water blasters they can spray each other with.

    So After a beer or two, I got to looking at my pool and notices I have 2 fountains. One in the spa and one on a tanning ledge.

    So That is my power source

    Prototype is too big it fills with water and the thrust makes it tip. I am working on adapting to a slimmer pipe so it is not as heavy

    At any rate, here is my starting point:


    Completed prototype

    A little heavy but proof of concept

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to better to this or if there is an existing product?
    Ultimate goal is 10 - 12 feet of spray, and able to swivel about 90 degrees.

    And a major goal is to do this without messing up my pump, pipes, etc.
    In-ground, SWG, 20,000 Gallons, Attached spa w/ Spillover, Hayward system, Cartridge Filter.
    Dallas TX

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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Water feature powered blasters for the kids

    They make PVC swivel couplings that rotate under pressure.
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    Central Valley California

    Re: Water feature powered blasters for the kids

    Put a different cap on the end and drill out a smaller hole?
    23,000 gal IG Plaster 1989
    Purex Triton FNS Plus DE Filter Model FSNP 60
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    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: Water feature powered blasters for the kids

    10K gallon IG gunite with waterfall; Pentair CC320P filter; WhisperFlo 2 HP pump
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    May 2011
    NE Ohio

    Re: Water feature powered blasters for the kids

    passes another popcorn and beer to 257WbyMag

    LOL, I'm right there with you. I love the engineering end of this forum.
    BBB/TFP/Taylor K-2006 Evangelist!
    6/13 - Installed AG Sharkline Heritage 21'x54" 11K gallons. Hayward 1660s sand filter, Hayward single-speed 1 hp pump; city water. Husband builds, I maintain.
    5/11 - Starter pool 6000-gallon Intex Ultra 16'x48" AG with standard 1500 gph 1/3 hp cartridge filter.

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