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    No more trees...Now pool gets too hot.

    Any ideas on Man Made Shade for an above ground Pool? We used to have trees...big ones 85 feet or taller on the east...neighbors got a pool and they all got cut down. Now my pool topped out at 96 degrees last summer and it wasn't even fun to get in it. Does anyone have any ideas for man made shade for a pool that doesn't involve replanting a tree on my side of the fence? I can't stand when the water is warmer than the air temp...and the air is 87 degrees.
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    Re: No more trees...Now pool gets too hot.

    You can build a pergola.

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    Re: No more trees...Now pool gets too hot.

    I know some on here have used fountains (homemade or store bought) to cool the water down. Once I get around to hard plumbing my pool I plan on putting an old adjustable shower head and valve on a Tee above the return.
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    Re: No more trees...Now pool gets too hot.

    http://www.mistcooling.com makes an adaptable inlet fitting that creates a mist
    you run at night. I have two customers that reported a drop in temperature of 6-10 degrees using it.

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    Re: No more trees...Now pool gets too hot.

    Anything that aerates the water at night will help. Fountain, waterfall, etc.

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    Re: No more trees...Now pool gets too hot.

    You could also go with a heat pump that has a cooling option though that can get expensive.

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    Re: No more trees...Now pool gets too hot.

    a-cheap-pool-cooler-for-the-end-of-summer-t2501.html?hilit=pool%20cooler

    This is just one of many threads on this forum using aeration as the cooling process. They work day and night and can be built VERY cheap.
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    Re: No more trees...Now pool gets too hot.

    there you go, a perfect solution!

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    Re: No more trees...Now pool gets too hot.

    Aeration definitely helps. 3-4 degrees is easy to cool with a simple sprayer made out of 1-1/2" PVC and a few fittings.

    You could also look into a sail-shade. This past summer was exceptional though, so you may want to see what a normal year is like before committing to an expense.
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    Re: No more trees...Now pool gets too hot.

    Solar heaters but run them thru the night instead of thru the day.
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    Re: No more trees...Now pool gets too hot.

    6 different good solutions in 3 hours. Pretty impressive response!

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    Re: No more trees...Now pool gets too hot.

    You can also do some geothermal plumbing. The ground is always around 55 degrees so if you run coils of pipe in the ground and push water through it into the pool. Kinda like running the solar panels at night except the temperature of the ground is always a constant.
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    Re: No more trees...Now pool gets too hot.

    Quote Originally Posted by X-PertPool
    You can also do some geothermal plumbing. The ground is always around 55 degrees so if you run coils of pipe in the ground and push water through it into the pool. Kinda like running the solar panels at night except the temperature of the ground is always a constant.
    So thats why my 100 lb Newfie always digs a hole to lay in duting the summer...we just thought she liked being dirty!!!
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    Re: No more trees...Now pool gets too hot.

    I have a 12' diameter offset umbrella. I got it so that I would have a shaded portion of the pool to float in. It shades a nice section of the surface but also keeps the late afternoon West sun off a bit of the side of the pool. I leave it open 24/7 thru the summer. It makes a difference!
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    Re: No more trees...Now pool gets too hot.

    Sail shade is amazing, I installed one on our deck that was under sun till 6-7pm and we could not enjoy it, after the installation I was more than surprised on the outcome
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    Re: No more trees...Now pool gets too hot.

    A friend in Galveston has a fountain that attaches to a return. It does a great job of cooling the pool. Swivels, can be raised and lowered, adjustable height of spray. Just noticed it at Warehouse Pool Supply for $25.
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    Re: No more trees...Now pool gets too hot.

    I am curious if this reflective bubble wrap would work to keep a pool cool:
    http://www.lowes.com/pd_13357-56291-BP24025_0__


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