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    Question Pool too warm in the summer

    Hi,

    I attached my question to an existing thread and just learned that that's a no-no. So here I am starting a new thread.

    We live in Central Texas where it's relentlessly hot pretty much from May until October and on top of that we are in a drought. I shouldn't even have a pool, but when we got it, there was no drought.
    Anyway, the pool water gets so warm in the summer, that no one uses the pool anymore except my 77year old mother in law.
    Are there any methods to cool down the water in the summer, that don't involve evaporation? We're saving water like crazy and too much additional evaporation is just not acceptable.

    Any advice would be highly appreciated. It's a shame that we can't use our pool during the hottest time of the year.

    Thanks!

    Gabriela

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    Re: Pool too warm in the summer

    Welcome to TFP!

    Solar panels can be run at night to cool the pool.
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    Re: Pool too warm in the summer

    You can run a fountain and/or the pump at night to cool the pool. If you have solar, running the water through the panels at night will drop the temps.

    Welcome to TFP. Others will be along to offer other ideas.
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    Re: Pool too warm in the summer

    Thanks for the replies so far. We'll run the pump at night and see what difference it makes. I also will do some research on the solar panel option.

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    Re: Pool too warm in the summer

    Running pump at night should help. A fountain will help too, but it will encourage the evaporation you don't want. Do you have a way to create more shade? Picnic table with big umbrella? Maybe some tall container plants?
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    Re: Pool too warm in the summer

    Another option is a misting system.
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    Re: Pool too warm in the summer

    There are several pool chillers out there. Just run a google search. They are not the inexpensive solution.
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    Re: Pool too warm in the summer

    It may not be quick enough for your liking, but can you plant something to simply shade the pool?

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    Re: Pool too warm in the summer

    The solar panel option works great. Our pool gets into the 90's, which is not exactly refreshing. I have run the water through the solar panels at night and watched it drop 6 degrees. If your night time temps are consistently in the 80's however, and rarely drop into the 70's it may not work well for you though. You need a decent drop in temps at night to get much effect from it.
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