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    Neighbor's pool fountains are so noisy but he says he must have them

    I have a touchy situation with my next door neighbor with whom we don't want to endanger our friendly relationship.
    He has installed four 5' high water fountains into it to splash into his pool. He says he must do this to aerate the pool. Now we are about 20 feet away and the fountains are very loud in our quiet neighborhood. We moved out here to enjoy the sounds of the birds and squirrels and we can't hear them (or much else) when that's running. They agreed to run it from 3pm on 'til 9pm but it's beginning to irritate me that I can't enjoy my yard during that time.
    That said, is it really necessary for them to do this? I've never known anyone else to do it before. Can anyone suggest an alternative way of aerating their pool that I might suggest? Thank you very much in advance.

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    Re: Neighbor's pool fountains are so noisy but he says he must have them. Can u advis

    if he is trying to lower very high TA then he will need to add muriatic acid and aerate his water
    but this should not be an ongoing issue unless you have high TA fill water
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    Re: Neighbor's pool fountains are so noisy but he says he must have them. Can u advis

    As noted above, lowering TA is a temporary reason to aerate.

    Otherwise, there's no reason to need to aerate on a regular basis. Even when lowering TA, it's not always necessary to aerate.

    There are ways to reduce the noise of waterfalls. Making the water a solid sheet hitting the pool surface creates much less noise.

    If the water breaks up during its descent, it will splash and churn.

    Also, there are other ways to aerate.

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    Re: Neighbor's pool fountains are so noisy but he says he must have them. Can u advis

    Maybe this neighbor could glean a bit of help from this site which would in turn help you? Welcome to the forum.
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    Re: Neighbor's pool fountains are so noisy but he says he must have them

    This is something that is probably more of a lifestyle choice on their part rather than a necessity. They (like my wife) probably enjoy the sound. Time to grab a bottle of wine, walk next door and have a friendly talk.
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    Re: Neighbor's pool fountains are so noisy but he says he must have them

    Welcome to the forum LaurieK

    Can you post a picture of the four fountains ?? I'm guessing it's more for looks and sound than it is for anything functional. Sounds like a lot of work if they were doing it just temporarily. sorry to say.

    There are different ways to introduce air into the pool that would be quieter like using the return jet to suck in air or just some PVC pipe that screws into the return but doesn't rise very far off the surface with multiple holes to spray water and cause aeration.
    If your neighbor has an air compressor they could also run a hose into the pool then it's just a matter of where to place the compressor so it's noise doesn't become a problem too.

    You might need to gently poke around trying to find the reason for the fountains to begin to try and help them with a solution both of you can live with.
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    Welcome to the forum. I wish you luck with this sticky situation. Let us know what happens.
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    Re: Neighbor's pool fountains are so noisy but he says he must have them. Can u advis

    Thank you very much for your helpful reply! It's much appreciated. I love our neighbors - so hope to work this out. Have a great day. Laurie

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    Re: Neighbor's pool fountains are so noisy but he says he must have them

    That is a fantastic idea, James. Thank you for your help! I will pass that along. I love our neighbors and cherish having a good relationship with them. I know they think they have to aerate a lot so I will see how to carefully make some suggestions. Much appreciated. Laurie

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    Re: Neighbor's pool fountains are so noisy but he says he must have them. Can u advis

    That's a good idea. You have all been so helpful - thank you! Laurie

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    Re: Neighbor's pool fountains are so noisy but he says he must have them

    Hi Tim, I used to enjoy it, but this is a bit too loud for me. You're right, some people like the sound of noise. I appreciate your vision of an approach too. I love our neighbors and cherish our friendly relationship so let me see what I can do. I must say this site is very helpful! Thank you! Laurie

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