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    Portable Wi-fi speakers to enjoy by the pool

    Any suggestions on a quality wi-fi, portable speaker to use by the pool? I don't know if I can justify $400 for a Sonos with all the other expenses of a pool?

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    Re: Portable Wi-fi speakers to enjoy by the pool

    I use a bluetooth speaker with my phone. It works great, has a great sound, and surprisingly loud. I have the older version of this:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/jbl-char...&skuId=7092028
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    Re: Portable Wi-fi speakers to enjoy by the pool

    I use a 150 dollar mini stereo that I just keep covered in plastic when weather rears it's head. Has CD, bluetooth (so those pesky guests can play DJ on their phones, and USB drive port. Am/FM of course. Unit sits on top of my tiki bar with the speakers inside. But dang that Sonos is nice!
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    Re: Portable Wi-fi speakers to enjoy by the pool

    I saw a couple nice Bluetooth speakers at SAMs that would work. This one is nice and rugged. http://m.samsclub.com/ip/block-rocke...s-/prod9230260


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    Re: Portable Wi-fi speakers to enjoy by the pool

    There are definitely some nice bluetooth speakers out there. But you just can't beat sonos. It really is amazing. Highly recommend.
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    Re: Portable Wi-fi speakers to enjoy by the pool

    I was going through same issue when doing my outdoor setup. I wanted a decent outdoor bluetooth setup that would be weather resistant and can be up all year long that I didn't have to charge batteries or constantly worry about being broken or damaged around water and sun.

    A great post and setup I found on the site here which I replicated also (credit to the original poster/designer):
    [URL="http://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/72263-DIY-Outdoor-Bluetooth-Speakers?p=620547#post620547"]

    I hard wired mine into a switch in the crawlspace right by the outside patio and am running 3 outdoor speakers (not 4 for a reason) off the little amp with plenty of output. Bluetooth range on the Iphone is pretty good considering going through screen patio and side of house wood. A bit over a year running it all year long and no issues so far. Happy I did it for just a bit over $100. Throwing out another option.
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    Re: Portable Wi-fi speakers to enjoy by the pool

    The Sonos Play 1's are $199, still pricey. We play ours outside under a covered deck, just have to remember to bring them back inside after your done.
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    Re: Portable Wi-fi speakers to enjoy by the pool

    Quote Originally Posted by yostmatt View Post
    I use a bluetooth speaker with my phone. It works great, has a great sound, and surprisingly loud. I have the older version of this:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/jbl-char...&skuId=7092028


    I have an older version of this speaker also. It's no Bose but it also isn't hundreds of dollars. It has amazing sound for such a small speaker.
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