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    Pool Cooling

    Alright I know this has been covered and I know a fountain with a misting head may be the best way to cool my pool down. It's not even summer yet and I am already at 90F. My pool gets direct sunlight all day long and at only 15k gallons and shallow it heats up quick.

    My problem is that I have the aqua genie skimmers so I have no return I can repurpose for a fountain or cooling system. Does anyone know of a way I can achieve this effect without a standard pool return?
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    Re: Pool Cooling

    cut a return pipe at the pad and install a Tee with a hose bib and run a garden hose over to a sprinkler head mounted and a pole.

    A pond pump.

    Or a canopy for shade
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    Re: Pool Cooling

    Yeah I don't think my plumbing skills are that good and things are already pretty tight at my pad.
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    Re: Pool Cooling

    Would a pond pump provide enough flow?
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    Re: Pool Cooling

    How big is the pond pump?
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    Re: Pool Cooling

    I installed an 18'x18' canopy over half of my pool just to have some shade spots, but it really doesn't keep it cooler. My pool has been 87-90 for the past month here, only cools down when it rains lol
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    Re: Pool Cooling

    I bought a 18' triangle shade sail off Amazon for $30 and attached it to the house with generic hardware, adjustable pull straps etc so that I can remove it for storms etc. I plan to zip tie mister tubing on 2 sides and create a custom hose with a quick disconnect to tie it to a timer valve on my hose bib. I am told that this will make a huge difference in TX but I am sure my kids, dogs & plants will love it too. I will post a pick when it is rigged. Good luck!

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    I just had another idea, I think I will rig a tube from the ice maker on my fridge, attach a compressor, zwave controlled relays.......

    OMG, there I go again. Sorry.
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    Re: Pool Cooling

    I think I'm just going to try getting a pond pump and fountain attachment and see if that will help, thoughts on that option?
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    Re: Pool Cooling

    Quote Originally Posted by urbantux View Post
    I think I'm just going to try getting a pond pump and fountain attachment and see if that will help, thoughts on that option?
    Pay attention to the lift specs on the pump. If it only lifts water two feet and your pool is three, you wont be setting it on the floor. Might have to rig a shelf out of PVC or something to set it on.I've been corrected. Lift is the net distance between the surface of the water and the outlet. So putting it on the floor shouldn't matter. Thanks for the PM, pabeater!
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    Re: Pool Cooling

    Won't that drive the pH up?
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    Re: Pool Cooling

    Quote Originally Posted by pabeader View Post
    Won't that drive the pH up?
    Yes. But the alternative is bathwater. Not too refreshing to plunge into.
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    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Pool Cooling

    Has anyone actually used the pond pump fountain to do this? Just curious, I already ordered a pump and fountain kit, will probably have to add some PVC to get the fountain to the water surface
    15,000g | 16x32 Vinyl | Pentair Super-Flo VS | Intellichlor ic-20 | Pentair cartridge 320 sq ft

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