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    Cooler Pool

    Our dig is scheduled for tomorrow. Just talked with my son who has a pool in Georgia. He says the only problem they have with their pool is the water is sometimes too warm. Is there anything, outside of installing a chiller, we can add to the pool to help keep the water cool ? Do water features help ?
    Also, does the pool finish color ( we are using Wet Edge ) affect the water temperature?
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    Re: Cooler Pool

    Deck jets run in the early hours of the morning will drop the temp of a Houston pool a few degrees.
    The longer the arc the more heat transfer/evaporation.
    I thought the humidity here would stifle this effect but it absolutely works.
    I am hoping that running my waterfall for a couple of hours pre-dawn will have a noticeable effect on mine.
    Until it gets hot I can't really test the this method.
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    Re: Cooler Pool

    Yes, running water features overnight will lower the temperature. So will running solar panels at night. Running water features will also raise your PH, so keep an extra eye on it. Darker colors tend to make pools a little warmer.
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    Re: Cooler Pool

    Deep pool, light plaster, shade on pool, spraying water, no spa.
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    Re: Cooler Pool

    Well we won't have a deep pool, but hopefully the jet sprays and waterfalls will help. May choose a lighter Wet Edge finish. We moved here from Virginia, so Texas heat is something we're trying to get used to. Thanks for your help !
    Houston,TX, IG 15120 gal, gunite, 22' x 36',wet edge finish, Pentair equip, 420 cartridge filter, vs pump, Intelliflo vs booster pump for water features, 400,000 heater, auto fill ,PCC 2000 in floor cleaning ,2 LED lights,travertine coping, paver decking, 9x12 tanning shelf ,1 LED color bubbler, 2 5' benches w jets. Depth 4- 4 1/2- 5 , wall with 3 24" sheer decent , 2 spray heads, Intellitouch Controller.

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    The pool makes the texas heat all better! Get hot, jump in pool, repeat.
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    Re: Cooler Pool

    Quote Originally Posted by magicruiser View Post
    Well we won't have a deep pool, but hopefully the jet sprays and waterfalls will help. May choose a lighter Wet Edge finish. We moved here from Virginia, so Texas heat is something we're trying to get used to. Thanks for your help !
    After speaking with several neighbors regarding water temp who have white plaster pools and one with a darker plaster we decided to go with a lighter quartzscape, something called "blue". So far we really like it, also like the fact that the LED lights seem to be putting out true color on it. Glad we went with a lighter quartzscape vs. just plain white, seems to make it pop a bit.

    It can get a bit warm here in Vegas and the last thing I wanted was to climb into a warm pool on a 110 degree day.
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    Re: Cooler Pool

    See my reply to this poster. It is near the end of the post. Cheap and effective.

    Pool Temp too hot!!
    Gunite/Plaster pool at 13k gallons. All Jandy with CL340 series cartridge filter, 1.5 HP Jandy Stealth pump. Jandy 1400 SWCG and PDA4 controller. Dual waterfalls. Polaris 280. Pool installed August 2012. Southern Louisiana. And lets not forget my trusty TF100 test kit!

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    Re: Cooler Pool

    ComputerGuy: What's the name of the brand and/or name of the fountain? Where did you buy it?

    My pool doesn't even have water in it yet, but I like pool water to be as cool as possible in the summer. In the 70's would be great, but I realize I'm going to have to settle for lower than what it is without any devices!

    Thanks!
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    Re: Cooler Pool

    Suz, I got it off amazon. I am thing about getting a second one before it gets real hot in Louisiana.

    Amazon.com : Flower Swimming Pool Fountain : Swimming Pool And Spa Parts And Accessories : Patio, Lawn Garden
    Gunite/Plaster pool at 13k gallons. All Jandy with CL340 series cartridge filter, 1.5 HP Jandy Stealth pump. Jandy 1400 SWCG and PDA4 controller. Dual waterfalls. Polaris 280. Pool installed August 2012. Southern Louisiana. And lets not forget my trusty TF100 test kit!

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