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    Can i install a fountain on my return?

    I have this type of return...
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    Would something like this fit...
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bNew-Casca...oAAOSwuxFYuSZI


    Many thanks.
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    Re: Can i install a fountain on my return?

    A little bit of Google searching & it looks like the fountain needs a 1-1/2" internal threaded wall fitting like the standard Hayward type fitting that uses adjustable directional eyeballs.

    http://www.poolmaster.com/product/re...fall-fountain/

    Your return (as in the picture) does not seem to have that internal thread.
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    Re: Can i install a fountain on my return?

    Might be some kinda adapter you could rig up for it to fit. But I gotta tell ya'..........I got one of those and it hasn't seen daylight past the first couple of times I tried it. Both the spray and the led lights it produces are less than to be desired.
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    Re: Can i install a fountain on my return?

    A fountain will cause your pH to rise as well.
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    Re: Can i install a fountain on my return?

    I use a regular cheapie screw in flower fountain to help lower water temps over night in July and August though.
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    Re: Can i install a fountain on my return?

    Hey all,

    Fountain would only be used for when kids are in pool.... just a gimmick really but will keep them amused.

    Will see if i can get some type of adapter.
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    Re: Can i install a fountain on my return?

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    I use a regular cheapie screw in flower fountain to help lower water temps over night in July and August though.
    I use a fountain spray of sorts for the same purpose. I have a 1 1/2 " return that I screw into. But I'm the queen of tinkering with building my own out of PVC.

    I will say when I have the spray turned up high buy closing other return valves, the spray seems to deter horse flies that we have a problem with.

    I also don't have an issue with PH rise.
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