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    DIY waterfeature/aerator

    While installing my SWG I was interested in making somekind of fountain/water aerator, here is what I came up with.

    When installing my SWG I had to go ahead a splice into the plumbing after the filter anyways, so while I was there I added a 2" "T" and a Ball valve after the SWG going to the return lines, I reduced the "t" portion 2" to 1/2 and because I have a patio pretty close to my pool and my pool equipment is on the side of the house, I ran 1/2 pvc up and over along my patio, where you would run rain gutter and used some plastic straps to hold the pvc down, put an end cap on the end and drilled 6, 3/8" holes, I can controll the amout of water going through the pvc with the ball valve, in fact if the neighbors behind me want to get cooled off as well it will reach across the yard to them all I have left to do is paint the pvc pipe to match my trim.[img][/img][img][/img][img]cket">[img]<a%20href="http://s301.photobucket.com/albums/nn45/cj7365/?action=view&current=Picture003.jpg"%20target="_blank">[/img]
    13,000 IG Plaster, 2hp whisperflo pump, 48 sq in pentair DE Filter, 1 skimmer, 2 eyeball outlets, 200 sq ft solar panels on second story, Auto Pilot SWG-36, Polaris ATV Cleaner

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    Rockcrawler,

    Very nice. And the installation looks very clean.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Titanium
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    1983 Laars XE Pool/Spa Heater Type ES 400,000 BTU, 1998 Hayward Super Star-Clear C-4000 cartridge filter (400 sq ft, 4 separate cartridges)
    1998 Polaris 380 pressure-side cleaner w/ 3/4 HP booster pump
    One skimmer :( and one PoolSkim :), One Supervision Galaxy LED pool lamp, Second story solar panels
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    Wow, that setup is moving some water!

    I guess that the climate down there is very arid. I noticed the neighbors all have swamp coolers on their roofs.
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    Thanks Titanium

    Harry

    Arid, yes normal humidity is from 10-20% the swamp coolers are very effective economical, when the outside temp is 100 I can cool my house down to 75
    13,000 IG Plaster, 2hp whisperflo pump, 48 sq in pentair DE Filter, 1 skimmer, 2 eyeball outlets, 200 sq ft solar panels on second story, Auto Pilot SWG-36, Polaris ATV Cleaner

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