Aerating

vagrowr

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Jun 4, 2010
13
Richmond, Virginia
Just read the "how to lower total alkalinity" article and I was wondering what suffices for breaking the surface of the water using the return line for aerating purposes? Does it have to actually shoot up out of the water or is the bubbling good enough?
 

svenpup

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Nov 18, 2009
835
Sacramento, CA
Bubbling is good enough, but many smaller bubbles is better than larger bubbles. For example, an air compressor hose put in the water is not great.

If you search around the site there are many examples of home made aerators.

You can get cheap fountains that would work too (like this one).
 

poolgirl22

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Apr 14, 2010
595
Stephens City, VA
Must I share?
Ok. You talked me into it...

Sub-pump in pool. Hose attached. Sprinkler attached to hose and pointing at the surface. 'Country fountain'

Worked for us. Cash expenditure= $0. All materials on hand.
One of my proudest newbie TFPer moments.
 

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svenpup

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Nov 18, 2009
835
Sacramento, CA
Nice one Chris...reminds me of my redneck solar heater...a submersible pump and a couple hundred feet of coiled up hose and irrigation tubing. Cash expenditure= $0. All materials on hand.