fountain help...... want to cool the pool

rstephenson

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Jun 26, 2019
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Our pool water (small in ground) is about 90-92 degrees in the heat of the day. We're in Texas and it's not even the hot part of the year yet.
Only about 3-4 hrs direct sunlight per day.

I THINK i wanted to put a fountain / sprayer on one of the returns BUT the return is 1.5 inch slip joint. Everything i find is for a 1.5 inch threaded joint.

Looking for suggestions before i go off and try to build a stand alone sprayer of some sort. Would rather not have more equipment drug into the pool but we really want to try to cool the pool water to make it a little more enjoyable.

as always, appreciate the input
 

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I hear ya. We're between 94-96 in my area. Ugh. While I made a PVC-type fountain, and I've seen several others on the forum, I generally try to cool our pool down when I add water. I have one of those fan nozzles that I aim a bit high to catch cooler air early in the morning without creating too much aeration (pH). Since I need to add water every 3 days or so anyway, it's a good time to do it. Brings the temp down a couple degrees.

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rstephenson

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I hear ya. We're between 94-96 in my area. Ugh. While I made a PVC-type fountain, and I've seen several others on the forum, I generally try to cool our pool down when I add water. I have one of those fan nozzles that I aim a bit high to catch cooler air early in the morning without creating too much aeration (pH). Since I need to add water every 3 days or so anyway, it's a good time to do it. Brings the temp down a couple degrees.

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I'm right down the road in New Braunfels. Is that the nozzle you use for filling ?You don't have any kind of "regular" mister or sprayer plumbed into the pool ?
 

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rstephenson

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That may work but it would stick out "into" the pool. And the returns that are in there are a TIGHT fit.
I've though about buying a dye and just threading the inside of the return pipe also.
 

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I'm right down the road in New Braunfels. Is that the nozzle you use for filling ?You don't have any kind of "regular" mister or sprayer plumbed into the pool ?
Correct. Mine is just a cheapo fan nozzle. I do have a stub-out as you can see below where I connected some 2: PVC with hloes drilled in it, but it's more of a fountain for fun or aeration and not so much to cool the water.

 
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