Fountains and what not

MikeInTN

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May 27, 2007
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Middle Tennessee
Hey Justin,

Are you looking at a fountain for cooling your pool, for aesthetic reasons, or both? I've got a triple tier fountain that I use in the summer time to help cool the pool when it gets too warm, and it works great. The lighted ones look good on the webpage, but I haven't seen any in person to be able to give a good opinion on those.
 

hairco

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May 25, 2008
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S.C.Myrtle Beach
Fountain

Mike can you tell me how your fountain works.Would i have to do some work because my pool is up & running
I don't think my DH would wount to plumb. So i would have to do it myself.Thanks
 

JohnT

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Apr 4, 2007
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SW Indiana
Re: Fountain

hairco said:
Mike can you tell me how your fountain works.Would i have to do some work because my pool is up & running
I don't think my DH would wount to plumb. So i would have to do it myself.Thanks
Most fountains have an adapter to mount to a return. No plumbing required.
 

MikeInTN

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May 27, 2007
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Middle Tennessee
Re: Fountain

hairco said:
Mike can you tell me how your fountain works.Would i have to do some work because my pool is up & running
I don't think my DH would wount to plumb. So i would have to do it myself.Thanks
John's right on the money - my fountain has an adapter that mounts to my upper return, and then uses a length of clear plastic tubing to go to the fountain. I unscrew the and remove the ring and jet, and then screw the adapter on. The adapters, tubing, and a weight to hold the tubing down all should come with the fountain.
 

MikeInTN

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May 27, 2007
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Middle Tennessee
jjdurrant said:
My reasons are aesthetic only.
They are pretty to watch, and I'd say the lighted ones would be pretty to watch at night. Two things on the con side - they will cause your pool temp to cool down, and you will have to replentish your water more often. Oh, and if you've got salt in your water, then you're putting a salt spray in the air. If you can live with the cons, I'd say go for it.