How I cool down my Pool

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I wish I had that issue, mine temp is around 82 but my pool is in a lot of shade
Thank you! My friend asked how I cool it down during the summer, so I figured I would make a little video out of it. I have to do this 2/3 nights a week or the temps would be around 95. It just feels so weird jumping in a pool that hot. lol
 

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Thank you! My friend asked how I cool it down during the summer, so I figured I would make a little video out of it. I have to do this 2/3 nights a week or the temps would be around 95. It just feels so weird jumping in a pool that hot. lol
Yes that’s hot tub temp, had a cousin who went and bought 10 bags of ice to cool his down at a family reunion :)
 

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I used those for a while in GA - but you really need to run them at night to get a good cooling effect, so I ended up running my pump a LOT to keep the temp down. I added shade sails over mine - far more effective, provided shade on hot days, and far cheaper in the long run.

My current pool has a 1,300 sq ft cage over it, and 950 sq ft of that has a solid sunbrella canvas covering on it. Half of my pool is under the covering. It's never gotten hotter than 90, and is usually around 88 without running a heater.
 
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My current pool has a 1,300 sq ft cage over it
Having the cage keeps most pools far cooler than without and, in fact, requires a heater in the summer in some instances. The cage probably cuts 60-70% of the sunlight.
 

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mdragger's fountain should be very effective because of the "air time" he gets. These fountains DO NOT work because of the water/air temp difference.......they work because of the evaporative process that gives off heat. They are often more effective in the daytime than at night because of the relative humidity
 

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Too funny. I tried both shade sails and PVC misters. I could only get a few degrees of cooling and got tired of 90+ water temps. I bit the bullet and finally invested in a chiller. Best thing I have done for my pool in 13 years! We’ve been at 100+ with high humidity and my water temp has maxed at 82 so far this year. Humidity dropped today, so I expect water temp n the upper 70s by tomorrow. Perfect!
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I doesn't appear that you checked the pool temp at the same time both days.
 

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but I heard its better run it during the day? I dont know
These fountains DO NOT work because of the water/air temp difference.......they work because of the evaporative process that gives off heat. They are often more effective in the daytime than at night because of the relative humidity
 
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Too funny. I tried both shade sails and PVC misters. I could only get a few degrees of cooling and got tired of 90+ water temps. I bit the bullet and finally invested in a chiller. Best thing I have done for my pool in 13 years! We’ve been at 100+ with high humidity and my water temp has maxed at 82 so far this year. Humidity dropped today, so I expect water temp n the upper 70s by tomorrow. Perfect!
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so, if you were building again, would you have started with a chiller? PBs tell us with a waterfall, spillway from spa and deep end of 8 ft, we wouldn't need a chiller, but the pool will be in direct sunlight
 

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I made this little video showing the fountain I use to drop my pool temperature.

Let me know what you guys think.
I use the same device. I just leave it on all the time now so it runs whenever the pump runs, which is 15 hours a day. With outdoor temperatures in the mid 90s, my pool is about 84 in the morning at 88-89 by sundown. This is my first year with the pool, but the water temp was creeping up on spa-like here in the dog days, so I bought the fountain. The water feels great, although I really don't know how hot it would get if I were not using the fountain. I gotta think it's helping.
 
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You are missing the point about how these coolers work. Your air temp doesn't have much to do with it. It is the relative humidity that is important and this spread is greatest in the daytime.
 
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You are missing the point about how these coolers work. Your air temp doesn't have much to do with it. It is the relative humidity that is important and this spread is greatest in the daytime.
I was stating the air temp for reference on how hot my pool water might be without the sprinkler. I get that it cools more effectively with lower humidity.
 

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Looking back, the only reason I would have installed a chiller at the time of building is so that we would have enjoyed the pool more during our first few years of having it. It also would have saved lots of frustration with trying other ways to cool the pool, although I learned a lot through trial and error. The chiller is a pretty easy add-on after the fact, as long as you have space. Plus, our PB didn’t sell/install them, as I tried to use them to install my chiller once I decided to go that route. In the end, the chiller is the solution that ultimately worked for us. We intentionally designed the layout for full sun exposure, not considering what that would do to water temps. (It was our 1st pool.) Our next door neighbors have the opposite issue, as their pool is heavily shaded and gets virtually no direct sun, so there are many factors to consider.
 
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PBs tell us with a waterfall, spillway from spa and deep end of 8 ft, we wouldn't need a chiller, but the pool will be in direct sunlight
BTW, we also have most of those features, with a 10’ deep end. We also had a fountain in the spa and even with the PVC misters, I could only get the water temps down to upper 80s during the day. Overnight, they would drop to mid-80s, but were approaching 90 again by afternoon, which is when the pool was mostly used.
 
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I just bought 2 of these for $3.65 each through Amazon Warehouse. Can’t wait to try them out next summer on my new pool.
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