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    hey guys/girls,
    i have one of the intex above ground pools. it is 42 inches deep and 16 foot across. i have a solar cover that helps when it is cool but what do you do when it stays in the 100's for a few days? man it feels like a hot tub.

    what do you guys do down south? a chiller? i brought some ice home from work (500 lbs) but that barely dropped the temp.


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    Might be a bit messy.... but throw the hose in there, turn it on and let it overflow until the water temp is right?

    The ice idea seems better though, lol
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    yeah i do let it overflow with the garden hose. sure am glad are water bill is flat rate!!

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    try leaving the cover off at night and running the pump.

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    Make yourself a fountain in the middle of the pool.

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    Fountain and run the pump at night.

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    Ah-ha!
    So.... if you pull a vacuum too fast with moisture in the system it'll freeze it...

    Stop me if you see where I'm heading...

    So you make a huge cap that'll seal air tight. Hook up that 100 CFM vacuum pump you have laying around (you did keep it right? lol). Now.. if you put some sort of relay that runs off that stat that modulates the power to said pump... you should be able to cool that pool in no time.... heck ya might even be able to make an ice ring!

    Or.... take that 500 pounds of ice, add some salt (to make it colder)... ta-da! Colder salt water pool... you know some yuppie somewhere would pay big bucks for this!

    Perhaps you can get in good with someone with an extra tank of liquid nitrogen? Sure would make some cool fog. Ah, heck with that... y'all got some recovered freon right?

    I better go to bed and let this topic get back on track.
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

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    I am in the midwest and thought of that recently. I was gonna go to the ice house and buy 6 blocks of ice and put it in there when the sun went down to see if it would drop the temp but never got around to it.

    I think the only thing that would really work is as amick said, either let it over flow or just push down the side and let about 1/4 of the water out and refill. just make sure you fill it after the sun goes down!


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    above ground?

    ...what trailer park you at?

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    Originally posted by tonys
    above ground?

    ...what trailer park you at?
    That's engineerese for "I'm too stupid to know that there are places that digging is impossible due to lay of the land, water tables, sub-surface materials, what have you."

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    Ours is 34x16 in-ground so the ground temp. helps a lot. But the water temperature is still 79°F here in VERMONT!

    We have been putting the clorene to her,BIG TIME, in the last couple of days.

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    "42 inches deep and 16 foot across"

    ...sounds like a bath tub.


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    Originally posted by tonys
    "42 inches deep and 16 foot across"

    ...sounds like a bath tub.

    We are sure you drive home in your Bentley and dive into your olympic size swimming pool then walk inside and marvel at your Harvard diploma while eating a sandwich made with grey poupon. Bahahaha

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