Can you advise of what I can use to actually keep the pool water cooler in summer while still cutting evaporation and chemical loss.
Water does actually get way to hot in the Australian summer.
Thanks for the question Peter
There are a couple of ways to cool your pool in the Summer, but with heat and sun, the pool water will evaporate and chemical use will rise. This is like the Law of Gravity, and there's no way around it.
First, you can install a spray system on your pool. Your question doesn't say whether it's an above ground or inground pool, but I'll assume it's an inground swimming pool.
Most inground pools have a built in sprayer system just for this. They are mounted on the sides of the pool and can be turned on during the day to cool the pool while it's in use.
The sprayer system causes the water to evaporate a bit quicker, but it also catches the heat rising from the pool and puts it in the air.
Another way to have some kind of pool fountain, either floating or installed.
This works in the same manner as the water sprayer system.
A 3rd system is called a Pool Cooler from Mist Cooling. While I've not have personal experience with this kind of pool cooling system, I've heard from others that they seem to work pretty well. It might be something to look into.
Another way is obvious, to load up your pool with massive blocks of ice, but this is not cost effective, nor is it a long-term solution.
The other ways to cool your pool might be the best.
What is the best way to keep a large inground pool cool?
by James Lea
(LaPorte Tx. Harris county)
I work for a Maritime training facility and cover the pool each night with a motorized pool cover. The water gets extremely hot causing problems for students training? What can I do to keep the temp. cooler?
Hi James. You have some possible options. Floating or spray fountains, or side sprayers, can offer a bit of relief by using aeration.
You can install a Reverse-Cycle Heat Pump but that might not be a financially viable option.
You can also go to this link but it's mainly for above ground pools: