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Old 08-26-2017, 06:40 AM
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Default Swimming pool chiller

Anyone have experience with Glacier Pool Chillers?
Buddy's pool is too hot to use this time of year.
It's small, about 5000 gallons
Thanks in advance for suggestions
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i put one in about a month ago and it works great.i run it about 3 hours a night and on weekend ends if we are in the pool i leave it on its huge and we have a 23000 gallon pool
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We just put in a pool and my pool builder has one on his pool. We put in a heat/cool pump but he has the glacier. He says it works great. He has installed quite a few hasn't heard any problems.
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When we do build a pool it will have to have a chiller, and heat for winter. 80-84 is refreshing.
Right now it is 92 off the coast, yuck.
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My solar pool heater has a mode where you can run the water up to the roof at night to cool the water. Would also extend your swimming season by heating either side of the peak summer months.
http://shop.solardirect.com/product_...roducts_id=216
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How about putting up a shade? How about dropping some dry ice in her?
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I run my solar pool heater at night to cool down the water, but you need cool nights for it to work.
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Originally Posted by louiefl View Post
My solar pool heater has a mode where you can run the water up to the roof at night to cool the water. Would also extend your swimming season by heating either side of the peak summer months.
http://shop.solardirect.com/product_...roducts_id=216
This is what I have. Works great for night cooling. 12.8k gal pool.
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Originally Posted by Riding High View Post
I run my solar pool heater at night to cool down the water, but you need cool nights for it to work.
Radiant cooling...works best if have clear view of sky. Ever wonder how frost forms on car windows when temps don't get below freezing?

Also, aim an IR thermoeter up at the sky at night...what's it read?
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Have him build a simple aerator and use off pool pump as it cleans at night. Drops mine 607 degrees overnight.

5500 gallon above ground

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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
Have him build a simple aerator and use off pool pump as it cleans at night. Drops mine 607 degrees overnight.

5500 gallon above ground

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607 degrees!!
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5000 gallon pool is a spa.
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I don't get a 607 degrees drop, but I do get a measly 4 degree drop using the same method.

A 4 degree drop can easily make the difference between swimmable, and not. $15 worth of parts and you're good to go. Unscrew the "eye" fittings on your returns, and replace with your home-made fountain.

My pool is an 18000 gallon, so I made one for each of my two returns, and only need them during July and August.

I piped in some ball valves so I can control the flow. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by Brokenline View Post

My pool is an 18000 gallon, so I made one for each of my two returns, and only need them during July and August.

I piped in some ball valves so I can control the flow. Good luck.
Simple and smart. Thanks for the idea I bet you don't have as many flying insects like dragonflies drown, either, because they can see the water surface.
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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
Have him build a simple aerator and use off pool pump as it cleans at night. Drops mine 607 degrees overnight.

5500 gallon above ground

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He said chiller not blast freezer.
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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
Have him build a simple aerator and use off pool pump as it cleans at night. Drops mine 607 degrees overnight.

5500 gallon above ground

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He said chiller not blast freezer.
Swim on Saturday and ice skate on Sunday.
John has it figured out!


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Originally Posted by Brokenline View Post
I don't get a 607 degrees drop, but I do get a measly 4 degree drop using the same method.

A 4 degree drop can easily make the difference between swimmable, and not. $15 worth of parts and you're good to go. Unscrew the "eye" fittings on your returns, and replace with your home-made fountain.

My pool is an 18000 gallon, so I made one for each of my two returns, and only need them during July and August.

I piped in some ball valves so I can control the flow. Good luck.
I thought here at THT it was all Seacocks or nothing at all?


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Originally Posted by no704 View Post
607 degrees!!
Typo 6 or 7 degrees...lol...

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Just finished a new pool. Pool builder asked if I wanted heat/cool or just heat. Thought he was kidding.

This is my first pool without an enclosure and water is 93 degrees. Miserable and needs the cooling unit. Screen enclosure helps too. None of my other pools were anywhere near that temp and some needed a little heat even in the summer.

Now looking to sell my new heater and upgrade to heat/cool.
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About 30-35% of the heat pumps we sell are heat/cool . They work great and with a lot of people not doing screen enclosures these days they are necessary sometimes .

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