Clear Pool Table

Not only is this pool table pretty amazing for being see-through and having the same action as a regular pool table, it's also a senior project that has been turned into a real business. Personally, I'm still a sucker for the felt and not being distracted by all the slick rails underneath. Also, at AUS $40,000 it's deep in luxury territory.I still hem and haw about dropping a few bucks to play on a nice, clean table at a parlor and only get a few games a year in at a friend's house (thanks, Jeff!). But if you have pools full of cash, here's one for you. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Burning barrel in the pool

Questions for you scientific types. Would this work: I have a 3,000 gallon inground pool and no heater. If I took a barrel, stuck it in the shallow end just a half inch above being totally submerged, and lit a fire inside it it would it work to heat the water around it and eventually heat up the pool?

Posted by jakeotron 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


what r some exercises in diving into a pool?

Asked by priceis 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I need help heating my inground gunnite pool

We live in new england and just opened our pool over memorial day weekend. the problem is our pool never gets above 65! We need some help on getting our pool to be warm enough so we dont get sick every time we go in it! we have tried lining the inside of the pool with a thin black plastic but that doesnt seem to be helping. could you please help us with some CHEAP ideas becasue money is tight and our pool is freezing.!

Asked by ang24 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I didn't know I had a swimming pool?

The first thing anybody does on Google Maps is find their own house.  I realised that I had failed in this tradition, and discovered that I have a swimming pool! Actually, it's a blue tarpaulin I was using to suppress weeds when I was turning a jungle into a lawn...

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Dumpster Pools Invade Brooklyn

Over in Brooklyn, some overheated and dedicated folks have turned some dumpsters into pools for their very own urban pool party. Not too shabby for a budget of a few thousand bucks. I wonder if they can connect them together to get a proper bit of space to swim in.via Treehugger

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago



Led Pool Lights How/Ideas???

I want to make some underwater LED lights. Any ideas on DIY? thanks

Posted by R4fo 11 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


large magnifying glasses to heat swimming pool?

Why cant you use the large magnifying glasses if seen used to melt metal etc. to heat a pool by pointing them at the water instead of all the solar panels and black pipe?

Asked by djlayman 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Dog hydrotherapy pool?

Has anyone attempted to make their own hydrotherapy pool for a dog? The vet has one--it's a big boxy thing, portable (in theory), and has water jets to simulate a lap pool/endless pool. I want to try to make one myself...any suggestions?

Asked by 9 years ago


Will painting a swimmimg pool a dark color promote algae to grow more than a light colored painted pool?

I am picking a new color for my inground swimming pool with filter no heater. Wanted to change to color from a basic light blue to a more modern darker color.  Was told dark colors allow algae to grow more than light colors.  Any truth to that statement?  Also because the pool is not heated which color would help keep the water warm?  I am guessing that a dark bottom pool would be warmer than a light bottom pool.

Asked by cindybcin 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how can i make pool cue tips from ground leather?

Asked by smarts 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Makeshift floating/inflatable island/pool ?

Hi there, so a bunch of us are going camping at a lake and would like to make a makeshift inflatable island?  Out of blow up pools perhaps, another question would a blow up pool hold several of us in it on water? Haha

Asked by Krissy004 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


how do you winterize an inground swimming pool?

I am trying to save some money here and would like to know how to winterize my in ground swimming pool. Can any one give me some advice?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How many times would you have to pee in a regulation sized swimming pool to warm it up 5°?

Peeing in pools

Posted by kennygoo 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to fix an underground pool leak?

I've heard there is a new way to fix leaks between the pump and the jets.Something about an insert for the existing pipe.Is this true or do I still have to dig up my yard?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Inflatible pool water heater?

I have one of those inflatable pools that is 12'-0 x 3'-0. It is in a partially shaded yard and the water does not get very warm. Any ideas on how to warm up the water??? I have thought about using black pvc pipe and mounting that on top of our roof and possibly getting a larger pump to cycle the water. Please help

Posted by dtsteel 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Wallowing in the Depths of my Pool

I have a home in Las Vegas,NV that was given 2 us by my grandparents. PROBLEM- !2ft pool, empty 10 yrs!! Where do I start, what do I need, what do I do¿ plaster, sandblast, paint, or just fill it up, help me out. On top of that, I want to make this as inexpensive as possible

Asked by taiibaby 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Pool cooler.... List of parts and instructions.

I really like the concept of the pool cooler cooling tower and am interested in building one of my own.... I tend to need "recipes" with unfamiliar projects and I didn't find any real instructions or material list with this post. Have any of you built this project?? If so any hints on what supplies I will need ect......?

Asked by mjliston 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago




How do I Keep a Swimming Pool Clean?

I have a pool in my yard that nobody has used for years.  I would love to backfill it with dirt but my wife says no.  I am getting sick and tired of using "human safe" chemicals to keep it clean, especially as it still gets algae during our hot Las Vegas summers. I am looking for some chemical(s) are are EPA legal but so powerful that nobody should swim in them.  Essentially, what I want is something that will kill everything in the water and keep it dead for a significant period of time.

Asked by donaldsc 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


how to connect a m7000 swimming pool pump to my intex easy setup above the ground pool?

I have a intex swimming pool and the pump that came with it qite working.someone gave me a m7000 swimming pool pump. the only problem is that my other pump only had 2 hoses to connect to the pool and this new pump looks to have 3. i just need instructions on how to hook this pump to my pool.

Asked by robinreise 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is it possible to clean and reuse pool filter sand rather than replace it?

I know pool filter sand is not a major investment. However, I hate throwing the sand away & replacing it if I don't need to. Is it possible to simply remove the sand, clean it, dry it, return it to the filter AND have it work properly?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


looking to hook up pvc pipe to intex pool pump?

Having problems with water leaks from a intex pool pump.would like to go to an all pfc pipe system ,rather then those weak hoses.Fitting seem to be the problem.Would love to hear from those who have solved this problem.I have tried solving this problem by buying plumbing parts but does not work very well.Thanks

Asked by forzfunofit 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Can I use Gorilla Tape to Mend a Pool Liner?

I've found the tear....finally...but now I need to fix it. Right now the water is down below the rip so it's dry. Does anyone know if Gorilla Tape will hold or is there something better?? I've used Gorilla Tape to mend my Bean boot in the winter....that's tough stuff!!

Asked by michelle49 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how do i make pool cue tips with ground up leather?

Most cue tip are made of ground leather but what binding agent should and could be used ?

Asked by smarts 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


domed screened pool cover plans using poly water pipes for support?

Installing an above ground pool, but need an inexpensive way to keep bugs and leaves out.  Also, since I am 70 also need something lightweight that I can build.   Has anyone built or have plans for a structure  using the white water pipes as rafters. 

Asked by cararta 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


What is the best color to paint my swimming pool so it will be warmer? I assumed dark blue, but would silver be better?

My pool is an inground fill & drain with no filter, pump, or pool cover. The edge of the pool is about 2 feet above ground.

Asked by merryk 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how to connect a m7000 swimming pool pump to a above the ground intex pool?

I have a intex pool and the pump quit working. a friend gave me a m7000 pump, the old pump only had 2 hoses to connect to the pool and the m7000 has 3. what is the 3rd hose for and how do I connect it to my pool

Asked by robinreise 9 years ago


What is the best color to paint my swimming pool so it will be warmer? I assumed dark blue, but would silver be better?

My pool is an inground fill & drain with no filter, pump, or pool cover. The edge of the pool is about 2 feet above ground.

Asked by henster22 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do I lower the water level in my pool without removing salt at the same time?

Every year to winterize my pool I lower the water level below the skimmer by pumping water out of the pool.  Since I switched to salt, this means I will be pumping about 120kg of salt out as well which I would like to save for economic and environmental reasons. How do I drop the water level but retain the salt in the remaining water in the pool? Reverse Osmosis? Large black tarp that will allow evaporation of the water and trap the salt? Get creative.

Asked by derekmjenkins 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Swimming pool cleaner/filter

Hello, I have an old (about 50 years) 50.000 liters (13 208.6026 US gallons) swimming poll that doesn't have any kind of cleaning or filtering machinery (if you know what I mean) so it's just like buried water tank :). The problem is that it's often filled with grass, leaves and bugs that sink to the bottom of the pool and I don't know how to get rid of them. I have a water pump that I use to empty the pool that takes about 2 liters/second that I'd like to use to "vacum" clean the pool floor but I don't really know how Any ideias? thanks!

Posted by whs 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Any one know the pros and cons of a salt water system for an aboveground pool? Answered

I have an above ground pool 16' by 4' and I need to know if I should or should not use a saltwater system. Things I need to know: Is it... cheaper (than a chlorine based system) easier (than a chlorine based system) how expensive the unit is a few specific brands to look at any other tips you guys have

Asked by jj37 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Outdoor Pool Table?

There are lots of used pool tables for sale for under $250. Any ideas for how to convert them for outdoor use? I'm thinking of just spraying the whole thing, except the felt, with a few coats of marine varnish. Then just keeping it covered. I live in the NW and of course it's mostly drizzly around here in the winter time. The big thing is keeping expansion and contraction to a minimum and sealing the wood. This doesn't have to be tournament grade, just something to entertain the kids for a few years.

Posted by geppetto425 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Closed system-conductive heating of pool with solar

Hi clever folks, We've been reading the Instructables for making solar hot water systems to heat a swimming pool (4000 litres) in our very shaded backyard (in Australia). We like the idea of using a coil of black poly pipe or garden hose laid out in the sun to heat up and then pumping this through the pool during the day, but the thought of bacteria building up in the pipe has struck fear in us! Sooooo....we may need another plan. I've read way too much on Legionalla and now think it would be safer to have a closed system. What we had in mind is a network of thin poly pipe either in 2D or 3D that would float (or be weighted slightly to sit in a good portion of the water "column"in the pool) and connect this to a long length of black polypipe that would receive solar heating. Obviously this would be a heating system that takes place when no one is using the pool (i.e. when the kids are at school). We'd keep a pool blanket on to insulate it too. When someone wants to use the pool, which would typically be in the evening for us, we'd remove this so-called radiator. Hopefully it would not be too heavy as the thin poly pipe network will be filled with water. Hmmm...so tempting to try it this weekend. We just would love to hear from folks that have knowledge to share on these topics. Thank you, Elise

Posted by ebb_au 5 years ago


wood burning heater idea and questions.

Hey guys, I hear alot about not using copper pipe in chloronated water and rather to use 316 stainless steel, it's just the price difference between copper and that grade steel is vast... so is there anyone that tried copper in chloronated water? And is their any other alternative tubing to copper and steel. Another design i was thinking about was maybe using a barrol, fill the barrel with water, heat the barrol to get water to near boiling, have coiled polypipe in the barrol where the pool water will run through, what you guys think?

Asked by tocatech 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


saltwater system for above ground pools

What are the pros and cons of have a saltwater system for my above ground pool. I've been told the salt will corrode the sides and other metal components of the pool. Even had a retailer refuse to sell me a nice Hayward system. Any comments or validations?

Posted by makgdaddy 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


iRobot Scholarship idea : Pool Cleaner

I've seen mods for the roombas before, where the robots are water sealed, and then the wheels are turned into propellers. My idea is that I could water proof the robot in plexi glass, or something, and then a net on it, to collect all the leaves, dead bugs, and other stuff that collects on the surface of a pool. normal pool cleaners only vacuum the floor of a pool, and it takes days for floating leaves and other grime to sink to the bottom. With a robot like this, I could just set it in the pool, and let it clean everything up. What's nice is, when company is coming over, it's embarrassing to have a dirty pool...this modification would allow you to quickly clean up your pool-even on short notice. Update (for some clarification): What I would want to do, is make a case for it, so that you can simply remove the wheels, and connect the propellers/steering device to where the wheels were, then just place the roomba in the watertight case, and it would be able to swim around and clean! Also, i'm working on some sketches of how it would work. I'll post those when they are done.

Posted by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Peltier Cooler/Heater - Pooling Brainpower

I recently acquired a thermoelectric mini fridge. As a fridge, it doesn't work so very well - it will get down to ~50 degrees with an ambient temperature of 70. So, I took it apart. You know the saying: "If it ain't broke - fix it until it is." So I now have a peltier effect cool/heater. I put my meat thermometer on the cold side with the fan off - and it gets down to freezing (probably a bit below). On the hot side, with a big sink and fan - it seems to be ~85 at it's warmest point (this sink is about half a square foot and an inch deep). Ideas on where to use? It's 110 service.... It literally almost killed me a few days ago when I touched a transistor sink that was part of the rectifier circuit while holding a plate that was grounded (I got knocked out for a few seconds) I've got a couple ideas, I just figured I'd pool brain power and see what happens :p

Posted by trebuchet03 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


anyone come up with a diy solar blanket for a pool?

Anyone come up with a diy solar blanket for a pool?

Asked by tocatech 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


will this work as a pool heater?

Asked by treetrunk 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how to design a home swimming pool Answered

A pool that one can set up and dismantle.

Asked by candy924 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How can I recycle the water from my pool cover? Answered

Spring is coming soon (i hope) and I want to know what to do with the water from my pool cover, other than just draining it into the street. Can I save it somehow to water the garden in the summer? Can I filter it an put it back in the pool? It's just so much water, I don't want to waste it.

Asked by domestic_engineer 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Professor Splash Pool Dive

Watch and prepare your self...

Posted by potofgold 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


what chemicals aside from bicarb soda are present in pool ph buffer? Answered

Hello i just went to the dump shop and picked up a 4kg bag of bicarb soda as ph buffer for free, and when i got home, i noticed it smelt of ammonia, so i though it might have some ammonium carbonate, so i figured i could get rid of it by adding some water to the ph buffer and then boiling it. however, i have noticed that it turned my hands blue, and although the blue washed off, i am now hazardous as to what else may be in thr ph buffer, although it states sodium bicarbonate is the active ingredient. i plan on dividing it, selling 2kg on my site in 250g batches for $2 each, and the other i plan to use as a sodium source for my sodium reduction cell. i need to know though, what the other chemicals in the pool buffer are so i can state the purity of the ph buffer. also will anything lebeled as "soda ash" be pure sodium carbonate?

Asked by oldmanbeefjerky 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


i have a mig welder and my welds form in balls, i have to grind them down for ages, how can i make them pool?

Please could any EXPERIENCED WELDER advise me?

Asked by l96470fps 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Pool Table playing fied

Hi! I'm about to build a pool table (billiard table) and I wonder what material I should use for the ''field'' where you play. I wondered about plywood or something similiar. On all quality tutorials they want some stone or something (I don't really know) So what's the best and cheapest solution?

Posted by GroggDog 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to make an aquatic plant water filter?

I'm making the kids a wading pool out of a poly water trough. I want to filter the water through a separate trough filled with aquatic plants with probably shale as the base. Not too sure how to set up the filter though. I want to recycle the water through both. I don't want to use chemicals and this will also be a proto-type for a chemical-free swimming pool when they are older. Help please!?

Asked by Timony 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Easiest route for me to take in the hopes of making a completely waterproof guitar hero/rock band controller(wireless)?

I've been looking for waterproof momentary switches, and the such, and was planning on a sort of plexiglass/silicon enclosure for the main electronics. It just has to be playable, not looking to set any records on it, more of just something cool to play with than a rock band expert's ultimate plaything. This is for use inside of a pool at a friend of mine's pool parties (shallow end) on the projector screen. Every other part of the electronics setup is directly poolside, a safe distance away, and raise away from the pool slightly. I'm tech savvy, and could probably figure this out, but as any DIYer knows, sometimes other people see an easier way that should have been apparent from the get-go, haha.

Asked by silly_world 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago