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What is a pool aerator?

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A pool aerator is an attachment that pumps the pool water through a sprayer, sending the water through the air and back into the pool in small droplets. Breaking the water into droplets allows it to absorb oxygen, a process that slightly cools the water and reduces the pool's temperature.

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Pool aerators are used in the summer to make pools more comfortable, because the attachments can lower the water temperature by about 4 degrees Fahrenheit. Some public pools use them as a water feature for children because the aerators spray a steady stream of water several feet over the pool's surface.

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