March 11, 2021

GoPro Pool Pole Mount

If you have a pool, chances are that you also have one of the extra-long pool poles. These are used to help get things off the bottom of the pool.

Typically these poles can extend as much as 21-feet. They can also make a great way to take videos/photos from high above.

You can use any type of clamp mount to attach a GoPro. The GoPro Jaws and SMALLRig Super Clamp work really well.

You can easily build your own mount using an adhesive mount and a PVC end cap.

GoPro Pool Mount

Things I Learned

The standard pool pole hole is 1 1/4 in diameter.

You will need to fine a PVC Stopper that will fit a 1 1/4" pipe. In my case, I found a Lasco SCH 40 PVC 1 D2466 NSF at Lowes. It only cost $1.55!

Home Depot has the Charlotte Pipe 1-1/4 in. PVC Schedule 40 Plug-PVC021181400HD (Cost $1.45) - which is very similar to the one I got.

The stopper goes on the outside of the pole, as you can see from the picture above. It provides enough grip on the pole to keep the GoPro on. Yet it's easy to pull it off. The grip is strong enough so the GoPro isn't moving around in circles when the wind blows.

There was another stopper that had a curve top, I thought that might work with some curve mounts that I have. However, the curve was too wide for the mount. The curve mount would have left too much of a gap. I wouldn't recommend that PVC fitting.

The standard GoPro flat-mount and adhesive pad were slightly bigger than the PVC stopper. I just tuck the corners in. There was enough of the adhesive stuck on the PVC for a nice strong grip.

This setup makes it easy to connect my GoPro on the pole. There is no need to worry about connecting a grip mount to the pole. In addition, the PVC mount is weather-resistant so I don't have to worry about rain or snow.

The Pool Pole setup is great for taking time-lapse video.

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