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    bluetahoe's Avatar
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    Wet Suit in the Pool

    Was just wondering if anyone had ever extended their pool season by simply using a wetsuit instead of going through the cost and headache of heating your pool?

    The wife and I swim laps frequently for exercise(rectangular pool) so this may apply more to us than someone who wants their kiddos to still enjoy the pool(our kids our grown up and we have several grand kiddos now.)

    Never owned a wetsuit, so just wanted to get any thoughts from someone who does. Thanks so much.
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    Re: Wet Suit in the Pool

    Ditto on this post! We're not far from you & our water is in the low 80's. My stubborn son will swim, but it's still a bit on the chilly side for me.
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    Re: Wet Suit in the Pool

    Back in 1993-2000 when I had my previous pool in SW FL I used a short not full wetsuit to extend the season.

    It worked for me then but I was younger then!

    I still have the wetsuit in good condition and I will try it out when my new pool is finished and weather gets cooler. From the speed they are working it might be September before they finally finish.
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    Re: Wet Suit in the Pool

    Swimming on the surface with a wetsuit is not a particularly fun thing to do, and gets worse the thicker the wetsuit is. They work ok for things like scuba diving because the swimming nearly exclusively with the legs usually using long slow kicks.
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    Re: Wet Suit in the Pool

    Thanks Isaac. Good to know.

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