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    Pool Temperature

    I know this is completely up to each person, but what do you find the ideal water temp is for you and your families? Just curious as to what people like.
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    Re: Pool Temperature

    Quote Originally Posted by bigkevj View Post
    I know this is completely up to each person, but what do you find the ideal water temp is for you and your families? Just curious as to what people like.
    82-86
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    Re: Pool Temperature

    I would have said 83 to 85 but essentially the same as max2k
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    Re: Pool Temperature

    Ditto, and 101 in the tub. 100 doesn't quite do it, and 102 chases us out too soon.
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    Re: Pool Temperature

    Agreed, if I'm heating my pool in the off season I normally shoot for around 85.


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    Re: Pool Temperature

    Depends on what I'm doing just prior.

    Mowing in 103 deg temps. It doesn't really matter I'm going in

    We enjoy the mid to lower 80s also

    However a polar plunge is always on the schedule in January.


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    Re: Pool Temperature

    85 to 87
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    Remember that while thermometers should all measure the same, they don't. ☺️☺️
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    Re: Pool Temperature

    True that ^^^^

    Totally depends on the air temp. 8-10ish degrees below ambient is pretty good. 93 and up is always too hot. 80 or less is always too cold.
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    Re: Pool Temperature

    82-86 for me as well.
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    Re: Pool Temperature

    88-90 is great for us
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    Re: Pool Temperature

    80-82. Its been hot summer. That number will drift up as fall comes.
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    Re: Pool Temperature

    78-82 is ideal
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    Re: Pool Temperature

    Quote Originally Posted by mgmoore7 View Post
    85 to 87
    This is around our best temperatures too. But like MGMoore, we are also in Florida so anything below 90 degrees is great!
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    Re: Pool Temperature

    I would say 84 degrees for the pool, and I find that as I age this number goes up about 1.5 degrees per decade or so, if you would have asked me 6 years ago when I first joined this forum I would have said 82-83, even last year it might have been 83, but now it is leaning towards a solid 84, back in my teens and early 20's I was content with pool water at 77-79 degrees.
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    Re: Pool Temperature

    85 degrees
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    Re: Pool Temperature

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac-1 View Post
    I would say 84 degrees for the pool, and I find that as I age this number goes up about 1.5 degrees per decade or so, if you would have asked me 6 years ago when I first joined this forum I would have said 82-83, even last year it might have been 83, but now it is leaning towards a solid 84, back in my teens and early 20's I was content with pool water at 77-79 degrees.
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    Re: Pool Temperature

    I like my pool at 82-84. Any warmer than that and it doesn't feel... refreshing. Now if it's a 70 degree day in September, 86 would feel great!
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    Re: Pool Temperature

    I will swim all the way down to 78 but prefer 83-85.
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    Re: Pool Temperature

    86-88
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