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Thread: How Hot is Too Hot?

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    Jun 2009
    Peculiar, MO

    How Hot is Too Hot?

    Well let me start by saying that I really love this site. I just returned from a brief vacation. We left on Tuesday morning, so on Monday night I over chlorinated the pool since I didn't have anyone to test the chemicals while I was going to be gone. I did manage to get my neighbors son to at least make sure the pump was still runnning and on leaks. I put the solar cover on before we left and I returned tonight to find the BBB program paid off. Water was within my desired values, but the water temperature was 96*F. I cant complain about the temperature, but it made me ask the question "How Hot is Too Hot?". My pool is a 24' AGP. At what point should I get concerned? It is suppose to reach 94*F later this week.
    Self Installed 14,000 Gallon 24' Round AG Vinyl with Hayward 250 lb Sand Filter and 1.5 HP Single Speed Pump.

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    Re: How Hot is Too Hot?

    I don't know how hot is too hot but if you can rig up a fountain and run it in the cool hours of the night you can cool the pool.

    There are photos of home-made aerators here somewhere that would do the job. Check the Underground Weather site to see when the air temp is coolest in your area so you can pick the hours that are coolest.

    Here in Houston, I can run my waterfall at 5 AM to about 7 AM and the air temp, and thus the temp of the rock, is about 76. Right now I am running it only 30 minutes at 7 AM, the pool temp is holding 86 and the afternoon temp here is typically near 100.
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    frustratedpoolmom's Avatar
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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: How Hot is Too Hot?

    If you leave the solar cover off at night it should cool considerably.
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    Re: How Hot is Too Hot?

    I've had our pool up at 99 degrees before without ill effects - however, your risk of getting an algae outbreak is greatly increased.

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    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW Indiana

    Re: How Hot is Too Hot?

    The manual for my multiport says not to operate it with water temperatures above 95F.
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