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    Maybe a wet suit is a good solution!?

    I was just thinking of how I might be able to extend the swim season. I will likely use my heater a bit more than I have in the past, but at certain temperatures it just isn't as enjoyable to swim. I know plenty of people likely have wet suits for scuba, but does anyone use a wet suit to swim in their pool when it gets cold? If I'm ok swimming in 84-86 degree water when it's 85 outside, would I be comfortable in a wet suit swimming in 65-70 degree water when it's under 80 outside?

    I found a NeoSport 5mm full wet suit on Amazon for just under $150 shipped. I'm assuming this is a reasonable price.

    Thoughts/opinions?


    Thanks.
    Aaron
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    Re: Maybe a wet suit is a good solution!?

    Just be aware that frequent use will degrade the wetsuit.

    Here's a link:
    http://www.wetsuit.com/New_Wetsuit_Care_and_Repair.html

    Notice that if you are frequent user you might get 100 days use before needing repair.
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    Re: Maybe a wet suit is a good solution!?

    Excellent - this is great information! If I get two years out of it than I'm doing good.
    Aaron
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    Re: Maybe a wet suit is a good solution!?

    I don't know if you're anywhere near an Ollie's, but they had some on the shelf in Norfolk VA yesterday for $14.99. Bodyglove brand, maybe? I'm not 100% certain, but it was a brand I'd heard of before.
    http://www.olliesbargainoutlet.com/
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