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    lowering water temp?

    our pool is in direct sunlight most of the day, and with the recent heatwave, the water temp was 92 degrees this morning at 11am! Are there any tricks out there that can help reduce the temp?
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    Re: lowering water temp?

    Sure. Search "pool cooler" here on the forum and you'll get lot's of ideas....cheap, too!
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    Re: lowering water temp?

    Haha. I'm in Jersey too. Brutal isn't it? Can't fight mother nature. Temp is going to be what it's going to be. Personally I like the pool around 90. Still refreshing for an after work night swim. Curious? Why would you want it lower?

    FYI Sunday gonna provide a break from this heat wave.
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    Re: lowering water temp?

    ah pretty neat fountain ideas. thanks.
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    Re: lowering water temp?

    Sometimes my pool gets up to 96. You can blame that on my solar cover and DIY solar heater. I always wish it was a little cooler, but at the end of the year I am glad I kept the heat.
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    Re: lowering water temp?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikemass
    Haha. I'm in Jersey too. Brutal isn't it? Can't fight mother nature. Temp is going to be what it's going to be. Personally I like the pool around 90. Still refreshing for an after work night swim. Curious? Why would you want it lower?

    FYI Sunday gonna provide a break from this heat wave.

    I'm with you ...... it's cool enough when it's baking hot during the day and just great at night ..... plus i figure the higher it gets the longer it stays warm and the season lasts
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    Re: lowering water temp?

    This worked for us in last year's 100 degree temps:

    beating-the-heat-t48138.html

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    Re: lowering water temp?

    with you ...... it's cool enough when it's baking hot during the day and just great at night ..... plus i figure the higher it gets the longer it stays warm and the season lasts
    I agree on this! It's really nice at night, like a big hot tub. Luckily mosquitoes have not been a problem.

    Even with the solar blanket on, my small pool can change 4-5 degrees up or down in a day and I know it won't stay this hot for long so I'm reluctant to intentionally cool it down. I tend to leave the solar blanket on all the time mainly to keep it clean.
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