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    Temp to start swimming

    So it's our first year with the pool and we are wondering about when it will be enough to swim. What's the minimum water temp you guys wait for before getting in an outdoor pool?
    13500 gallon AG (24' round), 100 sf cartridge filter, Hayward 1hp pump, pool 10-15 years old with recently replaced liner

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    Re: Temp to start swimming

    Around here? .... 85
    Up there? .... 70?

    Personal preference ... see what you can stand or wear a wetsuit
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    Re: Temp to start swimming

    I need it to be at least 75 degree water temp or it's too cold for me. It's all a personal preference.
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    Re: Temp to start swimming

    Me......85
    My Bride.....58...
    go figure........
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    Re: Temp to start swimming

    Me....comfort level is 82-86. At 86 I start to want to cool it. But I'm crazy. It was 95 highs this week and pool thermometer read 79 and I wouldn't get it. It was after work and I hadn't just vacuumed the pool in 95 degree heat or I "might" have.

    Definitely different everywhere. My kids have been in mine since April 5th......I think it was around 70 then.
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    Re: Temp to start swimming

    Mine was 82 here North of Columbia. Perfect!!!!
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    Re: Temp to start swimming

    I love it around 90 but I had to get in to do some hand vacuuming this week and the thermometer read 59 when I got in and two and a half hours later, when
    I got out it was a whopping 62 with the solar panels turned on.
    Can't say it was comfortable but I am still here.
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    No way I could do it wiggledog! I would still be shivering and blue today!!!
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    Re: Temp to start swimming

    Last time I was in 60 water was when I was a kid and Lake Michigan was my swimming hole. That was the warmest I ever saw there.
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    Re: Temp to start swimming

    75 suits me. I cant wade into it but I can jump in and then its fine
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    Re: Temp to start swimming

    Funny timerguy.....we live not too far. And.....when I was a kid it would have been lake eerie not Michigan.
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    Re: Temp to start swimming

    I got in mine this past March to fish out rocks and several branches that had sank. Wasn't my pool last year, long story. Temp was 50 but I was only in it for about 15 minutes and mid chest deep...I was very determined that day and took a hot shower quickly after. I don't know how the polar bear club type people do it...
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