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    Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    I am a new pool owner took so much work to get my backyard all set up for it. Lots of money spent. I'm trying to enjoy it finally had my first dip yesterday but man this thing gets hot fast. It can get in the 100's around here during the day but still we're talking even at night it's almost too hot to enjoy. The more people that are in it the worse it gets. I am wondering if a tarp would help but I really doubt it. I kind of feel like the pool was a big mistake this was the last "problem" I thought I'd run into.
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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    I think the temp in my pool is pretty close to 90... But I live in AZ... its been 115+
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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    JB, you need to run your pump/filter at night and look into a fountain to cool the pool. Search the forum using the search feature at the top right under pool school for Intex fountains and you will come up with a slew of hits!

    I'm still trying to get mine to 80. I get close and then the weather plummets!
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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    This is a problem that I wish I had. Running the pump at night will bring the temp down.
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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    If money isn't an issue you can buy a heat pump with the chiller feature. Mine has it, but it will never be used where I live!!
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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    A tarp as a pool cover will make it worse. A tarp strung up as a sunshade should help some. And then there's the evaporative cooler/ fountain option where you squirt water up into the air and it cools off as some evaporates before it lands in the pool, as the others have mentioned.
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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    Our pool temp had been running in the upper 80's (86-88) since I got it CLEAN and it was actually "ok" because the air temps were in the mid 90's most of the time. Early last week we went thru a cool-down and some rain. After doing some work in the garage and getting hot -n- sticky, I decided to take a dip in the pool ... ummmm, WOW - very invigorating ! I didn't notice it during the cool-down or right before the dip but the water was down to 79!
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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    I have been thinking about putting in one of those fountains also. Sometimes we swim with a cold water hose running in the pool.
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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    A fountain like cooler can help. I have tinkered with several designs over the years (still not done)......but the latest design is pvc screwed into a 1.5" return and split into 2 smaller 3/4 inch pvc pipes that goe up about 2ft each with single sprinkler heads screwed in. Last night the water temp was 90. Ran this all night and water is now 86. I'm sure there are better designs than mine and searching the sight will give lots of ideas.
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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    Air temp here was 100 yesterday- pool was 94! Yikes! Pool gets full sun all day, guess I'll be running the pump at night.
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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    I have a 14 x 48" Intex and I have an 11' diameter offset umbrella that I swing over the pool during the day. It helps a lot. I leave it partially over the pool when I swim so that I will have about 2 feet of shade for my shaved head white self to be in. I stand there where I can conveniently reach a 42" table next to the pool where I have my cocktails, remote for bluetooth speakers, and tablet. The tall table has two tall chairs and I swing the umbrella over them when I want to sit there.

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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    Quote Originally Posted by hyperionguy View Post
    I have a 14 x 48" Intex and I have an 11' diameter offset umbrella that I swing over the pool during the day. It helps a lot. I leave it partially over the pool when I swim so that I will have about 2 feet of shade for my shaved head white self to be in. I stand there where I can conveniently reach a 42" table next to the pool where I have my cocktails, remote for bluetooth speakers, and tablet. The tall table has two tall chairs and I swing the umbrella over them when I want to sit there.

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    That umbrella is a good idea. Sounds like you got a good setup.
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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    I'm jealous. Im in the same boat as Casey. 79 has been the normal temp of my pool for the past 2 weeks. And its only supposed to hit 69 degrees here today. Lower 70s all week. It'll be the middle of August before I see 83 degree water temps again...
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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    I am ready to take some of your temp. I swim in 75 - 80 most of the time. For me it's not bad but 85 would be ideal.
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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    We run 90 --- 96 most of the time and we love it especially at night. Our pool is in full sun when water temp drops down in the 80's we don't like it burrrrr.
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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    Quote Originally Posted by duckhunter27 View Post
    We run 90 --- 96 most of the time and we love it especially at night. Our pool is in full sun when water temp drops down in the 80's we don't like it burrrrr.
    Me too! I love my solar heat! Can't stand to swim in less than 86 degree water.
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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    I wish I had that problem. My water is sparkling and inviting but cold!!! My pool hasn't gotten above 83 yet this summer. It's hovering about 77 most of the summer. The weather is great for being outside but not great for being in the pool.
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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jbdawson View Post
    I am a new pool owner took so much work to get my backyard all set up for it. Lots of money spent. I'm trying to enjoy it finally had my first dip yesterday but man this thing gets hot fast. It can get in the 100's around here during the day but still we're talking even at night it's almost too hot to enjoy. The more people that are in it the worse it gets. I am wondering if a tarp would help but I really doubt it. I kind of feel like the pool was a big mistake this was the last "problem" I thought I'd run into.
    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    JB, you need to run your pump/filter at night and look into a fountain to cool the pool. Search the forum using the search feature at the top right under pool school for Intex fountains and you will come up with a slew of hits!

    I'm still trying to get mine to 80. I get close and then the weather plummets!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bloomfield View Post
    I have been thinking about putting in one of those fountains also. Sometimes we swim with a cold water hose running in the pool.
    Guys I live in Bako which has the same weather. My pool gets sun all day long, run the filter and stuff at night. With the weather we have had, my pool is in the low 80's right now.
    Also, just FYI, with the temps of the pools the more chlorine they will use. I am going through about 5 gallons a week of 12.5% with light swimming, heavy swimming can be in the 7-8 range.

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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    My pool only gets about 7-8 hr sunlight per day. I lose an hour or so in the morning and again in the afternoon. Apparently those couple hours of shade make a lot of difference. My pool has never been above 92. It finally hit 89 for the first time this year today.
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    Re: Does anybody's pool get too HOT to swim in?

    Without my solar panels I don't think my pool would ever break 86
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