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    What is your swimmable temp?

    I saw someone say that they swim in 70 degree water temp.

    I gotta say, no way Jose!

    I can barely stand it at 83 degrees. My best temp is high 80s to 90s.

    How about you?
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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    If it is sunny and 80 then we can swim at 82 or 83. But, we definitely prefer 85 and 87 to 92 is better when it is 100 outside. 93 is too hot.
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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    clip,

    I'm with Danny, 82 is our first dip of the year temp. Even at that I've got to build up enough courage to take that first plunge...

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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    My daughter was swimming last week. 72 degrees. I watched (=
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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    85 or higher for us
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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    Pool temp hit 82 a day ago and took first swim this year. That's about as low as I go Cool front moved in for the weekend so going to be another week or so before temps get back to that level
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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    My kids will swim in 75F water easily. Me and the wife prefer 85F. Low RH in southern AZ means very rapid evaporative cooling when you get out of the water. My middle boy (the string bean) will go Smurf blue if I don't towel him right away.


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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    82 around here for me, 86 for most adults around here, 88 for some.

    kids... just depends if there's a crowd of 'em, then they'll go swimming at 75 or even a bit less.
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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    I'll get in at 76 but I won't stay in for long and I'll jump in the hot tub to warm back up. My wife needs at least mid 80's to get in. My 4 year old wants to get in when there is ice in the pool.
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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    My kids were in at 65, don't stay long though. They were in at 75 and swam for couple hours. I myself like 82-85. My wife likes 95 lol
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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    I get in for short times around 70. Growing up near creeks that never reached above 50. Usually not full immersion in a creek but still played in it
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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    82 or 83 unless wine is involved.
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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    82 or 83 unless wine is involved.


    That's about my minimum for preferred comfort level. 88 is even better.
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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    If it's under 90 I really don't like getting in. I will if granddaughter is visiting, but otherwise... No thank you!
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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    I prefer 85 to 90....That's our sweet spot...And even at 85 you have to slowly get in..lol
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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    And just wait till Casey finds this. We will be the biggest wimps ever with our 80+ water temp needs.

    She will smash us.
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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    84 if it's hot and sunny, and even then the littlest will start teeth chattering after a bit. 84 is about what I'll heat it to and what it can then maintain without additional heat by leaving the solar cover on 24/7 with air temperature at a high of 90+ and a low of 60+. Once the low overnight goes to 70, I pull the cover and it doesn't go back on until monsoon season.

    87+ is my "normal" swim temp through the season and can be maintained with no cover at all as long as the overnight temps stay above 70.

    In the desert, I've found that I lose more heat to evaporation than I gain from having direct sun exposure on the water - hence the blue solar cover is usually on 24/7 or stored in the garage. When it's time to replace old blue, I'll try a clear one and see what differences it makes in heating/maintaining heat.
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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    A lot higher than when I was a kid that's for sure. Low 80's is tolerable but 85 to 87 is ideal. For the spa, I really like it right around 100 even, but do like excursions up to 104 or so for short spells.

    But it's a dry heat! That's why it is sucking up all the water and cooling your pool. I'm thinking of eventually doing solar panels to counteract that but is it worth it? IDK.

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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    My wife and I like it to be 85+ but the kids will get in anything above 72. It was windy and on the cold side here in Houston the last few days (55 is cold for us) so that the pool felt warm at 82 the last couple of evenings. So I guess when it's cooler outside the water may feel warmer versus when it's 105 outside and 82 feels like freezing.
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    Re: What is your swimmable temp?

    My 8 yo daughter got in today with a water temp of 64. Swam across the pool, got out with teeth chattering and said, can I just get in the hot tub instead? (=
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