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    Who's still swimming?

    We threw in the towel about a month ago

    Now I got to figure out what to do with the pool. Cover it up or leave it open so I can look at the pretty clear water all winter
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    Re: Who's still swimming?

    I was still swimming last weekend...water is about 78. That was when our days were 80 and nights 50. It has been 60's in the day and 40's in the evenings this week. I'm still going to try for this weekend. Looks like the up'd the weather from 74 to 78 on Saturday and 80 on Sunday. Now if I can just get on that float without touching the water
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    Re: Who's still swimming?

    still swimming here in N. Fl but the heater is on. Water is 88.

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    Re: Who's still swimming?

    We swam Sunday at 86 degree water temp. but I shut the solar off and took the cover off Monday evening. It's in the low 70s now, so we are done.
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    Re: Who's still swimming?

    I can't believe just last week I was in the pool vacuming! I bumped the temp from 78 with the heater to 88 and got in, it was a glorious day. But Fall has arrived and it's been overnight lows in the 30's and 40's so we put the cover on this past Sunday. Depressing. Now I have to start planning for Christmas!
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    Re: Who's still swimming?

    Still swimming is west central Florida. Water is 90 (solar heating) and air temp highs are in the upper 80's. Nights are getting cooler down to the mid 70's. I plan on placing the solar cover back on the pool after the weekend.
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    Re: Who's still swimming?

    Last weekend seems to be the last time for this year. Pool is down to 80* now. My sister-in-law was in from out of town, so she got to enjoy the last few days.
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    Re: Who's still swimming?

    Still swimming here in Canada

    My wife thinks I'm crazy though. It's in the low 60's, I'll stop when it hits 55 or so. I get out when my legs go numb!

    Who says we only get 2-3 months of swimming in Canada!
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    Pool water is 73 Haven't swam for a week. Putting on solar hoping to get it up to creep a few more weeks out of it. Debating what to do with pool as I'm in SC and it won't freeze but I also don't want stuff all in the pool. Leaves have started in slowly. Need to decide whether to put a safety cover on it and just run it a few hours every night or what? It's depressing
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    Re: Who's still swimming?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob
    Still swimming here in Canada

    My wife thinks I'm crazy though. It's in the low 60's, I'll stop when it hits 55 or so. I get out when my legs go numb!

    Who says we only get 2-3 months of swimming in Canada!
    LOL! My pool is 55 now, but I have been tempted to jump in the water is so clear! I was going to close it this weekend but with rain in the forecast this week and above freezing over night temps I think I'll wait until the end of next week.

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    Re: Who's still swimming?

    Closed up the pool yesterday. We haven't been in the water since the first part of September, and I was just waiting for the water temp to get in the 60's. I was debating leaving the cover off too, until I spent 30 minutes fishing out leaves from my neighbors' trees yesterday, and most of the leaves haven't fallen yet. That, and I'd already bought a new cover that I wanted to try. So, the cover is on.
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    Re: Who's still swimming?

    Swimming is out for us, too, and has been for a while. This morn the water temp was 71*

    We will just enjoy looking at the beautiful sparkling water!
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    Re: Who's still swimming?

    Just got out. Water is 83 degrees, air temp about 85 degrees, but winds 30 mph- talk about wind chill. We are using a solar cover full time, but do not have solar heat yet (winter project). Night temps are in the 50s and 60s, so it takes all afternoon for the pool to warm up. We missed swimming three days this week from weather and schedule, but have been swimming 7 days a week up until now. Cool front coming this week, so we will keep swimming as long as we can. I love my AGP- why, oh why, did we not put one in years ago?
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    Re: Who's still swimming?

    G'DAY MATES
    swimming all year over here. Horrible isn't it

    Happy swims
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    Re: Who's still swimming?

    We swam today here in South Louisiana. The water was 84 degrees today with the outside temperature at 88. It felt a little chilly when I first got in, but great once I took the plunge. The water is crystal clear blue and very inviting. I plan on building some type of solar heater.







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    Re: Who's still swimming?

    Frank, you made me smile! Here in west Michigan we've had some frosts. Its time for the furnace to kick on at night. The outside kitties are growing their fluffy winter coats. Leaves are still up in trees but snow isn't far away. Soon we'll be slipping and sliding on snow and ice, dreaming of swimming in our BBB pools. Kim
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    We're still swimming, although the weather outside right now is 68F, water temp is 81. Weather is supposed to get in the 90's today. 8)
    I regret ever showing the kids how to work the remote...discovered the other night they had the gas heater set to 90, and my best guess is that it's been keeping the pool toasty for several weeks. I have been preoccupied and not checking!! I will be hiding that bill when it comes...
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    Re: Who's still swimming?

    Pool is at 86 F today, but by January it will go down to 78 F, and we will use our wets suits and fur coats outside.

    Is covered most of the day, except for a couple of hours in the evening. otherwise it would be 4 to 6 degrees lower due to the trade winds.

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    Re: Who's still swimming?

    Cool front came in- lows in 40's and highs in 80's with bright sun. But water is a cool 78degrees. I guess if I get hot enough, I will take the plunge, but it probably won't be for long. And the next cool front is just a few days away. Wish I had solar heat- hopefully by spring. Too bad we don't get snow or any fun winter weather- just rain and mud and hail. I miss real winters.
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    Re: Who's still swimming?

    We swam last weekend, pool temp was just under 80. But our humidity has been very low this week and I think that just might have been our last weekend. Mid-October for swimming has been nice though....living in FL has its benefits!
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