Back to 80 Degrees!

red-beard

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May 27, 2019
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The pool naturally returned to preferred swimming temperatures. Tomorrow, I'm putting the thermal cover on the pool to see if I can REALLY heat it up. They "claim" up to 10 degrees gain. We will see. With the cover, I may heat the pool this fall. No matter what, I'll extend my SWG operation.

80F seems fairly cooling, when you are used to 90F water...

I will swim laps down to 70F. I just prefer something like 86-88F.
 
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Dirk

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Not to rub it in, well, OK, I will! We've got a heat wave coming this week. Pool temp is still holding. It's been a great swim season and it's not quite over. Can we still say "Indian Summer?" 🌞 Makes up for last year's slim season, for sure.

Red, great looking setup!
 

Dirk

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Is that your roller way in the back? Pretty well disguised. I couldn't hide one like that.
 

Dirk

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I definitely like that aspect of a cover, I just know I'm too lazy to use one.
 

red-beard

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They both need a little more trimming. The Hot tub needs about 1/2" on the side. The main pool maybe a couple of inches, side to side and maybe an inch at the end.
 

Dirk

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OK, you've got me inspired to get busy... If only I spent as much time on/in/with my pool and yard as I do writing about them...
:hammer:
 

Woodstock1234

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Not to rub it in, well, OK, I will! We've got a heat wave coming this week. Pool temp is still holding. It's been a great swim season and it's not quite over. Can we still say "Indian Summer?" 🌞 Makes up for last year's slim season, for sure.

Red, great looking setup!
Jealous! I doubt we will see 70 again here in IL. My son is a polar bear though and says he's still gonna swim this week, so pool is still open :ROFLMAO: (no heater!)
 

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If I work reeeeheeeheealy hard in the garden, I'll do a dip down to about 70-75, but 70 is the threshold! 🥶
 
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red-beard

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It "cooled off" here with the past week lows in the middle 50's and highs in the 80's. That should have chilled the water right off. I finally hooked the cover up to my reel this morning and pulled the cover off. There were quite a few leaves, but I expect this will be not so bad if I remove it every day.

Water is 82F at the moment. 1/2 mile swim at noon was nice.

Uncovered

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Cover on the Reel

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Tom working hard to get the last of the leaves.

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woodyp

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Been holding 75 in mine with cover on in NE Texas. No more HEAT waves looking likely so I'm giving it up now.
 

Dirk

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We're in the middle of another mini-heatwave here. Over 100 last few days. Pool is still warmish, swimmable. We're either having the best summer ever, or this is the beginning of end-of-days (otherwise known as global warming). Either way, its nice to have a pool right about now! ;)