What's the hottest your pool gets?

Kevinr14

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The pool temp thread made me wonder what is the hottest pools get (naturally...no heaters or covers) in different regions. Here in the arizona desert, pools can get uncomfortably hot. So how about other regions? It's been 90 to 95 degrees here and the pool is still 77. I know that's hotter than many areas get so are there regions where pools won't get warm enough without a heater?
 

jmastron

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Jul 21, 2014
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Sacramento, CA
Without a cover, I don't think ours would get much over 83-84 at the peak of the summer and would sit at 81-82 most of it, which was surprising to me the first yeah since it can get very hot here in Sacramento -- 90s and low 100s are common summer highs. But it cools off a LOT most night here -- our average lows are only 58 degrees in July/August when the average high is in the 90s. Cool dry mornings most days make summers here a lot more bearable, but do cost some water temperature!

A "solar" cover is ideal here mainly for use at night to keep the heat in -- using it that way gets the temp 10 degrees higher than it would have been. I like the water a bit warmer, so let it get to 87-88 before leaving the cover off for a night or two, but have been known to enjoy coming back from a week away to float in 93 degree water :)
 

clduncan

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Jul 2, 2019
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Waco,Texas
Here in Central Texas in full sun mine will reach about 95 then I will put the aerator on to help cool. Once the water gets to 90 it starts to feel like bath water.
 
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Lilypad

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Plano, Texas
Usually tops out about 90-92 if I don't run my cooling fountain/sprayer, which drops it a few degrees
and I feel less like a lobstah 🦞!
 

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HermanTX

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Last summer it hit 96 deg F based on my temp probe. Down in Houston, TX area.
 

kellyfair

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Hottest I saw last year was 96. It typically stays around 90 for a few weeks.
 

jark87

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Mine hit 92 several years ago which led me to buy the Glacier Chiller and that was the end of that!
Ditto. Chiller gave us our pool back during the hottest part of the summer, which is when you want it the most.
 

red-beard

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I think around 94 degrees F. I put sail shades over the pool (up to three) to keep the temp down to around 90F. Here is one up at the far end. Mrs. Beard complains when all three are up. I really really want a chiller.

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Brentr

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Mid 80’s here in Jacksonville florida but we have a pool screen which can take off a few degrees that is why we have solar and a heat pump because we like it at 92 -94 degrees. :cheers:
 

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