See my inquiry about A/C condensate being routed to a pool. What do you think? Here, 45 miles from the Gulf of Mexico an an altitude of 60ft above sea level, humidity is a way of life. When I went out to clean the skimmer socks at 7:30am, it was 83 degrees and 80% RH. Even now almost noon and it's still 65% RH (and 53% RH indoors which is why I'm looking at whole house dehumidifier.) Our last house had two speed condensers and variable speed furnace fans that would run at low speed after target temp was achieved, until the target RH was reached (usually 45%). Our new house was a spec, so we had no choice in A/C. It's virtually impossible to get the RH below 50% without running the temp down to 70 or lower. And that's both expensive and a bit irresponsible.Well, glad to be out of the lunacy that Seattle and it's suburbs have created. Wish we could have the same pool here that we had there, it was amazing. Even more sucky is the fact that our house had a proper IG pool, but the POs filled it in like 5 years ago. Aside from the high humidity (coupled with the high heat at times) we are quite happy here.
This is why I installed a solar panel. During the big heatwave we had my water hit 92....but since it was 100+ out of the water that felt kinda nice. This week we've been hovering between 82-85 (currently 84).Here in the Pacific Northwest, pools without heating top out around 75 degrees at most.
I don't think you will see the cooling effect you think you will with this. I am on city water, but also have a well in downtown Charleston that I use to top up the pool when it needs it. The well water is 55 degrees and even putting in about 2" of top up, I don't even see a 1 degree reduction in pool temp.See my inquiry about A/C condensate being routed to a pool. What do you think?
For those of you in AZ, what did your pool get to last year when we were above 110 for so long? We’ve had a pretty decent summer this year with so much rain and only double digits for quite a few weeks and ours has gotten to 92. Yuck! I guess that was before the double digits came. I can’t even imagine last year. I’ve found that my perfect water temp is 87.
Your swings in temperature seem more extreme than ours. Do you think the vinyl has a different affect on the temp than concrete? You are a rarity to have a vinyl pool here.When temps are over 100 for any length of time our pool will be from 95-98. It's the nights that stay over 90 that really bring the temp up. AGP vinyl. Lately with nights in the high 60 low 70s its been 80-85. Couple of years ago we left the solar cover one day to long and the pool reached 105. I actually hopped in and got back out in under 10 minutes.
When the sun is hitting the sides of the pool and we are swimming I can feel the warm water coming off the inside of the pool walls. Like wise at night the cooling effect would be greater. So yes, I believe that by being above ground and vinyl would account for the swings.Your swings in temperature seem more extreme than ours. Do you think the vinyl has a different affect on the temp than concrete? You are a rarity to have a vinyl pool here.