What's your current pool temp?

Opus4

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Aug 24, 2009
47
Central NJ
We were up to 95 yesterday & 96 so far today; in NJ. I remove the cover & run the solar system to help cool it overnight, but it doesn't go down much when the overnight low is in the mid 80s -- the pool was down to 90 at 6 AM today.

When we built the pool, I thought heating would be the main issue, but I can see I'll need to look into a fountain or some such thing to help cool it at times. We're supposed to have slightly lower temps over the next few days, so maybe it will go back to something reasonable.
 

JMarch

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Jan 25, 2010
66
Ours has been about 86 in the morning and 90 in the evening- been running the pump and fountain at night to cool off. Lately we've had lots of rain and cloud cover, so woke up to an 82 degree pool this morning- yay! I like it 80-84.
 

Liz101

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Apr 18, 2010
23
Dallas Ft. Worth
After a week of rain almost once a day, we are running steady at 85. Guess I'm alone here but that is really cold for me. At night no one even wants to get in. Think 90 is about perfect for me.

It never occurred to me the pool would be too cold in Texas. Before it was built I'd heard much advice on how to cool it off by dumping in ice. Should have figured the usual 100 degree weather would drop to the 80s and the never ending rain would start the moment we got our pool :lol:
 

mamma2mooshy

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Jul 12, 2010
18
Long Island, NY
Pool was filled Sat & Sun - at fill (2pm Sun) it was 70 on the nose at last check (5:30pm today) it's now 81 :whoot:

Can't wait!! It's almost ready to swim (chems) and it should be nice and toasty :party:
 

Kes

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Apr 24, 2010
46
Worcester UK
Ha! We've had three weeks plus of over 80, peaking at 88 (31.5 C), the highest it's ever been in over 20 years. Usually we're lucky to hit 75. I can't say that I have any intention of lowering the temperature, this week's rain will do that.

What's the max temp for all those liner pools? The manufacturer of our liner says 93 (34 C) as a 'permanent water temp' must not be exceeded. I don't think there's much chance of that.
 

JohnT

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Apr 4, 2007
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SW Indiana
Mine was 94 last night, and that was after I added several inches of well water at 58 degrees. Solar has not been on since June, and I haven't had my solar blanket on at all this year.
 

poolgirl22

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Apr 14, 2010
595
Stephens City, VA
I was at 92 so I put the fountain on last night...coupled with a bit of rain it's down to 86. This humidity and heat this year is unreal...
 

Brentr

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Oct 18, 2009
2,704
Jacksonville, FL
Our pool starts at 86-88 degrees in the morning, solar kicks in for a couple of hrs and brings the temp to 90 degrees perfect for floating or dipping after cutting the grass :whoot: . Late afternoon @ 5pm happy hour :party: pool temp is 91 degrees perfect for night time floating :cheers: :cheers:
 

mud

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Mar 31, 2010
73
Mine has been about 81 at it's high and goes down to 78 at night. I like the cooler water for a refreshing dip but you do get chilly after being in the water for awhile. Will definitely look forward to getting solar probably next spring.
 

Cherie

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Jul 23, 2008
507
Wylie, Texas
Liz101 said:
After a week of rain almost once a day, we are running steady at 85. Guess I'm alone here but that is really cold for me. At night no one even wants to get in. Think 90 is about perfect for me.

It never occurred to me the pool would be too cold in Texas. Before it was built I'd heard much advice on how to cool it off by dumping in ice. Should have figured the usual 100 degree weather would drop to the 80s and the never ending rain would start the moment we got our pool :lol:
Hey Liz101, we'll take some of that rain here in Wylie! We've only had about two rains here all summer, and they were very shortlived :?

Our temp right now is 98 (no, we didn't get in tonight!) because we put the cover back on with our 2nd rain of the season a few days ago. Our goal is to keep it a little warm while we have the hot weather to do so. Then as it cools in September, we'll be able to continue swimming, as long we remember to put the cover back on each evening.

But last year, we accidentally got it up to 105 with the cover. Then, all the rain hit and took all the heat out and the season was over early!
 

solarboy

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Aug 1, 2010
337
Europe
Ours has stuck between 75 and 80 all summer. It's quite shaded so even though our air temps have been 97- 107 all summer the water temp has stayed low (lower than I had hoped) so I'll be building a DIY solar set up this winter. I inherited a Pentair solar controller and after seeing the prices of the panels :shock: I'll be bodging together some hideous spaghetti of pipes.
 

guamguy

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Feb 26, 2010
388
Guam, USA
80 today, we've been having lots of rain and cloud cover the past week. Usually the pool's sitting between 86-90, it gets direct sunlight for about 10 hours a day.
 

CUTiger78

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May 24, 2009
465
NoVA
Down to 78. Gotta get the heater fixed or I won't be following the usual habit of swimming all the way to Columbus Day.