What's your PERFECT pool temp? What's the minimum for you to jump in?

PointeTaken

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Aug 28, 2019
129
Hoover, AL
Pool Size
12000
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Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Turbo Cell (T-CELL-5)
Perfect for me is around 78 degrees. I'll jump into low-70's water if the sun is out and the ambient temp is at least 80. What about you?

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mmardini

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Jul 21, 2020
153
Palm Springs, ca
Pool Size
15000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
Our water is 75 right now and I’ve been going in. It’s a little chilly but it’s sunny here in Palm Springs! Ready for the water to warm up a bit more though!
 

Katodude

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Aug 22, 2017
1,286
West Palm Beach/Florida
Pool Size
15000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
Minimum to get in and stay in is about 84
Minimum to get in and prove to my wife I am a tough guy is about 80
Ideal 89
Ideal nighttime swim 94

ambient temp moves things around a couple of degrees.
 

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the_flynn

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Mar 31, 2021
11
Boca Raton, FL
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-9)
85 is perfect for me. Anything below 80 is doable but not comfortable. Heat pump is set to 85 right now...

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an1vrsy

Bronze Supporter
Jul 10, 2018
229
Las Vegas, NV
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Pool build started Sept 22, finally finished and we fill March 1st. I waited 30 days and went in on Sunday April 4th. The water was 65 degrees. I did it. Teeth chattering.

I went in last Sunday, too. It was up to 72 degrees which wasn’t bad, teeth chattering.

To answer your question... 85/78
 

markayash

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Mar 21, 2016
2,949
Atlanta Ga
Are we suppose to swim in the swimming pool? To be honest I have owned a pool for 26 years and rarely get in. I just enjoy sitting by it and watching the kids have fun.
Except kids are grown and debating selling it :)
 

Slippery

Active member
Jul 15, 2018
42
Portland or
air is high 60s right now, full sun and 87 felt a little chilly at first. would prefer 88-90. Where i live the air can be crazy dry and no matter how hot it is the evaporation instantly freezes me. If it's in the 90s 85-86.
 
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markayash

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Mar 21, 2016
2,949
Atlanta Ga
If it makes you happy *and* doesn't bother/hurt anybody else.........

Well, what more is there ? :)
Realtor friend told us because we walk out the backdoor unto the pool deck our house would most likely sell above asking price and in a week. Problem is if we stay in the area we would have to pay a lot even for a smaller home.
Crazy market, was told a lot of folks are leaving high price locations like California and NY so what seems expensive to us is a bargain to them :)
 

PoolGate

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Jun 7, 2017
5,541
Damascus, MD
Pool Size
29000
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Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Aquapure 1400
Realtor friend told us because we walk out the backdoor unto the pool deck our house would most likely sell above asking price and in a week. Problem is if we stay in the area we would have to pay a lot even for a smaller home.
Crazy market, was told a lot of folks are leaving high price locations like California and NY so what seems expensive to us is a bargain to them :)

Yeah and once they move into cheaper areas, those areas will also increase and drive out the current residents. It is a viscous cycle. We'd love to sell now I could get near double what I paid for my house. But we have to live somewhere! I am almost tempted to rent for a while.
 

markayash

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Mar 21, 2016
2,949
Atlanta Ga
Yeah and once they move into cheaper areas, those areas will also increase and drive out the current residents. It is a viscous cycle. We'd love to sell now I could get near double what I paid for my house. But we have to live somewhere! I am almost tempted to rent for a while.
I agree, debated apartment living " hello landlord, the water heater is leaking can you fix it while I go to dinner" sounds nice :)
Our kids are grown and 3 of the 4 bedrooms stay closed up 99% of the time
 

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