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What temperature should an outdoor pool be heated to for comfortable swimming in cold weather or freezing temperatures?


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2015-07-14 15:04:59
2015-07-14 15:04:59

I think you should just adjust to the temperature of the water.

I am a nationally ranked swimmer and I like the pool at 68-73 degrees.

At a temperature of 82, you should only be in the water for 25-30 minutes. I don't know how long you plan on swimming, but even 82 degrees to me sounds way to warm. I you decide what to do.

AnswerWe usually heat ours to around 85�F. In fact, in the summer, we consider our pool cool if it stays below 90�F (we live in Phoenix where 115�F is normal).

Also, while they say that a spa around 105�F shouldn't be used for more than 15 or so minutes by an adult, water at 85�F is safe for an indefinite amount of time.

Water Temperature A Sore Spot For Pool OperatorsPool temperature is one of the biggest sore spots for pool operators.

The answer is simple. If you are seeking repeat business, heat the pool at to a temperature the patrons will enjoy.

My recommendations are as follows: ''competitive swimming'' - the swim coach should determine the temperature ''hotels and resorts'' - 84 to 86 degrees is an ideal range ''athletic clubs or YMCAs'' - it depends on who they are catering to. If they cater to lap swimmers, 82 degrees is a reasonable temperature. For casual swimmers, near 84 degrees is better. Warmer than 84 degrees will be too warm for lap swimmers.

Bill Soukup President Commercial Pool & Spa Supplies Inc.


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