While everyone agrees that swimming pool water should be comfortable to swim in, the definition of “comfortable” in terms of an exact temperature may vary from one person to the next. Some people’s perception of ideal water temperature may be as low as 79 degrees F, while others may refuse to enter the water unless the temperature is at least 86 degrees F or higher.
So, what is the ideal temperature for pool water? This topic is definitely up for debate, since there really is no one perfect temperature for pool water. As mentioned, different people may have their own opinion of what’s ideal, and what may be suitable for some may not be suitable for others.
That said, certain factors play a role in what you should keep your Austin swimming pool water at, including the following:
- Pool size. Your pool heater may have to kick in a little earlier if your pool is extra large given the volume of water.
- Construction materials. Certain pool material may conduct heat better than others.
- Position of the pool relative to the sun. Pools that are almost always in the sun will have water that is more often warmer than not.
- Age of pool bathers. Older swimmers and young children may appreciate pool water temperatures that are a little warmer compared to younger adult swimmers.
- Activities the pool is mainly used for. Pools that are used for swimming laps may do better with water that’s a little on the cooler side, while pools that are used mainly for lounging may be better off with warmer water temperatures. Hydrotherapy may require temperatures even higher — up to 90 to 95 degrees F — in order to ensure buoyancy.
At the end of the day, the perfect temperature for your pool water is what you find most comfortable for your body and the way in which you and your family use your pool. For all your pool needs, be sure to get in touch with your trusted local Austin TX pool builder today!