Is your family happy with the temperature of the swimming pool water? Do you have some friends and family who are “freezing” and others who are just right and others who think it’s too warm? Is your pool water warm enough? It’s a question the swimming pool contractors from Seahorse Pools in Fort Worth, Texas get asked all the time — more along the lines of “how do we know what the perfect temp is and how can we achieve it.”

There is no easy answer and unfortunately there is no one-size-fits-all temperature BUT there are some averages that seem to make most swimmers happy. It’s a delicate balancing act.

Those who take the Polar Plunge every year appreciate water that makes their teeth chatter but that isn’t something that most swimming pool owners want to deal with, right? Keep in mind that the water temperature that is “perfect” in the summer may not be warm enough in the winter.

Water temperature impacts how much fun you have in the pool, how often you will want to swim, whether you’re comfortable swimming laps or if the children just want to horse around in the water. We know that swimming in colder water will help you burn, more calories, but it may not be comfortable for relaxing if you’re not swimming laps.

Is your pool water warm enough?

Here are a few things to consider:

  1. Are you swimming laps?
  2. Are you floating around on a raft and want to slip into the water on occasion?
  3. Are there children in the pool?
  4. Have you been swimming and actually feel like you’re “sweating”?
  5. Are people avoiding the pool because it’s too hot or too cold?

When you’re heating the pool water you can turn the temperature up a degree or two or down a degree or two. Believe us when we say that a simple one or two degree drop can make a big difference. A good starting point for the pool water temperature could be around 80 degrees. Go up or down from that starting point.

Let the pool temperature be for a few days and enjoy your normal activities before you decide on whether you want to make a change to warmer or cooler. If you have any questions about adding a pool heater to your swimming pool, give us a call and let’s get the project moving along!