The water temperature you would like for your pool not only has an effect on the size of the pool’s heater, but even your heating expenses if you use a heat or gas pump pool heater. Swimming pool temperatures usually range from 78ºF-82ºF. For competitive swimming, the recommended pool temperature is 78ºF, but this might be too cool for seniors and young children, who might need a temperature of 80ºF or higher.

Turn off the heater or turn the temperature down whenever the swimming pool is not being used for some time. This will save money and energy. Listed below are some of the questions that most swimmers and pool owners ask about swimming pool temperature.

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Does it seem sensible for me to heat my swimming pool?

The answer is yes, if you desire to experience comfortable swimming at your own convenience. A primary reason for having a swimming pool is being able to swim when you want to. With regards to cost, that is for you to decide, you really can manage fuel usage and waste just by making the most of the tips made in this post.

What guidelines must be followed in heating your swimming pool?

Considering the need to save energy and to reduce fuel consumption, any needless pool heating must be avoided. Whether you use your swimming pool for therapy, recreation, exercise or simply for general fun obviously you will need to heat it.

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Is the heater necessary when the weather is hot?

Again, this will depend on you and your personal swimming pool temperature liking. The climate in your area also plays a major factor; and whether you use a high-quality cover to save energy and heat.

Even with the use of a cover, you will likely have to heat your swimming pool a bit, especially for morning and evening swimming and during summer cool spells. Weather variations happen a lot, so it is best if you depend on a heater to lighten up the cool areas and extend the swimming season.

Does a swimming pool cover help maintain pool temperature?

A swimming pool that is not covered can lose about 5° F overnight; a great cover can lower that loss by half. Used during the night or whenever your swimming pool is not being used, the swimming pool cover can help save fuel expenses by reducing heat loss no matter the kind of heating you use. And it may even make an unheated swimming pool more “swimmable” by aiding to retain the sun’s energy, which naturally heats the swimming pool during the daytime.

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What are the health benefits of heating my swimming pool?

A swimming pool that is correctly heated and correctly used can play a role in and help safeguard health. Physical therapists and physicians regard swimming as being one of the most helpful of cardio workouts. It is a workout that almost everybody can perform safely, while jogging and running are difficult for most seniors and people who suffer from muscular ailments and arthritis.

By heating your swimming pool, you make it possible to engage regularly in swimming workout, since you prolong the hours and the season your swimming pool might be used.

A heated swimming pool stops chilling and the issues resulting from the loss of a lot of body heat. A heated swimming pool is important for therapeutic benefits and also when swimming for relaxation.

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