When it comes to pool temperature, the proverbial saying different strokes for different folks holds true.
While some like a refreshing swim in cool water, others like their dip warm and relaxing. Indeed, there is no such thing as a consensus on the subject of pool temperature. The recommended temperature is generally between 26 and 28 degrees. However, various studies have presented evidence of the advantages of swimming in water outside this range.
It’s important to consider how the pool is going to be used and by whom. Create a safe and comfortable swimming experience by factoring in the following:
What activities will you do?
If you use your pool to swim laps or other, more intense forms of exercise, the low water temperature would be better. A pool with a temperature that is too warm could be stifling for individuals whose body temperature significantly rises with exercise; many competitive swimming organisations mandate a water temperature of 26 degrees and below.
For less strenuous activities, experts recommend turning up the water temperature. Warmer water tends to loosen up muscles and reduce the likelihood of injury. For this reason, the water in pools used for physical therapy is usually warmer than 28 degrees.
Who Will Be Using the Pool?
Seniors, children and infants experience water temperatures differently, and they are likely to feel uncomfortable even if the water feels fine to you. If an older adult or a very young child is using your pool, you might need to turn up the temperature. Pregnant women and individuals with certain medical conditions such as arthritis or Parkinson’s may also benefit from a higher water temperature.
Making Your Pool Safe and Comfortable to Use
If you’re installing a new pool, one way to help you or your guests feel comfortable when taking a dip is by incorporating a Baja shelf. On days when the deeper part of the water is too chilly, you can still enjoy some pool time by staying on the warmer, shallow end.
If you have an existing pool, it pays to install solar pool heater. While there are many types of pool heaters in the market, a solar pool heating system is the most energy-efficient and therefore most cost-effective choice. A solar pool heating system will help you with skyrocketing electricity and gas prices, as it uses energy from the sun to heat the water in the pool. A further bonus is, with what you can save, it will have paid for itself after a few years.
We Make Sure Your Pool is Always the Right
Temperature Pool Solar & Spa is a trusted installer of solar pool heating systems in the Perth area. For more than two decades, we have been designing and installing pool heating systems that meet Australian quality and workmanship standards. Durable, efficient and low-maintenance, our pool heating systems provide unparalleled quality and unsurpassed value for your money.
Talk to one of our consultants to learn more about our solar pool heating systems or any of the products in our range. Call us on 08 9209 1462 today or fill out our form and we’ll get in touch with you asap.