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    The weather is beginning to cool off a bit here (low to mid 70's). The pool water is getting cooler as well, today about 64 degrees. Question, when does everyone decide the water is too cold to swim in? I don't actually swim except to get on the floater (tanning purposes), but it is getting colder. Should be interesting on the various water temps people are comfortable with.
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    50 - 55 degrees
    16.67%
    2
    55 - 60 degrees
    8.33%
    1
    60 - 65 degrees
    16.67%
    2
    65 - 70 degrees
    41.67%
    5
    70 - 75 degrees
    16.67%
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  • #2
    50 is about normal for much of Lake Superior and that is for being active. You don't want to stay in too long either.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by nudeyooper View Post
      50 is about normal for much of Lake Superior and that is for being active. You don't want to stay in too long either.
      Yea, 50 would definitely too cold to stay in. I picked the 55 - 60, with 60 being the coldest I will be in. Coastal waters here, Pacific Ocean, the waters average mid to high 50's.

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      • #4
        I swim laps in the morning in the indoor pool at my local YMCA. The target temperature for the pool is 82 deg F.

        I have competed in triathlons where wetsuits were allowed if the water temperature was 78 deg F or below.

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        • #5
          i dont enter water below 80 degrees. The exceptions are the ocean or lakes in the summer. Pools seem colder than lakes to me, i dont know why

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          • #6
            we have an enclosed pool in MI. we keep the water temp about 84* all year. in the summer, the enclosure keeps it a that temp. in the fall/winter (now) we let the natural gas do the job. in the winter we just use the pool to swim laps. in the summer we tend to use it for laps and tanning. but in the summer, the sun and the pool cover keep it at a pleasant temp. i can't imagine entering and STAYING in water below about 78*.
            Last edited by igor; 11-09-2020, 03:16 PM.

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            • #7
              Here in Sydney Australia the maximum temp our pool reaches in midsummer is about 28 degrees C (about 82 F). Now, in mid spring, it's about 20-22 degrees (68 to 71). I class that as just swimmable but anything below 20 is definitely shrinkage material! Our pool is not enclosed - open to the elements. And this last week or two we've had consistently cold, rainy weather and I'm guessing the pool will have dropped below 20 - but it's been too damn wet to check it.

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              • #8
                Just checked my pool yesterday, temp was 58 degrees. Definitely not. Looks like swimming is out for the winter.

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                • #9
                  58 is a little warm for me













                  in Celsius

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                  • #10
                    I do not think that I would be in the water at 58 degrees, although is see your point several lines below. I do not think that I would be in the water at 58 degrees Celsius either. Some days you just cannot win.

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                    • #11
                      you don't want to make a nice Newton broth? LOL

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                      • #12
                        I've never checked the temperature of the water . In the spring when the neighborhood pool opens and its sunny and 75 air temp I just jump in. You get used to it after a few seconds. I would guess the water temp is in the low 60s(mid teens c)

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                        • #13
                          when i was learning to be a swim instructor (50 years ago), one of my teachers told me always to jump into the pool with my back to the class of youngsters. then, no matter how cold the water felt that day, i would turn around and say "come on it. it's great!" good lesson which i shared with all my students since then.
                          btw, 60 degree F water is TOO cold to swim comfortably in. your brain would freeze before the rest of your body would. water temps like that take your breath away.

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                          • #14
                            The coldest water I swam in this year was 54 at the beginning of pool season. Kind of used to chillier swimming temps going back to childhood vacations to Maine, where ocean temps rarely were above 60. Having said that, I far prefer 80-plus for swimming. Can stay in the pool an hour or two easily when it’s that warm.

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