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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 02:14 PM
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Is 75 degrees water temp, too cold to swim in?
Taking a vaction and wondering if we should have planned it for later.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 02:18 PM
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1. Depending on what you're used to
The perfect temperature for my pool is 85-86 degrees.

However, I did trip and fall in a couple of weeks ago, and it was 76 degrees, and it wasn't horrible.
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 02:19 PM
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2. Yes. Where are you going? What would the air temperature be?
Most people like water to be about 85 degrees or warmer, especially if the air is cooler.

Maybe I can help if you tell me where you're planning to go.

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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 02:41 PM
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9. pensacola, air temp in the 80s.
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7th_Sephiroth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 03:09 PM
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13. your from pensacola, too
can i come over and swim in your pool?
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 05:18 PM
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15. It'll be really nice.
Enjoy it! We stayed on the coast a couple of weeks ago, and the pool temp was a little cool, but ok.

We live in MS, and we are uncovering our pool next week. It's time to swim in the deep south. Even though it's been a cooler spring than usual.
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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 02:20 PM
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3. I grew up swimming in lakes. 75 is good. n/t
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 02:20 PM
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4. For the ocean its like bath water here in CA.
In San Diego the ocean temp is usually around 71 degs. So 75 is comfortable. The surfers wont wear their "wets" when its that high.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 02:21 PM
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5. Not for a lot of people, but it is for me.
I got spoiled by the 84-degree pool in the backyard when I was growing up.
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redsoxliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 02:21 PM
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6. 75 is beautiful
chillier than the GOM... but much nicer than the north shore in the summah, and I swim in that.
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Abelman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 02:23 PM
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7. Sounds fine to me
But I've been in 60 before and been okay for a while.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 02:23 PM
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8. I'm: Not sure; I think I'll have, to give it a try
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LiberallyInclined Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 02:42 PM
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10. for civilized people, yes...
nt
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 02:45 PM
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11. probably not.
Edited on Sun May-08-05 02:46 PM by gristy
Sounds pretty good to me.
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 02:59 PM
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12. It depends if you will really be swimming
For active swimming, such as swimming laps or active open water swimming, that is pretty close to ideal water temperature. If you are are just going to be realxing and splashing around, you might be a little cold. I still think that you can get acclimated by slowly wading into the water. Wearing less skimpy suits might also be a good idea. Men should wear shorts like trunks while women whould wear one piece suits to keep a little bit of warmth. I don't know how low of a temperature is unsafe, but I have swam in water colder than that and been alright. Whether or not there is a life guard and/or other people swimming might be a good clue.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 05:13 PM
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14. It depends on how long the temo has lingered at
around 75 degrees, I hope you have a good time
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 05:24 PM
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16. 75 is fantastic for swimming.
Enjoy!
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yvr girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 05:40 PM
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17. What a bunch of wimps
Try swimming in a glacier lake. I've also been swimming when there is frost on the ground.
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