What is the ideal water temperature for your swimming pool? The answer to that question is as unique as the people who unnameduse your pool. As a rule of thumb, water temperatures that are in the 78 to 82 degree range, however if you’re swimming laps that may be too warm, but if you’re floating around in a leisurely fashion it could be too cold.

The best way to determine the ideal temperature for your pool, Avondale, Arizona swimming pool service contractors say is to choose a temperature in the 78 to 82 degree range and see how that feels. If it’s too hot or too cold, you will want to adjust it by a degree or two until you find a temperature that the family can agree on.

Express Pool Care swimming pool service providers caution that water that is too hot will mean you have to adjust the alkalinity in order to compensate for the changes to the “saturation index.” Cool weather means that you will need to increase the total alkalinity while warmer weather means that a reduction in the total alkalinity will keep the saturation index on an even keel.

Ask your pool contractor for advice on heating your swimming pool and which type of heater is best for your family’s needs.