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What Is The Perfect Pool Temperature?

What Is The Perfect Pool Temperature?

Perhaps a swimming pools version of how long is a piece of string? The perfect pool temperature has long been debated amongst families and water lovers’ nationwide.
There are the courageous young kids that will brave the cold water out of sheer enthusiasm and the ever-present Australian affinity for water. Then there’s the arguably wiser (and typically older!) versions of ourselves that jokingly insist on outside temperatures north of 40°C before dipping a toe in the water. 

We must also consider the motivation and purpose behind our splashy entry. Is it for recreation, learning to swim, recovery, rehabilitation, exercise preparation, or maybe hydrotherapy? Rest assured there is a perfect pool temperature for everyone and every occasion.   


What is the Perfect Pool Temperature for Recreation and Play? 


Probably the most common use for our backyard swimming pools. The perfect temperature to meet both the refreshing and cool entry sought after on a hot day whilst at the same time ensuring hours of ongoing comfort is between 26°C and 28°C.

What is the Perfect Pool Temperature for Swimming lessons? 



Swimming lessons are such a rite of passage to the Aussie childhood. Our perfect temperature here is a more precise 29°C. This temperature is warm enough to ensure comfort, keeping muscles warm and free whilst eliminating risks associated with cold water, such as cramps and breathing difficulties.  


What is the Perfect Pool Temperature for Exercise? 


Exercise – like recreation and play – also has a perfect temperature range of between 26°C and 28°C. This temperature range allows you to achieve both the fun and play outcomes sought by so many, as well as taking advantage of the health and wellbeing benefits attributed to water exercise.  


What is the Perfect Pool Temperature for Recovery and Rehabilitation? 


Recovery and rehabilitation methods are critical for athletes at all levels. During exercise, our muscles endure microtraumas in the form of tiny tears within the individual muscle fibres. The good news is these microtraumas promote muscle repair. The bad news, they also cause inflammation and soreness. Cold water recovery minimises this inflammation allowing a quicker overall recovery. Unfortunately, this type of recovery method isn’t for the faint of heart! The perfect pool temperature for recovery and rehabilitation is a tooth chattering 10°C. 


What is the Perfect Pool Temperature for Exercise Preparation? 


Exercise Preparation is essential for athletes to get the most out of each and every session. Jumping into a hot plunge pool before an exercise session will help to loosen muscles, increase flexibility and blood flow. This reduces muscle strain and increases the benefits of the exercise session. The perfect swimming pool temperature for exercise preparation is a balmy 40°C. 


What is the Perfect Pool Temperature for Hydrotherapy? 


Hydrotherapy can be beneficial in the treatment of many medical conditions. It can contribute to the recovery of orthopaedic events, the management of arthritis and chronic pain. It can even help with weight loss when used to facilitate exercise. The perfect temperature for a hydrotherapy pool is 34°C. The warm water loosens joints and muscles and keeps you warm whilst you are in the pool. 


So there you have it, the perfect pool temperature is somewhere between 10°C and 40°C. But rest assured, whatever your pool heating needs there is a solution for you. Has your swimming pool been feeling a little chilly? Interested in ways to heat your pool? Boss Solar supplies a range of Thermal Solar Pool Heating collectors to suit your needs. Contact us at [email protected] 

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