is a debatable subject! The suggested pool temperature is usually
dependant on the person’s activity in the pool. Below are some ideas
regarding water temperatures for various activities.
|Highly Competitive Swimming Teams:
||78 to 80 degrees
|Swimming Lessons (beginners)
3 - 5 years:
6 - 13 years:
88 to 94 degrees
86 to 90 degrees
84 to 86 degrees
85 to 89 degrees
|83+ degrees (83 degrees is a minimum)
78 to 82 degrees
The older the person, the higher they like the water temperature
(up to a certain point).
Special Note: Because
of varying water temperatures, and for the safety of participants,
classes should vary depending on the water temperature. High aerobic
activity in high temperature water can be dangerous.
important to remember that you can never keep everybody happy regarding
water temperature. If a pool is used for just one of the
above-mentioned programs, you do not have a problem. However, if your
pool is used for a variety of aquatic programs, you have what we call a
“multi-purpose” pool. The water temperature at the average indoor
multi-purpose pool in the USA is 84 to 86 degrees.