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How Warm Should Your Pool Water Be?

How Warm Should Your Pool Water Be?

Right Water Temperature For Hot Tubs and Pools It’s one of the most frequent questions we get: How hot should I keep my hot tub and/or pool? Several deciding factors go into that answer, but we’ll cover some of the things to consider here in this article… What Will Your Pool Be Used For?  This is a good question. The temperature should be set depending on which region in the country you live, as well as who uses it and what they are using it for. For competitive purposes, the pool water would need to be around 78 degrees, which is a relatively lower temperature. Public swimming pools on the other hand, are usually a little warmer, with temps anywhere from 78 F – 82 F. The water would be warmer still for therapy uses, classes for children or elderly people. For these purposes, the water would be more like 83-86 F. Many people say that the prefect water temperature for swimming laps would be around 75 degrees. Still others maintain it should be closer to 70 degrees. So that brings us back to the original question of how warm the pool water should be. The truth of the matter is that if you are fortunate enough to own a pool, then the water temperature really comes down to your personal preference. Obviously, if you don’t heat your pool, then the weather will be what determines how warm the water is. If you live in a warm climate, then by the first part of July, the water may feel more like bath water. The main thing is to ask...
Different Variations of Pool Game

Different Variations of Pool Game

Most of us have tried our hand at a game of pool at one time or other, but did you know there are several types of pool games? We’ll explain them here… It comes down to personal preference as to which type of pool game you play, but you should be at least mildly familiar with the three most common variations of the game: Nine-Ball, Eight-Ball, and Cut Throat. Pool Game Variations: Eight-Ball The most common game is the famous Eight-Ball game. Lots of people call it stripes and solids, but watch out for your terminology! If you’re playing with experienced pool players, they’ll be quick to inform you that the correct term is not stripes and solids, but rather, high and low. Rules may vary according to your skill or experience level, but one consistent thing is that all the balls are racked with the eight-ball in the very center. Once the balls are “broken,” the type of ball to land in a pocket first is the type the player will stick with. (Stripes or solid) When you miss a ball, it is the other player’s turn. The object of Eight-Ball is to be the first player to sink all your balls, with the eight-ball going in last. Nine-Ball Nine-Ball is a pool game where balls 1-9 are used and they would be racked in the diamond shape in sequential order, making sure the nine ball is in the center. The object is to sink your balls from lowest number to highest, beginning with the one ball. It doesn’t matter ball you sink, as long as the lowest...