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jade1
04-04-2006, 09:36 PM
Luna was exactly 86 degrees today, it has been 80's and sunny for a week but we brought a brand new floating pool thermometer and it was 86 floating, 84 in my pocket (down about 2 feet) and 86 at the bottom of the pool if held down with my foot-maybe the sun hitting the bottom helped? Regardless it felt slightly cool when we hopped in after the hot sun was on us, but in a few minutes it was very nice. :thumbsup2

LisaS
04-04-2006, 09:43 PM
I'm relieved to hear this! There were reports from last week that some of the pools were still quite cool. Where did you get the pool thermometer and how much do they cost? I'm tempted to get one for our trip next January.

Thanks for the report! I hope you have a wonderful time!

Cruelladeville
04-04-2006, 09:52 PM
I was at the BW pools last week, left on Saturday, and the pools were still cold then. I was so frustrated, that I crashed the pool at Marriott Cypress Harbour in an effort to find warm swimming water! I am glad to hear that perhaps the water is finally warmer. This trip was the first time ever that I regretted buying DVC points. :sad2:

jade1
04-04-2006, 10:04 PM
Cal Spas in Minnetonka MN for $11.99.

I am pretty picky (whimpy?) about the pool temps and cant believe WDW has done this. Its not I cant stand it, I just prefer it warm. It still did not seem as warm as I remember but seriously it was quite comfortable in minutes. It may have just warmed up in the warm sun this last week-which means a cooler spell may leave it less than desireable. I think keeping an open concern/conversation with Disney would be benefical for next winter.

keishashadow
04-05-2006, 06:48 AM
Have thermometer will travel.:) Thanks for checking.Cal Spas in Minnetonka MN for $11.99.

I am pretty picky (whimpy?) about the pool temps and cant believe WDW has done this. Its not I cant stand it, I just prefer it warm. It still did not seem as warm as I remember but seriously it was quite comfortable in minutes. It may have just warmed up in the warm sun this last week-which means a cooler spell may leave it less than desireable. I think keeping an open concern/conversation with Disney would be benefical for next winter.

DrTomorrow
04-05-2006, 08:20 AM
I guess I'm a little confused. First I readLuna was exactly 86 degrees today, it has been 80's and sunny for a week but we brought a brand new floating pool thermometer and it was 86 floating, 84 in my pocket (down about 2 feet) and 86 at the bottom of the pool
86 degrees is the temperature that everyone was hoping - and fighting - for.
But then I read
Regardless it felt slightly cool when we hopped in after the hot sun was on us, and I start to wonder about all the people who said that the pool was cold when they got in weeks ago. Hmmmmm.......

jade1
04-05-2006, 10:52 AM
I guess I'm a little confused. First I read
86 degrees is the temperature that everyone was hoping - and fighting - for.
But then I read
and I start to wonder about all the people who said that the pool was cold when they got in weeks ago. Hmmmmm.......

Could be something to that, I can say when its 88 degrees and sunny (like yesterday) its usually when we visit in the summer-at that time the pools are much warmer than 86 degrees. Pretty cretain thats why it took some time to get used to even at 86-you do not have to get used to it in the summer-I guarantee it. I will check the pool when we are here this August to verify.

Now if they are 86 degrees in Feb when its 40 at night and maybe 60 for a high-you will feel that the pool is much warmer than if its 78 IMO.

LIFERBABE
04-05-2006, 11:19 AM
Jade1, thanks for checking!!

Maybe we can add a pool thermometer to our Christmas Tree Swap!! We can hang it as an ornament, when not in use :goodvibes

I think it has more to do with solar heating that the pool is 86 degrees. And you did say after the hot sun was on you, the water felt cool, so that makes perfect sense. When it is hot out, you want the water temp to cool you, when it is cold out, you want the water to warm you.

I agree, that we should be diligent heading into the cooler months regarding pool temps. I too felt regret about purchasing because of this issue but I am willing to give it a go.

Simba's Mom
04-05-2006, 12:33 PM
Luna was exactly 86 degrees today, it has been 80's and sunny for a week but we brought a brand new floating pool thermometer and it was 86 floating, 84 in my pocket (down about 2 feet) and 86 at the bottom of the pool if held down with my foot-maybe the sun hitting the bottom helped? Regardless it felt slightly cool when we hopped in after the hot sun was on us, but in a few minutes it was very nice. :thumbsup2

Somehow this strikes me as so funny!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Add this to the list of "How to recognize a DISer at WDW"-
1. lime green Mickey head
2. wearing Crocs
3. around the pool area, is carrying a pool thermometer

But seriously, thanks so much for this report. I know Disney said they were going to increase the pool temperature, but I didn't believe it-NOW I do.

llp479
04-05-2006, 01:17 PM
We were at VWL 3/24 - 3/26 and while the air temp was only in the upper 60's, my dds still went swimming and didn't complain. We were at BWV 3/31 - 4/2 and DH said the water was in the upper 80's. Air temp was around 80.

loveFL
04-06-2006, 04:39 PM
glad to hear they are heating the pools! yay!

bpmorley
04-06-2006, 05:24 PM
I was in SAB back in January and it was freezing. Glad to hear it's nicer for you.

Doctor P
04-06-2006, 06:28 PM
Remember, the complaints were about the pools being at 82 degrees. Not only this a comfortable temperature, it is the temperature at the top edge of those recommended for multi-use, multi-age pools. The problem is that people insist on swimming when it is sunny, regardless of the temperature. My parents are having the same problem at their winter home on the gulf side of Florida--people complaining that the pool is 82 degrees. IMHO, if you want a bath, take a bath. If you want to swim, swim.

jade1
04-06-2006, 09:47 PM
Luna was right at 88 today up 2 degrees:sunny: -checked over a few hour period. It was 90 outside and the pool was actually perfect.

Machta
04-07-2006, 07:41 AM
Somehow this strikes me as so funny!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Add this to the list of "How to recognize a DISer at WDW"-
1. lime green Mickey head
2. wearing Crocs
3. around the pool area, is carrying a pool thermometer

But seriously, thanks so much for this report. I know Disney said they were going to increase the pool temperature, but I didn't believe it-NOW I do.

I humbly submit that #4 would be a lanyard, berift of pins but with a plastic card holder to keep APs from demagnetizing. Thanks for the laugh!

twotoohappy
04-08-2006, 03:21 PM
Thanks for the pool reports!

Can you check something for me please if you're still there....

Are there s-video jacks on the back of the tvs (specifically the ones in a studio the 19")
The type of jacks you can hook a dvd player or ps2 too.

Thanks!!!!!

AMcaptured
04-08-2006, 08:10 PM
The pool temperatures are warming up because of one thing and one thing only....... :sunny: .......I think Mother Nature has been listening to us more on this board than Disney management has.

JMO

AM

jade1
04-09-2006, 11:06 AM
Thanks for the pool reports!

Can you check something for me please if you're still there....

Are there s-video jacks on the back of the tvs (specifically the ones in a studio the 19")
The type of jacks you can hook a dvd player or ps2 too.

Thanks!!!!!

Darn, I sure would have but we picked up a wireless signal and did not want log on too long. Anyway we are back in Minn... :sad2: and did not notice the hook ups, sorry.

manning
05-07-2006, 10:04 PM
Remember, the complaints were about the pools being at 82 degrees. Not only this a comfortable temperature, it is the temperature at the top edge of those recommended for multi-use, multi-age pools. The problem is that people insist on swimming when it is sunny, regardless of the temperature. My parents are having the same problem at their winter home on the gulf side of Florida--people complaining that the pool is 82 degrees. IMHO, if you want a bath, take a bath. If you want to swim, swim.

And bring your own soap. Disney doesn't supply any at the pool!! :rolleyes1

Sheetshouse
05-08-2006, 09:02 PM
We are in Atlanta and our pool hasn't reached 80 degrees yet. Hasn't stopped the kids though, they were swimming two weeks ago and the pool was 74 degrees.

I am not comfortable until it hits the high 80's. I guess I need to go to FL.