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binwinbinwin
01-04-2010, 11:20 AM
Would you pay $30 per day to heat the pool in August? Whenever I've been to Orlando in August, the weather is super hot and humid. Do I need to spend money on heating the pool, which the Windsor Hills owner is charging an extra $30 per day?

Befferk
01-04-2010, 11:28 AM
I would say definitely not.

sgable
01-04-2010, 11:30 AM
We stayed at Windsor Hills in July of 08 and did not heat the pool, it still felt like warm bath water! So, I would say no.

savannahcat
01-04-2010, 11:44 AM
We stayed at Emerald Island in October and didn't need to heat the pool. You definitely wouldn't need the heat in July.

Brian Noble
01-04-2010, 11:59 AM
No, but I might pay $30/day for someone to come by and dump ice into it!

vettechick99
01-04-2010, 12:32 PM
Never!! Even in the dead of night it's going to be warm enough to swim in.

Detailor
01-04-2010, 12:40 PM
Though I have a pool heater, I don't heat my pool at home in Vermont in August because the water is warm without it! You won't need to have the pool heated in Florida in August.

Dick Taylor

castanhope
01-05-2010, 04:14 PM
Pool heat should be optional. The only reason you would pay for pool heat in August would be if you wanted the spa to be hot. In Windsor Hills, the pool heat and spa heat are one in the same (you can't turn the spa heat on without heating the entire pool). So unless you really need that hot soak in the hot tub, which sounds rather unappealing when it will likely be 90+ and humid out, you shouldn't pay for the pool heat. I'm sure the owner would be willing to take this off your quote if you email and let them know you don't want it. Owners generally don't want people to use pool heat when it's unnecessary, it is just more wear and tear on the heater, and at $30 a day they would not be making much of a profit off of it or anything. Electric bills in FL are wicked expensive!

Beccabunny
01-05-2010, 05:51 PM
Can I jump in here and ask what you all think about heating a pool in May? We were in Orlando last May and the temps were in the low 90's. I can't imagine the pools would be very cold, especially the small splash pools at the WH townhouses which is where we're probably staying. Then again, I hate a cold swimming pool. I'm undecided.

BellyBaby
01-05-2010, 07:31 PM
I have a house down there, and I would not heat my pool in May. If you're worried about temperature dropping at night, you can put the blanket on overnight. (providing they have one). :hippie:

lastminutemom
01-06-2010, 08:21 AM
No, but I might pay $30/day for someone to come by and dump ice into it!

DITTO! :rotfl2:

Princess Disney Mom
01-06-2010, 08:49 AM
No! I can't imagine heating a pool in August you will roast. Save the money and cool off.

Pembo
01-28-2010, 08:30 AM
After being in Orlando last June when it was 100 every day and the pool at the resort (4-6' deep) was too warm to swim in...I definitely say no. $30 to cool down, sure.

megthewonderful
01-28-2010, 01:08 PM
I'm not paying to heat the pool the last week of April/first week of May! Definitely wouldn't do it in the middle of summer!

hbsprite
01-28-2010, 03:40 PM
We stayed last August at Windsor Hills and did not pay for pool heat. Halfway through our stay, whoever cleans the pool must have accidentally turned it on and we came home from the parks to swim and it was literally a jacuzzi! You definitely do not need pool heat in August.

According to the wunderground.com trip planner, the average temperature in August is in the low 80's with very high humidity. Even if the pool was completely shielded from the sun, it would still be at least 80 degrees.

Would you pay $30 per day to heat the pool in August? Whenever I've been to Orlando in August, the weather is super hot and humid. Do I need to spend money on heating the pool, which the Windsor Hills owner is charging an extra $30 per day?

MinnieForMe
01-29-2010, 06:58 PM
No -- unless you want to boil supper in it! Even in New Hampshire our pool water is comfortable (low 80's) in August.

gqchicago
02-03-2010, 05:17 PM
Can I jump in here and ask what you all think about heating a pool in May? We were in Orlando last May and the temps were in the low 90's. I can't imagine the pools would be very cold, especially the small splash pools at the WH townhouses which is where we're probably staying. Then again, I hate a cold swimming pool. I'm undecided.

I always turn my pool heat on in May, I like the pool warm, and hate a cold pool, especially in the evenings. It may not come on during the day, but at night, it's awesome to sit in a warm pool! It does depend on the weather, you can get a spell where it's in the 90s consistently and you really might not need it, then, it can also be cooler, especially at night. Early - late May is a big difference as well.

marius97
02-03-2010, 06:38 PM
I always turn my pool heat on in May, I like the pool warm, and hate a cold pool, especially in the evenings. It may not come on during the day, but at night, it's awesome to sit in a warm pool! It does depend on the weather, you can get a spell where it's in the 90s consistently and you really might not need it, then, it can also be cooler, especially at night. Early - late May is a big difference as well.

We went begining of May 08, didn't heat the pool and our teeth were chattering the entire time we swam...and it was in the 80's all week. We went second week of June 09. Heated it this time and it was still a bit on the cool side. We like a nice warm pool.

isla bonita
02-03-2010, 09:10 PM
I have been down in August and we sure did not need it.

Drkaito
04-26-2010, 12:15 AM
No, not in August. Also, been there in March and didn't need pool heat. We had temps. in the 90's that year for Spring Break!!

dyna
04-26-2010, 06:55 AM
Not heatin my pool next week if it not warm enough an we want to swim we will go to the public pool in our subdivision it is a heated pool.

sjanus
04-26-2010, 07:52 AM
In Windsor Hills, although the spa and pool are one, the spa heat can be turned on without pool heat. Many owners do offer spa heat only. It is usually about half the price, so might want to consider asking if that is important to you. Most people in August do not purchase pool heat, but if it rains a lot, this can really cool down the pool, so getting the pool heat does provide you consistency if that is important to you. When we are down, we always heat the pool, as I like bath water, lol.

Sandy

MinnieGi
04-27-2010, 07:01 PM
I ditto the need for ICE in August!!!

Actually we go to Hilton Head during the summer at Disney's resort and they literally do push huge carts of ice into the pools b/c its soooooooooooo *&*&()%^ HOT!!! I imagine Orlando will be the same way!!

webcreatrix
04-29-2010, 04:06 PM
That would be a big "No". It will feel like bath water without the heat.