Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Orlando Hotels and Attractions
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-07-2013, 09:49 AM   #1
mamabear0222
Countdown to 2014 trip
 
mamabear0222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 906

pool heat in Feb

We're from Canada so we'll be coming from pretty cold weather in Feb to probably weather in the 70s.
is pool heat really necessary?
__________________
mamabear0222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 09:53 AM   #2
amw
need a new tag
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Markham, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,405

I would say yes -- we are from Canada too and it can still be chilly in Florida Jan-Mar. The daytime temps might be in 70s but when the sun goes down, the temps drop. Pool water would get chilly overnight.
__________________


WDW, March 2015 - CSR
WDW, March 2014 - POR
WDW, March 2013 - Swan
WDW, August 2012 - Beach Club Grand Gathering
DLR, August 2011 - Sheraton Anaheim
WDW, March 2011 - Marriott Sabal Palms
WDW, March 2010 - POFQ & Hilton Clearwater
WDW, Feb 2009 - Poly - a Disney pin sucked me in!
WDW, April 2008 - Bonnet Creek Resort
DLR, March 2007 - Hyatt - First trip ever to DL!
WDW, Sept 2005 - Cypress Pointe
WDW, Nov 2003 - HIFS - First trip with my princesses!
WDW, Nov 1998 - Grosvenor
WDW, Aug 1980 - Fort Wilderness
WDW, Aug 1974 - Fort Wilderness - Toddling my way through MK!
amw is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 07-07-2013, 09:55 AM   #3
mamabear0222
Countdown to 2014 trip
 
mamabear0222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 906

Quote:
Originally Posted by amw View Post
I would say yes -- we are from Canada too and it can still be chilly in Florida Jan-Mar. The daytime temps might be in 70s but when the sun goes down, the temps drop. Pool water would get chilly overnight.
thanks, I didnt account for the nighttime and then trying to heat up again which it probably would never do once it dropped down.
__________________
mamabear0222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 10:10 AM   #4
jaykorf001
DIS Veteran
 
jaykorf001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: KC MO area
Posts: 528

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamabear0222 View Post
We're from Canada so we'll be coming from pretty cold weather in Feb to probably weather in the 70s.
is pool heat really necessary?
Yes. Absolutely pay to have the pool heated if you want to swim. I assume you are renting a house with a pool.
jaykorf001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 10:13 AM   #5
mamabear0222
Countdown to 2014 trip
 
mamabear0222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 906

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaykorf001 View Post
Yes. Absolutely pay to have the pool heated if you want to swim. I assume you are renting a house with a pool.
Just the townhouses with the small plunge pools for the kids to splash around in.
__________________
mamabear0222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 10:21 AM   #6
jaykorf001
DIS Veteran
 
jaykorf001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: KC MO area
Posts: 528

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamabear0222 View Post

Just the townhouses with the small plunge pools for the kids to splash around in.
I notice later that you are looking at WH. I haven't stayed there but have read all kinds of good things about it. We are interested in it for our next family trip. Good luck.
jaykorf001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 05:38 PM   #7
mamabear0222
Countdown to 2014 trip
 
mamabear0222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 906

Yes now we're thinking of a house there instead.

Sent from my Samsung S3 using DISBoards
__________________
mamabear0222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 05:42 PM   #8
mrsg00fy
Mouseketeer
 
mrsg00fy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 412

We have gone in Feb and the pools at the Disney hotels are heated to 82 degrees. Pool heat is necessary in Feb as the nights can get quite chilly.
__________________
mrsg00fy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 11:13 AM   #9
coastgirl
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,277

Yep, what they said. We rented a house in Feb 11 for 10 days and the first few days were cold, think May in Halifax! (I was wearing shorts, but i was making a point!) Even when it warmed up, the pool was cool earlier in the day, and that was with heat. In our case at least the heat wasn't that warm, still refreshing. My friend brought her kids over (they were born there) and they still found it cold. It was mostly the Canucks and the Brits swimming.
__________________
JoAnne in NS
with dh, ds 14, and dd 11

1st trip May/June 06
Jan/Feb 07, same crew at CBR. DCL Magic Eastern Dec 07 CSR Sept 2009
Universal/WWoHP in Sunset Lakes villa Feb 2010 Same again Aug 2013 in Emerald Island villa
PTR/TR Without the Mouse Round 2
TR: First visit to Universal/SeaWorld Feb 2011
coastgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 03:41 PM   #10
Jason71
Brother to pirates and corsairs...
 
Jason71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Orlando
Posts: 2,152

Pool water doesn't warm at the same temperature as the air. It will be in the 80s for a month before you'll even start to notice the water temperature creeping up. An unheated pool is heart-stoppingly cold in February.
Jason71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.