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  • Outdoor Pool temp too hot

    Now that the air has cooled, does the outdoor pool need to be quite so hot?  It's difficult to swim hard when you know you must be sweating like crazy from the heat.  A slightly related question:  The outdoor pool is so very warm, why not keep it open when temperatures are below 50 degrees?  It's perfectly comfortable. Californians would think nothing of an outdoor swim even into the 40s. Surely Illini can be just as tough.  Perhaps some informational posting would help everyone realize that it's acceptable, doable, and fun to swim outdoors in cooler weather.

#1 Sep 17, 2012 4:15 pm quote

The outdoor pool water temperature is kept at 81 degrees.  This is checked in three different locations daily by our pool operator to ensure that it is consistently holding at this temperature.

The outdoor pool is open May-September.  While we realize that some people would enjoy using the outdoor pool for a much longer period of time, the usage of this space drops significantly which leads us to believe that the majority of our swimmers prefer to move indoors when the outside temperatures drop.  Also, with the increasing costs of utilities it is not prudent for us to continue to heat a large body of water as the outside temperatures drop.    


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