Swimming in your backyard pool in the fall can be the best time of all if you keep your water temperature at a comfortable level and your pool free from debris. At Anchor Pools & Spas, we can help you maintain your pool so that your swimming time in autumn keeps you comfortable and increases your fun.
Outdoor Temperatures for Fall Swimming
Below is the average South Carolina temperature for the following fall months.
September: Mid to high 80’s.
October: High 70’s.
November: High 60’s to low 70’s.
These are ideal temperatures for spending time outdoors. If the outdoors is in your own backyard swimming pool, all the better.
If you are a casual swimmer, you most likely enjoy swimming in water between 80 and 84 degrees. Most hotels keep their pool water at this temperature. During the fall, pool water temperatures in an unheated pool will begin dropping to a temperature that casual swimmers find more refreshing than the hot pools they find in the dog days of summer.
Lap Swimming for Exercise
Fall swimming is great for those who just want to swim laps for exercise. Pool water may drop to 75 to 80 degrees, which makes it ideal for swimming for exercise. The water might feel cold when you initially step into it, but within a few minutes of swimming, your body heats up and the swimming temperature is perfect.
Competitive swimmers generally prefer water temperature in the low to mid-70s, which makes fall swimming natural for them. If there is no pool heater, the water will naturally drop to this temperature in the fall. As the competitors splish and splash in preparation for their competitions, they will find this pool temperature ideal for their practice times.
Some folks want to swim as much of the year as possible. With a pool heater, you can increase your South Carolina swimming time to at least 10 months of the year.
Contact us at Anchor Pools & Spas for any help we can give you to make fall swimming in your own backyard pool the best experience it can be. We can install a pool heater for you if you decide that is the route for you to go. The best time to install a pool heater is in the fall since many pools with colder water are not used as often by homeowners.