Many have written me about the temperature of the Santa Rosa pool now that the new pool cooling units have been installed. Many want the temperature lower, while some have complained it is too cold.
Pool temperature in the winter, when air is cold, is a different feel than in the summer when the air is hot. It is like checking weather, you have the actual temperature and you also have listed reel feel temperature. It is also like heating and cooling in your house. You might set the heat for 68 degrees in the winter, but that doesn't mean you set the A/C for 68 degrees in the summer, it would feel very cold. Therefore, you would not set temp for winter the same as summer, each will have a different feel.
Although the pool chiller units are installed and are new, we have been monitoring them because so many people have described such a wide variance in pool temperature. In monitoring the pools, it has become clear the units are not working correctly. Temperatures for the pool have fluctuated from 87 degrees to 94 degrees. If working correctly the pool temperature should never exceed 91 degrees, and even then, the units should cool the water to 90 degrees given the current set point.
We have called for a meeting with the contractor and a manufacturer’s rep to discuss the issues and a plan for repair. For the moment please do not expect the pool water to be at a correct temperature. The temperature will fluctuate until the units are fixed. We can then set a temperature and find out what most people want for the temperature in the pool.
I understand some will like it cooler and some will like it warmer. We will have to wait till the units are fixed to actually find out what most people want as a result of usage.
I will send out a message when the units are repaired and stable. Till then please be patient and understand we can’t control the water temperature accurately at the moment.
If you have questions, please let me know.