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'Heated' private villa pools

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'Heated' private villa pools

I am about to rent a villa in Playa Blanca. Private pools are advertised as being heated. Some powered only by solar energy. What would be the average temp.? Any comments please.

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11. Re: 'Heated' private villa pools

Contact the owner or agent and ask how the pool is heated. Solar heating is fine during the summer months, but not in the winter months.

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28C?! Jeez why not go the hole hog and turn it into a hot tub!!!

In high summer anything over 25C I find too hot - just doesn't cool your down.

Anything under 22C is pretty cold in the winter - its a fine line between the two.

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The villa we've stayed in for several years usually gets to around 32-34 in September, with the solar heating. It's like getting into a lovely warm bath. The one we used this year was slightly cooler :( albeit the owner did put a note on my booking for an extra warm pool 32 degrees.

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We have a villa in Playa Blanca with a heated pool, this is not solar heated but electrically heated, however the

majority of these systems use heat exchangers, i.e a fan that draws the air through it to heat the water, unless you have a very high powered system the units struggle to raise the pool temperature much above the ambient air temperature, so in winter months 28 degrees is a bonus, 26 degrees would be more normal.

In addition these units need to run day and night because the water temperature will drop by 1-2 degrees overnight therefore it would take all day to get back up to it's original temperature. 26 degrees is plenty warm enough, especially when you have done a length or two.

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15. Re: 'Heated' private villa pools

Confirmed with Optima that the pool is electrically heated.

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