The cold weather a couple of weeks ago meant that the water in the pool dropped by four degrees. In the past we would have put the bubble plastic pool cover on to warm it up but that is shot and needs replacing.
On a day like yesterday, when we had clear skies and temperatures of 32, it would have been lovely to have gone for a dip but not when the water is so cold. Admittedly, after you have been in there for a few minutes, it starts to feel more comfortable but the initial shock puts you off. When the water was at 30 degrees, we’d go in and stay there for an hour or more – until the skin on our fingers was wrinkled. Yesterday, five minutes would have been the limit.