We were there 10-29...11-05 and the pool was really too cold. If they have a way of heating it, they should. If they dont, then its up to mother nature. We actually felt what we thought was "hot" water coming out of some of the jets. It was MUCH warmer than the pool water. But yeah, everyone was commenting on the cold water. No way we'd make it in Jan-Feb. As far as the depth...it's not too bad. The problem with lowering it is the drains are on the top edge of the pool so the water has to sort of "lap" over the sides to drain. Bad design IMO. The only problem we had with depth was during the foam party .....the suds got VERY thick and VERY high and my wife said she couldnt breathe and I sucked some in and got choked. It (foam)was at least a foot over our head, and it does displace oxygen. So just an FYI if you are on the shorter side. Lesson learned. Other than that, the new pool is great it really wasnt a big issue for us.