As summer in my part of the world comes to an end I start looking at upgrades for next year. This is what I did this year for my "happy place".
-Bought another ABG pool (9 ×18 4000gal.)
-Upgraded to sand filter and 3/4 hp pump
-added Hayward skimmer
- Built deck for pool, added to existing
-added 120 sq ft of solar collectors
-added Hayward solar automation
-learned the TFP method!
Its been a labour of love, and I have enjoyed every minute!
Over the winter I have my heart set on adding a small supplemental heater for the solar. Right now I am only getting morning sun till about 1 on the panels. Earlier in the year up until end of July it was great. There is no room on my pump/filter pad so anything I add would either sit on the lower deck about 10 ft from pool or would be a minimum of 30 away. There would be no option to go under ground for either plumbing or wiring.
My thought was to add a Hayward electric 11kw spa heater to bump me up to about 82-83 from around 70 to 75, keeping in mind its strictly supplemental.
We usually have a cool wet fall here but its fairly warm.
I would love to hear some opinions from people with a similiar setup.