New to TFP, and reading a lot! I tried to find an answer to my problem, but I just find examples of it being asked, and little return on what they did to solve it.
Instead of a gym with a lap pool, or community pool and hassle, I opted to hunt for a smaller pool to fit in my garage.
I succeeded (mostly) when I found a Bestway pool on Craig's for $250. After adding on flooring squares to help insulate and protect, and a fair bit of scrubbing, I have it setup, and filtering nicely.
However, I still have no heat for it. My garage is fully insulated, fully finished, and sits at a pretty stable 60F air temp even with a cold snap here in Portland, OR.
When I purchased the pool, it came with 3X solar sections, but the practical use of them is problematic because:
a.) it's winter, and about 37F outside.
b.) the pool is in the garage on the north side of my house, and the only exposure for any sun is 50+ft away on the other side of my house.
I don't expect that in my garage, even year-round, I will need a large capacity heater to achieve 2-3-4C/Hr recovery. Eventually my garage will be warm from the pool, and vice versa, seasonally.
I found this on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013LC3IHK/...I2YQY05NEBHG59
And I could wire this up with a single electrician visit to a nearby 220V box I had installed years ago for a stove. I can mount it to a shelf, hard plump to help protect against movement and temperature, and hopefully provide stable heat year round?
Thoughts from those experienced in such things?