Hi all. I am planning on having a pool installed this summer and one of the big hang-ups my wife and I are having is about the ongoing heating costs. Can anyone give me VERY general estimates on how much it would cost to heat my pool given the following information:
-- I do not know how exactly many gallons the pool holds, but the dimensions are 14' x 32' with a graduated depth between 3' to 7'. It will be a gunite pool.
-- I would only use the pool from May through September. The average daily high is around 77 degrees and the average nightly low is around 55 degrees during those months.
-- The pool would have an auto-cover on at all times when not in use.
-- I will be using a 300,000 BTU natural gas heater.
-- I'm a cold water sissy and like swimming in warm pools, preferably 90 degrees.
-- The pool would be used about 3 days per week throughout the season.
I'm just looking for a rough estimate of how much it would cost per month to heat the pool to 90 degrees for about 3 days per week in the climate described above. I would be okay with spending $400 per month for those 5 months on heating, but would not be okay with spending $1,500 per month (doubt it would cost this much, but just giving you an idea of what I'm willing to pay).
Thanks for your help!