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    Heating Pool in MO

    I'm in the middle of my pool build and trying to decide if we should install a heater or not. I'm running enough electric for a heat pump if that's the direction we go. Any advice on gas vs electric? We do have an autocover so that should help. Is a heater necessary? My pool is 18x40, salt water, with deep end at 8.5'.
    Jeremiah Hough

    22,000 gallon, vinyl liner, chlorine, with auto cover

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    borjis's Avatar
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    Aug 2014
    Pacific NW

    Re: Heating Pool in MO

    Where are you located?

    thats key to knowing what would work best.

    if you have a south facing roof that gets full sun, solar would be a great option.

    Free heat!
    16x32 IG Vinyl, 13,000 Gals. Hayward S-244T sand filter, SP2810X15 pump
    (1.5 HP motor) Raypak PR266AEN (266k btu) gas heater. TF-100 Test Kit.
    Dolphin E10 Cleaning Robot.

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    Pool Tool's Avatar
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    May 2014
    Western Chicago Area, IL

    Re: Heating Pool in MO

    Even though the heater will cost you up front, it is better to have it there and not use it vs. not installing it and wishing you had it. And the flip side, like the Fields of Dreams, if you install it you'll run it! So factor the energy costs into your budget. Depending where you are in MO, you should be fine with a heat pump. The nice thing about gas is that it is indifferent to ambient temps and will heat your pool at the beginning and end of the season when temps start to cool where as a heat pump may not be as reliable.
    16' x 32' (21100 gal), vinyl, 1.5 hp Hayward SuperPump,
    Tagelus TA60/60D Sand Filter, Raypak 399K Digital Heater, TF-100

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