Hi all. I'm new to the forum and I've heard great things about it!
We moved in Sep 2015 and have a 20x10 6000 galon outdoor pool with a 9kw electric heater. I think it is the 9kw version of this:
In-Line+ Swimming Pool Heater
As we have kids we paid in the winter to have the bubble solar cover replaced by an EZ Cover vinyl thermal lined one. Which I've now read actually stops the solar heat reaching the pool (at least I assume it does as it obviously stops the sun light hitting it)
We turned the heater on at around midday and the temp doesn't seem to be going up. It's sitting on 14 degrees c. Outdoor temperature today was 20 degrees c.
I'm after some general heating advice specific to my situation really. Should I leave the cover closed when heating and in general whenever I can or am i wasting possible heat from the sun?
How long would you expect the pool to take to heat to around 25 degrees c based on an ambient temp of 20-25 degrees c? It currently feels like we're never going to reach close to this temperature and when you're paying £8 per 7 hour stint to heat this is painful!
Please feel free to ask any questions and any advice welcome. I'm sure I'll have many more questions!