I am in the process of building our pool and want to finalize and order the equipment. Our build is here if interested: New Owner Build Pool with Rock Blasting - Loomis, CA
We live in Northern California (Sacramento area) and have a large PV solar system feeding our house (with excess as we built it in preparation for the pool).
Our pool designer detailed plumbing for future solar with a Hayward CSPA XI 11 electric heater for the spa.
I am now doubting this set up and wondering if a combo Heat Pump for the pool/spa would be better or quicker to heat the spa? Does anyone have real world experience using electric heaters or heat pumps for in ground spas? Basically I am trying to figure out what will heat the spa the quickest powered by electricity.
We live on 5 acres and have plenty of room for solar panels so heating the pool I am less worried about.
Spa size is 8' diameter or roughly 800 gallons.
Pool is 20'x44' with a shelf roughly 33000 gallons.
Thanks in advance!