First time poster here, anyway wondering if anyone could give me some feedback on the following.
We are getting a pool 14x30 and live in Southern Ontario area. Everything is fine but there are two things we are having trouble deciding.
1) Single speed vs Variable speed pump: All Iíve read on the internet is Variable speed all the way, however some people have also told me you really only need that if there are lots of leaves/trees and or water features in the pool which we have none.
2) NG gas heater vs Heat Pump: I was all pro heat pump mainly because I figured our situation would be ideal for it. Wife is a teacher so has the summer off and pool will be used extensively between her and our kids. The more popular option is the NG gas heater but other people tell me thatís more of a weekend only thing. The electricity rates here are the only thing thatís putting me off on the heat pump. I think we would plan to keep the water at around 84 Deg. & Guessing our swimming time would be around 4 months with the majority being in June, July, August..
Electricity rates: On-Peak 18 cents per kWH, Mid-Peak 13.2 cents per kWH, Off-peak 8.7 cents per kWH
Gas Rates: 9.57 cents/m3 (having a heck of a time trying to convert this)
Anyone have any feed back???
Please and thanks in advance,