I went in on Hayward's website and used the calculator to estimate how much it would cost to heat my pool with a heat pump. I first put in april through october. I then changed it and said just april and october. I would have thought the costs would have increased for october because if i had been heating my pool in september it would not need to be heated as much in October, so I guess their calculator is limited. It also said it would cost me almost $30/mth to get my pool up to 80 degrees in July and August. I entered my Phoenix zip code, so it obviously doesn't seem to know the average pool temp in Phoenix. Noone would need heat their pool to get to 80 as it's much warmer than that and people complain about pools being too hot. (I never feel it's too hot).
It was also interesting that they didn't ask for depth of pool but when I called they asked for gallons to tell me which heater would be best for us, not surface area. I didn't understand his theory and he told me they couldn't help everyone who called, that's why they have the website. wierd.
so, I still feel as though I don't know how much a heat pump would cost to heat my phoenix pool to extend my season a bit. Is anyone able to give any info on what they pay?
one thing I saw, though, that was interesting to compare was the cost of it being uncovered and covered. Again, I dont' understand their site cuz it says $158.74 for four months covered and $715.65 uncovered. but then they said april would cost $192.20, may $140.12, june $86. 12... and so on. I put in the criteria being that I didn't have a cover.
maybe pentair has a better calculator?