Our minds are made up, we want a pool heater pump!
However, even though I've been doing research I feel that I'm more confused than anything else!
Our pool's highest temp this year was 84 degree's (for maybe a couple of days) since then it's been hovering around 80. We have a very shady pool area and tree-removal is not an option!
I've looked into Hayward Heat Pumps, our local pool service (also the people that installed our pool) quoted 4,300 for a Hayward Heat Pump (not sure what btu) and approx. 350 for install!
1-what is important in selecting a heat pump
2-should we buy it online and have an electrician install or go with original pool builder
3-what btu is recommended (our pool is a mtn lake 21X40, the gallons is guess work, approx 15,000?)
4-what is the average cost for an install
Any recommendations are greatly appreciated!