This is a first for me so please be patient. I have lurked for a year or so and haven't really had any challenges with our above ground pool until this year. We haven't been able to use it much this season due to weather and lack of warmth. We can't get the temperature above 80 degrees. We currently use 2 2x20 solar heaters, could use another panel but this year it wouldn't have mattered. We lacked sun to produce heat. Always keep it covered and run the pump when there is sun. No luck. We are two adults who like it warm. We are considering an outdoor furnace/wood heat. Is anyone out there using this set up? We are going to do some shopping this fall for a furnace but sales people in general will tell you what you want to hear, I need to know if it will actually work. We have the wood and the space for the furnace, in the future we are planning a greenhouse as well. I figure the outdoor furnace can heat the pool and when needed the greenhouse as well.
Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.