Newbie to pools here...I have a pool with a purex triton 250 heater. Currently in Houston the pool water temp. has been averaging about 55-58 degrees.
Is this too cold to run the heater and expect it to get up to 80 degrees or so, in the spa part of the pool? Was wondering if there was a min. temperature, and if not how long should I expect it to take to heat the water to this temperature. Its a small 3 person spa, and I had heard of rough estimates of water temp increasing 10 degrees per hour.
One other question on pump setup - if I wish to only heat the spa and not the pool, how should the pump levers be set? eg the intake and return switches.
The Triton 250 seems to have a dual on-off-on switch so I am not sure which "on" position it should be in, to heat only the spa, if that is possible.
Thanks in advance and sorry if these questions are confusing!