Im looking for an option to both heat and cool a 25k gal pool in Houston, TX.
Wondering if it would be a good idea to get the Pentair 125k BTU Heat Pump (71k BTU Cool) or if I should get the Pentair Master Temp 400k BTU and a Glacier GPC210 Chiller. Both options (equipment only) is within $100 of each other. Not sure if I could get credit for the gas line run from the PB if I went with the heat pump. Any other installation cost differences between the two options?
Ongoing operating costs obviously are a big factor. Is there any way to determine the cost of running the Pentair in cooling mode vs the Glacier chiller? Most likely if we went with gas heat we wouldnt heat the pool much except for special occasions. If the heat pump is economical enough we would use it to extend the swimming by three months (thinking March, April, and October).