Coming down to decision point and wanted to toss out new scenario after talking at length with my wife:
Pool in Central PA. Open pool end of April, beginning of May. She likes water at 85F. Keep pool open through October.
So is the answer different if we take a "set it and forget it" approach? Thermostat at 85F. VS Only turning on when wanted (say Thursday or Friday for weekend)
The gas heater we were looking at was the H400. Natural gas line is a non issue as it is only 30feet from meter. Will run 1.25" line for the project.
FYI - Electric rate is approximately 12.4 cents per KWH. Gas is 10.8 per CCF.
Any input greatly appreciated.