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    Pool Heating...Anyone???

    Thinking about extending the season and looking at various heaters online. Wondering about experiences of anyone using any kind for an AG. I am trying to avoid the $900 and up prices however, so I know options are limited. Anyone have thoughts?
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    Re: Intex Pool Heating...Anyone???

    Quote Originally Posted by Brushpup
    (Frog... I dont want to hear about your 54° water! )

    LOL... It's about 71 today. Sunny even, but since H dumped "the rest of the bottle" of bleach in this morning after he re-filled the pool (hokey aerating attempt resulted in 3-400 gallon loss overnight), FC is at 12ppm and the kids prefer 7 or less. No swimming ATM.

    I heard something funny on the radio last week.

    "Some cities call them sunbreaks... we call them summer"

    I busted up hearing that one. Couldn't be more true.

    Is it seriously 900 bux for a pool heater? Craigslist might be a good place to look if they're that much. If you find one that works we'd be interested as well. I do despise the kids, but there does come a time to stop torturing them I suppose...
    Where kids swim in 54 degree water, turn blue, and giggle happily cuz they got a POOL!
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    Re: Intex Pool Heating...Anyone???

    Sunbreaks......hilarious. Yea, heaters are high even for AG pools.
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    Re: Intex Pool Heating...Anyone???

    scour craigslist for 4x20 solar panels. I have 2 4'x20' solar bears by fafco and the pool is rarely below the avg air temp. My panels get sun from 10am-3pm and the solar cover is a must at night. I purchased ours new for about $200-$250 each, but I have seen them on CL for $50-$100 used.
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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    Re: Intex Pool Heating...Anyone???

    Yes, solar is what I have thought to be the only reasonable thing pools. Been thinking of something like that or even home made. Ive heard of some kind of mats too...where did I read that?
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    Re: Intex Pool Heating...Anyone???

    On a 3k gal pool a 4x20 or possibly an 8x10 panel would make a world of difference. The homemade version (I am very pro DIY) just can't match the efficiency of these relatively cheap panels.
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