Does anyone know if a solar cover would extend the swimming season or should I get a heat pump?
I live in North Carolina and the air temp gets pretty comfortable around April, but my pool water stays below 75 degrees until about a month or so later. Likewise in the fall it would be nice to swim into October, but water temp cools in September.
I have a solar cover that I have never used. If I bought a heater it would probably be a heat pump. I've never checked water temps here in April, so don't know how much heating would be required to swim then. I have heard you can get 10 degrees with a solar cover. Would that be enough for April in N.C.?