I am new to the forum, but have been lurking and reading for a few weeks. They just poured our deck and we are waiting on the koolcote, plaster and equipment. PB said just a couple of weeks left.
Now to my question, I have searched and read almost everything I can on all the types of heaters available and my wife and I are still not sure what to do. We had several solar people come out and they all told us we did not have enough room on our south facing roof for the panels and that we would need a 12x36 rack in our yard for the 9 panels they all think we need. We are not real keen on that idea and for the moment have decided not to go the solar route. That leaves us with a heat pump or propane heat. The reason we want to heat the pool is to extend the season March through say October, not so much heat the pool on those sunny December days in Texas. We are leaning towards the heat pump, but still think we might use propane.
I was wondering if those in the Texas area could chime in (again, I am sure) and let me know how you handled the heating issue. We are prepared for the upfront costs of both, but are nervous about the propane costs in the long run. I was told that our local propane runs at $2.50 per gallon. We were looking at a Pentair 400k unit for propane or the Pentair 125k heat pump.
Thanks in advance for any feedback.