Hello to all, I am a newbie, from middle Tennessee.
We are mid-installation on our new pool. We live in the country and wanted something that would look like it goes here. We have chosen a Trilogy fiberglass pool that is 24 x 12 free form with a matching 8' round spa. we went with mystic lake, which is a dark bottom, that we love. I know this is small to most, but it is just the two of us and I think it's perfect.
We ran into an issue today that has me dazed and confused. Please bear in mind, it is all plumbed and rough in wiring is completed at this point. We have been dealing with a few days of rain.
We are going with s salt water system, and a Hayward H250FDP propane heater. They installed a valve so that if we desire to extend our pool season, we could heat the pool to bring the temp up a few degrees. I seriously doubt we will do that often as we live where there is a lot of trees and come fall...we will probably have it covered. I called our gas company to schedule them to come out and run the line from the tank to the heater. The person there told me that when I told them it was 250,000 btu. That it would burn 3 gal per hour. OMG...is this factual? I have spoken to my pool builder who came highly recommended and he does not think that is accurate. He has not installed a propane heater in the past, only heat pump or natural gas. I need some advise on this. Right now our propane is almost $3.00 per gallon. we will have a remote control, so we can easily turn it off and on. In our summer months, in August water temp will probably be 85-90' so the increase the water temp a few degrees would not be a big deal. My concern is the winter months which is what we love. I was wondering about adding an electric heater to use during those months. Is this idiotic thinking, I am open to any suggestion. At this point my builder will do what I want...I just don't know that that is. They are starting on pavers tomorrow and I need to get my mind made up as soon as possible.
I thank you in advance for any help!
Confused in Tennessee
B J Jackson