I've been reading the forums trying to answer some questions but I think I need to ask specifically for some advice now... (you guys are the best!)
I have an IG 16x32 Vinyl 20k gallon. My Hayward H250 heater has been ok, but old and needs repair. Debating trying to get it fixed, likely cost of trying is going to be near $400+ based on service call so I figure it's time to replace instead.
I like the gas heater because in NJ it keeps it HOT and we can swim very shortly after deciding too. So (1) I need help choosing a new gas heater. (2) Though I am curious about solar, I have great sun on my roof almost all day... But will the pool stay high temp and will it heat up fast... Or will I give up convenience?
(3) Lastly, I want to convert to Salt, but with the heater (and other expenses) I'm not ready for the SWG and conversion cost. I've thought about just adding the salt as other members have talked about doing, then doing the full conversion next year. Any downside to that? Any danger to my existing equipment?
Thanks so much for the advice and info!!