Myself and two others have bought a new pool for our swim therapy business. The pool is a 12x24 and is around 9600 gallons. I am really new to the above ground pool world. This will be inside and needs to be heated to 92 degrees. We had a 12x20 pool that was heated with NG. When we moved into our new lease space, it would have cost over $1000 just to plumb the gas and install the venting. So we opted to search for an electric heater.
I found a Coates Heater 54 kw model 12454PHS-4, on Craigslist that had never been used. I bought it for $550. As the new ones go for over $2500, I thought I did well. However, the serial number indicates it was built in 2006 and after some research, well, it seems this is designed to heat a pool 4 times the size of ours.
So my question is; will this work for us? Can I utilize the heater even though it seems to be a monster compared to what we needed?
Thank you so much for your time!