I am new to this forum, so I apologize in advance if there is already a thread or post on this topic.
I need to find the best way to heat a small salt water pool (~8,000 gal).
The caveats are:
1. The pool is located at the beach, so gas heaters probably aren't an option due to rust
2. If solar, there is only a space of ~10' to hold a panel. And the panel would have to be elevated about 8' off the ground which would increase the head height on the pump.
I would prefer to find something affordable <$1,000 and would raise the temp by a min of 5 degrees.
Other notable items: The pool is in direct sun from 9am - 5pm and is a white fiberglass inground pool.
Right now I'm leaning toward a solar heater, but wanted to know if anyone had further advice on the topic. Thanks for your help!