We recently ordered a Sharkline Matrix 24' above ground pool and all of the things that we will need. We have an installer lined up. We've spent countless hours in the backyard trying to figure out the best location, measuring for what size and shape deck we want to do, and discussing what fun pool toys we'll buy with my 8 year old who is beyond excited about this.
We definitely need to heat in some way. We live in northeast Ohio. Our home currently has a hybrid HVAC system with a heat pump and gas furnace combo. When we had it installed, the electric company locked our rate at a lower tier so at this point our electric is cheaper than gas.
This lead us to looking at heat pumps..but we worry about being able to extend the season here in Ohio with one. We are nervous about going with gas and having huge gas bills. We thought about doing something solar and gas in combination but just not sure that we have the right amount of sun for that either.
We're feeling overwhelmed by the heater decision. Every person we talk to seems to have some different opinion. We've been in an out of a few local pool stores and they seem utterly clueless about heaters.
Help us figure this out, please?!