Greetings! Last year we dove into an Intex ultra 14" as our first pool. We went more hardcore that we were planning, leveling the base, 2650 pump and in wall skimmer, but we LOVED it.
I'm in western Oregon though, so our season is small, but we also have hard core cold water swimmers.
This is likely our last year to use it unfortunately, as we're moving out of the country. I'd love to help warm the pool a bit to extend our usage of the pool. But obviously don't want to drop a ton of money. I found a new 4x20' solar heater on craigslist for $100. But I'm just not sure how much that will actually help?
We didn't have a solar cover last year either.
Will the two of these make that big of a difference?
How often will I need to run the pump for the solar heater to do anything?
Is the 2650 enough to push water through the solar heater on the roof? What's the best way to plumbing that?
Thanks for helping a pool noob!