Looking into the possibility of adding a pool heater to our pool, going into our 2nd season with the pool and we had it "pre-wired" for a heater when building the pool but didn't pull the trigger on buying an actual heater.
We are in the Raleigh NC area and it would seem a fair amount of heat pumps are used on pools. Our house runs on 2 heat pumps.
I'd like to try and be able to extend the season a bit starting it in early May through mid-end September. Kids don't mind the cooler water temps but the adults like it around 83-86 degrees.
I do have a solar blanket (which is a pain to use I've found) and I'd primarily look to use the pool on a Friday-Sunday basis during these extended season times.
Can a heat pump be a good option or is gas better? If a heat pump, can it be run for part of the week with a solar cover on the pool in anticipation of weekend only use?
Been reading around on the forum and various online sites but any thoughts or input? Thanks.