I am trying to come up with ideas on how to heat our 27' 54" above ground pool (approximately 19,000 gallons). Ideally we'll invest in an electric or gas heater but it won't be for at least a year. For this year I'd like to just gain a couple of degrees of temperature on average (kids and wife use pool almost everyday during summer when warm enough....prefer over 78 degrees).
I've researched the solar panel idea, but I don't see how these panels would fit into our landscape layout. Unfortunately our house is over 50 feet away from the pool which makes using the roof less than ideal. I've thought about trying to build a smaller panel with circular piping (much smaller footprint) but everything I read cautions against them.
Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance!