I am trying to budget for a heater and hoping to come up with an idea of cost. The pool is as follows:
-27' round above ground pool. 54" deep (approximately 19,500 gallons)
-Pool is sun from early morning until approximately 5PM
-We are located in a suburb of Chicago
-We use a solar cover
-We would use the heater to raise the temp a few degrees on cooler days and for night swims. We would also use it occasionally to extend the swimming season but kids are in school from September through May.
-Gas meter is approximately 75' feet from pool. We do have electric outlets next to pool.
-We do not want solar panels....we are interested in either electrical or natural gas.
Which would be a better option, electric of natural gas, for our application?
How much should we budget for the heater itself and installation?
How much (ballpark) are we looking for energy use?
Thanks in advance!