We've started to get our intex pool up, we are just assembling it for now and i hope this summer is gonna be a hot one because last summer sucked, it was cool and the water was cold all the time. I have been looking for ways to heat up the pool and i'm not sure which way to go. I read a lot about solar heat and some are just way to expensive and not wanting to drill holes on my roof especially if it's only for 2-3 months and some just dont work ( we take it down when fall rolls around) we've looked into gas heaters, but we dont have an easy access line to the gas which will cost us more, and since it's not a permanent pool i dont think it's something we should invest in because some heaters can cost $$$$ and what do we do with it once the pool comes down? cap off the line? i dont know gas is a scary thing to play with, then there's the electric heaters and they arent that cheap either but i have looked into the kstar electric pool/spa heaters, now that's something affordable and easy to do but how much would it cost to run it? i know they say it isnt safe for soft sided pools but you obviously will watch the temp etc etc and not have it plugged in when you're in the pool but will this work? has anyone tried this? or can give me any advice on some way or something to heat the pool? i've looked all over the net for ways to heat the pool, last summer i even bought industrial black mats and put them in the pool to get the sun to reflect off them but that didnt do much unless of course it was hot all day and u had a full head of sun. I also had hubby install a hot water line ( he's a plumber) and he ran the line down to the pool so if the water was too cold we could turn on the hot water and bam hot water but still wasnt good
what have you all done with ur intex pool for heat? I do live in Canada ( outside of Toronto) so we really only have a good 2 months of hot weather and i'm worried this summer is going to be as bad as last summer. I want our kids to enjoy the pool as much as possible and of course I want to too!
ANy help would be so much appreciated.