New member here so thanks in advance for any replies.
10298951_10204117182153914_2141553714946561106_n(1).jpgOur pool guy came and opened our pool on Tuesday and mentioned he had a "good deal on a heater for our pool. We found out it was one bought for someone else that didnt use it so they screwed him over. It was a Hayward H200 PROPANE Heater, which puts off 200000 BTU. Cost to us to buy it would be like $850. Our pool measures 36x44, more like an L-shaped pool, deep end is 8ft and we run a salt system. We live in Richmond VA, and we would like to open the pool in end April versus end May, and keep it open through end Sept/early Oct. Would like to keep pool temp around 80-82 if possible.
My question- would we be better off going with a heat pump or going with this pool guys deal? I am not familiar with a heat pump, do they run off my electric?
I was thinking in the long term i would spend more on propane, but i am a bit confused with all this about pumps and heaters. We already have a propane tank for our house. Or would we be better to just buy a 400000btu system and that would work better? I mean our savings from buying a cheaper 200000btu system would be eaten up by having to buy more propane.
Any advice would be appreciated.