Hey guys and gals!
We're looking into possibly installing a 18x36 or 20x40 kidney vinyl pool!
We are in sticker shock mode right now! That being said... A few questions for you...
In an effort to help lower build costs and heating costs, Would it be reasonable to just rely only on solar panels to heat the pool along with a solar cover? There is an option to add insulation to the metal walls on install! The PB suggests that I buy a propane heater to get the pool up to temperature (we don't have access to natural gas). He suggests a 300,000 btu heater at a cost of 3k. My neighbour has a 20x40 pool and use to use a propane heater but called the cost to heat the pool "crushing" and no longer use it! They use solar to heat their hot water tank and their pool, so it's a different solar system to what we would have. We live in the Pacific North West and previously owned a 16ft Intex Ultra frame with just solar heat and it worked awesome!
Any thoughts or opinions?