Here is the link to my build: http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...d-in-Nicaragua
I like my water about 85 degrees. Have been getting varying answers from friends that have pools here. (Not many people have a pool).
We are at 9 degrees latitude with some windy days part of the year and a rainy season that is a lot like florida (puffy clouds and rain in the afternoon).
The weather here is nearly always high of 84-88 and low of 70.
The pool will have direct sun about 5-6 hours a day.
Will I need heat to maintain it at 85? I prefer to not mess with a solar cover. As we will use this pool a lot.
I was looking at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VU98AS/...=IX1KWD8B9FX71
Is there a better product that is less "flimsy". All of these solar heaters seem to be poorly built and delicate?
The alternate could be a heat pump? (Imagining it would run very little).
I also do not wanna freeze when the pool is opened for the first time! So I prefer to not wait and see how warm the pool becomes. LOL
Might buy a cheap solar cover to start up the pool however.
Thanks for the help!