We just bought our first home in San Diego, CA last month and it has an unheated in ground pool. My husband and I are fairly inexperienced when it comes to pools in California and I was wondering if any one knows on average when during the year the pool water begins to be warm enough to use. Our pool is between 20,000 and 24,000 gallons. I had originally been hoping to be able to use it for my daughter's birthday party at the end of April but a fellow pool owner out here said that was unlikely.
Although we will probably eventually install a solar heating system for the pool that won't be in the near future. Assuming that the end of April is still too early, is there anything we can do to help us in being able to use the pool any sooner? Would a solar cover make a difference?
Thanks for any input!