Hello everyone, I became a first time pool owner when I recently purchased a home with a 33' X 20' in ground pool with adjacent in ground spa. I live in a rural area so there are few choices of pool care companies. I am a bit low on confidence as one sold me a refurbished single speed pump for $600. After my first electric bill I did some research and of course should have gone with a variable speed pump. Long story short I'm looking for some good reliable sources of basic information as I get the pool up to speed and really appreciate the time anyone can give to answer.
My question for today is about installing a DIY solar heater. I have a large area of flat south facing ground with no shade behind a wall close to my pool pump and would like to do a ground mount system there. I live in northwest AZ so it gets below freezing at night for roughly 6 weeks per year. Any advice on the best DIV system to buy? An internet search turned up VORTEX (calculated to need 8 panels 4' x 12'), any other good or better options out there? Also, any advice for building a ground mount system that will facilitate draining the panels when necessary?
Thank you in advance for any advice, it is appreciated!