I live in Rochester, NY and installed an above ground 24' round pool with 54" sides last year. I believe it's around 15,000 gallons. I live in a partial shaded area where the pool stops getting sun at around 2 pm and use a solar cover consistently. The warmest I got my pool last year was around 73 degrees (fairly cool summer) and I need it around 80 to be happy. We go swimming in the pool often as I have a 5 year old and his friends that are very active.
I have the opportunity to purchase a used AquaCal HeatWave H100 Heat Pump 90,000 BTU for a fraction of the cost of a new one and was wondering if this would be a good purchase based on location and pool size?
I would appreciate it if someone from the Western, NY area could comment on their experiences and what you think I should do. Do i make a purchase on a used heat pump that the guy guaranteed me it would work or purchase a brand new gas heater (need to install gas line that is around 40 yds from meter)?
Any of your comments will be much appreciated.