I became a pool owner last July and enjoyed a sparkling clean and cold pool until we shut it down in September. This year, I cut down a 50' Pine that was growing 6 ft from the pool edge and blocked the sun for 4-5 hrs of the day. We now have full sun on the pool for the majority of the day. Even with the tree gone, the whole family agreed that we need a heater!
I like to support local business so my first stop was to our local pool shops. Their prices were high as I expected but frankly, I experienced a pretty high level of "I don't give a s&%^ attitude from both of them. I decided the extra cash, almost $2,000.00 more, wasn't worth it based mainly on their attitudes. If they treat me that way before I buy, how will they treat me after they have my $5,000 for a heat pump? Yep, $5,000.00 for a heat pump installed and plumbed but not wired. Electrical was on me to figure out or hire out.
I chose this unit on Amazon and it is supposed to be delivered on the 5th of May.
2 questions to start off with:
1. Does it make any difference if I install this heat pump in full sun vs full shade?
As you can see from the pic, my plumbing is somewhat haphazard at this point. Their used to be solar panels on the roof and an additional pump. I also have 3 older timers 1 for the pool sweep, 1 for the main pump and 1 for the no longer existing pump for the solar.
2. Can someone post a link to a pic of what they feel is the optimal plumbing for this scenario? Main pump, sand filter, heat pump and polaris pool cleaner.timers for web.jpgplumbing for web.jpg