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    Which heat pump

    Hey everyone! I have a very large pool (40-45k)that is in sun most of the day. Looking at getting a heat pump heater. Need pros and cons on different ones. Which ones work best, etc. Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Which heat pump

    Meant to put in everything else. Sorry
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    Re: Which heat pump

    Do you have a cover? I had a heat pump for many years and it took a long time to heat our 21k pool (no cover). I switched to gas.
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    Re: Which heat pump

    I don't have access to gas. Was looking at 133k raypak. Cover is no problem. Just trying to get a couple more months use out of pool. Kids swim when water hits mid 70's. Too cold for me. Lol
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    Re: Which heat pump

    Quote Originally Posted by Ga mike View Post
    I don't have access to gas. Was looking at 133k raypak. Cover is no problem. Just trying to get a couple more months use out of pool. Kids swim when water hits mid 70's. Too cold for me. Lol
    You got access to gas - propane. That said, at the price of propane - I understand why you're looking at heatpumps. I want one myself. And I'll swim when the water is 72
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    Re: Which heat pump

    Exactly why I'm looking at heat pump.
    20x45x32x18 L Shaped vinyl Pool
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    Pentair t100 filter
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    Re: Which heat pump

    Propane is the most expensive option to operate. It is a lot more than gas. Solar panels are the cheapest to operate if you have a good sunny southern exposure. Heat pump is cheaper than gas to operate, but slow to heat. If you are looking to maintain a steady temp or heat a couple of days for weekend swims it will work. The climate in GA is probably good for a heat pump. Especially using a cover. I would get a big one, you have a big pool. 140k btu or thereabouts.

    I would get Pentair because that is what you already have and they make good stuff. You could get a Suntouch down down the road if you wanted some automation, especially if you decided to add solar too. It could control heat pump, solar, IC60 and the pump.
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    Re: Which heat pump

    Have really thought about solar on top of the pool pavilion. I only have a 1-1/2 horse super flow vs pump. It has done a great job so far. What are some good brands of solar and who to stay away from?
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    Re: Which heat pump

    We have 5 Vortex panels from solardirect.com. We are pretty happy with them. They have kept our pool pretty much at or slightly above the high temp this spring. And this spring has been tough because of all the rain. Rain makes a pool cold faster than anything. Solar controller is a must. There are some pics of our solar in my build thread in sig.
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