So i've owned a non-permanent Intex pool in the past but we've recently bought a house with a permanent above ground pool which has a gas heater. I did not plumb the heater in when i opened the pool because the thought of heating a pool in WI climate rings $$$$ in my mind. But after a somewhat chilly dip into the pool this past weekend, i'm reconsidering my thoughts.
The pool is a 24' Dougboy that's around 45" of actual water depth.
The heater is a gas Hayward unit ( i think the model is a 210).
Temps lately have been around upper 70's during the day and upper 50's through the night.
I do have a blue solar cover on the pool at all times.
So the question is, how long does it take to raise the pool temp say 5 degrees and what sort of money does it cost to do this with the gas units? I know there are alot of variables but just trying to understand what i'm roughly looking at...is it $20 bucks every time i flip the heater on the night before a pool party or is it more/less?